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Locks of Love

The Romantic poet and essayist Leigh Hunt (19 October 1784 – 28 August 1859) kept a scrapbook of famous people’s hair, many of them friends of his, including the social commentator William Hazlitt and poets Charles Lamb and Percy Bysshe Shelley. The collection includes hair from 21 authors and statesmen in part derived from Dr. …

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Yesterday’s Finds | A Father & Daughter Bookstore

We traveled yesterday to the Capitol City of Mississippi which is quite a hole. It’s way up on the list of most dangerous and stupid places in the U.S. of A. Years ago it had some great old book stores, one, I remember fondly, managed by the guy who was tasked with inventorying Edora Welty’s …

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