If I were asked to name the chief benefit of the house, I should say: the house shelters day-dreaming, the house protects the dreamer, the house allows one to dream in peace. (The Poetics of Space – Gaston Bachelard)
This good Queen Eleanor…well worthy was she to be remembered by those crosses as monuments, which instead of statues were erected by her husband to her honour. (Remains of a Greater Work, Concerning Britain – William Camden)
Just as almost every parish church in Britain has remembrances of the First World War, many of them contain objects that recall another momentous episode in our history: the British Empire.
March 8th 1860 Dear Sir I am in a Madhouse & quite forget your Name or who you are you must excuse me for I have nothing to commu[n]icate or tell of & why I am shut up I don’t know I have nothing to say so I conclude Yours respectfully John Clare