Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Random Sequence: limner

"Truth is the perfection of beauty. It is beauty itself. Who can paint it? Or who can throw its true proportions and colors on the canvas? No human limner can do it justice."
--F. S Cassady, "The Consistency of Truth", Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine, March 1864

(I found a bound copy of several issues of Godey's in my basement and have been flipping through the dusty pages.)

limner = a person who paints or draws; someone who depicts with words; an illuminator of medieval manuscripts

I'm not just a writer then. I'm a limner!

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