Joseph Addison

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Name: Joseph Addison
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

In praise of Jenny Diski | Andrew Brown

‘She deserves our unfeigned admiration, not for her bravery or her struggle, or any irrelevant tosh like that, but for writing so well.’ Photograph: Gary CaltonThe force of Jenny Diski’s personality, and the penetration of her mind, are as vivid as anything ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Is today’s global travel any better than the Grand Tour?

I stood atop Mount Vesuvius with a small band of American classicists, reading a letter (it was not addressed to us but then that has never stopped classicists). This particular epistola was from Pliny the Younger to Tacitus and it recounted the great ... [Published Aeon Magazine - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Sep 10, 1776: Nathan Hale volunteers to spy behind British lines!

Nathan Hale volunteers to spy behind British lines! "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."On this day in 1776, General George Washington asks for a volunteer for an extremely dangerous mission: to gather intelligence behind enemy ... [Published Middletown CT Patch - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

from church bells to dumbbells

Katherine Hunt at Cabinet Magazine: In an article in the Spectator in July 1711, the eponymous character Mr. Spectator—as written by Joseph Addison, one of the magazine’s founders—described his exercise routine. When in town, and therefore not able ... [Published 3quarksdaily - Aug 29 2014]
Entities: Joseph Addison
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

'But one life to give': Dramaturgy, patriotism & the last words of Nathan Hale

State HeroAside from Patrick Henry’s impassioned declaration of ‘Give me liberty, or give me death!’ to the Virginia Convention in 1775, perhaps no other line from the revolutionary era is as recognizable or capable of stirring patriotic sentiment amongst ... [Published Examiner.com - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 10 2014 - 1 reports

The pristine village is a wildlife wasteland

A 'best-kept’ award may be a source of civic pride, but you tell that to the birds and bees Hedges clipped into perfect rectangles, closely shaven lawns, pristine pebbled paths and flawless beds of scarlet geraniums, with not a weed in sight. The perfect ... [Published Telegraph - Aug 10 2014]
First reported Jun 03 2014 - Updated Jun 03 2014 - 1 reports

7 Pieces Of Fascinating Marginalia

From a forgery of William Shakespeare’s signature to a queen’s love note asking not to be beheaded. Via luna.folger.edu In January, the British Library was readying Chaucer's Canterbury Tales for digitization when they noticed an unusual handwritten ... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Jun 03 2014]

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In praise of Jenny Diski | Andrew Brown [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 15 2014]
Is today’s global travel any better than the Gr... [Published Aeon Magazine - Sep 12 2014]
Sep 10, 1776: Nathan Hale volunteers to spy beh... [Published Middletown CT Patch - Sep 10 2014]
from church bells to dumbbells [Published 3quarksdaily - Aug 29 2014]
'But one life to give': Dramaturgy, patriotism ... [Published Examiner.com - Aug 26 2014]
The pristine village is a wildlife wasteland [Published Telegraph - Aug 10 2014]
7 Pieces Of Fascinating Marginalia [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Jun 03 2014]
Full text: Tristram Hunt’s speech to the Specta... [Published The Coffee House | Politics and News Discussion ... - Apr 03 2014]
Carl Mays: I witnessed hope in action this morning [Published Mountain Press - Mar 14 2014]
The Favorite Books of All 44 Presidents of the ... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Feb 18 2014]
Valley Forge National Historical Park celebrate... [Published Norristown Times Herald - Feb 17 2014]
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from church bells to dumbbells [Published 3quarksdaily - Aug 29 2014]
Katherine Hunt at Cabinet Magazine: In an article in the Spectator in July 1711, the eponymous character Mr. Spectator—as written by Joseph Addison, one of the magazine’s founders—described his exercise routine. When in town, and therefore not able ...
7 Pieces Of Fascinating Marginalia [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Jun 03 2014]
From a forgery of William Shakespeare’s signature to a queen’s love note asking not to be beheaded. Via luna.folger.edu In January, the British Library was readying Chaucer's Canterbury Tales for digitization when they noticed an unusual handwritten ...
The Favorite Books of All 44 Presidents of the ... [Published BuzzFeed - Latest - Feb 18 2014]
Happy President’s Day! Here’s every US President and their preferred read. AwakenedEye/AwakenedEye George Washington Served: 1789-1797 Book: Cato, a Tragedy by Joseph Addison Many might cite George Washington’s book containing over 100 ...
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