Blog Access Issues

For the next week or so, we will have intermittent access issues to the blog due to server upgrades. So if you try to access the blog during an “unlucky time”, please try again later on. I will keep everyone updated when everything is back to normal using this post. I apologize for this inconvenience….

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Shakespeare’s Poetry

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey, a Scottish judge and literary critic, wrote this assessment of Shakespeare’s poetry. I transcribed it for the blog in Centennial Gregg. Attachment: shakespeares-poetry.pdf

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Home

Here is an excerpt from a speech by the managing editor for the Atlanta Constitution in the 1880s Henry W. Grady, transcribed in Anniversary Gregg by yours truly. Attachment: home.pdf

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Delights of Reading

From the book The Use of Life by English banker, scientist, and politician Sir John Lubbock, here is an excerpt on reading, transcribed by me in Simplified Gregg for the blog. Attachment: delights-of-reading.pdf

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Work

The Crown of Wild Olive by English writer John Ruskin is a collection of essays dealing with various topics. It was published in 1866, and contains his last lectures at the University of Cambridge, dealing with subjects such as work, traffic, and war. Here is an excerpt from Lecture I: Work, transcribed by yours truly…

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Glaucus and Arbaces in the Amphitheater

The Last Days of Pompeii, by English writer and politician Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton, takes place in 1st century Rome. It tells the story of Glaucus, a young Greek in love with Ione, a beautiful and intelligent Greek set to marry him. Ione was left orphan in her childhood; the Egyptian sorcerer and high Isis priest…

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Henry Robson Richardson

Henry Robson Richardson was one of America’s most famous architects. Born in Louisiana in 1838, he studied at Harvard, Tulane, as well as the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. One of his major works is Boston’s Trinity Church. Bishop Phillips Brooks was the rector of this Episcopal church and wrote an article in 1886 for…

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