Tag Archives: 19th Century

1807: No Less Sacred to Them than the Tie of Marriage

I passed a few days in the valley of one of those streams of northern Vermont, which find their way into Champlain. If I were permitted to draw aside the veil of private life, I would briefly give you the … Continue reading

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1865: O Roaches!

A quite common superstitious practice, in order to rid a house of Cockroaches, is in vogue in our country at the present time. It is no other than to address these pests a written letter containing the following words, or … Continue reading

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1893: Marine

Nils Hansteen: Marine (1893)

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1865: The Storm Cloud

Félix Bracquemond: The Storm Cloud (1860-1870)

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1897: Orpheus

Pierre Amédée Marcel-Béronneau: Orpheus in Hades (1897)

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1844: The Real Brain of All Things

That which is for me through the medium of money—that for which I can pay (i.e., which money can buy)—that am I myself, the possessor of the money. The extent of the power of money is the extent of my … Continue reading

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1956: The Hound of Heaven

In 1893, English poet Francis Thompson published a poem called “The Hound of Heaven.” The work is an extended metaphor: as a hound pursues a hare in a hunt, so does God pursue the human soul to restore it to … Continue reading

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