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Oct.15.2010
   A reluctant signatory and an inquisitive governess can only make for trouble It was a Sunday morning at the beginning of Lent. They had chosen Sunday because most of the servants would be at Parish Mass in the Minster. Mr Carrington would be conducting the service and Price would...
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Oct.03.2010
  (from the Rhapsodies section of THE TWAIN, poems of Earth and Ether)   We followed him through the foothills of Tabor leaving the world's clamour behind sounds muzzled by distance and heat-haze and the remoteness of another sphere the sardonic scree irking our toes but we climbed...
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Sep.24.2010
Mrs Baldwin - Sir Joshua Reynolds   A preview passage from THE SHEEP AND THE GOATS, Book Two of the Berkeley Trilogy (2013). Young Lord Dursley is bewitched. The formation broke. He honoured his partner and made to deliver her to the beau claiming the next dance, when her fingers dropped from...
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Jul.22.2010
    Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. Henry Fielding   The ire had festered beneath his good manners for the rest of that afternoon. When he returned, Mary was with her mother in the nursery, embroidering the letter ‘T’ upon new underlinen for identification by the...
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Jul.14.2010
                               If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not the age of revolution when the old and the new stand side by side...when the glories of the old can be compensated by the...
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Jul.10.2010
D G Rossetti   I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains unsung.Rabindranath Tagore One's real life is often the life one does not lead.Oscar Wilde Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time: it is regret for the things that...
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May.27.2010
                            Sir James Mansfield was no conventional lawyer drawing a clientèle from the aristocracy and the flower of the professions. In his sixty-fifth year, he had served two terms as Solicitor General for the...
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Apr.25.2010
                       (Me in the holiday pad)   El Springador waxes dogmatic about a fur-fetched purriod of history. I'm keeping a low profile today. It's that time of year again. Hundreds of athletic types pounding my beat on...
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Apr.09.2010
                                UPDATE! Runner-up for the 2010 Oscar Arnold Young Award - Best Collection by a North Carolina Poet. (June, 2010) Runner-up for the Brockman Campbell Award - Best North Carolina Poetry...
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Mar.19.2010
                              April Love - Arthur Hughes  © Tate Britain       New brooms and turning tides herald the Arian brides Ram eschews paternity Ewe gloats in maternity The fields are flocked...