The Barrister’s Dream

This shows: First C. L. Dodgson defined the concept [bottom], then Henry Holiday did the artwork (including the allusions to Gheeraert’s “head” [top]) and finally Joseph Swain cut the illustration [center] into a woodblock.

Remarks:

  • The Church in court
  • Arches court : the Folkestone ritual case by Penzance, James Plaisted Wilde, Baron, 1816-1899
  • THE RIDSDALE JUDGMENT: THE TESTIMONY IT AFFORDS TO THE PROTESTANT CHARACTER OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. BY THE REV. G. W. WELDON, M.A., VICAR OF ST. SAVIOURʼS, CHELSEA.
    Paper read at the Conference of the Church Association, held at St. Jamesʼs Hall, on the 14 th June, 1877: “[…] Here it is clearly laid down that the position at the North aide of the Table, looking South, and not the West side looking towards the East (viz., the Eastward position), is the most suitable and proper, and in accordance with the rubrical requirements. […]”
  • 117     But the principal failing occurred in the sailing,
    118         And the Bellman, perplexed and distressed,
    119     Said he had hoped, at least, when the wind blew due East,
    120         That the ship would not travel due West!

 

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