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yvonnezlam: That is not the cover I personally would pick for Thomas Love Peacock's Nightmare Abbey, but I can imagine how it happened...

nekomessiah144: ne 19th century work that makes use of Taliesin’s Welsh mythological tradition instead of simply depicting him as an Arthurian bard is Thomas Love Peacock’s The Misfortunes of Elphin (1829), a pseudo historical novel which follows the life of Elphin, including his catching an

betterjewelry: “The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams.” ― Thomas Love Peacock, Melincourt; Or Sir Oran Hautton

sages_ages: ''My thoughts by night are often filled With visions false as fair: For in the past alone, I build My castles in the air.'' ~Thomas Love Peacock~

tomsims: Born this day in 1785 – Thomas Love Peacock, English author and poet (d. 1866) Peacock died at Lower Halliford, 23 January 1866, from injuries sustained in a fire in which he had attempted to save his...

MacCocktail: "I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race." ― Thomas Love Peacock (born this day October 18, 1785)

UsLadies: Famous Birthdays for 18th October 2019: 1679 - Ann Putnam, Jr., American accuser in the Salem Witch Trials (d. 1716) 1785 - Thomas Love Peacock, English author (Headlong Hall) 1873 - Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1951) 1875 - Len Braund,…

trine777: Not drunk is he who from the floor Can rise alone … and still drink more; But, drunk is he who prostrate lies Without the power to drink or rise. -- Thomas Love Peacock

meskahl: "the critic does his utmost to blight genius in his infancy." - Thomas Love Peacock

georgebost: Today’s Birthday: Thomas Love Peacock (1785)

UtLbooks: Apposite question from Thomas Love Peacock on his 234th (congrats, btw!) birthday: “Is ours a government of the people, by the people, for the people, or a kakistocracy rather, for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools?”

MacCocktail: “The juice of the grape is the liquid quintessence of concentrated sunbeams.” ― Thomas Love Peacock (born this day October 18, 1785)

todayquotes: "I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race." Thomas Love Peacock, wb 234 today

bufocalvin: Happy bookish birthdays (18 October) H.L. Davis (Honey in the Horn), Esther R. Hautzig (The Endless Steppe), Thomas Love Peacock (Nightmare Abbey), Nic Pizzolatto (Galveston)...

inWorldHistory: Thomas Love Peacock (1785)

Book_Addict: Happy birthday to English writer and poet Thomas Love Peacock (October 18, 1785), author of “Nightmare Abbey” (1818) et al.

MacCocktail: "I almost think it is the ultimate destiny of science to exterminate the human race." ― Thomas Love Peacock (born this day October 18, 1785)

MacCocktail: "Not drunk is he who from the floor ― Can rise alone and still drink more;" ― Thomas Love Peacock (born this day October 18, 1785)

sz_duras: Maid Marion of Sherwood Forest... 1895, Townsend, Thomas Love Peacock

sz_duras: Thomas Love Peacock is THE most under estimated british novelist of the 19th C....

TheInsp58760917: Thomas Love Peacock – Not drunk is he who…

Fixitwithphil: "Clouds on Clouds, in volumes driven, Curtain round the vault of Heaven." —Thomas Love Peacock Spending the day watching the clouds go by in the vast heavens that my God created just for me and you. How are you relaxing today, my friends? Happy Saturday!

slowlyimproving: someone pay me to lecture on Thomas Love Peacock

LukeRNicholson: Thomas Love Peacock? I bet he does

kbschutz: kakistocracy (n.) "government by the worst element of a society," 1829, coined (by Thomas Love Peacock) on analogy of its opposite, aristocracy, from Greek kakistos "worst," superlative of kakos "bad" (which perhaps is related to PIE root *kakka- "to defecate") + -cracy.

bob_threemthree: Bill Jones & Thomas Love Peacock! Irresistible!

greenarteries: Tree story. Tremadog Nursery, Gwynedd, planted c 1800 & 1806 by agricultural “improver”, planner & developer William Maddocks. Land used to be part of Glaslyn estuary. Drainage channels still there. Friend of garden designer John Claudius Loudon & novelist Thomas Love Peacock.

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DifficileE: '(...) a man who successively betrays everyone who trusts him, and abandons every principle he ever professed, is a great statesman and a Conservative.' Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866), GRYLL GRANGE, chapter 1

gittinsd: Word of the year: kakistocracy (n.) "government by the worst element of a society," 1829, coined (by Thomas Love Peacock) on analogy of its opposite, aristocracy, from Greek kakistos "worst".

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