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From Beeton’s Christmas Annual, 1860.
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"Party animal" traces back to 1982 (if you trust Merriam-Webster), but here are some true party animals depicted in Broadside Black-letter Ballads, printed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, edited by John Payne Collier, 1868.
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From A Popular Account of Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa by David Livingstone, 1861.
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centuriespast:

Title Page- Demon on a Devil’s Head
Nikolaus Hautt, German
c. 1660-70s
Engraving
Philadelphia Museum of Art
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From Broadside Black-letter Ballads, printed in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, edited by John Payne COllier, 1868.
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From A Book of Scotish Pasquils, edited by James Maidment, 1868.
I collect unusual unicorn items here:
http://www.oneletterwords.com/weblog/?c=Unicorns
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"Within this awful volume lies the mystery of mysteries."  From Golden Thoughts from Golden Fountains, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel, 1868.
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From A Popular Account of Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa by David Livingstone, 1861.
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“There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge”

- Isaac Asimov (via mofobian)

(Source: liberatingreality)

From The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling, 1897.
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