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Dates, Thumbs, and Popeye

Horace Walpole once wrote, “I sit with my toes in a brook,/ And if anyone axes forwhy?/ I hits them a rap with my crook,/ For ‘tis sentiment does it, says I.” Well, I’m sentimental about particular reference books, like “Chase’s Annual Events: The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks, and Months.” In PC (pre-computer) days, many reference searches were happily resolved with Chase’s 4,000 birthdays, 1,400 anniversaries, 650 world-wide holidays, and much more date-related information. 638 more words

Regency Personalities Series-Catherine “Kitty” Clive

Regency Personalities Series

In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency (I include those who were born before 1811 and who died after 1795), today I continue with one of the many period notables. 529 more words

Writing

Regency Personalities Series-Charles Pierrepont 1st Earl Manvers

Regency Personalities Series

In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency (I include those who were born before 1811 and who died after 1795), today I continue with one of the many period notables. 964 more words

Writing

New Year, old Ricardian books....

Did someone acquire a nice little New Year treat?

At noon on 4th January, in Leyburn, North Yorkshire, the books in the above illustration were up for auction. 121 more words

WWW Wednesday: 28th December 2016 to 11th January 2017

WWW Wednesday is a feature hosted by Taking On a World of Words and I’ll be doing it once a fortnight in 2017. I haven’t done a WWW Wednesday post since the end of November 2016 so it’s nice to write one again. 151 more words

Books

Top 5 Wednesday: 2017 Goals

Top 5 Wednesday is a Booktube group which makes book related top five lists. I’m not very regular with my Youtube videos so I’ll post them here instead when I can. 238 more words

Books

Private correspondence of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford

Bound in volume 1: ms. note in Horace Walpole’s hand, an epigram attributed to “Mr. Erskine the celebrated lawyer” and dated 1793

  • Author: Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797.
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