A is for Albert Edward, King Arthur, Alcibiades and Aphrodite

A’s Albert Edward, well meaning but flighty,
Who invited King Arthur, the blameless and mighty,
To meet Alcibiades and Aphrodite.

a-albert-edward-1600

The Letter ‘A’

In the letter ‘A’, Edward VII, who gave his name to the Edwardian Era, is in the foreground sipping tea around a table with a stern King Arthur, a self satisfied Alcibiades and attractive Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. All three men are charmed, in their own way, by the beautiful goddess.

From An Alphabet of Celebrities by Oliver Herford (1899).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s