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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2019 2:59 p.m. PST

"In this article I want to tell of a hero, Thomas Luny, who is known as a painter but other details of whose life are less familiar. Two sorts of courage move me. The first is the sort of bravery that is called upon for a finite period, for minutes, hours, days or even on occasion months, and which demands a disregard for personal safety and a willingness to risk life and limb of the sake of others. The second is "fortitude", the determination to endure suffering, privation or personal misfortune over an indefinite period, and still not be defeated. The latter is expressed, unforgettably, by the crippled poet William Ernest Henley (18491903):…"

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