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Reflective Thoughts, 1869Oil on canvas
Arthur Hacker was a member of the Omar Khayyam Society, and this painting of 'Fire Fancies' inspired William Wilsey Martin to write the following quatrain in the style of Omar Khayyam:from ArtMagick.com
"Weird fire-light dreams are hers. On her young sight
Strange faces grow, wrapp'd in the ruddy light,
And fade, while through the caves and grots of flame
Move changing shapes like phantoms of the night."
A picture of the French Revolution showing an aristocratic woman pleading before an official.from Victorian and Edwardian Paintings blog
Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, "Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again."
Luke 24:2-7 KJV