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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Isaak Walton – The Life of George Herbert

The English writer, Izaak Walton was born in 1593.  Before his death in 1683, he became famed as the writer of The Compleat Angler and series of leisurely written short biographies that have come to be collected as Walton’s Lives. One such … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Plutarch’s Lives – Alcibiades

Aloha Promises Forever has previously discussed both Plutarch and his parallel biographies known as Plutarch’s Lives .  In this post, we will discuss Alcibiades. Alcibiades, son of Cleinias, lived from approximately c. 450 – 404 BC and was a prominent Athenian … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Confessions of St Augustine

St Augustine was born on November 13, 354 AD We have previously examined St Augustine’s life as well as his Confessions in part.  Please review the previously posted material so that you receive a fuller picture of the work and the … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Life of Dr. Donne – Izaak Walton

Izaak Walton is best known as the author of The Compleat Angler.  He also wrote a series of short biographies.  These have been established as a collection called Walton’s Lives.  Among these is The Life of Dr. Donne. An interesting aspect about his … Continue reading

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