Traces [plural] – 'Vestiges or marks remaining and indicating the former presence
, existence or action of something' – OED In this book I have gathered together
twenty-five essays and articles written over nearly as many years. Their area of ...
Author: Charles Nicholl
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Literary Collections
In these wonderfully stylish and eclectic essays, Charles Nicholl pursues the fugitive traces of the past with the skill and relish that have earned him a reputation as one of the finest literary and historical detectives of our time.His subjects range from a murder-case in Renaissance Rome to the disappearance of Jim Thompson in 1960s Malaya, from the boyhood of Christopher Marlowe to the crimes of Jack the Ripper, from the remnants of a lost Shakespeare play to the last days of the poet-boxer Arthur Cravan in a Mexican fishing port.Full of insights, curiosities and unexpected discoveries, these thirty pieces written over two decades show the author of The Lodger and Leonardo da Vinci at his inquisitive best.
The easternmost bay of that in the nave has had coloured decoration , of which traces remain . The main timbers have a pattern running along them chevronwise
, alternating in red , black , and white . There are also marks of panelling having ...
... chance opportunity of her society . I find a fragment written about this date , and
under this inspiration , but it is still an interesting study of the human heart , to see
how few traces remain in his outward literary life of that passion which was his ...
... eyes on her habitation , and enjoy each chance opportunity of her society . I
find a fragment written about this date , and under this inspiration , but it is still an
interesting study of the human heart , to see how few traces remain in his outward
ninety - five years Balá - Sákun remained the capital of Kará Khitai , and all the
countrios on this side of the Jihun , that is , to the east of it - carried ... 2 There are
many other cities in Moghulistún , in which traces remain of very fine buildings .
The dorsal processes (a,a) are seen on their inner aspect at the upper part; the
diverging lines (m) between them indicate the impressions of the soft parts, of
which some traces remain. III. FossIL REMAINs of BIRDs.-The Moa, or Dinornis of
traces remain. I examined as carefully as I was able the sides of the great mound
at Nimroud, and of other ruins in Assyria ; but there were no fragments of
sculptured blocks, cornices, columns, or other architectural ornaments, to afford
A ruined cromlech , near Ratho , Mid - Lothian , is interesting from some traces
which it retains of artificial tooling . ... Scattered over the uncultivated downs , both
of England and Scotland , there still remain relics of the dwellings of the primeval
These two lower stories of the apse are thought by Mothes to remain from an
earlier building burned in 1164 : this supposed fire is also thought to have spared
part of the ... The church was built at one time and there are no traces of a fire .
On the south side more extensive traces remain ; can here discern the Norman
masonry , which is very good , far better indeed than that of the later styles in this
very church . The whole elevation of two bays remains perfect , and a third very ...
modern , still it is probably on the line of the Roman road , as the direction is right
for the ford through the Colne at ... The traces from hence to the brook are very
indistinct , the plough having almost obliberated them , but sufncient remain to ...
Author: Royal Society of Antiquaries of IrelandPublish On: 1870
... for the Kings of Connaught , but I can assure the reader that , not even the least
trace of such building is to be seen . ... which proves the grandeur of those
nations , and that no traces remain of the grandeur of the ancient Irish , which we
... to the Beaulieu river appears to have been guarded by an earthwork at Exbury
, of which the name only now remains . ... to have been defended on both sides of
it at Bursledon , and at Sarisbury at which latter place some traces remain .
... WWW YA WA LES 32 he illelaki NORS SHON VIO CON A . Inner Ward and
Keep . a . ... chapel . front tower , are two subordinate towers , also the river bank ,
in a pier of which traces remain , Here , however , it appears to have been , and
... and is surrounded by lofty mountains . broad and low stone steps that can
easily be The remains usually spoken of as ... a considerable distance from the
city . north and south are richly decorated with Few traces remain of the capital
... of one of the most venerable buildings at which he believed no traces remained , in tached to the cathedral of that city ... remain , but , placed as they
are in a Gloucester , as best known to himself , is deep gorge of the Black
Mountain , they ...
SOME REMARKS UPON THE EARLY NORMAN REMAINS AND THE LATER
OUTBUILDINGS ATTACHED TO Belg Lake WESTMINSTER ABBEY . THERE is
something specially interesting in the traces of any remains of an age long
Author: Archaeological Survey of IndiaPublish On: 1880
woman ; but of him nothing now remains , save the left leg and foot , which
appear in the back ground behind the right leg of ... at the back of her head and
ornamented with strings of pearls or other jewels , of which distinct traces still
( 4 ) The whole body of legislation and tion and the Code Napoleon , though
some traces still the constitution of certain practically autonomous remain in the
habits and customs of the people . states and communities in northern Spain and