"... (दौलतराव शिंदे (१७७९-१८२७) यांनी) सेनापती नारायणराव बक्षी याच्या दोन्ही अंगास बाण बांधून बत्ती दिली आणि त्यास आकाशात उंच उडवून ठार केले, का? तर "बक्षीचा पक्षी केला" असा प्रास साधण्याकरिता !..."
(पृष्ठ ३३, मर्हाटी लावणी, १९५६/२००३)
Mountstuart Elphinstone (1779–1859):
“Elphinstone did not hesitate to order the (Brahmin) ringleaders (of a plot to murder all the Europeans in Pune) to be blown from guns, observing that this method of execution ‘contains two valuable elements of capital punishment; it is painless to the criminal and terrible to the beholder’.”
(Philip Mason. “Men Who Ruled India”, 1953)
Artist: Gerhard Richter (1932-) from 'Comic Strip', 1962
"Reproducing a recently found 1962 notebook, this small, beautifully clothbound volume reveals a never-before-seen dimension of Gerhard Richter's art. Comic Strip 1962 contains a series of cartoon-like drawings, done in the style of American greats such as Saul Steinberg (hence the artist's cartoonist-style abbreviation of his name to "Gerd" here). The black-and-white drawings generally feature one or many hatted silhouette figures, floating in the air, against bare backdrops or atop planets, with occasional handwritten text (in German, and mostly illegible) interspersed around them."