From Summersett’s Maurice, the Rustic (1805).
I LOVE thee, Maiden, truly love;
As truly swear my heart is thine!
The lattice close: and we will rove… 152 more words
A new week, a new poem to discover, written by Henry Summersett.
The poem of choice this week comes form Summersett’s rare collection of poetry published in 1805, entitled… 117 more words
Baltimore Sun – St. Louis, Missouri
by Roman Ramsey - October 24, 1807
I had the pleasure of being able to sit down with Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark after their two year long exploration of the West with their Corps of Discovery, as ordered by Thomas Jefferson, to learn about their encounters with the savages. 1,455 more words
“In Mary Wilkins Freeman’s Madelon (New York, 1896,) a novel about a New England town in the early nineteenth century, the heroine, in the absence of the usual fiddler, is persuaded to “lilt” the tunes, which she does “in a curious disyllabic fashion.” The orthodox minister (who has lost most of his congregation) does not permit his daughter to dance, though it may be added that she does, and does it very well.” – from The History of Square Dancing by S. 1,746 more words