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Otranto (collage poem)

Only think of the air!

Blasts of wind shake the doors

Of the subterranean regions,

The white monotonous passageways

And the bare, bare cells

Hollowed into insignificant cloisters… 30 more words

#9: The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole

Genre: Horror/Speculative Fiction
Publication Year: 1764
Reading Time Frame: April 8 – April 10, 2014

I Chose this Book Because: It was another novella in  361 more words

Book Review

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler - 03/30/14

“To act with common sense according to the moment is the best wisdom I know.”   —   Horace Walpole

(Many many things depend on situational reasoning.  You can feel “right” in your dogmatic rigidness all you want . 59 more words

Entertainment

The Castle of Otranto (Horace Walpole, 1764)

Manfred is the Prince of Otranto, but a mysterious prophesy suggests that he may not be so much longer. He is not well liked and the legitimacy of his rule is in question. 132 more words

Horror

Wretched Richard's Almanac: Cogito Airgonaut

March 7, 1809

Jean-Pierre Blanchard, the noted 18th century “Airgonaut,” made his first successful balloon flight in Paris back  in 1784, in a hydrogen gas balloon launched from the Champ de Mars. 274 more words

Humor

Love and Loss

I think about these a lot.

My dad – and Horace Walpole – used to say: “Life is a tragedy to those who feel, a comedy to those who think.” 949 more words

Quote of the day, Feb. 28

Horace Walpole, on liberty (1758)

“If a passion for freedom is not in vogue, patriots may sound the alarm till they are weary. 

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