336bc:

Mithridates VI of Pontus (134 BC - 63 BC), Nemesis of Rome, styled as Hercules
There was a king reigned in the East:There, when kings will sit to feast,They get their fill before they thinkWith poisoned meat and poisoned drink.He gathered all that springs to birthFrom the many-venomed earth;First a little, thence to more,He sampled all her killing store;And easy, smiling, seasoned sound,Sate the king when healths went round.They put arsenic in his meatAnd stared aghast to watch him eat;They poured strychnine in his cupAnd shook to see him drink it up:They shook, they stared as white’s their shirt:Them it was their poison hurt.–I tell the tale that I heard told.Mithridates, he died old.
-A.E. Houseman, from Terrence, This is Stupid Stuff

336bc:

Mithridates VI of Pontus (134 BC - 63 BC), Nemesis of Rome, styled as Hercules

There was a king reigned in the East:
There, when kings will sit to feast,
They get their fill before they think
With poisoned meat and poisoned drink.
He gathered all that springs to birth
From the many-venomed earth;
First a little, thence to more,
He sampled all her killing store;
And easy, smiling, seasoned sound,
Sate the king when healths went round.
They put arsenic in his meat
And stared aghast to watch him eat;
They poured strychnine in his cup
And shook to see him drink it up:
They shook, they stared as white’s their shirt:
Them it was their poison hurt.
–I tell the tale that I heard told.
Mithridates, he died old.

-A.E. Houseman, from Terrence, This is Stupid Stuff

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The House by the Fjord  ~ Edvard Munch

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The House by the Fjord  Edvard Munch

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The Wheat Field ~ Raoul Dufy 

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The Wheat Field Raoul Dufy 

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Cabasson Landscape (study) ~ Henri-Edmond Cross

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Cabasson Landscape (study) Henri-Edmond Cross

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Martigues ~ Raoul Dufy

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Martigues Raoul Dufy

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Coastal Landscape with Trees ~ Paul Signac

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Coastal Landscape with Trees ~ Paul Signac

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Starry Night (study) ~ Vincent van Gogh

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Starry Night (study) ~ Vincent van Gogh

un-monde-de-papier:

Glycine (parties gauche et droite), Claude Monet, 1917-1920.

Source: www.the-athenaeum.org

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By the Sea ~ Maximilien Luce

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By the Sea Maximilien Luce

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Bouquet of Flowers ~ Raoul Dufy 

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Bouquet of Flowers Raoul Dufy