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
“Marica?” Missy got up from her desk, laid down her reading glasses, stretched, and asked, “Do you have a minute?” “Sure, Missy! What’s on your mind this cold gloomy day?” “Ruff?” Rocky, too, was curious. “Well,” Missy heaved in a big breath of purified air (thanks to Marica’s recent shopping trip) in the way that
It’s Drudgery Monday and I am pleased to report that things on the book-cleaning front are going sweepingly, as Missy would say. The Treasure Chest is done and rearranged a bit. Shelves of mostly art books are done. Two sets of encyclopedias– each & every volume– dusted and put back. Ordinary encyclopedias are the worst.
To be honest, I had forgotten I had this crappy old book. It is shelved behind glass in the treasure chest bookshelf. Had you asked, I would easily pointed to all of Aunt Margaret’s books in the treasure chest. I’d just forgotten the title– which is one reason I do a once a year hands-on
The days of the cave man have passed. Physical strength no longer gives prowess to the individual. What the twentieth century demands is the trained intellect. The man who knows is the man of the hour. The Standard Question Book and Home Study Outlines, The Frontier Press Company, Buffalo, New York. 1919. This is the
I’m reading about the Greeks. I’m reading about the Greeks and their literature. And their lives over hundreds and hundreds of years, and of their poetry and the beginnings of Drama. And everywhere I read, I read of Antigone. ~~ Plus we’ve been watching Season 7 of the X-files. Not the best drama on the planet
Literature Primers: Greek Literature. R.C. Jebb. American Book Company, New York. 1890. Reprinted: Kindle version only $0.99!
This cracked me up. You get it, right? George Eliot! Did you know that the book, George Eliot’s Poetry and Other Studies (1885) was written by Rose E. Cleveland, Grover’s sister? The book is dedicated To My Countrywomen These essays, some of which were originally prepared for use in schools and colleges, are now affectionately and
I draw your attention to the last line on the page: Memorize this poem. The book is Our Language: First Book by Lida B. NcMurry and F.T. Norvell (1905). It is a beginning grammar / usage / reader covering such things as story telling, sentence and paragraph structure, capitalization, punctuation, and so forth. Throughout the
The Lesson of the Roman Republic Then, amazing as it may seem to-day, when we are able to look from a distance at these affairs and see them in their proper relations as parts of the picture, Rome straightway yielded to the same vice that had caused the downfall of her enemy. She gave herself
Great Books as Life-Teachers (1898)