"That truth should be silent I had almost forgot"--Enobarbus in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, back in Rome after having been too long in Egypt.---------
Melville's PIERRE, Book 4, chapter 5: "Something ever comes of all persistent inquiry; we are not so continually curious for nothing."
Sunday, April 27, 2014
The Black Bean Drawing--"Decimation" of Texas Prisoners
Artistic depictions of the Black Bean Massacre, which my lucky double cousin Thomas W. Bell survived--and lived to write A NARRATIVE OF THE CAPTURE AND SUBSEQUENT SUFFERINGS OF THE MIER PRISONERS IN MEXICO, CAPTURED IN THE CAUSE OF TEXAS, DEC. 26TH, 1842 AND LIBERATED SEPT. 16TH, 1844.