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The End of the World | Guide to Daily Reading 12/12/22

Nothing happened today, either, and I didn’t know whether or not to believe it. Two days in a row seemed like a stretch to me. So I checked. Gustave Flaubert, French novelist and author of Madame Bovary, born on this date in 1821. Daily Reading: The End of the World by Oliver Herford (bio below …

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Who? What? | Guide to Daily Reading 12/7/22

Cale Young Rice born on this date n 1872. Allan Cunningham died on this date in 1784. Daily Readings: I have no idea who J.M. Bailey was. “After the Funeral” has “Danbury News” under his name but that was a no-go. Admittedly, I didn’t do any extensive searching because, well, he seems sort of odd. …

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens | Guide to Daily Reading 11/30/22

COLONEL MULBERRY SELLERS was in his “library,” which was his “drawing-room,” and was also his “picture gallery,” and likewise his “workshop.” Sometimes he called it by one of these names, sometimes by another, according to occasion and circumstance. He was constructing what seemed to be some kind of a frail mechanical toy, and was apparently very much interested in his work. He was a white-headed man now…

The Hoosier and the Salt-pile | Guide to Daily Reading 11/23/22

Nothing happened today other than Abigail Adams dying on this date. Daily Readings From The Hoosier and the Salt-pile. A note on formatting. I do not know while copying prose from Bartelby pastes as a table, and I cannot figure out how to change it. But it’s so cute I wanted everyone to enjoy! “‘Well, …

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