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Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day - vicissitude - a change or variation occurring in the course of something.

‘Bellini, Titian and Lotto’ at the Metropolitan Museum

Elizabeth's happiest days came when her father married Catherine Parr. Henry's sixth wife brought all three of his children to court, treated them kindly, and oversaw their lives and educations. Elizabeth was a prodigiously well-educated young woman. She knew Latin, French and Italian, read the classics, studied history and theology, and developed a well-honed mind. When Henry died, Elizabeth was given into the custody of the Dowager Queen. Catherine

The Seton Watch-Large SKULL WATCH given by Mary Queen of Scots to Mary Seton. The forehead of the skull is engraved with a figure of death between a palace and a cottage, and a quotation in Latin meaning 'pale death visits with impartial foot the cottages of the poor and the castles of the rich' (Horace). The skull is held upside down and the jaw lifted to read the silver dial. The hour is struck on a bell. Made by Moyant A Blois (1570-90).

ORTELIUS MAP OF THE WORLD FROM 1570 poster latin historic 24X36-YW0

emblematic device used by the printer William Williamson in the early 1570s [McK 166] -- he copied it from the device of the Dutch printer Jan Waesberghe (1557-88) who took it from Alciato [SEE PREVIOUS] Williamson [note monogram of intials and the rebus SUN = -son below!] translates Alciato's Latin mottos as IMMORTALITY IS GOTTEN BY THE STUDY OF LETTERS -- let's hope so!

ingurgitate PRONUNCIATION: (in-GUHR-ji-tayt) MEANING: verb tr.: To swallow greedily or in large amounts. ETYMOLOGY: From Latin gurgitare (to flood), from gurges (whirlpool). Earliest documented use: 1570. http://wordsmith.org/words/ingurgitate.html