“Through the forest have I gone.
But Athenian found I none,
On whose eyes I might approve
This flower’s force in stirring love.
Night and silence.–Who is here?
Weeds of Athens he doth wear:
This is he, my master said,
Despised the Athenian maid;
And here the maiden, sleeping sound,
On the dank and dirty ground.
Pretty soul! she durst not lie
Near this lack-love, this kill-courtesy.
Churl, upon thy eyes I throw
All the power this charm doth owe.
When thou wakest, let love forbid
Sleep his seat on thy eyelid:
So awake when I am gone;
For I must now to Oberon.”
― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
“The enchanting charms of this sublime science reveal only to those who have the courage to go deeply into it.”
– Carl Friedrich Gauss
Vivienne Westwood Couture
Paolo Roversi 1994
“Portrait of a Lady”, unknown artist, 16th Century.
“Every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it.”
– Brigitte Bardot
“Fichu or Pelerine purported to be c. 1820
Flower on hook is pale pink silk peony from my wedding dress…”
Antique French letter…
framed in simple gold in a group of nine…
Jenna Coleman dans le rôle de “Victoria”, 2016.