Category Archives: People

The Shame of Being a Poet

Snippets 143.  Last week we looked at a quote from the opening to the memoirs of Christian Johann Heinrich Heine, a German lyric poet, whose words were set to music by composers including Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann.   There is … Continue reading

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Children’s Christmas Letters 5

Christmas History 32.  Recently on Windows into History we have been looking at some letters from children published in a January 1910 edition of the Iowa Homestead, writing about how they spent their Christmas.  The following is one last selection: My … Continue reading

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Children’s Christmas Letters 4

Christmas History 31.  Recently on Windows into History we have been looking at some letters from children published in a January 1910 edition of the Iowa Homestead, writing about how they spent their Christmas.  The following is another selection: I am … Continue reading

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Children’s Christmas Letters 3

Christmas History 30.  Recently on Windows into History we have been looking at some letters from children published in a January 1910 edition of the Iowa Homestead, writing about how they spent their Christmas.  The following is another selection: Christmas was … Continue reading

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Children’s Christmas Letters 2

Christmas History 29.  Last time we looked at some letters from children published in a January 1910 edition of the Iowa Homestead.  The following is another, heartwarming selection: Christmas eve we were surprised with a Christmas tree. There were about … Continue reading

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Children’s Christmas Letters

Christmas History 28.  In January 1910 the Iowa Homestead published some letters from children, all writing about how they had spent their Christmas.  Be prepared to go “awww”. This is Christmas Day, and I cannot get out and I thought … Continue reading

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The Mischievous Physician

Christmas History 26.  It’s that time of year again!  The following quote is taken from An Historical and Descriptive Account of the Royal Hospital, published in 1805, and is an anecdote about one of the physicians of the hospital at … Continue reading

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