Monthly Archives: December 2006

Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Fatima”: Strong Kiss

In the 14 January 1857 Washington Evening Star, a wit has fun with a kiss from Tennyson’s “Fatima.” A Strong Kiss — Tennyson, in his poem of “Fatima,” relates the strongest case of suction within our knowlede at present. Speaking … Continue reading

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Counting Characters in Gettysburg Address

Janet Maslin in her 4 Dec. 2006 New York Times review of Plowing Hallowed Ground, Gabor Borritt’s book on the Gettysburg Address offers a backhanded compliment: “And he can split hairs with the most obsessive experts in this field. (How … Continue reading

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