#SoftTuesday . . . . But when the fairy sang…..

“It may be laid down as a general rule that if a man begins to sing, no one will take any notice of his song except his fellow human beings. This is true even if his song is surpassingly beautiful. Perhaps a cat or a dog may look at him; his horse, if it is an exceptionally intelligent beast, may pause in cropping the grass, but that is the extent of it.
But when the fairy sang, the whole world listened to him… In the fairy’s song the earth recognized the names by which it called itself.”

Susanna Clarke, “Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.”

Illustration by Arthur Rackham
Text & image source: Edmund Dulac https://www.facebook.com/Oct2282/

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