This day in 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, to Mable Suffield and Arthur Reuel Tolkien. His father’s name would be the name J.R.R. would become famous under some 60 years later, but his heart was in the ancestral home of the Suffield’s in England’s West Midlands. Mabel and Belladonna
Blessed are the legend-makers with their rhyme / of things not found within recorded time.
Incidentally: “To swoon” means “to faint”.
This is probably one of of Leighton’s most well known paintings, and for good reason, we think.
Pretty creepy, I say!