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“Tell me, who among God’s creatures is not led by the light of appetite?”

Illustration by A.L. Clement for Charles Holder’s Living Lights: A Popular Account of Phosphorescent Animals and Vegetables (1887).

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Hannah kept a stoic calm through any gastrointestinal embarrassment.

Photo by Samuel Alex Walker, 1865.

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“He said that a leper passing through it with a gold coin in his mouth would be turned into a king.”

The Gateway to Hoosainabad, Lucknow. Photograph by Samuel Bourne, 1866.

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“She gave one final salute. They really were the best dry cleaners in town.”

Lydia Thompson as Robinson Crusoe, 1871

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“After consulting the hairdresser’s style book, Quentin asked for an Asmodeus.”

Date and origin uncertain.

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“The Zucchini Brothers Circus Air Force: no match for modern artillery.”

Detail of illustration by Dusan Petricic for a Serbian children’s book.

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“Like a storm-tossed sea of drowning sailors, your hair…”

Engraving by Albin Brunovsky (1935-1997).

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