"She smiled at him very graciously when he was introduced to her."
From the chapter, "Princess Orchid's Party"
From the book "Fairies I Have Met" by Mrs. Rodolph Stawell, so beautifully illustrated by Edmund Dulac (French-born, British naturalised magazine illustrator, book illustrator and stamp designer, 1882-1953)
And here's the link to the entire book!https://archive.org/details/fairiesihavemet00staw
~~Somewhat related:Mermaid Folktales: A 19th Century HistoryAn idle inquiry:Why are Kinder Surprise Eggs Banned in the United States
, from "Today I found out"
...which led me to an interesting but very grim bit of history of medicine I'd not heard of before:
(caveat lector):Sulfanilamide Disaster
Taste of Raspberries, Taste of Death
The 1937 Elixir Sulfanilamide Incident
, FDA Consumer magazine, June 1981Modern psychopharmacology:Why combination nootropics (aka "genius pills") are not a good idea
(thanks to supergee
for the link!)Upcoming solar eclipse:Eye Safety During Solar Eclipses
, from NASACats and Humans:Saved, by a Whisker
--a very nice cat story and more from Gene Weingarten, in this weekend's Washington Post Magazine...and, of course, Sherlock Holmes:A Guide to Writing Sherlockian Biscuit Habits
, from the enigmaticpenguinofdeath's Tumblr