Tag Archives: Literature

Misunderstanding Of A Little House

There is a massive campaign to distort historical reality.  It seemingly stops at nothing to turn history on its head to achieve this moment’s agenda.  I believe it cannot be more wrong.  Where possible I attempt to reasonably act against … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Re-Reading Literary Classics Allows A Person To See More Of Themselves Than Before

“When you re-read a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in yourself than there was before”. – Clifton Fadiman, editor and critic (15 May 1904-1999)        

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Poetry of William Blake

Born on November 28, 1757, William Blake spent his life as a poet, painter and printmaker before passing on August 12, 1827.  Blake has long been considered a seminal figure in the history of modern English poetry and in the … Continue reading

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First Principles – Our Children Should Be Taught Our History

“Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales – Chaucer

The Father of English Literature is widely reputed to be Geoffrey Chaucer.  As author, philosopher and poet, he is distinguished enough to be the first poet buried in Poet’s Corner at Westminster Abbey.   Of his many works, he is … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Faust – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Today is the celebration of the birth of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on August 28, 1749.  There may be no better day fit for an examination of his classic work, Faust. Faust is an excellent tragic play in two parts.  It … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Odyssey, Book 10 – Homer

We have discussed the Odyssey and Homer on a previous post.  Due to pending evening visitation with the two princesses and a need to spend time with Ally prior to this, please enjoy the reading and the listening linked below.  Promise … Continue reading

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Time Spent On the Harvard Classics: Of Agriculture – Abraham Cowley

“We may talk what we please,” he cries in his enthusiasm for the oldest of the arts, “of lilies, and lions rampant, and spread eagles, in fields d’or or d’argent; but, if heraldry were guided by reason, a plough in … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Voyage of the Beagle

Originally published in 1839, as Darwin’s Journal and Remarks, when this work was republished in 1905, it became The Voyage of the Beagle.  This may have caused a little concern at the time.  After all, this journal was actually the third volume … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: On the Origins of Species – Charles Darwin

On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life is a book written for us non-specialist readers by Charles Darwin. Thankfully, the public and scientists alike have come … Continue reading

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