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Sunday Sustenance (Poetry For The Soul), #14, 2015

A Red, Red Rose

O my Luve’s like a red, red rose,

That’s newly sprung in June;

O my Luve’s like the melodie

That’s sweetly played in tune.

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Norton Utilities

left: 8th Ed. Vol 1. right: 9th Ed. Vol. 1.

About twice a year, I go on a two-day irrational rant against textbook publishers.  Good morning, folks, it’s that time of year again.

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Literature

Venerable Bede

Who: a popular scholar who spent his life in the monastery

When: ca. 673-735

What: Ecclesiastical History of the English People and comments on Caedmon’s Hymn   27 more words

Literature

Middle Ages to ca. 1485

I will be starting with Stephen Greenblatt’s Norton Anthology of English Literature Middle Ages to ca. 1485. Here’s what was happening:

  • 43-420 British invasion and occupation of Britain…
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Literature

Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s "Aurora Leigh"

With her “unscrupulously epic” “novel-poem” “Aurora Leigh,” Elizabeth Barrett Browning presents readers with “the most mature of my works, and the one into which my highest convictions upon Life and Art have entered.”  Published in 1864, Barrett Browning used Aurora Leigh, an alleged fictional character (which resembles herself), to “find woman’s place in the central tradition of poetry . 2,638 more words

Poetry

Sir Thomas Wyatt's Farewell, Love

Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder‘s sonnet, Farewell, Love, expresses what many of us have felt at one time or another. The long and short of it is: Love, you’re too stressful, and I’m done with you! 178 more words

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Wanna Know Wednesday - How is Your Book Collection Organized?

Les:

I have bookshelves in three different rooms, if you count the one in my bedroom at my parents’ house.  (The crates of books in their basement do not count.  424 more words

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