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Hearts and Hands by O. Henry

Hearts and Hands A short story by O. Henry At Denver there was an influx of passengers into the coaches on the eastbound B & M express. In one coach there sat a very pretty young woman dressed in elegant … Continue reading

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Casey at the Bat by Ernest Thayer

Casey at the Bat A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888 by Ernest Thayer The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville Nine that day; the score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play. … Continue reading

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A Plea for Indoor Golf by P. G. Wodehouse

A PLEA FOR INDOOR GOLF Indoor golf is that which is played in the home. Whether you live in a palace or a hovel, an indoor golf-course, be it only of nine holes, is well within your reach. A house … Continue reading

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To Winter by William Blake

To Winter by William Blake (1757 – 1827) O Winter! bar thine adamantine doors: The north is thine; there hast thou built thy dark Deep-founded habitation. Shake not thy roofs Nor bend thy pillars with thine iron car. He hears … Continue reading

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P. G. Wodehouse Biography

P. G. Wodehouse Biography  Sir Pelham Grenville (P. G.) Wodehouse (1881 – 1975) was a British humorist whose life spanned nearly a century. Best known for his novels featuring Bertie and Jeeves, Wodehouse (pronounced Woodhouse) also wrote short stories, plays, poems, and articles. His writings … Continue reading

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Advent Poems by Christina Georgina Rossetti

Christina Rossetti’s classic Christmas carol, “In the Bleak Midwinter,” offers a vivid poetic look at the Incarnation. In a similar way, her less-known Advent poems describe the season of waiting and watching. Advent (1851) ‘Come,’ Thou dost say to Angels, To blessed Spirits, ‘Come’: … Continue reading

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The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler Yeats

The Wild Swans at Coole by William Butler Yeats The trees are in their autumn beauty, The woodland paths are dry, Under the October twilight the water Mirrors a still sky; Upon the brimming water among the stones Are nine-and-fifty … Continue reading

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A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard

This 1899 essay by Elbert Hubbard is one of my favorites. Hubbard’s keen sense of humor and skillful use of hyperbole and metaphor help him make a sharp point. Enjoy! A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard In all this … Continue reading

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Sonnet VII by John Milton

Sonnet VII: How soon hath Time, the Subtle Thief of Youth ON HIS BEING ARRIVED AT THE AGE OF 23. by John Milton How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth, Stol’n on his wing my three-and-twentieth year! My … Continue reading

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The Slavery of Free Verse by G. K. Chesterton

The Slavery of Free Verse by G. K. Chesterton THE truth most needed today is that the end is never the right end. The beginning is the right end at which to begin. The modern man has to read everything … Continue reading

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