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Seven Times 20: A Ghost At The Old Salem Burial Ground

I am the ghost of Nathan Piproes
I don’t recall my life it was so long ago
But tell me what’s up with all of those… 312 more words


an absolutely hostile feeling

“Most men—and certainly I could not always claim to be one of the exceptions—have a natural indifference, if not an absolutely hostile feeling, towards those whom disease, or weakness, or calamity of any kind causes to falter and faint amid the rude jostle of our selfish existence.”

— Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Blithedale Romance


a particular kind of lemonade

“I talked about Fourier to Hollingsworth, and translated, for his benefit, some of the passages that chiefly impressed me. “When, as a consequence of human improvement,” said I, “the globe shall arrive at its final perfection, the great ocean is to be converted into a particular kind of lemonade, such as was fashionable at Paris in Fourier’s time. 32 more words


as in the days of yore

“It was whispered, too, that the new landlord could, when time, place, and company were to his mind, upraise a song as merrily, and drink a glass as jollily, as in the days of yore.”

— Nathaniel Hawthorne, Fanshawe


A Halloween Musical: FEATHERTOP (1961)

Welcome to a new Wildcard Wednesday! In celebration of Friday’s spookiest of all holidays, today’s Halloween themed post looks not at festive sitcom episodes (like we did last year), but instead at one of the few musicals written around this trick-or-treating phenomenon. 254 more words


As for the garb of Eden

“I am afraid,” said Zenobia, with mirth gleaming out of her eyes, “we shall find some difficulty in adopting the paradisiacal system for at least a month to come. 85 more words


more wicked thoughts

“There have been more wicked thoughts in my head within the last hour than for the whole two years that I have been an honest man.”

— Nathaniel Hawthorne, Fanshawe