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Sunday, August 05, 2012

"in memory of a cat" 1920

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"Poem and illustration by Miss Elisabeth Bonsall, made for Miss Clara Comegys."  Found in The National Humane Review, Vol. VIII No. 12 (December 1920), p. 240.  
I wondered if the Egyptian theme here had anything to do with the finding of Tutankhamen's tomb.  That didn't happen till 1922, but the thrill of the archaeological seasons leading up to it must have made itself felt among curious and informed people.  "Pasht" is a variant of the name of the better known cat goddess "Bastet."  

1 comment:

The Lee County Clowder said...

A loverly poem. We had not seen that one before.

PS: Do you know you have word verification on? A lot of people just give up at that point.