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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Sir Walter Scott – Thomas Carlyle

Born on December 4, 1795, Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, translator, historian, and mathematician before passing on  February 5, 1881.   He was a gifted lecturer who provided many varied insights during the Victorian age.  One … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Selected Poems of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., was a member of the New England Fireside Poets who lived from August 29, 1809 to October 7, 1894.  He was a physician, polymath and author and as previously stated, a poet.   His most famous … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Courtin’ – James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor and diplomat. His work is associated with the Fireside poets – the first group of American poets to rival the British in their work.  Their use of conventional forms and … 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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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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Thought For the Day: The Greatest Pain Is To Love In Vain

“A mighty pain to love it is, and ’tis a pain that pain to miss but of all the pains, the greatest pain is to love, but love in vain.” – Abraham Crowley  

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: A Blot in the ’Scutcheon – Robert Browning

Robert Browning’s story is one of a journey from success to near obscurity to success again.  From this a lesson may be drawn.  Never give up, never surrender.  There is another lesson to which so many successful persons teach us.  … Continue reading

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Lensed Path of Clarity

Lensed Path of Clarity by Michael Romani There is a path from the beginning A wonderment that is never ending From the pain of scale to fenestration Laying bare our deepest penetration It’s a creation of fine majesty Dressed up … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: It Is Okay To Contradict Oneself

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large — I contain multitudes.” – Walt Whitman Whitman’s ‘Song of Oneself’ can be found here to read in its entirety: http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/s_z/whitman/song.htm Human beings are complex.  Even the … Continue reading

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Memories Along One Year’s Journey

Memories Along One Year’s Journey by Michael Romani Before there was a known you I spent my time floating about Never knowing quite what to do A lot I did caused a lot of doubt Mostly, I wanted to be … Continue reading

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