Soloable with 'All Tracks' Enabled. Re-upload to fix some bass track issues. Note: Tempo deliberately increased a little for better compatibility on non-note holding instruments. Easily adjusted though if you decide to! My Eyes [Dr. Also Solo-able. Have some more Ghibli songs for your group to play! Dumb me didn't favorite which version. Sounds best on flute IG. Solo: Hold Notes Off, sim chords on, all tracks. Publishing for St. Patrick Day.
For solo play use the Harp T1. This one's for Shiro Astral of Marlboro. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that listening to your method made me revisit this one and figure out the section that stumped me awhile.
So this one works because of your input on the scene, t. Some parts have way too many notes, but it wouldn't be me without that. It's your lucky day! Duet for guitars overdriven and power chords.
Simulate chords off and hold notes off for both. I am sorry if this is not up to standards and it is difficult for you to press the checkboxes, if you buy me a plane ticket I'll come uncheck the boxes for you, with my hand over. NieR Replicant ver. Please check out my transcription of this song. Theme of Louise.
Please check out my transcription of this track. Start on Overdrive. Nightwish - Escapist Eltana Qalaba'r Source: freemidi. T2 Sax. Start on Power Chords. I love the 'still' version of this song so much. Nirvana - Lithium Eltana Qalaba'r Source: freemidi.
Please note this is NOT the version most are familiar with that I've posted but his arrangement! A special request by a fan, kind enough to boost me on Ultros. Now barding on all three NA DCs under my namesake! Composed by Yuki Kajiura. Do with that what you will. Noragami Aragoto - Kyouran Hey Kids!! I don't know either friends - duo, can be played solo - 1 piano, 1 harp. This game utterly emotionally devastated me, so I couldn't help but do this song.
On Love: Agape - Yuri!!! Piano Solo only. All track for solo. Message me on discord. Solo — Harp or Brass Favored, but works with various! Please allow seconds for all the tone changes to load before starting the song. Shoutout to Wastgeim for this one! The oboes represent voices, but you can play around with other options for those two parts! For Septet 7 Instruments.
Used in a very special series of battles. Here ya go Mon! Persona 5 Beneath the Mask Aversa Knight. Kinda reminds me of old New Grounds stuff. Anyway, here's a quartet I transcribed for fun.
I hope you all enjoy and share this one though! Please Don't Bully Me, Nagatoro-san! Pokemon GSC - Battle! The theme of the special episode: "Igglybuff the Prodigy", that tells the origin story of Guildmaster Wigglytuff.
One of the best Pokemon battle themes. The title theme of the game. Pokemon RBY - Battle! So feel free to use all tracks! Best Legendary theme. I had a blast making these, and I hope you have a blast playing them! It is hard. The world is cursed. But still you find reasons to keep living. Think there's a version of this published but might as well put mine here anyway cuz yolo hours. Also, I love you! A short composition by Yuki Kajiura for a short concept movie by Studio Shaft.
A slow arrangement of the Sayaka's theme "Decretum" composed by Yuki Kajiura. Theme of Sayaka Miki. Not a quintet One of the best transformation sequences in anime. This one's for you, Mielle! You've done so much for all of us, I can't possibly overstate your contributions to the scene! I arranged this one special, for you! Works well with all strummed instruments. For harp. You can mix and match parts from solo to quartet! Transcribed by ear from source link, my sheet music is posted in the usual place!
Transcribed by ear, sheets in the usual place! And one other because I accidentally uploaded a half-finished midi by mistake elsewhere lol. Nobody's favorite expac main theme :p This is part 2 of a large re. Be Prepared! Have friends spam Yellow Ranger poses while playing for maximum enjoyability. A remake of the one I did before with less busy noises? Hold notes: off. Simulate chords: off. Main melody can be played solo. For you all kinky bastard on valentine's day this month! Saga of Tanya the Evil - Los!
Transcribed by ear, my sheets are posted in the usual place! Scooby Doo - Where Are You? Harp also recommended aka Gaia's Navel theme. Dwarf Village theme. Upper Land forest theme. Vivit's final theme. Theme of Erich. Theme of Remilia Scarlet featuring fragments from the third movement of Beethoven's Sonata Pathetique.
It's here. I'm not sorry. I'm dying IRL rn. I'm not certain I love every part of this, but posting these midis. There is 3 guitar in this octet with percussion so you can party rock! Might be very off beat with older versions My favorite of the bunch, although some weirdness in converting to solo, much prefer my duet version.
Arrangement of Yuuka's theme from ZUN's old website. Otherwise, enjoy! Guitar Clean, Track 4 E. Guitar Power Chords.
Vocals on Track 8. Slightly less sorry than the Wii music. Plays twice in one track. Also one of the Gintama openings o7. Stand By Me Ben E. Star Wars Suite Medley octet version 2. You could possibly play this without some of the drums. Feel like I finally got the dust off from being on hiatus with this one and had a lot of fun.
Took the sheet music and re-wrote a majority of the sections, added the breakdown. Suite No. Solo-compatible if 'All Tracks' is enabled; alternative instruments to consider would be Guitar Overdriven or Clean. T1 Clarinet; T2 Piano. Source went MIA. I cry everytime I hear this song and so should you. Just for fun and not overly complex. For all that needed a little in-game training montage song for their RP or just because! Solo with track 1, sim chords on. Works best with sax or trumpet.
T2 Viola. Start on Muted. Specially dedicated to Yigen over on Balmung! For Harp and Fiddle. Standing by a harbour full of ships Britannia looks to the distant horizon. The name of the game inside is emblazoned in red across its top. Apologise this minute. Under the steely gaze of her nanny, Sarah apologises somewhat reluctantly to her brother. Taking the box from the old nanny, the young woman reads across the top of the box. Tonight, there will be officials and diplomats from all the British dominions presented to the King and Queen in the throne room.
Their names are all called out one by one and they come forward and bow to the King and Queen whilst we all watch. However, there is a grand dinner afterwards with ever so much delicious food to be had.
And I am able get dressed up in my court dress, so I shall be wearing the Southgate diamond tiara, a ballgown and a grand train too. Your father will be all dressed up too in white tie and tails and wearing his orders on his sash. Getting dressed for these occasions can take longer than usual to get ready for.
Jumping up from their seats, they scurry around to their mother and stand before her, proudly to attention. With a nod from their nanny, they begin to recite what they have learned by rote over the last week. Although not officially recognised as an annual event untilmany schools across the British Empire were celebrating it before then.
But of course the real highlight of the day for the children was that they were let of school early in order to take part in the thousands of marches, maypole dances, concerts and parties that celebrated the event. Empire Day remained an essential part of the calendar for more than 50 years, celebrated by countless millions of children and adults alike, an opportunity to demonstrate pride in being part of the British Empire.
The date of Commonwealth Day was also changed to 10th June, the official birthday of Queen Elizabeth. The date was again changed in to the second Monday in March, when each year The Queen still sends a special message to the youth of the Empire via a radio broadcast to all the various countries of the Commonwealth. You might be surprised to learn that this rather delicious Empire Day nurery tea is not exactly what it seems.
The divine little patriotic cupcakes, each with a Union Jack on the top, has been made in England by hand from clay by former chef turned miniature artisan, Frances Knight. The two jellies, which look so realistic you could eat them, are made by Beautifully Handmade Miniatures in Kettering. They specialise in making realistic looking size miniature foods. They have a dizzying and ever growing array of wonderful items, but they are particularly well know for their jellies. Huntley and Palmers is a British firm of biscuit makers originally based in Reading, Berkshire.
The company created one of the world's first global brands and ran what was once the world's largest biscuit factory. Over the years, the company was also known as J. Huntley and Son and Huntley and Palmer. The design on the tin is Edwardian and fed the British Imperialist feeling that was popular in the first two decades of the Twentieth Century. However, this design was so popular that it carried on through the s.
The gilt Art Nouveau tea set, featuring a copy of a Royal Doulton pattern, has been hand decorated by beautifully Handmade Miniatures in Kettering. The glasses are all made of real, very finely spun glass and I have had them since I was a teenager.
I bought them from a high street specialist miniatures shop, and each one being hand made is slightly different from the other. In the foreground stands a miniature Blue Calico milk jug. It was inspired by Nineteenth Century indigo fabrics. Blue Calico is still made today, and still uses the traditional print transfer process, which makes each piece unique. Manufactured in Britain of course by Glevum Games Manufacturer in Gloucester between andthe game came with a board depicting a world map on which the British Empire was marked out in pink of course.
It included three lead steamers and a large selection of paper cards advertising cargo and exports from different countries as well as a cardboard dice shaker and dice.
The object of the game was to take your cargo from London to the Colonies and buy what they are selling. An educational game, it was designed to teach children the importance of Empire and what imports came from what countries belonging to the British Empire. Beside the rabbit sits Malachi the teddy bear. Acquired in mid-March from a wonderful Melbourne stalwart toy shop: Dafel Dolls and Bears, when I went looking for a present for one of my goddaughters, Malachi is designed by Mary and hand-made by Wendy Joy in Australia.
He has reticulated arms and legs, and an extremely sweet face. Malachi was the name he came with, written by hand on his little tag. SIM : Sommergewitter. Hope had a dog she called Hope, because she wished everything to be one, that there be no gender, that there be no difference between people, that dogs, cats, mice, Goldberg variations, birds, trees, sun, sky and earth and men would be the same thing andt could be summed up in one.
But reality looked different, and it was a great mystery to her, and a source of boredom to Im Only Smiling - Gods Gift (2) - All Things Bright And Beautiful (CD loved ones. During family meals, or parties with friends, invariably, she Im Only Smiling - Gods Gift (2) - All Things Bright And Beautiful (CD the question: "Imagine a circle, imagine it growing, growing, growing, growing becoming almost infinite; what would the curvature of the circle look like? She was fond of asking the question to new friends, or friends of friends she did not know.
She was delighted to see the stupefied face of the interlocutor, the suspended moment over the void when the brain began to get nowhere fast. So, she says, if the circle reaches an infinite diameter, the curvature of the circle becomes straight.
Now take a triangle and increase the base of the triangle. Apply the same treatment to all elementary geometric forms, and you will always get a single straight line. At that moment, she took her little spoon and began the dessert in a distant silence. After the first bite, just as the guests were beginning to relax, she resumed her demonstration : But the infinity of our universe does not exist since our universe is expanding at the exact speed of light since its creation.
So this obese universe with its clusters of galaxies, its voracious black holes, its dark matter, is included in the infinite which can only be one simple straight line, one and the same thing. Within this infinite, there is a kind of contracted infinite, like an infinite that would have broken into billions of billions of billions I do not know how many precisely of small tiny pieces, as if God, who had he drunk, had dropped His glass of Bordeaux on the kitchen floor, smashing it with a dreadful bang.
Before anyone could regain control of the situation and intervene to close this embarrassing monologue, which her parents and close friends had heard hundreds of times since Hope was 5 years old, she said: And what does that mean? What does it mean? Well, it means that one precedes the multiple, that necessarily our universe is "after" or "in" or "contracted with" one. So we are there, all different, multiple, there is not a dog that looks like another dog, there is not even an atom that looks like another atom, since we can never know at the same time Album) position and speed of a particle, so, huh, good luck finding two identical atoms, impossible, impossible, there are no two identical snowflakes, it's like a digital rain of which none is not the same and that would fall constantly on the earth, and yet we belong to the One.
She always concluded in the same way: if there is one thing of which we can be certain, it is that it is strictly impossible for us to know the path between the maximum of our contracted universe and the infinite straight line which has born it. All I have left is to get the dog to pee, she said, getting up and carefully folding her napkin. She turned to Hope, and said, "Come on, Hope, Hope is going to get you some fresh air. As requested, when the steam of the train carrying Lettice from London to Rotherfield and Mark Cross cleared, there stood Mrs.
Now sitting in Mrs. Hatchett begins, her apologetic tones bursting the silence only broken by the soft tick of the French barrel clock on the mantlepiece. Lettice has already counted five vases and just as many photograph frames that needlessly clutter the stylish Georgian style mantle. I know the Mater and Pater have plenty of it in our family home. Please let us not pretend that it is anything more than clutter here. Hatchett looks about her in dismay.
Hatchett interrupts her guest. A stifled gasp and a sniff interrupt her as a parlour maid appears at the door with a silver tray laden with tea things and a selection of biscuits.
Thank you, Augusta. You may put the tea things here. Hatchett indicates to the oval table between the two women. Hatchett snaps. He was handsome and smart, and so self-possessed in his stance that he radiated confidence. We were married after a whirlwind romance. There was no time for a lengthy pre-war courtship. We stayed living here rather than have a home of our own, and he just let her undermine me and overrule me as his wife. I was nothing here. What would I know? I know that to you, like everyone in your class, that I am just a brash social climber with too much money: the chorus girl who found herself a rich banker.
I try too hard to fit in, and the harder I try the more obvious I become. Not to try and ape the houses of peers with your taste, but to help support me to support my husband, and the only way I can do that, is to shine out from the tarnished shadow of his mother. Now that she is dead, Charlie has some of that confidence I fell in love with back and is finally embarking on doing something that he wants to do.
Can you imagine how they feel? The intention of the government is there, but where is the will? I can entertain the influential and shine brilliantly as a hostess, but in order for me to do that, I need a house that represents Charlie and me.
Oh blast! I forgot the bell in here is out of service awaiting the repair man. Hatchett scuttles away, her receding heels clicking on the polished wooden floor of the corridor outside.
Lettice sits back uncomfortably in her chair and feels terribly guilty. A few minutes later, Mrs Hatchett returns with the missing teaspoons. She puts them down and smiles with satisfaction. None of us bothered… wanted, to know you. We all sit in judgement and laugh as you try with us and fail. Forget society and embrace politics. I really admire what you and your husband are trying to achieve now that I know about it.
However, in European economic crisis saw the withdrawal of these programs. In Britain families were housed in many disused spaces available including a defunct prison in Worcestershire, with a single cell allotted per family! This overstuffed and cluttered Victorian drawing room would have looked very old fashioned byand certainly to a young and modern flapper such as Lettice, or even a middle-aged woman like Mrs.
This upper-middle-class domestic scene is different to what you might think, for it is made up entirely of size dollhouse miniatures, some of which come from my own childhood.
The family photos on the mantlepiece and Mrs. The frames are from various suppliers, but all are metal. Made of resin with a marble effect, it has had the gilding picked out by hand and contains a beautifully detailed face beneath a miniature glass cover.
The vase of flowers on the left-hand side of the fireplace is made beautifully by hand to extraordinary and realistic standards by Falcon Miniatures in England. This vase contains red roses, bearded blue Dutch irises and white lilies. The sideboard features ornate carvings, finials and a mirrored back. On it stand three miniature grading jugs, a hand painted fruit bowl that I also bought as a teenager and two cranberry glass vases that have been hand blown and made from real glass by Beautifully Handmade Miniatures in Kettering.
Beautifully Handmade miniatures also made the cranberry glass comport in the foreground and the tea set and plate of biscuits set out for Lettice and Mrs. The horse trophy on the mantlepiece at the back is also a Warwick Miniatures miniature made of pewter. The Art Nouveau jardiniere and the squat vase next to the wedding photo on the pedestal table were supplied by Karen Ladybug Miniatures in England. Sets like this are still made in their millions today for doll houses around the world, but I have noticed that the quality in detail and finishing has diminished over the ensuing years.
The two Georgian silhouettes of the gentleman and the lady are artisan pieces made by Lady Mile Miniatures in England. William Morris papers and fabrics were popular in the late Victorian and early Edwardian period before the Great War.
I love window washing and I also wash the windows of a few of my friends - on the street I sometimes arouse exceptional interest in passers-by as I reach for the window. In her dungeon, Jobeth used to enjoy showing off her voluptuous body wrapped in various sexy dresses made of fetish materials like silk satin or smooth leather in front of her worshippers.
But mistress Jobeth strictly prohibited her lovers from touching her bare skin, but even prohibited them from touching her dress, boots and accessories. So her lovers were in heavy frustration, and Jobeth glowed with sadistic pleasure seeing their distress. Her luxury dungeon served as the base of operations for the lascivious witch queen Jobeth and her coven, whose weekend pastimes include human sacrifices.
Jobeth wearing gold satin cheongsam selected a sacrifice from her worshippers, and started to torture her sacrifice with the heels of the pumps. The poor sacrifice moaned a lot, but heartless vamp Jobeth cared about nothing. But the precise degree of his excitement depends to some extent on what clothes I am wearing, as I set about defiling our marriage bed yet again! For example, if I am dressed rather sluttily when I inform hubby of my planned infidelity, he becomes of course!
But if I am dressed as the respectable and demure Lady of the Manor, and hubby is appraised of my intent to cuck him in the immediate future, then his excitement truly knows no bounds! It is without limits. Of course, with the strict control that I exercise over hubby's bodily functions I am sure you all know what I mean!
Typically, he gives me a loving and uxorious kiss, and tells me how much he adores me, before I once again ride roughshod over our marriage vows. Aristocratic men are so complex! Tonight I am penetrating the fusty precincts of the East India Club, for dinner with Sir Charles Jump and Lord Braintree - who are attempting to set up some kind of high-class hooker party for visiting Asian bankers. Of course, they are looking for the Sodality's involvement in providing suitable "hostesses".
Toodle Pip! The soft sensual femininity of my presentation may mislead and deceive you. Indeed such deception may well be my intention. The soft shine of my hair.
Be absolutely assured that I know exactly what I want from you; what's more I know precisely how to facilitate my getting it. The process may take no more than a knowing look from me, or perhaps just a little, gentle suggestion.
Though equally it may necessitate the careful and controlled infliction of pain. The journey toward your acquiescence is inevitable. The innumerable variables and levels of discomfort and sufferance during that journey are largely dependant upon your level of compliance.
As my facial expression may attest, today is one of those days when I'm quite likely to be exercising and extolling the benefit and need for strict corporal punishment. Though perhaps not.
After all, the choice is yours. So which way is it to be? Then he said he will just call me honey whether I'm 20 or I decided I had enough with this monkey and said I have to leave, tped out and slap some MM board. He said he's just teasing. I said don't worry, none taken. Then he started telling me that he is looking for a companion and guess I was not the one. He said thanks anyway. Oh, the stupidity of some people!
I said definetly not me, there's a lot around and I hope he found what he is looking for. Then he said I have a bad attitude. Can you believe it? I said you are the one who is bad. Then he said what if he is a multi milionaire.
I said I don't care! He said, I should. Oh, I'm puking as I recalled this. I said, I'm going to remove him and block him on which I did immediately. Like what the hell? I can't believe the level of their thinking sometime. There are so consumed with themselves that they think every girls should fall for them and want what they want! Ok, here's the thing, If he is that rich in RL or SL, why would he be wasting his time looking for girlfriend or a companion in SL when he can have all the supermodel in the world or a Kim K wannabe etc.
Money means honey to some people and like I care for his "richness". And if he is that rich, he would sing for free and won't charge with those hourly rate and negotiate the price if it is more than Im Only Smiling - Gods Gift (2) - All Things Bright And Beautiful (CD hour LOL. Too bad! I could have been a rich mistress by now and not busting my ass hosting, fishing and looking for the best deal on shopping or collecting a free gifts around SL hehe Nevertheless, Picasso chafed at the School of Fine Arts' strict rules and formalities and began skipping class so that he could roam the streets of Barcelona, sketching the city scenes he observed.
Inspired by the anarchists and radicals he met there, Picasso made his decisive break from the classical methods in which he had been trained and began what would become a lifelong process of experimentation and innovation. At the turn of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso moved to Paris, France—the cultural centre of European art—to open his own studio.
Art critics and historians typically break Picasso's adult career into distinct periods, the first of which lasted from to and is called his " Blue Period," after the colour that dominated nearly all of Picasso's paintings over these years. In contemplation of Picasso and his Blue Period, Symbolist writer and critic Charles Morice once asked, " Is this frighteningly precocious child not fated to bestow the consecration of a masterpiece on the negative sense of living, the illness from which he more than anyone else seems to be suffering?
Not only was he madly in love with a beautiful model, Fernande Olivier, but he was also newly prosperous thanks to the generous patronage of art dealer Ambroise Vollard. The artistic manifestation of Picasso's improved spirits was the introduction of warmer colors—including beiges, pinks and reds—in what is known as his " Rose Period" InPablo Picasso produced a painting, unlike anything he or anyone else had ever painted before, a work that would profoundly influence the direction of art in the 20th century: " Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," a chilling depiction of five nude prostitutes, abstracted and distorted with sharp geometric features and stark blotches of blues, greens and greys.
Today, " Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" is considered the precursor and inspiration of Cubism, an artistic style pioneered by Picasso and his friend and fellow painter, Georges Braque. French writer and critic Max Jacob, a good friend of both Picasso and painter Juan Gris, called Cubism " the 'Harbinger Comet' of the new century," stating, " Cubism is His later Cubist works are distinguished as " Synthetic Cubism" for moving even further away from artistic typicalities of the time, creating vast collages out of a great number of tiny, individual fragments.
He grew more sombre and, once again, became preoccupied with the depiction of reality. His works between and are categorized as part of his " Classical Period," a brief return to Realism in a career otherwise dominated by experimentation.
After German bombers supporting Francisco Franco's Nationalist forces carried out a devastating aerial attack on the Basque town of Guernica on April Im Only Smiling - Gods Gift (2) - All Things Bright And Beautiful (CD,Picasso, outraged by the bombing and the inhumanity of war, painted " Guernica.
He joined the Communist Party and was twice honoured with the International Lenin Peace Prize, first in and again in Touching on the artistic validity of these later works, Picasso once remarked upon passing a group of school kids in his old age, " When I was as old as these children, I could draw like Raphael, but it took me a lifetime to learn to draw like them.
To her family, she was informally known as May, after her birth month. Her father, who was of German extraction, married into the British Royal Family, and "May" was born and brought up in the United Kingdom.
At the age of 24 she was betrothed to Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, the second in line to the British throne, but six weeks after the announcement of the engagement he unexpectedly died of pneumonia. The following year she became engaged to Albert Victor's next surviving brother, George, who subsequently became king.
As his queen consort fromshe supported her husband through World War I, his ill-health, and major political changes arising from the aftermath of the war and the rise of socialism and nationalism. After George's death inher eldest son Edward became King-Emperor, but to her dismay he abdicated the same year in order to marry twice-divorced American socialite Mrs. Wallis Simpson. She supported her second son, Albert, who succeeded to the throne as George VI, until his death in She died the following year, at the beginning of the reign of her granddaughter, Elizabeth II.
May's upbringing was "merry but fairly strict". Her father, the Duke of Teck, had no inheritance or wealth, and carried the lower royal style of Serene Highness because his parents' marriage was morganatic.
They stayed in Florence, Italy, for a time, where May enjoyed visiting the art galleries, churches and museums. May was close to her mother, and acted as an unofficial secretary, helping to organise parties and social events. During World War I, the Crown Princess of Sweden helped pass letters from May to her aunt, who lived in enemy territory in Germany until her death in However, the Duke of Clarence and Avondale died six weeks later during the worldwide influenza pandemic that swept through Britain in the winter of —2.
Albert Victor's brother, Prince George, Duke of York, now second in line to the throne, evidently became close to May during their shared period of mourning, and Queen Victoria still favoured May as a suitable candidate to marry a future king.
They were soon deeply in love, and their marriage was a success. George wrote to May every day they were apart and, unlike his father, never took a mistress. James's Palace, in London. James's Palace. York Cottage was a modest house for royalty, but it was a favourite of George, who liked a relatively simple life.
The Duchess loved her children, but she put them in the care of a nanny, as was usual in upper-class families at the time. The first nanny was dismissed for insolence and the second for abusing the children. This second woman, anxious to suggest that the children preferred her to anyone else, would pinch Edward and Albert whenever they were about to be presented to their parents, so that they would start crying and be speedily returned to her. On discovery, she was replaced by her effective and much-loved assistant, Mrs.
Sometimes, Queen Mary appears to have been a distant mother. At first, she failed to notice the nanny's abuse of the young Princes Edward and Albert, and her youngest son, Prince John, was housed in a private farm on the Sandringham Estate, in the care of Mrs.
Bill, perhaps to hide his epilepsy from the public. However, despite her austere public image and her strait-laced private life, Mary was a caring mother in many respects, revealing a fun-loving and frivolous side to her children and teaching them history and music. Edward wrote fondly of his mother in his memoirs: "Her soft voice, her cultivated mind, the cosy room overflowing with personal treasures were all inseparable ingredients of the happiness associated with this last hour of a child's day Such was my mother's pride in her children that everything that happened to each one was of the utmost importance to her.
With the birth of each new child, Mama started an album in which she painstakingly recorded each progressive stage of our childhood". I'm afraid the fluids in her veins have always been as icy cold as they are now in death. Inshe became the Patron of the London Needlework Guild in succession to her mother.
The Guild, initially established as The London Guild inwas renamed several times, and was named after Mary between and No royal had undertaken such an ambitious tour before. She broke down in tears at the thought of leaving her children, who were to be left in the care of their grandparents, for such a lengthy period of time.
On 9 Novembernine days after arriving back in Britain and on the King's sixtieth birthday, George was created Prince of Wales.
The following year, she gave birth to her last child, John. It was a difficult labour, and although May recovered quickly, her newborn son suffered respiratory problems. From October the Prince and Princess of Wales undertook another eight month tour, this time of India, and the children were once again left in the care of their grandparents. The tour was almost immediately followed by a trip to Spain for the wedding of King Alfonso XIII to Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg, at which the bride and groom narrowly avoided assassination.
When her husband asked her to drop one of her two official names, Victoria Mary, she chose to be called Mary, preferring not to take the name of her husband's grandmother, Queen Victoria. Later in the year, the new King and Queen travelled to India for the Delhi Durbar held on 12 Decemberand toured the sub-continent as Emperor and Empress of India, returning to Britain in February.
Although the two were on friendly terms, Alexandra could be stubborn; she demanded precedence over Mary at the funeral of Edward VII, was slow in leaving Buckingham Palace, and kept some of the royal jewels that should have been passed to the new queen. During World War I, Queen Mary instituted an austerity drive at the palace, where she rationed food, and visited wounded and dying servicemen in hospital, which she found a great emotional strain.
Other royals anglicised their names; the Battenbergs became the Mountbattens, for example. The Queen's relatives also abandoned their German titles, and adopted the British surname of Cambridge derived from the Dukedom held by Queen Mary's British grandfather.
The war ended in with the defeat of Germany and the abdication and exile of the Kaiser. Two months after the end of the war, Queen Mary's youngest son, John, died at the age of thirteen. She described her shock and sorrow in her diary and letters, extracts of which were published after her death: "our poor darling little Johnnie had passed away suddenly She advised him on speeches, and used her extensive knowledge of history and royalty to advise him on certain matters affecting his position.
He appreciated her discretion, intelligence and judgement. In the late s, George V became increasingly ill with lung problems, exacerbated by his heavy smoking. Queen Mary paid particular attention to his care. During his illness inone of his doctors, Sir Farquhar Buzzard, was asked who had saved the King's life. He replied, "The Queen". In his jubilee speech, George paid public tribute to his wife, having told his speechwriter, "Put that paragraph at the very end.
I cannot trust myself to speak of the Queen when I think of all I owe her. George V died on 20 Januaryafter his physician, Lord Dawson of Penn, gave him an injection of morphine and cocaine which may have hastened his death. She was now officially Queen Mother, though she did not use that title and was instead known as Her Majesty Queen Mary. Within the year, Edward caused a constitutional crisis by announcing his desire to marry his twice-divorced American mistress, Mrs.
Queen Mary disapproved of divorce, which was against the teaching of the Anglican Church, and thought Mrs. Simpson wholly unsuitable to be the wife of a king. After receiving advice from the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Stanley Baldwin, as well as the Dominion governments, that he could not remain king and marry Mrs. Simpson, Edward abdicated. Though loyal and supportive of her son, Queen Mary could not comprehend why Edward would neglect his royal duties in favour of his personal feelings.
Simpson had been presented formally to both King George V and Queen Mary at court, but Queen Mary later refused to meet her either in public or privately. When Mary attended the coronation, she became the first British dowager queen ever to do so. Queen Mary took an interest in the upbringing of her granddaughters, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, and took them on various excursions in London, to art galleries and museums.
The Princesses' own parents thought it unnecessary for them to be taxed with any demanding educational regime. Although she was reluctant, she decided to live at Badminton House, Gloucestershire, with her niece, Mary Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort, the daughter of her brother, Lord Cambridge. Her household, which comprised fifty-five servants, occupied most of the house, except for the Duke and Duchess's private suites, until after the war.
The only people to complain about the arrangements were the royal servants, who found the house too small, though Queen Mary annoyed her niece by having the ancient ivy torn from the walls as she considered it unattractive and a hazard. From Badminton, in support of the war effort, she visited troops and factories, and directed the gathering of scrap materials.
She was known to offer lifts to soldiers she spotted on the roads. Queen Mary was an eager collector of objects and pictures with a royal connection. On several occasions, she would express to hosts, or others, that she admired something they had in their possession, in the expectation that the owner would be willing to donate it. Once she had identified unreturned items through old inventories, she would write to the holders, requesting that they be returned.
Queen Mary died the next year of lung cancer referred to publicly as "gastric problems" at the age of 85, only ten weeks before Elizabeth's coronation. Queen Mary let it be known that, in the event of her death, the coronation was not to be postponed. Her remains lay in state at Westminster Hall, where large numbers of mourners filed past her coffin. She is buried beside her husband in the nave of St.
George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Cavendish Mews is a smart set of flats in Mayfair where flapper and modern woman, the Honourable Lettice Chetwynd has set up home after coming of age and gaining her allowance. To supplement her already generous allowance, and to break away from dependence upon her family, Lettice has established herself as a society interior designer, so her flat is decorated with a mixture of elegant antique Georgian pieces and modern Art Deco furnishings, using it as a showroom for what she can offer to her well heeled clients.
Today Lettice is entertaining a potential new client, Miss Wanetta Ward, an American actress come to London, in her Mayfair drawing room. Miss Ward is tall and statuesque, with striking green eyes and auburn hair fashionably cut and styled in a bob. Dressed in an orchid silk chiffon gown, her lisle clad thighs are clearly visible. Poor little thing. I take possession next Thursday. All this heavy clutter: thick velvet curtains, occasional tables covered in knick-knacks, stuffed birds beneath glass.
Lettice smiles with pleasure, taking a sip of tea from her cup before placing it on the telephone table at her left. She talked about forgoing worldly pleasures and went on about white representing purity.
My lips are sealed, darling. Lettice smiles as she picks up her plate and eats a small, ladylike portion of Victoria sponge, satisfied in the knowledge that Miss Ward has no idea who she is talking about, but being a parvenu, will quickly spread the news to those who do. Please do tell me a little bit about yourself and why it is that you wish for me to be your interior designer.
I also heard that you favour oriental elements in your interior designs. Shanghai is so much more exciting than dull old Chicago! My mother always told me that everyone knew when I entered the room, even when I was a little girl in ringlets. I want bold and colourful wallpapers and carpets, oriental vases, Chinese screens.
I could positively kiss you! I wore a blue beret to see Syrie Maugham. If you are to design somewhere as intimate as my boudoir, you must call me, Wanetta.
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