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Today In History: April 18-19, 1775: “I Set Off Upon a Very Good Horse”

On the night of April 18, into April 19, in 1775, Paul Revere made his famous ride. The spring of 1775 was a tense time. Prominent Bostonians were under constant threat of arrest from the British, and many of them … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I found Favorite Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow at a second-hand store, hard-cover, and it has illustrations, published in 1947. Longfellow to me is like an old friend. Only [Wallace] Stevens in later American poetry is musical in the ways … Continue reading

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Today in history: February 27, 1807

“Believe me, every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and oftimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Beautiful. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on this day, in 1807, … Continue reading

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Today in history: April 18-19, 1775: “I set off upon a very good Horse”

On the night of April 18, into April 19, in 1775, Paul Revere made his famous ride. The spring of 1775 was a tense time. Prominent Bostonians were under constant threat of arrest from the British, and many of them … Continue reading

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On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year.

On the night of April 18, into April 19, in 1775, Paul Revere made his famous ride. The spring of 1775 was a tense time. Prominent Bostonians were under constant threat of arrest from the British, and many of them … Continue reading

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Today in history, March 5, 1770

The Boston Massacre. Probably should say “massacre” – with quotation marks – since “massacre” was a bit of a stretch – and used more for propaganda purposes. Same as Paul Revere’s famous engraving – which is pretty much how we, … Continue reading

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“On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and year”

Are there more magical words in the world of literature than: “an earlier draft has been discovered”?? As in: In Longfellow’€™s papers, Charlie found what appears to be the first complete draft of “€œPaul Revere’€™s Ride.”€ My love of Longfellow’s … Continue reading

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Today in history: March 5, 1770

The Boston Massacre. Probably should say “massacre” – with quotation marks – since “massacre” was a bit of a stretch – and used more for propaganda purposes. Same as Paul Revere’s famous engraving – which is pretty much how we, … Continue reading

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Today in history: April 18-19, 1775

On the night of April 18, into April 19, in 1775, Paul Revere made his famous ride. The spring of 1775 was a tense time. Prominent Bostonians were under constant threat of arrest from the British, and many of them … Continue reading

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Geek Moments Involving the Founders

— I cannot even describe how happy it makes me that on my daily run I pass the spot (sort of) where the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr took place. There’s a big bust of my dead boyfriend … Continue reading

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