BamaBlog (above) borrows 'pepa jo' from Facebook for our quote by Shelley.
.... and more poetry... from Anne Bronte
"Was it the smile of early spring
That made my bosom glow?
'Twas sweet, but neither sun nor wind
Could raise my spirit so.
Was it some feeling of delight,
All vague and undefined?
No, 'twas a rapture deep and strong,
Expanding in the mind!"
... from: "In Memory of a Happy Day in February"
Anne Bronte (1820-1849) was the younger sister of Charlotte Bronte (Jane Eyre) and Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights)
I M A G I N E ! Dickens' "Oliver Twist"
Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.
"Oliver Twist", or The Parish Boy's Progress, is the second novel by English author Charles Dickens, and was first published as a serial 1837–39. The story is of the orphan Oliver Twist, who starts his life in a workhouse and is then sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. He escapes from there and travels to London, where he meets the Artful Dodger, a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal, Fagin. The book is notable for its unromantic portrayal by Dickens of criminals and their sordid lives, as well as for exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London in the mid-19th century
to watch sequence from the musical based on the book that won a ton of awards in 1968 - ninety-eight years after the death of Dickens.
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