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For auld Robin Gray he is kind unto me | Guide to Daily Reading 11/24/22

Nothing happened today though The Booklover’s Almanac tells me Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species was published on this date in 1859. Maybe it’s just me but that seems sort of consequential. Daily Readings: My spellchecker is apparently not setup to deal with 18th century Scots ballads. I’m looking at a sea of red below. …

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Guide to Daily Read 11/12/22

Introduction to The Pocket University Guide to Daily Reading. Richard Baxter born on this date in 1615 Daily reading selections The Future (1852) A wanderer is man from his birth. He was born in a ship On the breast of the river of Time; Brimming with wonder and joy He spreads out his arms to …

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Guide to Daily Reading 11/9/22

J.J. Astor II was the son of the patriarch of the Astor family, and grandfather of J.J. IV, richest man in the world at the time of his death aboard the Titanic. R.B. Roosevelt was Teddy’s uncle and a New York attorney (Britannica, 1962 under TR). Nathaniel Sands has no Wiki page and I do …

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