I can’t get with the Romantics. The Victorians either for that matter. I appreciate them like I appreciate orchestral music, and I have the best intention of delving back into Dickens the next time I have a large chunk of reading time available, but most of the time I’d rather shoot an albatross. 354 more words
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Vital spark of heav’nly flame!
Quit, oh quit this mortal frame:
Trembling, hoping, ling’ring, flying,
Oh, the pain, the bliss of dying!
Cease, fond nature, cease thy strife,
It is hard to speak of English poets and playwrights, and not mention the name Joseph Addison. Known best for founding The Spectator magazine with his friend Richard Steele, he was one of the most foremost essayists of the 18th century, and his works are studied in much depth even today. 582 more words