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Do not read Dante Rossetti’s “My Sister Sleeps.” Thackeray’s “The Mahogany Tree” is pleasant. “Elegy.” Interesting that Lamb died in 1834, yet “To the Sister of Elia” was written in 1837. It’s fairly short–five verses. Hard to think also of Mary outliving her brother so long. She died in 1847. I don’t think I’ve read …

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Emily Dickinson was “called back” on this date in 1830. born on this date in 1830.* *hangs head in shame. how embarrassing. Daily readings: American Authors 1600-1900: A Biographical Dictionary of America Literature. Stanley J. Kunitz and Howard Haycraft. The H.W. Wilson Company, New York. 1977. 1st 1938.