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Joseph Was An Old Man

ā€¦ and a very old man was he, according to the Cherry-Tree Carol, at any rate. William Henry Husk points out, in his note on the carol in Songs of the Nativity, that the description of Joseph as old has … Continue reading

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Bambini

Anyone who spends any time mooching around art galleries cannot fail to be struck by the quite remarkable ugliness of many infant Jesuses. Iā€™m not talking about the extreme stylisation ā€“ derived from the Byzantine tradition ā€“ of Virgin and … Continue reading

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