Category: Literature

Henry David Thoreau said “government is best which governs least” or “not at all”

Henry David Thoreau said “government is best which governs least” or “not at all” Thoreau wrote these words in Civil Disobedience published in 1849, his renowned essay about the necessity of individual resistance to unjust government. Thoreau wrote, “ I

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The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (Poetry Reading-Audiobook) by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

********************************The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (Poetry Reading)by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow1807-1882Poem written April 19, 1860; first published in 1863 as part of “Tales of a Wayside Inn” Listen my children and you shall hearOf the midnight ride of Paul Revere,On

8 Facts about PAUL REVERE (that you probably didn’t know)

  Click on the “I” info icon in the top right corner to find my poetry recital video of the entirety of Longfellow’s poem “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere“, complete with written lyrics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmWbas-amhQ   The great and famous

Mark Twain’s Typewriter QWERTY Frustration, the First Typed Book Manuscript, Life on the Mississippi

Mark Twain’s Typewriter – QWERTY Frustration, the First Typed Book Manuscript, Life on the Mississippi Most sources will tell you that the first novel written on a typewriter was The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Strangely, Twain himself

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Robinson Crusoe Island is REAL, Daniel Defoe’s fictional story based on the real life of a Scotsman

Robinson Crusoe Island is REALDaniel Defoe’s fictional story is based on the real life adventures of Scotsman Alexander Selkirk Robinson Crusoe, by Daniel Defoe, is frequently cited as the first novel ever published in English, in 1719. It remains one

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