Tag Archives: 19th Century

1868: Definition

From Wikipedia: Tsundoku (Japanese: 積ん読) is acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one’s home without reading them. The term originated in the Meiji era (1868–1912) as Japanese slang. It combines elements of tsunde-oku (積んでお, to pile things … Continue reading

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1872: Long Branch

William Trost Richards: Beach at Long Branch: Sunrise (1872)

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1886: Summer Night

Kitty Kielland: Summer Night (1886)

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1824: Evening

Caspar David Friedrich: Evening with Clouds (1824)

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1890: Seagulls

Max Jensen: Seagulls over the Waves; I made up the date.

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1821: In Life the Firmest Friend

From a letter written by Percy Bysshe Shelley to Thomas Love Peacock, August 1821: Lord Byron gets up at two. I get up, quite contrary to my usual custom…at twelve. After breakfast, we sit talking till six. From six till … Continue reading

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1878: Dream

I had the earliest dream I can remember, a dream which was to preoccupy me all my life. I was then between three and four years old. The vicarage stood quite alone near Laufen castle, and there was a big … Continue reading

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