“Buds and Bird-voices” by Nathaniel Hawthorne
BALMY Spring—weeks later than we expected, and months later than we longed for her—comes at last to revive the moss on the roof and walls of our old mansion. She peeps brightly into my study window, inviting me to throw it open and create a summer atmosphere by the intermixture of her genial breath with the black and cheerless comfort of the stove. As the casement ascends, forth into infinite space fly the innumerable forms of thought or fancy that have kept me company in the retirement of this little chamber during the sluggish lapse of wintry weather—visions gay, grotesque and sad, pictures of real life tinted with nature’s homely gray and russet, scenes in dreamland bedizened with rainbow-hues which faded before they were well laid on. All these may vanish now, and leave me to mold a fresh existence out of sunshine…
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I love Maya Banks Scottish historicals! I can’t wait to read this book!
Also for Shakespeare’s birthday, Hip Hop and Shakespeare, lyricism, language and power.
For Shakespeare’s birthday. Jonathan Slinger, Hamlet Act I Scene ii. The Royal Shakespeare Company.
I love Regina Thorne’s GoT recaps on Heroes and Heartbreakers as much as I love Game of Thrones itself and last night’s episode was the best of the season so far.
This is an awesome resource.
Those who follow this Blog will know that we maintain a Pinterest Board of all the graphics that are shared in our posts. That way Regency Researchers (I know you all are such) can go to the board and find these graphics easily.
There is even a link on the Right Sidebar. But those new to the Blog might not realize that, so here is our periodic reminder that we have such a service for you to avail yourself of.
There are now more than 450 pins of various people, art, drawings of locations, etc. at the board.