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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Book of Job

A book in the Ketuvim or Writings section of the Tanakh, The Book of Job is the first poetic book of the Old Testament.  In a mix of prose and poetry, it addresses the issue of theodicy by examining God’s … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: John Milton – On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity

Aloha Promises Forever has previously discussed the life and legacy of English poet John Milton.  On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity is an ode written by Milton in 1629.  It was first published in Poems of Mr. John Milton in 1645.  … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Origin of Species – Darwin

The Origin of Species was published on November 24, 1859   We have previously discussed both Darwin and The Origin of Species  on earlier posts.  In keeping with the spirit of using the Harvard Classics as a tutorial today, we have … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Morte d’Arthur – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

We have previously discussed the like and work of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.  This work based on the life and death of King Arthur is a classic certainly worthy of our review and acquaintance. You may read this poem by Tennyson … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Paradise Lost – John Milton

As previously discussed the epic blank verse poem Paradise Lost was a sort of mirror to Virgil’s Aeneid.  It is considered by critics to be Milton’s major work.  The poem relates the Biblical tale of the fall of man through the temptation of … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Halloween – Robert Burns

In 1785, Robert Burns wrote a poem for Halloween.  It is included within the the Kilmarnock volume.  At 28 stanzas, it is one of Burns’ longer poems and mixes Scots with English.  It was written in response to the 1780 poem for Halloween … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Froissart’s Chronicles

Froissart’s Chronicles are a historical and fairly factually accurate account of the Hundred Years’ War that was written by  court historian Jean Froissart.  This chronology begins with the 1326 deposition of Edward II.  The chronicle depict events up until 1400 … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery – Joseph Lister

There is perhaps little better time to acknowledge the advancement of antiseptic procedure than the anniversary of the famous paper published by Dr. Lister on July 27, 1867. Although antisepsis was recommended as early as 1847 by the Hungarian doctor, … 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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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: 1001 Nights – The Story Told By the Tailor

When I was a child, my mother had taught me how to read even before I went to kindergarten.  She did so through telling my sister and I stories from a variety of sources and embarrassingly perhaps by allowing me … Continue reading

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