Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Visual And Verbal
We cannot possibly assimilate all the verbally imparted information but realize that, by careful rereading, we would learn at least as much as we could from a dense prose text. A Thomas Dixon is mentioned on page 77 and, on p. 173, we learn that "John Ruskin's Mackem cork-cutter, the highly cultured Thomas Dixon, is buried in the churchyard."
8 Oct 2014: Rereading, I find Thomas Dixon on p. 48: "...a self-educated Mackem cork-cutter of uncommon intelligence and friend of many Victorian intellectuals, writers and artists.
"Ruskin addresses his books Letters to a Working Man and Time and Tide by Weare and Tyne to Tommy Dixon."