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The Vulture by Hillaire Belloc

In Hilaire Belloc’s humorous book of More Beasts (for Worse Children), a companion volume to The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts, you will find poetic descriptions of real and imaginary beasts.  Many like “The Vulture” offer a tongue-in-cheek moral. The … 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 Courtship of Miles Standish by Longfellow

The Courtship of Miles Standish by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Courtship of Miles Standish is a narrative poem written in 1858 by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It tells a charming tale of a courtship during the early days of … Continue reading

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Benjamin Franklin Resources

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) was one of America’s most interesting historical figures. Like Leonardo da Vinci, Franklin pursued many subjects including writing, politics, invention, music, and more. Here are some resources written by and about Franklin. Meet Benjamin Franklin, by Stephen … Continue reading

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Copywork: How Benjamin Franklin Taught Himself to Write Well

Although copywork is often seen as an exercise for young students, it’s a classic tool that is useful for almost anything you want to learn to do well. Artists copy the works of great masters in order to study their … Continue reading

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