Elizabeth I

This blog mainly is about Henry Holiday’s illustrations (engraved by Joseph Swain) to Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark. In the year 2026 the beast will celebrate its 150th birthday. Until then there still is enough time to rethink the Snark.

See also https://redd.it/4r90nv and https://redd.it/4dcqg1.

In his Illuminated Snark, John Tufail assumed that the night sky in the front cover of The Hunting of the Snark could be a map. Together with my assumption that Henry Holiday drew inspiration from several paintings by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, John’s paper helped me to find the Ditchley Portrait. That again helped me to find the painting by an anonymous artist depicting Elizabeth I at old age.

Goetz Kluge, Munich, 2017-08-28

What I tell you three times is true!

The Bellman’s Rule is stated in Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of the Snark, line #7 and line #335.

#! /usr/bin/haskell
import Data.List
statementList =
  ["Grand Fenwick steals our jobs!"
  ,"There are 10 Snark hunters."
  ,"There are 10 Snark hunters."
  ,"There are 9 Snark hunters."
  ,"Grand Fenwick steals our jobs!"
  ,"There are 9 Snark hunters."
  ,"6 * 7 = 39"
  ,"6 * 7 = 39"
  ,"There are 10 Snark hunters."
  ,"6 * 7 = 42"
  ,"Grand Fenwick steals our jobs!"
  ,"There are 10 Snark hunters."
  ,"6 * 7 = 39"
  ,"There are 10 Snark hunters."
  ]
atLeastThrice :: [String] -> [String]
atLeastThrice sL = [head grp | grp <- group $ sort sL, length grp >= 3]

Result (if loaded and executed in GHCI):
Prelude> atLeastThrice statementList
["6 * 7 = 39","Grand Fenwick steals our jobs!","There are 10 Snark hunters."]

The Bard

 

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