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They spoke very little of their mutual feeling; pretty phrases and warm expressions being probably unnecessary between such tried friends.

Thomas Hardy

November 23, 1874: Thomas Hardy’s first major success, Far From the Madding Crowd, was published 140 years ago today.

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“Drag your coffin my lord”

Samuel Beckett


Parables From Nature

Here is a small portion of the story “The Unknown Land” from Parables From Nature by Mrs. Alfred Gatty (1809-1873):

And the Sedge Warbler changed her note, and sang to her tender little one of her own young days, when she was as happy and as gay as now, though not here among the reed-beds; and how, after she had lived and rejoiced in her happiness many pleasant months, a voice seemed to rise within her that said–”This is not your Rest!

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Literary Quotes

Happy Veterans Day! (Literary War Quotes)

Happy Veterans Day!

For the past week, I’ve been offering “Literary War Quotes” – quotes from classic pieces of literature, as a tie in to my latest obsession with  410 more words


"The World in All Its Tainted Glory"

“Everybody is supposed to be quiet after a massacre, and it always is, except for the birds.”
- Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five

“His dislike of mankind, of the mass of mankind, amounted almost to an illness.” 170 more words