Fortescue "Brigand de Rivière", Charles CANIVET - 1896

L'auteur est aujourd'hui oublié mais, en son temps, il reçut deux prix de l'Académie Française et faillit en avoir un ou deux autres. Charles CANIVET (1839-1911), était journaliste, critique littéraire, à Paris mais aussi poète et écrivain et l'essentiel de ses oeuvres littéraires s'inspiraient de se souvenirs de vacances ou de  jeunesse dans sa Normandie natale.

Il est né à Valognes mais sa famille était originaire des environs de Caen.
Accessoirement, je partage ses ancêtres éponymes au-delà du règne de Louis XIV

Le personnage de la nouvelle est a priori fictif mais avec Charles, on ne sait jamais.

BRIGAND DE RIVIÈRE
par Charles CANIVET
(1896)


Un matin d'été, très clair et très chaud, un de ces matins où les mouches et les milliers d'insectes qui volent lourdement sous les futaies font une musique bourdonnante, aussi continue que monotone, je partis de bonne heure, pour gagner le moulin de Fortescue.

C'était un de ces vieux moulins à peu décrépits, mais qui marchent encore, de temps en temps, malgré la mortelle concurrence des établissements modernes. Les trappistes de Bricquebec ont tué la petite meunerie, dans la partie nord-ouest de la presqu'île de la Manche. Avec une patience rare et un travail acharné, ils ont commencé par défricher des terres incultes, s'arrondissant petit à petit, faisant rendre au sol tout ce qu'il peut donner, transformant en terre arable de vastes étendues de landes, bref faisant une besogne des plus fructueuses pour la communauté. C'est le progrès. Les petites initiatives individuelles sont tuées ou absorbées par ces grandes entreprises où le travail de chacun contribue à la fortune collective, et le moulin de Fortescue n'était plus qu'un moulin de quatre sous, presque toujours muet, et dont les deux grandes roues immobiles se couvraient, un peu partout, d'herbes amies de l'humidité et qui poussent dans les interstices des vieilles planches à demi pourries.

C'était la solitude et le silence au lieu du bruit et de l'encombrement d'autrefois. Le moulin vieillissait, l'homme aussi, et ils s'en allaient tous deux, de conserve, dans l'irréparable ruine. C'est le sort commun des choses et des hommes; seulement, de ceux-ci il ne reste rien, tandis que celles-là, en s'effondrant, persistent longtemps encore après qu'elles sont devenues inutilisables.

Que résultait-il de cela? Une chose bien simple : Fortescue ne pouvant plus vivre de son moulin, s'était fait braconnier de rivière. Il pêchait, ou plutôt il détruisait le poisson, à l'aide de moyens très répréhensibles, et il le savait. Mais enfin, ce n'était pas sa faute, à cet homme, si le progrès le ruinait et l'obligeait à commettre des indélicatesses. Dans les premiers temps, cela le gênait; il savait qu'il agissait mal et s'en consolait difficilement. Mais enfin, on se fait à tout, en ce bas monde, et, grâce à l'habitude, ce qui parait monstrueux, dans les débuts, finit, avec l'usage et l'expérience, par sembler très naturel.

Ainsi pensait Fortescue qui, ne pouvant plus gagner sa vie avec son moulin, avait nécessairement recours à d'autres moyens et exploitait, de façons différentes, la rivière qui l'aidait autrefois à transformer en son et en belle farine blanche les sacs de blé qu'apportaient au moulin des clients aujourd'hui disparus. Et comme, ainsi que nous le disions, on se fait à tout, au bien comme au mal, peut-être plus aisément encore au mal qu'au bien, Fortescue n'était plus travaillé par le moindre remords.

Le soir, il tendait, dans les parages du moulin, des lignes de fond, amorcées suivant les saisons, et qu'il levait de très bonne heure; le jour, pendant l'été, il pêchait à la mouche, avec une adresse rate, ferrant les truites gourmandes avec une habileté extraordinaire. Mais, ce sont là choses permises, ou à peu près, quand la pêche d'eau douce est autorisée. Ce qu'il faisait de mal, de très mal même, c'était de dessécher les petits cours d'eau limpides et rapides qui se jettent dans la rivière. Pour cela, il creusait une tranchée peu profonde, en forme de demi-cercle, après avoir établi un barrage facile. Alors, l'eau du ruisseau s'y précipitait et rejoignait en aval le cours naturel. Mais, dans l'espace desséché bientôt, les truites surprises s'allongeaient sur le fond, et Fortescue n'avait plus qu'à se baisser pour les prendre. Tout le monde le savait, les gardes particuliers aussi bien que le garde-champêtre, mais, à force de pratique, Fortescue s'entendait à les dépister tous. Tout au plus avait-il comparu, deux ou trois fois, devant la police correctionnelle de Cherbourg, d'ailleurs désarmée, ou à peu près, car, en fait d'engins, l'ancien meunier ne possédait rien qui vaille et défiait toute confiscation. La justice le relâchait donc, faute de preuves, et il reprenait, aux jours propices, son métier fructueux. Puisque le moulin ne marchait plus, il fallait pourtant bien vivre. Braconniers de gibier et braconniers de poisson sont tous les mêmes : ils ne comprendront jamais que le gibier qui court et le poisson qui nage soient la propriété de quelqu'un.

J'arrivai au moulin par ce beau matin de juillet, où l'on n'entendait guère que le bruit de la petite rivière tombant dans le bief, et passant sur l'arbre des deux roues immobiles. La clientèle s'affirmait de plus en plus par son absence. Cependant, la porte du moulin était ouverte, du moins dans sa partie supérieure, le bas étant clos, comme c'est la coutume dans la plupart des habitations bas-normandes. Passer le bras en dedans et soulever la clenche, c'était l'affaire de rien du tout ; mais Fortescue avait de bonnes raisons de ne pas craindre les voleurs. On ne se serait pas risqué à pénétrer chez lui, avec une demi-effraction, histoire de s'emparer de quelques anguilles de forte taille, suspendues à l'intérieur de la cheminée et enduites de beurre, de gros sel et de poivre, sous leur peau recousue.

Me doutant bien qu'il n'était pas loin, je le hélai :

• Ohé ! Fortescue, ohé ?

Bientôt une voix répondit, et, par la brèche d'une haie, je vis apparaître le meunier, la mine déconfite et tenant un morceau de ligne de deux ou trois pieds de longueur, ou plutôt une espèce de corde coupée, car il n'y avait plus le moindre hameçon. Et même, avant de prendre langue, Fortescue, d'un air tout à fait navré, s'écria :

• Ah ! le brigand, le brigand ! Tenez, Monsieur, voilà tout ce qu'il m'en a laissé; mais je le repincerai, aussi vrai que je m'appelle Fortescu.
• Eh bien ! lui demandai-je, cela ne va pas plus mal?
• Au contraire, Monsieur, ça ne va pas bien du tout; figurez-vous que cette crapule en se débattant, car il était pris, ça j'en mettrais mes deux mains au feu, a brisé ma ligne comme un fil de deux sous, et qu'il s'en est allé avec l'hameçon dans le museau; canaille ! Les derniers mots n'en sont pas dits, et dès ce soir, je pourrais bien lui régler son affaire.

Et voyant mon ahurissement, il continua, avec moins de démonstrations:

• Excusez-moi, Monsieur, mais c'est du brochet que je parle. Voilà des semaines que je le guette; mais ces bandits-là sont pleins de ruses, et, pour en avoir raison, à peu près sûrement, il faut qu'ils aient le ventre vide. Alors, je m'y prends en conséquence; je tends, l'heure propice, avec un poisson vivant enfilé par le dos à l'hameçon tout à fait masqué, et voilà ce que je retrouve à l'instant même, ce bout de corde inutile, pendant que le gredin court encore, avec ma ligne dans la gueule.
• Eh bien, Fortescue, vous le retrouverez mort et charrié au fil de l'eau, un de ces jours.
• Vous croyez cela, Monsieur ? Eh bien, détrompez-vous, ces gaillards-là, — comment s'y prennent-ils, ça je l'ignore, — finissent toujours par se débarrasser de ce qui les gêne et recommencent de plus belle leurs brigandages. J'ai comme idée, cependant, que nous le retrouverons au coucher du soleil, et s'il m'échappe, je jure de le laisser mourir tranquille. Vous en serez, mon-sieur, si vous voulez. »

Sapristi ! Je ne demandais pas mieux, et je me dis que la journée qui commençait, me paraîtrait fort longue :

• Le mieux, dis-je à Fortescue, serait de se mettre quelque chose sous la dent, car je commence à sentir les réclamations de mon estomac.

Très ennuyé, il baissa les yeux:

• Diable, fit-il, c'est n'y a pas grand chose à la maison.
• Allons jusqu'à l'auberge, parbleu ! Des œufs, du jambon et un bon café par là-dessus, n'est-ce pas ce qu'il nous faut? et nous avons le temps, puisque vous venez de me parler du coucher du soleil.
• Ça, c'est la vérité ! se mettre en quête du pirate avant cela, serait peine perdue. C'est au moment de son sommeil que je le surprendrai, en admettant qu'il puisse dormir avec les fers pointus qu'il doit avoir gardés dans la mâchoire.

Le couchant venu, nous nous en allâmes le long de la rivière, Fortescue avec un fusil sous le bras, marchant lentement, sans bruit et sans paroles. De temps on temps, un poisson sautait, happant une mouche ou un criquet tombé à l'eau, de la pointe des herbes; puis, tout retombait dans le silence vespéral. Seules dans les herbages voisins, les bêtes à l'herbe mugissaient, dans l'attente des filles de ferme qui devaient les traire.

La surface de la rivière était lisse comme un miroir, sans courant appréciable, et Fortescue, marchant tout au bord, observait. Tout d'un coup, il s'arrêta, et d'un geste du bras, me fit signe d'approcher. Quand je fus près de lui, il me montra du doigt quelque chose qui ressemblait à un long morceau de bois mort, arrêté par un enchevêtrement de roseaux. Et comme je l'interrogeais du regard :

• C'est lui, me dit-il. Ne voyez-vous pas le bout de corde qui sort de sa gueule et s'allonge le long de son corps, au fil du courant? II dort, l'animal, malgré sa blessure et son ventre vide, car il n'est pas facile d'avaler avec un pareil outil entre les dents ; mais, pour sûr, ii ne se réveillera pas!

Le monstre, allongé en ligne droite, à contre-courant, me paraissait énorme, dans une immobilité complète, à fleur d'eau, et il fallait les yeux exercéss de Fortescue pour le reconnaître ainsi, au fil de la rivière.

Tout d'un coup, il épaula et fit feu. La bête eut un soubresaut et disparut, mais, un instant après, elle reparaissait, le ventre en l'air, morte, le corps en travers des roseaux, et glissant insensiblement vers le bord, où Fortescue la saisit non sans se mettre à l'eau jusqu'à la ceinture.

Nous rentrâmes au moulin par des sentiers détournés, étouffant autant que possible le bruit de nos pas, le coup de fusil ayant bien pu éveiller l'attention de quelque fâcheux.

Le brochet monstrueux avait reçu toute la charge de plomb dans la tête, et, dans sa mâchoire inférieure l’hameçon était fiché, très profondément, de sorte qu'il n'avait pu s'en défaire et que, dans ses efforts désespérés, il s’était blessé la mâchoire supérieure, toute sanguinolente, et que de petits ruisselets rouges se glissaient entre sa denture effrayante.

D'un large coup de couteau, Fortescue lui ouvrit le ventre, pour le vider et le garder plus frais, jusqu’au lendemain, à cause de la chaleur, et je n'oublierai jamais la stupéfaction de sa physionomie, quand il aperçut une demi-douzaine au moins de poissons à moitié broyés.

Malgré son affreuse et douloureuse blessure, le monstre n'avait pu résister à son appétit vorace et, malgré la ligne rompue, s'était mis en chasse.

Et comme Fortescue me voyait encore plus ahuri que lui-même, il s’expliqua :

• II ne faut pas que cela vous étonne, Monsieur, et les brigands de l'eau sent bien pires que les brigands de terre : ils mangent toujours.

Et il ajouta, en riant malicieusement :

• En voila qui font d'autres ravages que nous, dans les rivières ; mais on n'a pas encore trouvé le moyen de leur dresser procès-verbal. Cette engeance et la loutre sont un double fléau pour tous nos cours d'eau. Eh bien, tuer une loutre est action méritoire, tandis que tuer un brochet de cette taille constitue un délit. Expliquez-moi cela, vous qui êtes savant, si vous pouvez. Pour moi, ça dépasse les bornes de mon entendement.

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Fortescue, Thomas

«  A History of the Family of Fortescue in all its Branches « 

London, 1880, 2nd edn

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outer edges of bds damp stained not affecting text,
42 plates as listed, 16 pedigrees, numerous text vigs E60-80

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Monsieur Defortescu?


«Le lendemain, vers cette heure-là...»
Le débarquement de juin 1944
vécu et raconté par une collégienne de Coutances

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Samedi 10 juin

Après un copieux petit-déjeuner, nous faisons la vaisselle, les lits, le
ménage. Le village de Saint-Jean est devenu trop dangereux ; aussi
décidons-nous de rester à la ferme. Les parents de Monsieur Leconte
refusent, quant à eux, de quitter leur maison, bien qu’elle soit située près
du carrefour, mais c’est leur maison – ils en sont les gardiens et ne veulent
pas « déserter ».
Comment nourrir tout ce monde ? Heureusement, il y a les poules, les
lapins, du lait, du beurre – pas de pain, mais les repas sont délicieux, bien
supérieurs à ceux que j’ai connus jusqu’ici. Le soir, nous préparons une

omelette quand arrive, dans une carriole tirée par un cheval, la soeur de
Madame Lefèvre, son mari, ses enfants – plus Ernestine, une voisine, et sa
bonne, plus
Monsieur Defortescu, plus Madeleine Guesnon : tout le monde a
peur, car les Allemands se font plus menaçants. À plusieurs nous saurons
mieux nous défendre. Nous laissons notre lit « par terre » à la demi-douzaine
d’enfants. Les adultes sont sur les bancs, nous sur la table – vraiment peu
confortable ! À trois heures, nous ne dormons pas et prenons ce qui est
baptisé un « café », en fait de l’orge grillé et moulu. Les avions nous survolent
assez bas : impossible de fermer l’oeil ! Nous jouons aux petits carrés dans la
pénombre pendant que les adultes font semblant de dormir...

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Armenian Church : Founded by Saint Gregory the Illuminator
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FORTESCUE OF THE FOURTH By REGINALD BROWNE


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"LORD ABBERLEY'S NEMESIS" Adam Fortescue, the sixth Earl of Abberley, was the scandal of the county. This handsome lord had let his estate go to ruin and his own elegant person show every sign of dissipation as he pursued a life of heedless pleasure in the fastest circles of London society. But now Miss Margaret Caldecourt needed Abberley's help to stop her family's birthright from being stolen by her unscrupulous aunt Annis and unsavory cousin Jordan. And the only way to get that vital aid was to return Abberley to respectability-whether he wanted it or not. One thing, however, Margaret did not reckon on as she set out to save the earl from his folly: that she could be so foolish as to fall in love with a man whose weakness might well overcome her strength... Paperback in very good condition.

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The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described
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Fortescue Candle


THE FORTESCUE CANDLE

by Brian Flynn

Fortescu_candle


Chia Fortescu

Full Document on pdf : here



Extracts :

« 
...
When Leia arrived at Committee Room 357 her heart sank even
further. Waiting outside were two other government members who
had also been called in to assist, suggesting that whatever New
Applications was having problems with, it was not trivial. She
greeted the others.
Chia Fortescu, a young human woman with
pale blonde hair arranged in short, loose curls, was a fairly
new delegate to the galaxy's assemblage commons, and seemed
pleased at having been called in to offer advice. Tellin Savrah
smiled indulgently at Chia's enthusiasm. A middle-aged Mon
Calamari, she had served in the Imperial Senate with Leia, and
like her, retained few of her illusions of the glory of
government work. Neither of them knew any better than Leia what
they had been called in to advise on, but the committee did not
leave them much time to speculate. The door opened, and the
secretary who had contacted them invited them in.
...
Chia Fortescu leaned forward, enthusiasm shining on her young
face. "Councillors, Delegates, it's an opportunity, don't you
see? If Baros is so desperate for trade, we could offer them
membership on the condition that they free the women."
...
Bof nodded slowly, appeared to consider. He glanced at the
chronometer, and sighed. "I'm sorry, Councillors, Delegates,
but it's getting very late and this is a whole new issue. We
will reconvene at 1100 hours tomorrow. Delegate
Fortescu,
Councillor Organa Solo, Councillor Savrah, will you be able to
attend?" They indicated that they would, and he nodded. "So we
will meet again then. Thank you for your assistance. Meeting
adjourned."
...
Luke smiled, somewhat bewilderedly. "Thank you. Were you
looking for Leia?"

"Oh, yes, I'm sorry. Could I speak to her? I'm
Chia Fortescu."

"I'll see if she's available." He hit the privacy button and
called through to Leia in the bedroom. "Do you want to talk to
a
Chia Fortescu?"
...
Luke sat down. He might have told Threepio not to worry, but
that didn't stop his own worries. His first instinct was to
find Chewie, take the Falcon, and head off for Baros
immediately, but he fought down the desire to do so. This
wasn't the old days, as he kept having to remind himself. In
the old days, when the Alliance worked in separate small cells
from separate bases, he could have taken off on his own, but
now they were the New Republic, the galactic government, and
there were hierarchies that had to be gone through, protocol to
follow. . . . He wasn't even sure who he should inform of Leia
and Han's disappearance. New Applications, maybe, but for all
he knew, the committee assignments could have changed since
Leia and Han were dispatched to investigate Baros. . . and the
people who were on the committee at that time would be working
on different concerns now. The practice of changing committee
members each month was intended to keep the councillors and
delegates fresh, prevent them from getting too specialized,
stuck in a rut, but it didn't help someone outside the system,
like him. He sighed. He didn't deal well with governments,
large systems. . . people were his thing. And he'd never been
much interested in the organizational side of things, anyway.
Who did he know in the government, after all? Leia, for a
start, and there was that girl she seemed to have taken under
her wing -
Chia Fortescu. . . but she was just a delegate,
hadn't even been a member of New Applications at the time,
what could she do? Sure, he'd met all those government people
at receptions and formal dinners, but it wasn't like he really
knew them. . . .
...
Well, that was that, but it wasn't enough. On an impulse, he
keyed in a request for
Chia Fortescu's number. She had been
involved in the whole Baros thing after all, maybe she would
have a bright idea.
...
"Uh, actually, there's
Chia Fortescu," Luke offered. "She's a
delegate, she was called in at the same time Leia was to advise
New Applications; she's been following Leia's reports. . . and
she's very keen to go."
...
/From: Luke Skywalker, Millennium Falcon
/To: C-3PO, Ambassador's party, Baros
/Code: 7699/2114

/Hello, Threepio. You'll be glad to hear I'm on my
way to Baros, with Delegate
Chia Fortescu, Chewbacca,
and R2-D2. The chief controller's been informed of this,
but I thought I'd call you personally, just in case he
forgot to tell you. We're expecting to be there sometime
in the early afternoon tomorrow I believe. No doubt Hezzel
will be wanting you to interpret for him when we arrive,
so we'll see you then. Take care. Artoo sends his best
wishes./
...
"Thank you," Luke replied. "I hope so too, since the ambassador
is my sister, and I would hate any harm to come to her. I am
Commander Luke Skywalker, and these are Delegate Chia Fortescu,
and Chewbacca, my pilot. »
...
"Yes indeed, Delegate
Fortescu," Threepio replied. "Master
Luke, I thought since Mistress Leia had asked me to investigate
this matter, that it might be of interest to you. I have been
unable so far to discover his name, but if I could have
permission to allow Artoo to talk directly to the computer, I
am sure we could find out his identity."
...

Title: Diplomatic Mission
Author: Carrie Williams
E-Mail:anothercrisis@hotmail.com
Category: New Republic
Keywords: Leia, Han, politics
Spoilers: The Courtship of Princess Leia (but not much)
Rating: none
Summary (this is the bit that was wrong): Set between The Courtship of
Princess Leia and Heir to the Empire, this is my riposte to Wolverton. I'd
had the idea knocking around for years, and reading his book spurred me on
to offer the flipside of the coin. It's how it sounds, a character-driven
story with very little action.


Disclaimer: Star Wars, its characters and situations all belong
to George Lucas. I just borrowed them. No money is being made
off this story and no infringement of copyright is intended.

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Daria Fortescue


Books:Fiction & Literature:Romance:Historical


Catherine Coulter « Secret Song « 


Damon Le Mark's niece
Daria de Fortescue is kidnapped on the way to her wedding: the kidnapper, Edmond of Clare, demands her dowry or he will rape her. Damon employs Roland de Tournay to recover the maid--provided she still is one. If not, says Damon to the rescuer, you can kill her. Roland poses as a priest to gain entrance to Clare's castle. Daria knocks Edmond out cold when he tries to ravish her, and Roland smuggles her out. Distrusting the unscrupulous Damon's motives, Roland decides to stash the young woman in Wales for temporary safekeeping but falls ill en route. Daria's ministrations include climbing into bed with her delirious protector, and she finds herself pregnant by a man who denies he's the father. Seeking assistance against Edmond, who is pursuing him, Roland approaches the king and queen of England; they take pity on Daria and urge Roland to marry her, blithely trusting that the reluctant bride and sulky groom will muddle their way to marital bliss--as, of course, they do.

Emily Fortescue

Enchanted Tulips and Other Verses for Children (1914):
a machine-readable transcription
Keary, Maud



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TO THE CAT AT GRANDMAMA'S
  A LETTER
DEAR CAT, I'm writing you this letter, Which I shall send by post; So, by-and-by, perhaps you'd better Just say if it was lost. I've got a nice large sheet of paper, And, pussy--what d'you think!-- Some sealing-wax, a smart red taper, And a real pen and ink! Dear Cat, how sadly I did cry When Nurse, I, and Papa Where all obliged to say good-bye To you and Grandmama. I saw you on the steps, and John Was standing at your side, You watched us till we were quite gone, Then, I suppose, you cried! Page 50 Oh! puss, I have been so so sad These two last rainy days, And I kept thinking how we had Such dear, delicious plays, You and I, pussy, in the hall, Jumping upon the chairs, Scrambling for my elastic ball, Running half-way upstairs, Until we met grave housemaid Jane With dust-pan and with broom, Who always sent us back again To the warm drawing-room; And there, before the tea-bell rang, We sat upon one stool, Whilst you purred, pussy, and I sang, Or else we played at school. I taught you that two paws were two, And twice two paws were four, And tried to make you count your claws, but you Would stick them in the floor! Page 51 And so you never got to be As wise as you were bid-- At least I was surprised to see One evening what you did-- John brought the kettle in and stept-- With a black shining boot-- Between us, when you, pussy, leapt And fastened on his foot. You thought it was a rat, but oh! When I had told you that If John had fifty feet or so, They couldn't make one rat! What cream we had for tea that night, What games with cotton reels; But no, puss, it upsets me quite, One can't help what one feels. I'm crying now, so here I'll end, Dear Cat--best love to you-- Believe me, your own little friend,                 EMILY FORTESCUE. E.K.
...
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Etherlred Fortescue


A Synopsis of a Novel Collaboration
by Elizabeth Kingsbury with LC van Savage.

Jan of Cleveland
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     In 1348, only the poor and desperate sought treatment with
Etherlred Fortescue, a London barber-surgeon who learned about sanitation out of sheer absent-mindedness. Distracted by a conversation about listening to one's dreams, Ethelred lathered a leg ulcer and put a hot towel on it; preparation for a shave. In doing so, he saved the leg and the life of his patient. So moved by his dreams, he reported his vision of the Divine Physician, the Angel Raphael, to the Oxford School of Medicine. His warning to parishioners to abstain from Holy Communion caused a stir, but was disregarded as the ravings of a madman until the Plague of 1349 swept through London. Ethelred ended up in the Tower, cold, hungry, and interrogated time and again until his burning. Even Richard Lewis, his former patient could not speak up for him. Mr. Lewis was burned with a hot poker until he turned on his doctor. The executioners held the torch to the kindling.

     In 1989, Janice Atwood, a 10 year-old Harvard Medical Student and child prodigy read a history of medicine article in a bound journal. The Romanesque illustration from a monk's manuscript came alive. The reddish orange flames, that looked like fat raindrops surrounded kindling, which surrounded a man that looked like the Jack of Diamonds on playing cards. Jan wrote in a notebook about modernizing public health in the Middle Ages. What could be done to prevent the Plague? At home she tapped away on a Macintosh SE way into the night.

     In 2000, a 21 year-old Jan handed in her thesis to be bound for a degree in Engineering. Her word-processed manuscript concerned the practice of time travel. Her parents, middle aged Flower Children, both Psychology Professors at Ohio State, celebrated Jan's departure for the Fourteenth Century. Jan's mother had built her career around her studies of Jan who had a high I.Q. Janet Meredith-Atwood tried and gave up on becoming a medieval legend in time travel in 1976. Janet worked night and day in grooming her daughter to be a superchild and to take up the torch of medieval legendhood. In doing so, Jan of Cleveland, M.D., Ph.D., was polished, pleasant, brilliant, a tireless worker, a relentless achiever, but emotionally distant and romantically challenged. Jan knew nothing but work. The only recreation she was allowed to participate in was competitive skating and that was to compete in the 1995 Stockholm Olympics. Jan won the gold and maintained a straight-A average in graduate school. After saying her farewells to her parents, and Jan activated the time machine and set the machine to self-destruct once she vanished. The maelstrom of time travel felt like being caught up in the eye of a tornado. Late at night, Jan appeared five feet above the ground by Ethelred's cottage. A few drunks staggered along the road in the distance. Otherwise, Jan's arrival was unwitnessed. After a struggle, Jan convinced Ethelred to take her to King Edward III and tell him about the Plague. This was quite a feat as Ethelred, a barber-surgeon, slammed the door in her face because he didn't associate with physicians. After some verbal arm wrestling. Jan met Edward Plantagenet III, the Civilized Warrior, who epitomized the High Middle Ages, the midpoint between the waning of the Dark Ages and the Renaissance. After a fact-finding mission to Italy to verify that the Plague was raging, Jan appeared before Parliament. She introduced plans for the telephone, the locomotive, and public health measures. She then had to be the referee between surgeons and physicians at a medical school lecture. Jan did prevent the "Great Mortality" and helped King Edward III succeed in his campaign to conquer Paris. King Edward and Queen Philippa arranged for Jan to marry Ethelred, who was also an Army Surgeon on this campaign. Before the wedding, Jan prevailed upon King Edward to bring up condoms at the next Parliament, thus beginning the Great Condom War. The Pope later banned condoms and ordered Jan to be put in the stocks. Without birth control, Jan got pregnant and gave birth to twin boys. Since Western Europe was weakened by the Plague, King Edward's campaigns make Britain reign supreme.

     In the new future, some horrendous changes occurred. Because England conquered the world in the late Fourteenth century, the British culture dominated the world. The former feminist flower child, Janet Meredith-Atwood, meekly accepted a layoff and became a preppy, perfectionist housewife. Jan became an anorexic, bleached blonde skater whose sole ambition is to get into the right public school. Any school or location on "The List" was considered too provincial and déclassé to qualify a person for the right marriage partner (essential for girls), or the right connections for the right college and career, for boys. Physical appearances were of primary importance as was Anglophilia.

     Jan in the 1300's found out about these changes in dreams. She felt very guilty about having "ruined" the future and lost her appetite. She lost so much weight that her identical twin sons fear that Jan has tuberculosis. Ethelred persuaded Jan to undergo hypnoanalysis and she overcame her feelings of guilt. At the same time, she convinced King Edward III to encourage employers to hire "dowery girls", young girls who work in shops, hospitals, pharmacies and at the telephone company in order to earn their dowery until age 24. In doing this, Jan corrected the mistake she made in stopping the Plague.

Fortescue Towers


Random ramblings from the life and times of

Col. Fortescue Featherstonehaugh Fortescue


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Fortescue Towers

Luckily the mem' was woken by the racket and with commendable speed and a far better aim than usual she gave the airborne instrument both barrels ensuring its brief reign of terror at Fortescue Towers was over. Although one is told that the local constable was somewhat surprised to be knocked off his bicycle by what appeared to be a giant smoking tartan Tarantula hurtling out of the night sky.
...
Of course, one isn't completely out of touch with technology. Ones grandfather, the late Sir 'Binky' Fortescue VC, OBE, DFC had one of Mr Bells Telephonic Apparatus installed in the 1890s. Been providing sterling service ever since without the need for gimmicks and makeovers. Does the job it was designed for and can't see Mr Bell resorting to annoying blue amphibians to sell a few more.
...
Luckily the mem' was woken by the racket and with commendable speed and a far better aim than usual she gave the airborne instrument both barrels ensuring its brief reign of terror at Fortescue Towers was over. Although one is told that the local constable was somewhat surprised to be knocked off his bicycle by what appeared to be a giant smoking tartan Tarantula hurtling out of the night sky.
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Granville Fortescue


Daily Graphic Nov 1909


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This is a page of the Daily Graphic broadsheet newspaper dated 4th November 1909. Approximate size is 425mm x 320mm.
The page contains a photograph top left titled "Lively time on a liner" and underneath; "
Lieutenant Granville Fortescue, who is a cousin of Theodore Roosevelt, thrashed a card-sharper whom he detected cheating on board a North German Lloyd liner".
The page is browned at the edges, other than that its in remarkable condition considering it's age.




Fortescue RUSSIA, BALKANS, DARDANELLES

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Fortescue, Granville. Russia, The Balkans and the Dardanelles. London: Melrose, n.d. (1915). 1st Edition, 1st Impression. 285pp Abundantly illustrated with black and white photo plates.
Lacks wrapper. Book in Very Good condition
Journalistic account of military conflicts in Poland and the Balkans.


National Geographic NOV-DEC 1917 WWI ARMY

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National Geographic - November - December 1917
Vol. XXXII Nos. 5 and 6
DOUBLE NUMBER Good Condition
Good ORIGINAL copy of National Geographic with great ARTICLES, ILLUSTRATIONS and ADS. This is NOT a reprint, previously bound copy or library edition. All of the National Geographics I have for auction are from a private collection. These magazines are from the rare pre-1920 era. The magazines are in the condition described below (also see pictures). I believe them to be complete, but I have NOT checked every page. If there are inserts present, they will be described. Map and Chart in Four Colors - Training Camps 16 Pages of Photogravure The Geographical and Historical Environment of America's 32 New Soldier Cities by William Joseph Showalter - 18 Illustrations Training the New Armies of Liberty by Maj. Granville Fortescue, USA - Illustrated The Immediate Necessity for Military Highways by A.G. Batchelder - 22 Illustrations In Lorrain - That Part of France Where the First American Soldiers Have Fallen by Harriet Chalmers Adams - 16 Illustrations Gems from Scotland - 16 Illustrations From the Trenches to Versailles by Carolyn Corey - 12 Illustrations
April 1917
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*8 Pages In Four Colors
*Do Your Bit For America by Woodrow Wilson
*A Tribute To America by Herbert Henry Asquith
*Friends of Our Forests by Henry W. Henshaw (color illustrations)
*The Burden France Has Borne by Granville Fortescue (19 Illustrations)
*The Call To The Colors (17 Illustrations)
*The Outspeaking of a Great Democracy by Alexander Ribot, Rene Viviani, Paul Dechanel
*The Oldest of the Free Assemblies by Arthur James Balfour
*The Russian Situation and Its Significance to America by Stanley Washburn (10 Illustrations)





Saturday Evening Post July 1, 1916
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Magazine Condition: Magazine was library bound, resulting in damage to the spine. Contents are bright, clear and complete.
Post Cover: Heyenderker

Articles and Stories: This Is The Life, by Corinne Lowe; Enter The Villain, by Irvin S. Cobb; Efficiency Edgar And The Second Generation, by Clarence Budington Kelland; Behind The Scenes In A Department Store,by Edward Mott Woolley; Huskie Dog, by Norman Duncan; Twenty Little Thrifters, by Forrest Crissey; Sudden Jim, by Clarence Budington Kelland; Feeding The Fighting Man, by Granville Fortescue; The Druggist At Bocatown, by Will Payne.
Full Page Ads: Welch's Grape Juice, Barrett Roofs, Crisco, Apperson Brothers Automobile Co., Liberty Motor Car, Clicquot Club, Hotpoint, Chalmers Motor Company, Chandler Motor Car Company, Cadillac, Smith Form-A-Truck, AutoStrop Safety Razor, Warner-Lenz, Stewart-Warner, Crow Motor Car, Republic Motor Truck, Prince Albert, Ajax Tires, Kodak.



Grundy Fortescue


Nick Bantock
« SOLOMON GRUNDY »


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SOLOMON GRUNDY: A Pop-Up Rhyme, Retold and Illustrated by Nick Bantock (Viking 1992 HB 10 pages Signed by Nick Bantock in the margin on page two)
"Solomon Marmaduke Fortescue Grundy, born a black and beastly Monday". . . and so begins the seven days in the life and death of Solomon Grundy. From the author and illustrator of the GRIFFIN & SABINE series, here is a delightful tale with a "pop-up" surprise on every page. . . as only Nick Bantock could do it.

Georges M. Fortescue


The Fortescue Papers (Hardcover)

Author: George M. Fortescue

ISBN: 0-38416-4404


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Hon. John Fortescue



Napoleonic Literature
The Note-Books of Captain Coignet


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Author:  Jean-Roche Coignet, 1776-1860
With Introduction by: 
The Hon. Sir John Fortescue, 1859-1933
Published:  1928, Peter Davis Limited, London
This work reproduces the memoirs of Captain Jean-Roche Coignet, which he maintained in notebook form throughout the years he served in the French army.  Coignet's contribution is exceptional by the fact that he served in every campaign under the Consulate and the Empire: from Marengo to Waterloo.  Under British copyright law, the introduction by Sir John Fortescue is still under copyright until the year 2003; therefore, we have not reproduced it in this electronic book.
The above picture depicts Coignet in his first meeting with Napoleon during the Marengo campaign, while Coignet was still a grenadier.  This picture was taken from the Life of Napoleon Bonaparte.

John Fortescue Lawyer



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Fortescue, Sir John
jurist, notable for a legal treatise, De laudibus legum Angliae (c. 1470; "In Praise of the Laws of England"), written for the instruction of Edward, prince of Wales, son of the deposed king Henry...

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Vol. 4

SIR JOHN FORTESCUE (B. 1385 Norris Somerset D.1479 Ebrington Glos.)

Jurist, notable for a legal treatise, De laudibus legum Angliae (in Praise of the Laws of England) 1470; ed. and trans. from the Latin, S.B.Chrimes, published with the Latin title 1492. Written for the instruction of Edward, Prince of Wales, son of the deposed King Henry VI of England. He also stated a moral principle that remains basic to the Anglo-American jury system: It is better that the guilty escape than that the innocent be punished.

He became Chief Justice of the King's Bench in 1442 and was knighted the following year. After the defeat of Henry VI's Lancastrian army at Towtown, Yorks. (March 29 1461) he fled with Henry to Scotland, where
Fortescue probably was appointed Lord Chancellor of the exiled government.

From 1463-1471 he lived in France at the Court of Henry's Queen Margaret of Anjou, where he helped to educate Prince Edward to rule England in the event of a Lancastrian restoration. Returning to England he was captured at Tewkesbury, Glos. during the final defeat of the Lancastrians (May 4th 1471) submitted to the Yorkist King Edward IV and was allowed to retire to his home.



 Everyman's Encyclopaedia Vol. 5



FORTESCUE, SIR JOHN. (1394 - 1476) (? see above)

English lawyer born in Somerset and educated at Oxford. He was three times appointed Governor of Lincoln's Inn during Henry VI's reign and in 1442 was Chief Justice of the King's Bench, being highly recommended for his wisdom, gravity and uprightness. He was a great favourite with Henry VI and held office during the remainder of his reign, faithfully serving and steadily adhering to him.

At the accession of Edward IV,
Fortescue was charged with high treason, and accompanied Queen Margaret and her court to exile in Holland. He afterwards returned to England and received a pardon from Edward IV on the defeat of the Lancastrian party.

Fortescue's fame rests on his works, De laudibus legum Angliae, written 1470 (printed 1537) for the instruction of the young Prince Edward, and On the Governaunce of the Kingdom of England (Printed 1714).




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Fortescu (Sir John), Célèbre~jurisconsulte anglais. On ignore la date et le lieu précis de sa naissance. On ne sait pas mieux où il fit ses études. Au rapport de Tanner il fut élève au collège d'Exeter; Prince, au contraire désigne Oxford.
Quand à la jurisprudence, il l'étudia à Lincoln's Inn, où il acquit une profonde connaissance des lois. Il devint lui-même gouverneur de cet établissement dans la 4ème année du règne de Henri VI, et 3 ans plus tard il remplit de nouveau ces fonctions.
En 1450 il fut nommé Sergent des Lois, et en 1441 il obtint le titre de Sergent ès lois du Roi. Enfin, l'année suivante, il fut élevé aux fonctions de Chief-justice du Banc de la Reine. Il se fit remarquer pendant plusieurs années par une sage et sévère administration de la Justice.

Malheureusement cette carrière si glorieusement remplie fut interrompue par les troubles civils. Attaché à Henri VI qui mettait en lui sa confiance, il fut déclaré coupable de haute trahison par le 1er parlement d'Edouard IV, en vertu de l'acte lancé contre le Roi, la Reine Marguerite, leur fils Edouard et d'autres personnages haut placés.

En Ecosse, où Henri VI dut se réfugier, Fortescue fut nommé Chancelier d'Angleterre. Lui même s'intitule ainsi dans son grand ouvrage " De Laudibus Legum Angliae."

Il passa d'abord en Flandre, avec la Reine Marguerite, puis en Lorraine, où il composa plusieurs de ses ouvrages. Dans 1'intervalle, les choses changerent encore de faces. Abandonné par le "faiseur de Rois", Edouard dut fuir à son tour, et, le 6 octobre 1470, Henri VI remonta sur le trône. Fortescue profita de ces évènements pour rentrer dans sa patrie; mais il ne prit plus aucune part à la lutte qui continua entre les deux prétendants à la couronne.

Cette conduite prudente lui valut de n'être pas inquièté dans la retraite où il vivait, quand enfin Edouard IV resta seul maître du pouvoir. Il mourut agé dit-on, de prés de 90 ans.

Les principaux de ses ouvrages, dont quelques uns n'ont pas été imprimés, sont : " De Laudibus Legum Angliœ ." Ce remarquable traité de la législation Anglaise ne fut imprimé que sous Henri VIII, sans date précise. Il fut ensuite traduit à des époques diverses, depuis 1516 Jusqu'aux temps modernes; -- " The Difference between an Absolute and limited Monarchy, as it more particularly regards the English Constitution " publié seulement en 1714, par John Fortesoue - Aland.  

Biog.Brit. gs- Prince, worthies -- Bridgman, Legal Bibliography.



Fortesque, John De Laudibus Legum Angliae. London 1741.

1741 Fortesque, John. De Laudibus Legum Angliae. Written Originally in Latin by Sir John Fortescue Lord Chief Justice, and after Lord Chancellor to King Henry VI. Translated [by Francis Gregor] into English, Illustrated with the Notes of Mr. Selden, and Great Variety of Remarks with Respect to the Antiquities, History, and Laws of England. To Which Are Prefix'd Mr. Selden to the Reader, and a Large Historical Preface. To the Whole Are Added the Preface of the First Editor, with the Testimonies of Bale, Pits, and Du Fresne; the Summs of Sir Ralph de Hengham, Lord Chief Justice to King Edward I. Commonly Call'd Hengham Magna and Hengham Parva, with Mr. Selden's Notes; and a Copious Index. London: Printed Henry Lintot, 1741 Folio. Engraved frontispiece. [2], lxiv, 130, [14]; [2], ii, 36; [2], 4, 42, [2] pp. Modern quarter-calf over cloth. First few leaves foxed, several leaves at rear slightly dampstained. Signature on title-page. A quite good copy. * Second edition of Gregor's translation (with Selden's notes in Latin). Taking the form of a dialogue between Henry VI and Fortesque, De Laudibus Legum Angliae tries to show the superiority of the common law over civil law. It incorporates the notion of a limited monarchy, and was commended by commentators such as Sir Walter Raleigh and St. Germain. Marke 37. S&M I:22(16). HLC I:713.






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252.  Fortesque, John. De Laudibus Legum Angliae. Written Originally in Latin by Sir John Fortescue Lord Chief Justice, and after Lord Chancellor to King Henry VI. Translated [by Francis Gregor] into English, Illustrated with the Notes of Mr. Selden, and Great Variety of Remarks with Respect to the Antiquities, History, and Laws of England. To Which Are Prefix’d Mr. Selden to the Reader, and a Large Historical Preface. To the Whole Are Added the Preface of the First Editor, with the Testimonies of Bale, Pits, and Du Fresne; the Summs of Sir Ralph de Hengham, Lord Chief Justice to King Edward I. Commonly Call’d Hengham Magna and Hengham Parva, with Mr. Selden’s Notes; and a Copious Index. London: Printed Henry Lintot, 1741 Folio. Engraved frontispiece. [2], lxiv, 130, [14]; [2], ii, 36; [2], 4, 42, [2] pp. Modern quarter-calf over cloth. First few leaves foxed, several leaves at rear slightly dampstained. Signature on title-page. A quite good copy.   $650. * Second edition of Gregor’s translation (with Selden’s notes in Latin). Taking the form of a dialogue between Henry VI and Fortesque, De Laudibus Legum Angliae tries to show the superiority of the common law over civil law. It incorporates the notion of a limited monarchy, and was commended by commentators such as Sir Walter Raleigh and St. Germain. Marke 37. S&M I:. HLC I:713.





1567 ENGLISH LAW BOOK
BOOK-England-Laws

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1567 "A LEARNED COMMENDATION OF THE POLITIQUE LAWES OF ENGLANDE…" [First-Edition] By John Fortescue. Printed by Rychard Tottill, London in the Fletestrete within Temple Barre, 1567. With 270 printed pages or 135 leaves, including table COMPLETE with the Dated colophon on the final leaf. Lacking only the original blank leaves. 5 x 3 1/2 inches, bound in 1800s 3/4 brown leather with marbled boards. Spine stamped in blind in 5 compartments, gilt lettered black spine label (chipped). Bottom 1 1/2 inches of first leaf replaced at an early date with laid paper NOT affecting text! 1 inch horizontal worm hole through the middle 80% of the book, located in the lower right corner of the page affecting text. Clean and tight. Generally a VERY GOOD copy of this exceedingly RARE printing. STC 11194. Beale T357.

John Fortescue Poet

Vintage Print
British Writers Poets and Historians of early 20th Century




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This monochrome montage of photographs recount (from 1935 when they were published) the 'Men of Letters' during the reign of King George V

The print is from a special edition of the Illustrated London News for the Silver Jubilee in 1935. The Page is just over 10 inches wide (260mm) and 14 1/2 inches long (370mm) .. so just bigger than A4 size

The high quality print is on approx 80 grade paper and the pictures are framed with a simple scrolled design.

The full list of those shown is:

D H Lawrence - Anthony Hope - Arnold Bennett
Hall Caine - Arthur Conan Doyle - Maurice Hewlett
Rupert Brooke - Joseph Conrad - Stanley Weyman
Henry James - H G Wells - Rudyard Kipling
John Galsworthy - Rider Haggard - Edmund Gosse
Hugh Walpole - John Masefield - Sir Sidney Lee
John Fortescue - George Moore - Arthur Bryant and G M Trevelyan

An excellent vintage image, of historians and philosophers as well as poets and authors - it is perhaps worthy if you value the work of 3 or 4 of them

John William Fortescue

Fortescue John William

J.W. Fortescue

Fortescue J.W.

Fortescue "Killed"

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"The Wrecker"


This is No. 311, Vol LII, of February 1928 of the lovely monthly Periodical series: "THE PLAY PICTORIAL", edited by B.W. Findon.
This edition features the highly acclaimed London West End Show
"THE WRECKER",
(ANOTHER TRAIN MYSTERY)
Written by Arnold Ridley who not only wrote "The Ghost Train", but went on to star as "Private Godfrey" in the popular Television series "Dad's Army"; it was co-written by Bernard Merivale. Produced at the New Theatre December 6th, 1927.
The cast includes:- Miss Edna Davies * Mr. G.H. Mulcaster * Miss Ivy Sparrow * Miss Norah Howard * Mr. Frank Bertram * Mr. George Elton * Mr. Vaughan Powel * Mr. Owen Roughwood * Mr. Vincent Holman * Miss Fabia Drake.
The publication is a very nice historical record of West End London Theatres in the 1920's.
This is a 32-page magazine, 16 pages of which contain a full rÈsumÈ, and a full complement of b&w photographs of scenes of the play. The Magazine also contains * An Editorial, by B.W. Findon * "Modes and Morals" by
The Hon. Lady Fortescue * A full list of "What's On" at the London Theatres * An Article by Harris Deans, entitled "Le Monde ou l'on s'amuse" * "Films of the Month" by D.R. Littlewood,
Casts and Critics, reviewing

The Magazine, which measures 11 x 9 inches, is complete and is in fair condition. There is a small tear and some foxing at the base of the front cover, slight staining on one inner page and the centre page is detached.


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Lady Winifred Fortescue

Fortescue Lady Winifred


Trampled Lilies
Fortescue, Lady


Return to Sunset House: A Continuation of Beauty for Ashes
Lady Fortescue

Lucy Fortescue

Fortescue Lucy

Lymph Fortescue

Fortescue Lymph

Margery Fortescue

Fortescue Margery

Michael D. Fortescue

Fortescue Michael D.



Language Relations Across Bering Strait: Reappraising the Archaeological & Linguistic Evidence
Fortescue, Michael D.


Mr. Fortescue

Fortescue Mr.

Mary Fortescue


 

Fortescue Mary

 

 
 
 







































































































 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fortescue Professor

Fortescue PROFESSOR


Sir John Fortescue

Fortescue SIR JOHN

Miss Fortescue

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897.
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Min’cio or Min’tio.

The birthplace of Virgil. The Clitumnus, a river of Umbria, was the residence of Propertius; the Anio is where Horace had a villa; the river Mels, in Ionia, is the supposed birthplace of Homer. Littleton refers to all these in his Monody on Miss Fortescue.


FORTESCUE Miss

Vicky Fortescue

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Will Fortescue


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Fortesque WILLIAM

 

 
 
 
 









Night and Day


Night and Day

Une Poignée de Seigle


Poignée de Seigle