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January 17, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Posted in History

Symbolism in James Gillray’s caricatures

This post is devoted to the caricature “New Morality” published in or around 1798 by James Gillray, a British caricaturist.

This is verbatim copy from:

“The Works of James Gillray, the Caricaturist: With the History of His Life”, edited by Thomas Wright , date unknown :

Before a rude altar stands the high-priest of the new faith. Justice,
Philanthropy, and Sensibility -after French models- are set up as
objects of worship. Justice appears as a fury, belted with Equality,
an assassin’s dagger in either hand; she is trampling on the emblematic
sword and scales. Philanthropy is embracing the whole world -that she
may devour it, she is treading down “Amor patriae” and “the ties of
nature.” Sensibility, holding Rousseau’s works in one hand, is weeping
over a dead bird, while her foot rests on the decapitated head of the
martyred Louis. The High-Priest, Stanhope, is mounted on a stool
preaching from the “Religion de la Nature.” Torches and newspaper
trumpets are borne by —

“Couriers and stars, sedition’s evening host,
Thou Morning Chronicle and Morning Post.”

The devotees of the new creed are pouring in offerings in harmony with
the doctrines of the Theophilanthropists. A huge “Cornucopia of
Ignorance,” supported by democratic imps, is discharging its
inflammatory contents. Southey, Coleridge, Lamb, &c., transformed into
asses and reptiles, are tendering odes and Republican verses. Earl
Moira is offering his sword and a motion -“Relief for Irish
Philanthropists.” Priestly (with his sermons) and Wakefield are
subscribing as representatives of the clergy. Paine, a weeping crocodile
in stays; Goodwin, Holcroft, and Williams (a serpent) are tending their
influence and voices for the occasion. The principal feature is the
homage of the great Leviathan -the Duke of Bedford. In his nose is the
hook with which “Burke brought the monster from his depths.” Thelwall,
soiled from recent peltings, is declaiming his lectures from the Duke’s
head; Fox is lending his voice’ Tierney is bringing addresses, and
Nicholls is reciting his speeches. Whitbread, the patriotic brewer,
represented as a barrel of his own “Entire”, is frothing from a perfect
“yeasty main”, in the suds of which swim the foremost Whigs as lesser
monsters in the Leviathan’s suite. Erskine is holding his “Causes of
the War;” the Duke of Norfolk is contributing “Whig Toasts and
Sentiments,” pledged in a foaming bumper; Sir Francis Burdett is holding
the “Glorious Acquittal of O’Connor;” Sir John Shuckborough appears
above the surface; Earl Derby is waving his cap; Byng is offering
“Coco’s Address to the Electors of Middlesex;” and Courtney is
displaying his “Stolen Jests on Religion.”
from:

The Works of James Gillray, the Caricaturist:
With the History of His Life

edited by Thomas Wright

Written by meditationatae

December 24, 2015 at 11:50 am

Posted in History

Verbatim output of running `make check’ on a build of Matz’s Ruby 2.2.3 of August 18, thereabouts …

Without further ado,

I built Ruby 2.2.3 from Yukihiro Matsumoto latest tarball at:

https://www.ruby-lang.org/en/news/2015/08/18/ruby-2-2-3-released/ (I Think).

It’s the usual
$ make
# make install

routine.

Before installing, it’s recommended by many to
to tests that come with the `tarball’, just after the

$ make

command, which compiles and builds all that’s needed.

It’s as simple as this:

(1)

$ ./configure

(2)

$ make

(3)

$ make check [ Enter ]

Below the line is that command and all the output, verbatim.

It looks good.

d.b.

Sun Oct 25 02:04:51 EDT 2015

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[david2@localhost ruby-2.2.3]$ make check
CC = gcc
LD = ld
LDSHARED = gcc -shared
CFLAGS = -O3 -fno-fast-math -ggdb3 -Wall -Wextra -Wno-unused-parameter -Wno-parentheses -Wno-long-long -Wno-missing-field-initializers -Wunused-variable -Wpointer-arith -Wwrite-strings -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wimplicit-function-declaration -Wdeprecated-declarations -Wno-packed-bitfield-compat -std=iso9899:1999
XCFLAGS = -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fstack-protector -fno-strict-overflow -fvisibility=hidden -DRUBY_EXPORT -fPIE
CPPFLAGS = -I. -I.ext/include/x86_64-linux -I./include -I.
DLDFLAGS = -fstack-protector -pie
SOLIBS = -lgmp
Using built-in specs.
COLLECT_GCC=gcc
COLLECT_LTO_WRAPPER=/usr/local/libexec/gcc/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/4.9.2/lto-wrapper
Target: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
Configured with: /home/david2/GNU_SOURCE/gcc-4.9.2/configure –enable-languages=c,c++,fortran –with-fpmath=sse –with-long-double-128 –disable-multilib
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.9.2 (GCC)
making enc
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October 25, 2015 at 6:12 am

Posted in History

The Context of George Santayana’s 1905 aphorism on History:

Context of George Santayana’s aphorism on History
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Source: (from chapter to volume to title to Edition)
CHAPTER XII—FLUX AND CONSTANCY IN HUMAN NATURE
in:

Volume One of “The Life of Reason” a.k.a.
“Reason in Common Sense” a.k.a. VOLUME I
in:

THE LIFE OF REASON (in 5 volumes)

Author: GEORGE SANTAYANA

Published:
by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, 1905

Details:
Volume I of 1905 Edition listed as: ix + 291 pp.

Web Reference:
Bibliography section

in:
article “George Santayana”

in:
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

< The Text of Santayana , one sentence at a time
BEGIN >
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Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness.

When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual.

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. [*****]

In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted; it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence.

This is the condition of children and barbarians, in whom instinct has learned nothing from experience.

In a second stage men are docile to events, plastic to new habits and suggestions, yet able to graft them on original instincts, which they thus bring to fuller satisfaction.

This is the plane of manhood and true progress.

Last comes a stage when retentiveness is exhausted and all that happens is at once forgotten; a vain, because unpractical, repetition of the past takes the place of plasticity and fertile readaptation.

In a moving world readaptation is the price of longevity.

The hard shell, far from protecting the vital principle, condemns it to die down slowly and be gradually chilled; immortality in such a case must have been secured earlier, by giving birth to a generation plastic to the contemporary world and able to retain its lessons.

Thus old age is as forgetful as youth, and more incorrigible; it displays the same inattentiveness to conditions; its memory becomes self-repeating and degenerates into an instinctive reaction, like a bird’s chirp.
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< The Text of Santayana , one sentence at a time
END >

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September 15, 2015 at 5:18 am

Posted in History

Kenneth Johnston’s Unusual Suspects, Parts 4-6, Coda

part 2 of comments on Kenneth Johnson’s book “Unusual Suspects”.

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There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall … Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising … I was a stage rebel, Orwell a true one — Cyril Connolly, The Enemies of Promise

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Isaac Cruickshank, Royal Extinguisher or Gulliver Putting out Patriots

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Dear Friends and Readers,

This is the second half of my summary and commentary on Johnston’s Unusual Suspects (see Parts 1-4). This part of Johnston’s book will probably be more familiar territory to those who have read novels of the romantic and regency period, as well as their milieu and development (say in Gary Kelly’s survey). As women who wrote on behalf of radical ideas, 18th century versions of feminism, or reform were given a much rawer response than men, and there were automatically suspect nations (Chapters 7 & 8 of Part 4), so the novel…

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August 16, 2015 at 7:31 am

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Kenneth Johnston’s Unusual Suspects, Prologue, Parts 1-4

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It was a misfortune to any man to have been born in the latter end of the last century … The flame of liberty, the light of intellect, was to be extinguished with the sword — or with slander, whose edge is sharper than the sword — Hazlitt, The Spirit of the Age (1825), quoted by Johnston

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Dear friends and readers,

Today I finished writing a review I’ve been reading and working towards for several weeks. I didn’t mean to take such time with it, but Kenneth Johnson’s Unusual Suspects: Pitt’s Reign of Alarm & the Lost Generation of the 1790s is so good and important that I wanted to be able to place it in its scholarly as well as contemporary context — and so read other texts and reread some primary materials. This blog is not that review; rather like other blog-reviews I’ve done it’s rather a summary…

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August 16, 2015 at 7:26 am

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Computations on 8000 colossally abundant numbers out to exp(exp(29.710462))

Updated today …

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Variation of log(delta(n)) from Best-fit linear function of log(log(n)) Variation of log(delta(n)) from Best-fit linear function of log(log(n))

Reminder:  For a colossally abundant number n, with n > 5040, one can define

delta(n) := exp(gamma)*log(log(n)) – sigma(n)/n               [Briggs, def. 4-2, page 254 ] .

This is as in the paper by Keith Briggs,

Briggs, K.,  2006, “Abundant Numbers and the Riemann Hypothesis“.

sigma(.) is the sum of divisors function, sigma(n)/n is the same as the sum of the inverses of all divisors of n [easy proof], also known as the “abundancy index of n”;  gamma is the Euler-Mascheroni constant 0.57721 …

The Theorem of Guy Robin is that the Riemann Hypothesis is equivalent to :

exp(gamma)*log(log(n)) – sigma(n)/n > 0 , for all  n > 5040. Also see Grönwall’s theorem on the asymptotic growth rate of the sigma function, at Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divisor_function#Approximate_growth_rate  .

We can plot how delta(n) changes with…

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July 17, 2015 at 12:28 pm

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