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John G has posted 51 annotations/comments since 6 October 2014.

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24 Dec 2021, 1:10 a.m. - John G

A merry Christmas to all of you annotators from me in Sydney. Many thanks for you contributions to this marvelous site. Keep up the good work. Cheers. John G

30 Oct 2021, 11:25 p.m. - John G

Yes SDS. I thoroughly agree! Marvelous comment by SP and strange that there have been no previous remarks here. Best wishes Susan from Sydney, Down Under.

24 Jul 2021, 7:25 a.m. - John G

A dose of Gertz would send me running to the house of office.

22 May 2021, 12:07 p.m. - John G

SC, thanks for that interesting information.

21 May 2021, 4:03 a.m. - John G

Oh no! Not more would be RGs! By the way, what is a 'Bich'?

6 May 2021, 1:44 p.m. - John G

Read today that French fishermen are protesting about fishing rights after Brexit. Still the same problems after three and a half centuries!

23 Apr 2021, 6:43 a.m. - John G

Yes John. I, here in Australia, recall hearing of gay blades back in the 1940s.

8 Apr 2021, 8:59 a.m. - John G

Thanks Christopher for the definition. Missing is the much earlier quote from Hamlet! 'Aye, there's the rub.'

6 Mar 2021, 12:06 p.m. - John G

Thank you Stephane for that fascinating insight. John G, Sydney

24 Jan 2021, 5:32 a.m. - John G

I have a candle snuffer of the scissor type with a box structure on one leg and a plate on the other which grips the wick, cuts it, and snuffs it inside the box thus holding any residue without the risk of it falling onto the table or sideboard.

13 Jan 2021, 4:40 a.m. - John G

Thanks for the rescue San Diego Sarah and Gerald Berg. Some years ago I posted a similar observation to Wikipedia about sundry portraits therein and received assurances from various experts that they were indeed verified as being the nominated sitters' true images! Overwork is a good excuse! Thanks. John G Sydney

12 Jan 2021, 6:18 a.m. - John G

Is it just me? I have been looking at the portraits of all the various women mentioned in these pages for years now, and they all look like the same person! John G. Sydney

8 Dec 2020, 11:28 p.m. - John G

"...that it was better for us in the Navy to have men that do understand the whole, and that are not passionate;..." 'Not passionate' = dispassionate or unbiased. Yes, as an ex auditor here in Australia I understood how important it was to fully understand that which I was examining.

1 Oct 2020, 2:22 p.m. - John G

'I have heard of your paintings well enough. God hath given you one face and you make yourselves another[…] It hath made me mad. (III.i.141-6).' So said Hamlet. Interesting that Sam feels the same way.

18 Sep 2020, 7:41 a.m. - John G

I think that Sam's exploits are rather mild from what I have observed over the years here in Australia. When I started work many many years ago my senior used to inform me of all the 'goings on' in his street. If I had visited the area, I could have recited the preferences of each house I passed and who was hopping over whose fence to visit regularly. Then there were the office 'hookups'. Then there were the various exploits during university student years, after which many became faculty members and carried on ad lib with their students. All very normal!

23 Aug 2020, 1:12 a.m. - John G

Had to smile when Pepys lauds his wife with her cuffs etc. after having complained about their purchase!

21 Aug 2020, 6:31 a.m. - John G

Terry's cuffs link no longer works but I found another link to a V&A collection item from the same era:- Lovely work.

13 Aug 2020, 6:38 a.m. - John G

Loved the snippet of information about where his printseller is located. Quite unnecessary for him but invaluable for us so many years after.

6 Jul 2020, 6:50 a.m. - John G

"Sjoerd. Ow shoot!" What does this mean? No guns mentioned in the diary. John G, Sydney

26 Apr 2020, 5:20 a.m. - John G

The grand photo from which Hubble discovered the universe. Thanks all. JohnG, Sydney