Tag: John Dicks

The Bottle Imp (1828) by Richard Brinsley Peake | Stephen Basdeo

“Thou mayest be the envy of the world during the day, but night must come, and at night thou must always expect my cheering presence!”

The “Receipts” | Stephen Basdeo

“Always keep the receipt”—that’s what my grandmother told me. It was usually uttered after she’d bought me something from a toy shop—probably because she was worried that whatever she purchased might be faulty and have to have it exchanged. Its meaning does appear to have changed over time.