Lady Hamilton & Horatia in Prison (part 57)

When things became desperate, Emma voluntarily submitted to “Living within the Rules” in an area of South London controlled by King’s Bench Prison, reserved specifically for debtors. Emma and Horatia were not inside the prison, locked in a cell, but lived in nearby rooms at 12, Temple Place, where they spent ten long months. “Living… Read More Lady Hamilton & Horatia in Prison (part 57)

The Year

What can be said in New Year rhymes,That’s not been said a thousand times? The new years come, the old years go,We know we dream, we dream we know. We rise up laughing with the light,We lie down weeping with the night. We hug the world until it stings,We curse it then and sigh for… Read More The Year

Life & Death

When I have looked Life in the eyes,Grown calm and very coldly wise,Life will have given me the Truth,And taken in exchange–my youth. “Wisdom” – Sara Teasdale, American lyric poet, born on 8 August 1884. Not one would mind, neither bird nor treeIf mankind perished utterly; And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn,Would scarcely… Read More Life & Death

George Orwell: What’s in a Name?

George Orwell, pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair, was born on 25 June 1903 in Motihari, Bengal (now Bihar), British India English novelist, essayist, and critic, his work is characterised by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, and strong opposition to totalitarianism. His most famous novels are “Animal Farm” a satire which allegorically depicts Stalin’s betrayal of… Read More George Orwell: What’s in a Name?

Silence

Elbert Hubbard, born on 19 June 1856 , was an American writer, philosopher, and artist who died with his wife aboard the RMS Lusitania which was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland on 7 May 1915.One of the survivors wrote to Hubbard’s son to tell him that his parents refused to… Read More Silence