Image

WH4789.jpg

Ref NoWH4789
Alt Ref NoWH4789
Artist or CreatorW.K. Haselden
Title or CaptionMust we learn how to spell. [caption on reverse]
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mirror
Date12 Jun 1931
FormatArtwork
Size31 x 39cm
TechniqueBlack ink
Embedded text or transcriptDoes spelling matter?
Could Shakespeare spell his own name?
Perhaps he could - it is difficult to say!"
Henry VIII. was a capable king, but just look at his spelling!
"Our enemye the Frenche king hath prepaired a strong navye ..."
If a doctor could cure us of a cold, we would readily forgive him for not being able to spell "catarrh".
You've cured me!
If a plumber understands our pipes, he can spell "cistern" "sistun", for all we care.
A navvy may think that he is a "navy", but it doesn't impair his muscles.
A literary editor has to be able to correct the mis-spellings of contributors, but we don't expect him - for example - to be able to sing!
Person DepictedHenry VIII (1491-1547); King of England
Shakespeare; William (1564-1616)
SubjectsKings and rulers
Spelling
authors
cold cures
doctors
kings
labourers
plumbers
singers
strength
Series960B
Copyright contact details22nd Floor One Canada Square Canary Wharf London E14 5AP 020 7293 3700 desk@mirrorpix.com
Location of artworkBritish Cartoon Archive
Relates to cartoonWH4789

Show related Persons records.

Persons
CodePersonNameDatesAboutMultimediaImage
GB/BCA/383Henry VIII (1491-1547); King of England1491-1547    
GB/BCA/50Shakespeare; William (1564-1616)1564-1616   
    Powered by CalmView© 2008-2019