Poetry: The Mother’s Hand

THE MOTHER'S HAND.A wandering orphan child was I— Meanly, at the best, attired;For oh ! my mother scarce could buy The common food each week required;But when the anxious day had fled. It seemed to be her dearest joy,To press her pale hand on my head,And pray that God would guide her boy.More each winter, Stern suffering …

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Repeat as a long and varied history

Repeat has a long and varied history, and so before you search through the listing, how many "repeats" including compound words,do you know? Frankly I was amazed how often it comes up, how many variations there are and all the other meanings. As long as this is, it was cut down heavily from the Oxford …

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WAR, Literature and Art, the literary mag

This writing journal can be downloaded for free.  That's always nice and it's  called War, Literature and the Arts.  The following blurb is from their site at the time, October 5, 2012.  It seems it has not been updated, so I guess we can forget this one.  Well if you want to read what they …

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Belgium’s King passes euthanization of children bill

King Filip-Phillippe putting down the hoi polloi one child at a timeThe Belgian King, shown right, signed into law, this past February 2014,  the use of euthanasia to persons under 18 years of age and those patients suffering from dementia, writes The Washington Post. Belgium is  the only country in the world, to legalize taking the …

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Mary Cheever, wife of writer, obit

Mary Cheever, a Central Figure in a Literary Family, Dies at 95By WILLIAM YARDLEY    APRIL 9, 2014Mary and John Cheever at home in Ossining, N.Y., in 1979.Credit Paul Hosefros/The New York TimesMary Cheever, a central figure in a family of prominent American writers whose most notable member was her husband, John, with whom she had …

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