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Lord Byron

From Lord Byron:

“There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:

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Postcard from Sintra, Portugal: Random Shots

Lo! Cintra’s glorious Eden intervenes
In variegated maze of mount and glen.
Ah me! what hand can pencil guide, or pen,
To follow half on which the eye dilates…

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Weekend Wisdom: Letters

These quotes are good reasons for continuing to write letters. A handwritten note among the bills and junk mail brings joy to the recipient.

Enjoy these quotes and may at least one, encourage you to write a letter. 133 more words

Weekend Wisdom

July 25, 1842 - " Opinions on Lord Byron and Garret complains of the results of too much tobacco and coffee"


A fine summers day, not very warm.

Our bed.room is always cool, and delightfull,
indeed this house is charming.
G. and I did not agree this morning in our… 183 more words


Why someone else can explain your wisdom better than you

Generally speaking I’m not a big fan of poetry, but regardless the following will be read at my wedding, “She walks in beauty, like the night / Of cloudless climes and starry skies; / And all that’s best of dark and bright / Meet in her aspect and her eyes, / Thus mellowed to that tender light / Which heaven to gaudy day denies/ One shade the more, one ray the less, / Had half impaired the nameless grace / Which waves in every raven tress, / Or softly lightens o’er her face; / where thoughts serenely sweet express, / How pure, how dear their dwelling place. 788 more words