Saturday, May 25, 2013

The Silver Limner


God often lays the sum of His amazing providences in very dismal afflictions; as the limner* first puts on the dusky colors, on which he intends to draw the portraiture of some 
illustrious beauty.

Stephen Charnock


*limner - limner is an illuminator of manuscripts, or more generally, a painter of ornamental decoration

3 comments:

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

So true Gregg.

Happy Memorial Day.
Yvonne.

Cathy said...

I had to read this 4 times before I got it. I must be tired! It is good~ ♥

Gregg Metcalf said...

I am very glad that even though tired you took the time to read it four times, it is more than worth it! And it is so true.