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February 10 in history

1258 – Baghdad fell to the Mongols, and the Abbasid Caliphate was destroyed.

1306 Robert the Bruce murdered John Comyn, his leading political rival sparking revolution in the Scottish Wars of Independence. 403 more words


Reflection No. 1

“Dream-Children: A Revery” by Charles Lamb

This essay written by Charles Lamb in 1907 begins in a fairly straightforward manner.  The narrator, probably Lamb, himself, states a thesis of sorts with the first sentence of the essay. 707 more words

The Beginning

“What do most arride and solace me, are thy repositories of mouldering learning, thy shelves – What a place to be in is an old library!” (

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At the Risk of Disapproval

Since the beginning of our friendship in the early 2000s, Emma Claire and I have chalked up many dozens of hours of late-night conversation. Like her… 587 more words

Writer Friends

A Scapegoat for Promiscuous Drunks, Friendly Calls, and Humbug Resolutions

From Mark Twain’s January 1st, 1863 column in the Territorial Enterprise:

Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.

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New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday. ~ Charles Lamb

Mary Lamb and Dorothy Wordsworth

In our round-up of Something Rhymed’s first year, we promised this month to reveal a friendship between two female authors that has been neglected in favour of these women’s relationships with famous men.   494 more words

Female Literary Friendship