Today in the year 1692, the Battle of La Hogue was fought. Today in the year 1864, Nathaniel Hawthorne died. The Battle was one in the Nine Years’ War between England and the Dutch Republic on the one side, and France on the other. The Anglo-Dutch side won the battle. It’s not that I have
Today in the year 1860, J.M. Barrie was born. O.M.G.!! Talk about Classic Children’s Literature! Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan. That infallible source This deserves a crappy old book. Hang on. The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature (1984, 1995). What
This just popped up in my inbox. There are no words to convey how exciting this is. On June 2, Hillsdale College will launch its latest free online course, “Classic Children’s Literature.” We’re working hard to complete this course very soon. Families who are stuck at home, or suddenly homeschooling will enjoy this free new resource
via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures Going to be sorting through the books Daughter C & The J-Man left up in the apartment. How many copies of the Iliad and Odyssey do you think are up there?
Via ace.mu.nu Tornado update coming. We are fine. Others are not.
Hobbiton, New Zealand! From Kat & Tony’s Newsletter: To get to Hobbiton, you drive into farm country. Actually, most of New Zealand is farm country, but in this case you drive into places where it’s tough to get a cell signal. We arrived late the night before — late enough that we weren’t sure whether
They cared so little for plain fact, these people, and were in that advanced state of degeneracy on the subject, that instead of being impressed by the speaker’s strong common sense, they took it in extraordinary dudgeon.
The McChoakumchild school was all fact, and the school of design was all fact, and the relations between master and man were all fact, and everything was fact between the lying-in hospital and the cemetery, and what you couldn’t state in figures, or show to be purchasable in the cheapest market and salable in the
But at my back I always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near. Andrew MarvelEpigraph to A Study of History Volume X (1954) How is it possible that I do not have a complete set of A Study of History?* How is it possible that Archive dot org does not have Volume X? How is it
This is a nice review: This book is so much more than a compilation of Christmas recipes, frugal or otherwise. It is a fascinating history of Christmas food traditions, and an examination of the meaning of memory as it applies to family and tradition. “A true feast has nothing to do with what you eat…but
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All the while I was wasting so much time engrossed with Volume Eight of Our Wonder World, I had in the back of my brain something I’d read a long time ago. I could paraphrase it well enough, but that wasn’t good enough. And then… “He welcomed the story as an old and dear friend.”
I doubt whether we are sufficiently attentive to the importance of elementary textbooks. C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man, 1944 I share this concern, but I have a question. Who is “we?”
“Lo! when the service was ended, a form appeared on the threshold, Clad in armor of steel, a somber and sorrowful figure! Why does the bridegroom start and stare at the apparition? Why does the bride turn pale, and hide her face on his shoulder?” The Courtship of Miles Standish, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Bobbs-Merrill
The other day I mentioned that I had read a book while I was welcoming Baby Bunny into the World. Truth be told, I– we- read, or at least gave a passing glance, at several. Billy Bass will be fun to read with Baby Bunny when he’s old enough to go fishing with Grandpa Big Food.
“I say, Marica, my Dear Friend and I have not seen you that engaged in a television show since the final episode of Peter Capaldi’s Dr. Who. What took your attention?” “Ruff? Ruff?!?” “I say, Missy! you sure do know what’s happening in television entertainment! I’m impressed! I think. Are you watching too much television?”