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Troy ...  Rome ... London ...

Nietzschean tension - archer, city, trainyard (mini)

You are well ventured to Odysseus' gates
into many-layered Troynovant,
the city of nobly recurring knowledge.


You promised once, a progeny divine
Of Romans, rising from the Trojan line,
In after times should hold the world in awe,
And to the land and ocean give the law.

  The Aeneid


For noble Britons sprang from Trojans bold,
And Troynovant was built of Troyes' ashes cold.

  Edmund Spenser
  The Faerie Queene

What is Truth? said jesting Pilate;
and would not stay for an answer.

  Francis Bacon
  The Essays: Of Truth

Girl with red hat, books (Alice Luella Fidler) The history of mankind would be far too stupid a thing if it had not had the intellect of the powerless injected into it: —

    Friedrich Nietzsche
    First Essay, #7
    On the Genealogy of Morality

Knight's moves
into the Interior:

Open book, quill pen featured index:
Coining at Troynovant
quantifying value into commodity;
true coin, false coin,
enterprise & economics

featured essay:
Pilots' Proverbs
Parental Wisdom
Brought Down to Earth

featured reviews:
Prelude to Greatness
Lincoln in the 1850s

The Big Chill
[a close reading]

Many Volumes of Good Wishes In these great times
which I knew when they were this small ...
  Karl Kraus
  In These Great Times
  Vienna, November 1914

Corruption swims within Cynicism,
as fattening fish within their nurturing sea.
  Maxims for Despots
  The Sly Tyrant's Handbook


Expectations, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1885

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