Tag Archives: Harvard Classics

Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Francis Bacon – Of Judicature

Aloha Promises Forever has previously touched on the life and legacy of philosopher, statesman and jurist Francis Bacon.  On March 7, 1616, he was made Keeper of the Seal of England.  This brings cause to remember again his The Essays and Essayes, … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Edgar Allan Poe – The Raven

On the memorialization of the date on which Edgar Allen Poe was expulsed from West Point, it is perhaps natural that we should consider the life of  American write, editor and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe.  During his fairly short … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Benvenuto Cellini – Autobiography

Born on November 3, 1500, Italian goldsmith, sculptor, soldier, musician and artist Benvenuto Cellini became fame for his poetry and autobiography prior to his death on February 13, 1571.  He was one of the most famous artists of Mannerism.  Aloha … Continue reading

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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: Richard Steele – The Spectator Club

Living from approximately March 12, 1672 through September 1, 1729, Sir Richard Steele  was an Irish writer, playwright and politician remembered primarily for co-founding along with his friend, Joseph Addison, several magazines including The Tatler and The Spectator. You may read The Spectator Club … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Montaigne – Essays

Aloha Promises Forever has touched base on the lift and legacy of Michel Eyquem de Montaigne previously.  He is considered one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance and is recognized for popularizing the essay as a literary … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Daniel Defoe – The Shortest Way with the Dissenters

Born on September 13, 1660, the English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy Daniel Defoe fka as Daniel Foe became famous popularizing the writing form known as a novel with his works including Robinson Crusoe prior to his passing on … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Stevenson – Samuel Pepys

In 1881, Robert Louis Stevenson published a memorable essay on the life of Samuel Pepys.  Pepys was an administrator of England’s navy and Parliamentarian who was also famous for keeping a remarkable diary for a decade while relatively young.  He … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Robert Burns – Ode for General Washington’s Birthday

Today is the anniversary of George Washington’s Birthday on February 22, 1732.  In honor of this day and in keeping with the tutorial studying the Harvard Classics, Aloha Promises Forever presents Robert Burns’ Ode for General Washington’s Birthday  This may be … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada is a collection of verses reflective of the sayings of Buddha is among the most widely read and best known Buddhist scriptures.  The original version of this work is found in the Khuddaka Niykaya.  This is a division of the … Continue reading

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