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3 black birds (crows?), each with a spade-shaped leaf in its beak, fly upwards toward the top left corner

Boxed in an ornate decorative frame with the four winds blowing from each corner is a central medallion showing a large sailing ship at sea, flying three flags. The medallion is surrounded by ornamental banners with the Latin motto: Firma Pererrat…

1. from Athens, circa 357 BC ; 2 from Norway, circa 145 BC, written by a woman; 3. from Jerusalem, 8th year of governance of Pontius Pilate; 4. Edinburgh, Easter 1887--all about the coming of spring

Epigraph from Atalanta in Calydon; in winter “the merciless north wind scourged the land, and wrung from men’s hearts a confusion of cries and threatenings, which he caught up and carried abroad”; --crisis averted by arrival of Spring the…

A Berwickshire Folk-tale about a house that is shunned rather than haunted. Lived in by an eccentric single woman, Miss Clinscales, with an obsequious man servant. She is found dead one morning by maid, with her throat cut; a large amount of money is…

Janet Balfour, a cripple loves a man who loves another, and is disappointed in love

Note: This 'legendary romance' is based upon the ancient and still current (though often hopelessly contradictory) legends concerning Brighid, or Bride, commonly known as ‘Muime Chriosd,' i.e. the Foster-Mother of Christ. From the universal honour…

Man touched by the fairies sees only beauty