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Rocca Sorrentina, 1787: Italy and the "Grand Tour"

One of my latest adventures took me to the “Rocca Sorrentina, 1787: Italy and the ‘Grand Tour'” located on the “Rocca Sorrentina” sim.  The land description reads, “A fictional 18th century Italian island, interpreting the history of the  Enlightenment  and the era of the baroque, rococo and neo-classical styles; an immersive education experiment by Brown University and the Laboratory for Virtual Arts & Humanities .” 133 more words

Mozart Horn Concerto no. 3 in E flat, K. 447

performed by David Pyatt and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields under Neville Marriner, or below with Radek Baborák and the RTVE Symphony Orchestra under Jean Jacques Kantorow… 799 more words

Music

Written on a Lady's Fan by Henry James Pye

In ancient times when like La Mancha’s Knight
The adventurous Hero sallied forth to fight,
Some sage Magician famous in Romance
Supplied the Warrior with a wonderous lance, 93 more words

Poetry

To Miss Sophia Chew, with a Rose-Bud, January 7, 1787 by John Swanwick

This rose bud, my friend, I have found on the floor,
When the music, the dance, and the singing was o’er;
So sweet its appearance, so blooming its hue, 142 more words

Poetry

On this Day in History

On this Day in History in 1787: “Federalist Papers” published, calls for ratification of United States’ Constitution.

Our Choice

“A Republic, if you can keep it.” – Benjamin Franklin

This is attributed to Franklin as his response to the question, “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” asked at the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

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Founding Fathers Followed 9 Simple Steps When They Created America

“Let’s face it: sometimes history seems irrelevant. We’re living in a modern technological wonderland of smart phones, Direct TV on airplanes, and online shopping. Yet what makes history both relevant and intriguing is the humanity behind it: the universal qualities and daily life applications that we can discover in the past. 57 more words

Constitution