The Mayflower

This article from the editors of History.com explains the history of the Mayflower and its role in the settlement of the New World. I transcribed it in Anniversary Gregg for the blog. Attachment: the-mayflower.pdf

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Trick-or-treating

Here is the first section of the Wikipedia entry for Trick-or-treating, transcribed in Anniversary.  I was consciously trying to fit everything on one  page, so the outlines are sometimes a bit close together. Enjoy! Attachment: trick-or-treating.pdf

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Daylight Savings Time

Most of us return to Standard Time next weekend, so I’ve transcribed the first few paragraphs of the Wikipedia page on Daylight Savings Time into Anniversary to give everyone a little reading practice. Enjoy! Attachment: daylight-savings-time.pdf

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Discovery of the New World

In addition to his short stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving was a historian. In 1828 he wrote A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, a four-volume biographical account of Christopher Columbus. Here is an extract from Volume I, Book III, Chapter IV, in which Columbus…

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Patriotism Needs Intelligence

General Francis Marion (1732-1795) served in the American Revolutionary War. His irregular methods of warfare became well known, and he is considered one of the fathers of modern guerrilla and maneuver warfare. He is credited in the lineage of the Green Berets of the U.S. Army. His biography The Life of General Francis Marion by…

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Destruction of Pompeii

This vivid description of the Vesuvius eruption and the damage it caused in Pompeii — here in Anniversary Gregg transcribed by me — comes from the pen of the English writer and politician Edward Bulwer-Lytton in his novel The Last Days of Pompeii. Lord Lytton’s works are the source of famous phrases, such as “the…

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A Plea for Separation from England

Common Sense was a pamphlet published by Thomas Paine early in 1776. It was so popular, that over 100,000 copies were sold within three months; few writings of the period had so wide an influence. Paine’s epigrams and apt illustrations stuck in people’s minds and proved him a master of the art of spreading ideas;…

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I Have A Dream

I’ve been meaning to transcribe something in Anniversary for the group (and to give Carlos something new to read, since he is usually the one doing the writing!), and this speech from 1963 seemed apropos to post given things going on in the world today.  It is the address by the Rev. Martin Luther King…

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En longeant les quais de la Seine

In this small selection from his book, Pierre Nozière, Anatole France describes the famous banks of the Seine River in the heart of Paris, here in Sténographie Gregg transcribed by me. Attachment: en-longeant-les-quais-de-la-seine-anniv.pdf Attachment: en-longeant-les-quais-de-la-seine-simpl.pdf

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