I never intended that my first post for My Victorian Summer would come a full month after the inauguration of my project, but I’ve found that with summer weather, long books, and family in town, my blogging is becoming less of a priority than before. To my surprise, I’m okay with this. I may continue

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I have more confidence in the dead than in the living. —William Hazlitt William Hazlitt was a contemporary of William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge, not to mention Jane Austen. He was considered one of the most important critics and essayists of the English language, although he is little read today (see Wikipedia). I love his

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I will miss February’s calendar picture. It is just the prettiest picture in the calendar and I find it sad that it happened to be on the shortest month! The days have been filled with well-enjoyed books, though. It was a satisfying month. March’s picture is not as exciting to me, but I do like

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