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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Letters on the English – Voltaire 

Letters On the English or in French Lettres Philosophiques is a series of essays from Voltaire based on his time living in England from 1726 through 1729.  These essays were first published in 1733 and are sometimes compared and contrasted with … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: All For Love – John Dryden

John Dryden dominated the literary life of the Restoration Period of England so much so that some refer to this period as the Age of Dryden.  He was an English poet, literary critic, translator and playwright.  In fact, he was … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Holinshed’s Chronicles

Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland also known simply as Holinshed’s Chronicles is a multi-volume comprehensive history of the British Isles.  It was published in two editions.  The first in 1577.  The second in 1587.  Its importance today lies in its … Continue reading

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