December 2022

“Ring Out, Wild Bells” 

“May the bells of 2023 ring out the darkness of our land and ring in a new and gleaming light on our country and its people.” Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,The flying cloud, the frosty light:The year is dying in the night;Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the …

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Good Advice

The avoidance of famine I suggest you reflect on the clearing of your debts and the avoidance of famine. First, a household… . The utilities in the house must all be got ready, lest you ask another, and he refuse, and you be lacking, and the right time go past, and your cultivation suffer. Do …

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New/Updated Project Gutenberg Releases (12/31/22)

New/Updated Project Gutenberg Releases (12/31/22)2022 Book Count: 3704 A quick note: For next year, I’m thinking of just listing the ones that are new, and not the updated ones, unless folks like seeing those that have been revised. Also, the book count will not include updated books in any case. New books: Title: Yhteiskunnan hylkäämä: …

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The Weekend Open Thread | Reading? Writing? Thinking?

Reading: I am just starting The Story of Paradise Lost for Children (Eliza Weaver Bradburn, 1830). My copy is an incredibly poorly digitized reprint published by Sagan Press. The back blurb spit out the “The work has been selected by scholars… part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.” Why scholars? I …

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Random Choice | The Modern Family Cookbook

It’s in this classic old cookbook that we find The Creeds. The Meal Planner’s Creed The health of my family is in my care, therefore–I will spare no effort in planning the right kinds of food in the right amounts. Spending the food dollar for maximum value is my job, therefore–I will choose from variously …

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“Of Negotiating”

In dealing with cunning persons, we must ever consider their ends to interpret their speeches, and it is good to say little unto them, and that which they least look for. From Francis Bacon’s tenth essay– the last in the first edition– “Of Negotiating” (1597) The essays or Counsels, civil and moral of Francis Bacon …

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Random Choice | Southern Living Party Cookbook

I have several projects to attend to so I’m going to put the Pocket University Guide to Daily Reading on hold. Instead, for my daily feature, I’m going to walk to a bookshelf and semi-randomly choose an old book. The Southern Living Party Cookbook is a classic. I wish it had more photographs, though. I …

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New/Updated Project Gutenberg Releases (12/29/22)

New/Updated Project Gutenberg Releases (12/29/22)2022 Book Count: 3678 3 Audio Books! And Pooh! New books: Title: Roger WilliamsAuthor: Hall, MayPublished: United States: The Pilgrim Press,1917.EBook: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/69648Released: Dec 28, 2022 Title: The Ranch Girls and the silver arrowAuthor: Vandercook, Margaret, 1876-1958Illustrator: Prittie, Edwin JohnPublished: United States: The John C. Winston Company,1921.EBook: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/69649Released: Dec 28, 2022 Title: …

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New/Updated Project Gutenberg Releases (12/28/22)

New/Updated Project Gutenberg Releases (12/28/22)2022 Book Count: 3659 New books: Title: Turckse slavernieAuthor: Airanda, Emanuel dePublished: Netherlands: Chrostoffel en Iasper Doll,1666.Language: DutchEBook: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/69645Released: Dec 27, 2022 Title: Armenia, a martyr nation: A historical sketch of the Armenian people from traditional times to the present tragic daysAuthor: Gabrielian, M. C.Published: United States: Fleming H. Revell Company,1918.EBook: …

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