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"Grietjen Reyniers, wife of Anthony “the Turk” Jansen, was said to have “pulled the shirts of some sailors out of their breeches and in her house measured the male members of three sailors on a broomstick”—which perhaps explained why, when the crew of a departing ship caught sight of her on the shore, they began chanting, “Whore, Whore, Two pound butter’s whore!”" Jul 14, 2018 09:06AM

 
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"What do you take with you when you travel? Most of us would embark on a long list that begins with a toothbrush and ends with excess baggage. But for most of human history, there was only one thing you really needed in order to travel—a stone handaxe. A handaxe was the Swiss Army knife of the Stone Age, an essential piece of technology with multiple uses—to drill, to cut trees or meat, or to scrap bark or skins." Jul 14, 2018 09:05AM

 
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"--Tambien, Sancho, no has de mezclar en tus pláticas la muchedumbre de refranes que sueles, que, siendo los refranes sentencias breves, muchas veces los traes tan por los cabellos, que más parecen disparates que sentencias.
--Eso sólo Dios lo puede remediar, porque sé más refranes que un libro, y se me vienen tantos juntos a la boca cuando hablo, que riñes por salir unos con otros..."
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There is no religion in any work of Titian's: there is not even the smallest evidence of religious temper or sympathies either in himself, or in those for whom he painted.
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