Ancestry

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Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle
17th century philosopher, writer, feminist, fashionista


Engraving of Cavendish Interior Closet
van Diepenbeke, 1671


13 comments:

  1. And so it begins; a scramble down the rabbit hole of a singular aesthete's life...

    I'm more than intrigued

    BON

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  2. A whole blog devoted to Ottoline--I can't wait! I confess I have only perused the bio of her I acquired a couple of years ago, I shall have to read it cover to cover now. Thanks for all the intelligence you contribute to the web!

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  3. As Ottoline faces the horizon, you turn toward a new one as well. This is a suspenseful moment!

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  4. Barima, Diane, G. this is just beginning to formulate and without a VISION-as it was with little augury. she is a blogging dream -so I took advantage of that. wouldn't she have been front and center? I selected the color of and larger FONT for titles ,etc to echo her own handwriting which was very distinctive and the ink she always used from her correspondence. more on that and more later. thanks for following, I promise it will be an easy journey

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  5. GOOD MORNING Gaye This is going to be fabulous I know .Ive read the Miranda Seymour book several times and shes always popping up on the radio 4 (BBC) in the mornings it was Virginia this week .I miss not walking by her house in Gower street so its going to be great reliving all those wonderful moments with you A presto Fay xx

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  6. Fay, happy to have you join Us.

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  7. I confess I don't know a thing about Ottoline.. I'll resist the urge to google her now and just board your little boat for the journey!

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  8. I confess the same Allyson. But I can't wait to learn more and begin the journey into her life and soul as only little augury can do.

    Oh I'm delighted to be on a new adventure with my favorite blogger!

    I do need a recommendation for a book about Ottoline though -- any help, anyone? thanks in advance.

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  9. Paula, there are many books-she wrote extensively -much of what I will share here will be her own words. One of the most recent and best is Ottoline Morrell Life on the Grand Scale, by Miranda Seymour.

    I am glad to have you along. pgt

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  10. Oh this is too perfect! Thank you starting the Ottoline Blog PGT!!

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  11. I've never heard of Ottoline, but am eager to read and see what you have to share.

    I'm a big devotee of Margaret Cavendish, though, and wonder if she is an ancestor of yours or Ottoline, or both.

    Time to re-read the Blazing World!

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  12. ABG- So glad to have you, and apologies for the slow response to your comment

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  13. townhouse, Oh I do wish I were a Cavendish-what tells I would have already told you-I do have a pretty great ancestry I am proud of- see little augury on that one. No this blog is Ottoline's VOICE, or I hope it will be. pgt

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