Tag Archives: English literature

The Pirates of Penzance

Years ago, I met a group practicing for a play. It was a Gilbert and Sullivan play, but I did not know that at the time. I enjoyed the singing and the lyrics, and one of the friends with me … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas

A few years ago, I was in a very bad emotional rut. It was horrible, and not much I did lightened the mood very often. Sooner rather than later, I was in the pits again. It was not a nice … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Reb and the Redcoats by Constance Savery

If there is one thing I love more than a good story, it is history. Notice, readers, what that word is made of: his and story. His story – the story of man. And oh, what a palette history is! … Continue reading

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The Chambered Nautilus by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Chambered Nautilus By Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. This is the ship of pearl, which, poets feign, Sails the unshadowed main,— The venturous bark that flings On the sweet summer wind its purpled wings In gulfs enchanted, where the Siren … Continue reading

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Concord Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Concord Hymn By RALPH WALDO EMERSON Sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument, July 4, 1837 By the rude bridge that arched the flood,    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood    And fired the … Continue reading

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Hymn to the Night by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Hymn to the Night By HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW Aspasie, trillistos. I heard the trailing garments of the Night       Sweep through her marble halls! I saw her sable skirts all fringed with light       From the celestial walls! – I felt her … Continue reading

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My Aunt by Oliver Wendell Holmes

My Aunt by Oliver Wendell Holmes My aunt! my dear unmarried aunt! Long years have o’er her flown; Yet still she strains the aching clasp That binds her virgin zone; I know it hurts her, – though she looks As cheerful … Continue reading

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