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Topic: Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 8:02:10 AM
Emerson, Ralph Waldo (ĕm`ərsən), 1803–82, American poet and essayist, b. Boston. Through his essays, poems, and lectures, the "Sage of Concord" established himself as a leading spokesman of transcendentalism

and as a major figure in American literature.
Topic: Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would.
Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017 8:13:12 AM
Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would.
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Discuss
Topic: When he stepped off the straight and narrow path of his peculiar honesty, it was with an inward assertion of unflinching...
Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017 11:28:16 PM
When he stepped off the straight and narrow path of his peculiar honesty, it was with an inward assertion of unflinching resolve to fall back again into the monotonous but safe stride of virtue as soon as his little excursion into the wayside quagmires had produced the desired effect.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)
Topic: Karl Benz Unveils His Patent Motorwagen (1886)
Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 11:28:51 AM
The Benz Patent-Motorwagen (or motorcar), built in 1886, is widely regarded as the first automobile; that is, a vehicle designed to be propelled by a motor.
Topic: Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (1908)
Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 11:26:16 AM
Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher (July 3, 1908 – June 22, 1992) was a preeminent American food writer. She was also a founder of the Napa Valley Wine Library. She wrote some 27 books, including a translation of The Physiology of Taste by Brillat-Savarin. Two volumes of her journals and correspondence came out shortly before her death in 1992. Her first book, Serve it Forth, was published in 1937. Her books are an amalgam of food literature, travel and memoir. Fisher believed that eating well was just one of the "arts of life" and explored this in her writing. W. H. Auden once remarked: "I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose."[1]
Topic: Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the...
Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 11:25:45 AM
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804–64, American novelist and short-story writer, b. Salem, Mass., one of the great masters of American fiction. His novels and tales are penetrating explorations of moral and spiritual conflicts.
Early Life and Works
Descended from a prominent Puritan family, Hawthorne was the son of a sea captain who died when Nathaniel was 4 years old. When he was 14 he and his mother moved to a lonely farm in Maine. After attending Bowdoin College (1821–25), he devoted himself to writing. His first novel, Fanshawe (1829), published anonymously, was unsuccessful. His short stories won notice and were collected in Twice-Told Tales (1837; second series, 1842). Unable to support himself by writing and editing, he took a job at the Boston customhouse.
Topic: Kutztown Dutch Folk Festival
Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 11:25:07 AM
Kutztown Festival
Week including 4th of July
The Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Festival in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, is an annual celebration of Pennsylvania Dutch foods, crafts, and customs. Although many people identify the "Pennsylvania Dutch" with the Amish people, the Mennonites, or with the Holland Dutch, the name actually came from the Yankee pronunciation of deutsch, meaning "German." But the Pennsylvania Dutch are not simply transplanted Germans, either. Their folk culture is peculiarly American, and they encompass a number of national and religious groups.
The Kutztown Festival acquaints visitors with all aspects of Pennsylvania Dutch culture. There are special foods—such as apple butter, rivvel soup (rivvels are like dumplings), and the fruit pies which the Pennsylvania Dutch claim to have originated. Traditional artisans featured at the fair include tinsmiths, weavers, pretzel-makers, candlemakers, cigarmakers, potters, and quilters.
There are reenactments of a Pennsylvania Dutch funeral feast and demonstrations of nipsi —a complicated game that involves batting a piece of wood and then "bidding" the number of hops that the opposing team will require to get from where the wood landed back to home base. There is even a seminar on Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. One of the fair's most interesting figures is the Fraktur painter, who illuminates birth and baptismal records and book plates with bright colors and flowing scrollwork.
Topic: Kutztown Dutch Folk Festival
Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 11:24:02 AM
Kutztown Festival
Week including 4th of July
The Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Festival in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, is an annual celebration of Pennsylvania Dutch foods, crafts, and customs. Although many people identify the "Pennsylvania Dutch" with the Amish people, the Mennonites, or with the Holland Dutch, the name actually came from the Yankee pronunciation of deutsch, meaning "German." But the Pennsylvania Dutch are not simply transplanted Germans, either. Their folk culture is peculiarly American, and they encompass a number of national and religious groups.
The Kutztown Festival acquaints visitors with all aspects of Pennsylvania Dutch culture. There are special foods—such as apple butter, rivvel soup (rivvels are like dumplings), and the fruit pies which the Pennsylvania Dutch claim to have originated. Traditional artisans featured at the fair include tinsmiths, weavers, pretzel-makers, candlemakers, cigarmakers, potters, and quilters.
There are reenactments of a Pennsylvania Dutch funeral feast and demonstrations of nipsi —a complicated game that involves batting a piece of wood and then "bidding" the number of hops that the opposing team will require to get from where the wood landed back to home base. There is even a seminar on Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. One of the fair's most interesting figures is the Fraktur painter, who illuminates birth and baptismal records and book plates with bright colors and flowing scrollwork.
Topic: boil (something) down to (something)
Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 11:22:04 AM
boil (something) down to (something)
To reduce or simplify (something) to the most basic, essential, or fundamental element(s). Your essay is far too long. Please try to cut out any superfluous text and boil it down to about 10 pages. The issue really boils down to whether customers will be willing to pay more for the same product or not.
Topic: apposite
Posted: Monday, July 03, 2017 11:18:28 AM
apposite
Definition: (adjective) Strikingly appropriate and relevant.
Synonyms: apt, pertinent
Usage: The governor approached the warriors humbly and proclaimed their heroism loudly, flattering them with his well-timed and apposite compliments.

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