Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Chanticleer the Cock weeps

Chanticleer the Cock weeps,
an illustration by John Vernon Lord in Reynard the Fox, Abelard-Schuman, 1969.


Tuesday, 31 March 2015

The Horse kicks Isegrim the Wolf


The Horse kicks Isegrim the Wolf
an illustration by John Vernon Lord in Reynard the Fox, Abelard-Schuman, 1969.

Monday, 30 March 2015

The Lion's court


The Lion's court,
an illustration by John Vernon Lord in Reynard the Fox, Abelard-Schuman, 1969.


Sunday, 29 March 2015

Reynard the Fox (without fur) praised by the animals


Reynard the Fox (without fur) praised by the animals, 
an illustration by John Vernon Lord in Reynard the Fox, Abelard-Schuman, 1969

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Chest with keys and jewels (Fóstbroedra Saga)


Chest with keys and jewels,  an illustration by John Vernon Lord 
from 'Fóstbroedra Sagain Icelandic Sagas, Volume 2, The Folio Society, 2002.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Haukadalur in moonlight with Vésteinn on his horse (Gísli's Saga)


Haukadalur in moonlight with Vésteinn on his horse,  an illustration by John Vernon Lord 
from 'Gísli's Sagain Icelandic Sagas, Volume 2, The Folio Society, 2002.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Snorri's boat is rowed to Helgafell (Laxdaela Saga)


Snorri's boat is rowed to Helgafell,  an illustration by John Vernon Lord 
from 'Laxdaela Sagain Icelandic Sagas, Volume 2, The Folio Society, 2002.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Freya's amulet shoots from copse to copse, (Vantnsdaela Saga)


Freya's amulet shoots from copse to copse,  an illustration by John Vernon Lord 
from 'Vantnsdaela Sagain Icelandic Sagas, Volume 2, The Folio Society, 2002.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Thorgeir's head buried beneath stones and turf ( 'Fóstbroedra Saga')


Thorgeir's head buried beneath stones and turf,  an illustration by John Vernon Lord 
from 'Fóstbroedra Sagain Icelandic Sagas, Volume 2, The Folio Society, 2002.


Monday, 23 March 2015

A bear throws a shield over the cliff and Bjorn flees (Grettir's Saga)


A bear throws a shield over the cliff and Bjorn flees,  an illustration by John Vernon Lord 
from 'Grettir's Sagain Icelandic Sagas, Volume 2, The Folio Society, 2002.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

The burning of Blund-Kettil's house ( 'The Hen-Thorir Tale')


The burning of Blund-Kettil's house, an illustration by John Vernon Lord 
from 'The Hen-Thorir Tale' in Icelandic Sagas, Volume 2, The Folio Society, 2002.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Grettir's ram on Drang Island butting the hut door


Grettir's ram on Drang Island butting the hut door, an illustration by John Vernon Lord from the 'Grettir's  Saga' in Icelandic Sagas, Volume 2, The Folio Society, 2002.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Grettir's fight with the she-troll (Grettir's Saga )

Grettir's fight with the she-troll, an illustration by John Vernon Lord from the 'Grettir's  Saga' in Icelandic Sagas, Volume 2, The Folio Society, 2002.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Glam sat astride a roof ('Grettir's Saga')

Glam sat astride a roof beating it furiously with his hands, an illustration by John Vernon Lord from the 'Grettir's  Saga' in Icelandic Sagas, Volume 2, The Folio Society, 2002.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Thórólfurs 20 cats were yowling and glaring

Thórólfurs 20 cats were yowling and glaring, an illustration by John Vernon Lord from the 'Vantnsdaela  Saga' in Icelandic Sagas, Volume 2, The Folio Society, 2002.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

The flensing of a whale (Fóstbroedra Saga)

The flensing of a whale, an illustration by John Vernon Lord from the Fóstbroedra Saga in Icelandic Sagas, Volume 2, The Folio Society, 2002.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Harri the four-horned ox (Laxdaela Saga)


Harri the four-horned ox, an illustration by John Vernon Lord from the Laxdaela Saga, in Icelandic Sagas, Volume 2, The Folio Society, 2002.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Thorkel's dream of his beard extending over Breidafjord (Laxdaela Saga)

Thorkel's dream of his beard extending over Breidafjord, an illustration by John Vernon Lord from the Laxdaela Saga, in Icelandic Sagas, Volume 2, The Folio Society, 2002.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

'The Porcupine and the Snakes'


'The Porcupine and the Snakes', an illustration by John Vernon Lord 
in Aesop's Fables, Jonathan Cape, 1989, page 584.



Wednesday, 4 March 2015

'The Crab and her Daughter'


'The Crab and her Daughter', an illustration by John Vernon Lord 
in Aesop's Fables, Jonathan Cape, 1989, page 50.

The text:

The Crab and her Daughter
Two Crabs, the mother and daughter, having been left by the receding tide, were creeping again towards the water, when the former observing the awkward gait of her daughter, got into a great passion, and desired her to move straight forward, in a more becoming and sprightly manner, and not crawl sideling along in a way so contrary to all the rest of the world. Indeed mother, says the young Crab, I walk as properly as I can, and to the best of my knowledge; but if you would have me to go otherwise, I beg you would be so good as to practise it first, and shew me by your own example how you would have me to conduct myself.

Moral: Look at the example you set yourself before finding fault in others.

Text: Thomas Bewick (p1, 1818)
Selected Parallels: Babrius 109. Avianus 3. Caxton, Avianus 3. La Fontaine 12/10. L’Estrange 221. Chambry 151. Perry 322. TMI J1063.1 and U121.1.