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hawkins_steve: “But my being so angry prevented me from feeling foolish, which is very lucky for people in a passion” Herman Melville

brainpicker: On this day in 1850, Herman Melville met Nathaniel Hawthorne at a literary gathering in the Berkshires. “The soft ravishments of the man spun me round in a web of dreams,” he wrote as he fell in under "this Hawthorne's spell." His stunning love letters:

wowbook_info: Celebrate Herman Melville’s 200th Birthday With This Marvelous Moby-Dick Pop-Up Book

six_2_and_even: Melville would have been 200 years old on August 1st-sorry I didn’t get you anything, Herman

JimSlaven: Herman Melville’s Great Escape | Village Voice

fgonzalezse: “Whatever my fate, I'll go to it laughing.” ― Herman Melville The Master (2012, P.T. Anderson)

NewYorker: Herman Melville destroyed nearly all of his letters, burned his manuscripts, and shied from photographers. But his beloved farm, and the books he wrote there, offer some insight into his life.

YogiSamme: “A man of a deep and noble nature has seized me in this seclusion… His wild, witch voice rings through me,” Melville wrote of reading Hawthorne’s stories in a remote farmhouse nestled...

W_TripSolution: “It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville

BookRarities: 1977 Moby Dick Or The Whale By Herman Melville Easton Press Leather Illustrated

AllTheDownloads: Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street by Herman Melville

Explorer: On this day in 1850, Herman Melville met Nathaniel Hawthorne at a literary gathering in the Berkshires. “The soft ravishments of the man spun me round in a web of dreams,” he wrote as he fell in under "this Hawthorne's spell." His stunning love letters:

artdaily: Swann Galleries to offer newly surfaced volumes from Herman Melville's personal library

ecovestproperty: "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." -- Herman Melville

KgethiMolopyane: "The book features gay marriage, hits out at slavery and imperialism and predicts the climate crisis – 200 years after the birth of its author, Herman Melville, it has never been more important.”

dinambar: "But not yet have we solved the incantation of this whiteness, and learned why it appeals with such power to the soul." - Herman Melville

glockfort: As Herman Melville turns 200, his works have never been more relevant

ProudOfw: It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. -Herman Melville FUMIYAM ANG LALAYAG

TsuwamonoSan: "...and Heaven have mercy on us all - Presbyterians and Pagans alike - for we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly need mending." Herman Melville, Moby Dick

brainpicker: On this day in 1850, Herman Melville met Nathaniel Hawthorne at a literary gathering in the Berkshires. “The soft ravishments of the man spun me round in a web of dreams,” he wrote as he fell in under "this Hawthorne's spell." His stunning love letters:

Asis_Parmar: "For there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men." Herman Melville, born on this day same as me, in 1819.

PardueSuzanne: “We cannot live only for ourselves... A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” - Herman Melville

brainpickings: On this day in 1850, Herman Melville met Nathaniel Hawthorne at a literary gathering in the Berkshires. “The soft ravishments of the man spun me round in a web of dreams,” he wrote as he fell in under "this Hawthorne's spell." His stunning love letters:

WNBASFChapter: Baltimore’s role in reviving Herman Melville (and his whale of a tale) - Baltimore Sun

TheDivinePrince: Herman Melville’s Great Escape

ssanderlei: Moby Dick 「PDF」 - Herman Melville

TheSinsOfCinema: Never satisfied with what we have, I oft think of what we lost. Was it a short story or a novel? Beyond questions of form -- did it even even exist at all? Let's say it was a novel now lost to time. What if Herman Melville's ISLE OF THE CROSS was his greatest work?

mephisto_kur: Happy Birthday, Herman Melville!

HOPE4THE_FUTURE: As Herman Melville turns 200, his works have never been more relevant

HOPE4THE_FUTURE: As Herman Melville turns 200, his works have never been more relevant

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Last Night
 by Christina Rossetti

Where were you last night? I watched at the gate;
I went down early, I stayed down late.
Were you snug at home, I should like to know,
Or were you in the coppice wheedling Kate?

She's a fine girl, with a fine clear skin;
Easy to woo, perhaps not hard to win.
Speak up like a man and tell me the truth:
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