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The Scottish Declaration of Independence, April 6th 1320

The Declaration of Arbroath was made in the form of a letter, composed in Latin and submitted to Pope John XXII in the year of 1320. Its purpose was to get the pope to acknowledge Robert the Bruce as the country’s lawful king, to assert Scotland’s status as an independent, sovereign state and to defend Scotland’s right to use military force when unjustly attacked. It was most likely drafted in the scriptorium of Arbroath Abbey by Abbot Bernard on behalf of the nobles and barons of Scotland. Eight earls and about forty barons attached their seals to the Declaration. The following is one of its most popular excerpts:

"As long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours, that we are fighting, but for freedom - for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself."

The Declaration of Arbroath represents the founding of the Scottish nation and it has been credited as being part of the inspiration for the American Declaration of Independence.

Photos and info about each individual seal…

PDF transcript and translation of the Declaration of Arbroath…

After having lived in Edinburgh for nearly four years, I wish all my Scottish friends the best, whatever the outcome! Wish I could be there, I can only imagine how nervous/excited everyone is…

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"Be not comforted. Consolation is not what you need. Weep and be not consoled, but weep."

Fyodor Dostoevsky, in Brothers Karamazov (via letters-to-lolita)

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Summer days.

Summer days.

hoodoothatvoodoo:

Woman and Cats, 1962Will Barnet

hoodoothatvoodoo:

Woman and Cats, 1962
Will Barnet

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nitratediva:

From The Night of the Hunter (1955).

nitratediva:

From The Night of the Hunter (1955).

garboing:

Come… follow me. We shall become one soul, one blood. Follow me. Death is waiting…

Vampyr, 1932 | Carl Theodor Dreyer.

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film meme: seven directors [1/7] Alfred Hitchcock 
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Folio Society Editon: Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenIllustrations by Anna and Elena Balbusso

Folio Society Editon: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Illustrations by Anna and Elena Balbusso

"a group of people is called a hell"

Friedrice Nietzsche on Twitter (via nevver)

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humansofnewyork:

"I don’t have any dreams. What’s the point? I’m poor. I don’t have any skills. I wash the utensils in the kitchen— that’s what I do. But I like the girls I work with. We make fun together. I tell jokes. They tell jokes. I’m happy— it’s in my nature."
(New Delhi, India)

humansofnewyork:

"I don’t have any dreams. What’s the point? I’m poor. I don’t have any skills. I wash the utensils in the kitchen— that’s what I do. But I like the girls I work with. We make fun together. I tell jokes. They tell jokes. I’m happy— it’s in my nature."

(New Delhi, India)

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kittydoom:

exgynocraticgrrl:

Breaking The Male Code: After Steubenville, A Call To Action

 (Left to Right): Peter Buffett, Jimmie Briggs, Joe Ehrmann, Tony Porter,
 Dave Zirin and Moderator Eve Ensler.

MIC DROP

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Nightbird from Two Words For on Vimeo.

women-in-music:

SUBMISSION SATURDAY

Flora Hibberd - ‘Nightbird’

Flora Hibberd is a 19 year old UK singer-songwriter. She divides her time between London and Paris. Find her on Facebook and Soundcloud.

teatro la fenice, venice

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library-lessons:

I’m dying for a pair of these literary shoes. I especially love those romance novel pumps! Tres chic!

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"Finish Your Milk" — You’re the Worst