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» hands could not be hands, and leaped

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(operator hand fumble, undoctored)
Philip Meadows Taylor (1808-1876 *). Confessions of a Thug. (1839) 1873.
Bodleian copy, digitized July 21, 2006 
 

by the hands of these remorseless
and seized his hands; they had a violent quarrel
our oldest hands
folded my hands
with her own hands destroyed
by our hands are sometimes discovered
raising his hands and eyes
through one hand and now through the other
hands of those from whom
clasped hands to
hands. Twice did I
given into our hands
to the very hands of him
closed hands had the palms uppermost
hands of a small portion
his own hands
evidently in the hands of
delivered to my hands. I now
his hands upon it
threw her hands over my head
small matter on our hands about midnight
(persons to hold the hands)
rather die by the hands
into the hands of those he has
fallen by the hands
cleansed my hands from the
his hands for his trouble
her hands over my
her hands against her
hands; we ought to get out
hands are not safe persons
his hands joined, his turban all
his hands and knees
matters on my hands
your hands you were
your hands rather than
placing her hands on
your hands as my
their hands and faces in
not laid hands on thee
instrument in the hands of
by our own hands, waved
she placed my hands upon
both his hands too
quiet, with my hands on
fallen into the hands of
thee into my hands. and
their hands and faces
she has been in the hands of
my hands entwined in
life or death is in my hands
by the hands of my own
hands, and the moment her
than we were, good hands at
and who, with clenched hands
good hands
in their hands
rare hands
his hands
better hands
water from the hands of
hands, or any of
while his hands were
his mutilated hands
not in my hands. I felt
whose hands were scarcely
hands in glee
our hands. They were missed
stumps of his arms: his hands
hands. Of what use
base hands
noses and hands
next our hands
by our hands; several
into our hands
fell by the hands of
rare hands at rough work
his hands in agony
as he sat, his hands
my hands, while the big
hands. Besides, their style of
hands; they personated
shall need good hands
and the hands. I thought
his hands to his eyes
the hands of other
hands into it, and groped
our hands, yet I sought not
heavy on my hands
delivered into my hands
passive in the hands
dead; these hands
given into my hands
hands behind him
hands were bound behind
willing hands and
hands this moment
dirt at your hands
hands had not forgotten
hands at the bottom of
hands, yet this was rather
irons. These hands
hands could not be
hands, and leaped

104 hands (first 100 pages) via search within text.
 

unexplained-events:

The Borley rectory writings on the wall is one of the most interesting manifestation of the famous Borley rectory haunting, which was probably the first case of ghost hunting in history. they believed the writings had come from a young deceased catholic woman who wanted her body to be discovered and receive a proper christian burial ceremony. she was trying to communicate with Marianne, wife of the reverend Lionel Foyster, the couple living in the rectory in October 1930. we can read “ Marianne… please help get” and “ Marianne light mass prayers”. Marianne wrote that she couldn’t understand some of the writings.
Dora Maurer, Reversible and changeable phases of movement etude 3, 1973
b-w photos, white calk, 70 x 100 cm
Collection of the Hungarian Museum of Photography, Kecskemét12. kép. Reverzibilis és felcserélhető mozgásfázisok, etűd 3
charlmalan:

Gerhard Richter
Arosa, Atlas Sheet 333
1972
naturalmachine:

from “Portraits” project (1984)
By Patrick Tosani
I saw some of these self-portraits in a book about the artist more generally, but this was the project I really dug.  I wish I knew more about it, though…I didn’t get to really read through the book, and his website is in French, and in Flash, so Google Translate isn’t really doing its job too well.  If anyone is able to find an artist’s statement or a press release for this show, I’d love to have a link to it!  Thanks!
See more of Tosani’s work at his official site (hope you can read French!).

Evolution of a Beehive, c. 1950
coffeeanddonatus:

Manutius leaves the meter running (1564).
Detail from the section discussing meter (Book IIII) of Aldus Pius Manutius’ Latin grammar entitled Aldi Manutii pii Romani grammaticarum institutionum libri IIII (Venice: Aldus [Paulus Manutius], 1564). First printed in 1501 (Venice, Aldus), this book saw many editions and continued to be printed into the 17th century.
unfinished-photography:

Chris Marker's workbook for the creation of La Jetée (1962).
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