MR. GODEYS' LATIN
i. what x equals
ii. that which sings to the thing that sings in her mouth
iii. the arithmetic of red dresses
SOME NOTES FROM MR. DARWIN ON THE "EXPRESSION OF EMOTIONS IN MAN AND ANIMALS" (1872)
The foregoing facts show that, as a general rule, blushing in English women does not extend beneath the neck and upper part of the chest. Still, the wrist, for example, has been known to pinken at the slightest glimpse of dissection or uneven sunsets. A woman informs Dr. Brown that when she feels ashamed or agitated, she blushes over the entire surface of her body, most noticeably the back of the neck. Once, he unfastened the collar of her chemise in order to examine the state of her lungs, and a brilliant scarlet spread over the skin, from the damp forehead to the tip of her spine. Often when the skin of the thorax or abdomen is gently rubbed by a pencil or other object, or merely touched by a finger, the surface is known to become suffused with blood.
APPLICATION FOR THE MELVILLE DEWEY SCHOOL
awl, book cloth, box board, bamboo skewer, bricks, linen thread, beeswax, book press, brush, wooden boards, bone folder, needle
Do you, or have you ever?
when I said ruined,
Hair color: ______________
At the carousel, there was a tumbling, and then,
[to] take great pains to have all writing uniform in size, blackness of lines, slant, spacing and forms of letters ... [and to] follow the library hand forms of all letters, avoiding any ornament, flourish, or lines not necessary to the letter." (1)
Baby teeth, machine parts, cattails, vertebra, dowsing rod.
on MR. GODEYS' LATIN:
These are poems from my series of Victorian inspired pieces titled errata, which explores the tensions between what were considered the predominantly feminine genres of novels, diaries, and letters, versus the "male" proprietorship over scholarship, journalism, and more "serious" writing. In the 19th Century, Godey’s Ladies Books were the primer on fashion, home décor, and etiquette.
Reportedly, Melville Dewey required his early lady librarians to submit not only a handwriting sample in their application, but information on hair color, eye color, height, and weight.