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Polymaths, or dilettantes?

It is intriguing that in his memoir Sturge Moore should refer to George only as a ‘scholar’ (see yesterday’s post). They had both written plays, George rather more successfully than Moore, and they had both been active in 1910 in trying to reform the Stage Society, which in George’s opinion was ‘deceived by bad stuff and faded progressiveness’. 316 more words

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Bonfire: 15 Years

At approximately 2:42 a.m. on November 18, 1999, the 59-foot high stack, consisting of about 5000 logs, collapsed during construction. Of the 58 students and former students working on the stack, 12 were killed and 27 were injured. 788 more words

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'Alle Strassen münden in schwarze Verwesung'

Apparently it was in November 1914 that Edward Thomas, with the encouragement of Robert Frost, began to write modern poems. I have known the ‘anthology poems’ of Thomas since I was a teenager, but now I am reading all his poems chronologically in the… 315 more words

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Dating: A Survey

I thought in the beginning that marriage would be this lovely thing. And it is mostly, but when it’s fighting, it’s fighting at it’s worst. Sometimes it’s good to stop and take stock of things. 442 more words

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Kittie's therapy

‘So as to help him pass the day in hospital’, Kittie taught George to knit. He ‘at once grasped the possibilities offered by plain and pearl’ and started to knit a muffler, which became ‘a network of intricate patterns that he invented as he went along’. 295 more words

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Remembrance

I wrote a piece for the parish magazine of my home town, Sandwich in Kent, about Laurence Binyon’s visit there in 1921 (see http://www.stclementschurchsandwich.org.uk and follow links to ‘The Signal’), and I’ve just received my copy. 740 more words

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Nurse Katharine

Several people have asked me why ‘Kittie’ is not spelt with a ‘-y’. The answer is that the spelling ‘Kitty’ is reserved for private, more intimate use, for example between Kittie and George, Kittie and Nina (‘Dinah’) Corbet, Kittie and Constance (‘Connie’) Sutton. 423 more words

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