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A Thankgiving Proclamation from a Governor Who, in 1936, Could Seriously Write

This spell-casting Thanksgiving proclamation was penned by Connecticut Governor Wilber Cross in 1936: Time out of mind at this turn of the seasons when the hardy oak leaves rustle in the wind and the frost gives a tang to the air and … Continue reading

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Irony in a Good Poem: Christina Rossetti’s “Dirge”

I like this poem. It’s by Christina Rossetti and was published in an 1896 collection of her poems that I found at an outdoor book stall in London two summers back. Someone near to Rossetti’s heart appears to have died in … Continue reading

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A Quote for October

Faith Baldwin: Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees. __________

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