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Spotlight Lucy Larcom!

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Life – March 5, 1824 – April 17, 1893

Best Known For – American; poet and author

Timeline

•March 5th 1824 – Larcom was born in Beverly, Massachusetts; She was the ninth of ten siblings. Her father dies when she is eight years old

• March 5th 1824 – Larcom was born in Beverly, Massachusetts; She was the ninth of ten siblings. Her father dies when she is eight years old

• 1835 – an 11 year old Larcom leaves home to work in Lowell as a doffer in a cotton mill; this experience is the basis of most of her early poetry She also becomes friends with Harriet Hanson Robinson during this time, who also becomes a poet and author in influential in the women’s suffrage movement

• 1840’s – Larcom teaches at a school in Illinois before coming back home to Massachusetts.

• 1854-1862 – She goes on to become a teacher at Wheaton Female Seminary, which is now Wheaton College. While there she helps to found the Rushlight Literary Magazine

• 1865-1873 – Larcom is the editor of Our Yong Folks, which is merged with St. Nicholas Magazine in 1874

• April 17th, 1893 – Larcom dies at age 69 in Boston and buried in Beverly, Massachusetts

To read a few of Lucy’s Books head over to Amazon (affiliate links) –
Lucy Larcom: A New England Girlhood
Breathings of the Better Life (Classic Reprint)
A New England Girlhood

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I hope you and yours are having an absolutely beautiful labor day. I am back in full force this week! I needed a little break to work on some other important things in my life. Always remember to take the time you need when you have a need for it… it might just lead to the breakthrough you were craving.

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“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it”

– Lucy Larcom
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This quote from Lucy Larcom was written before 1923 and therefore is in the public domain. The picture is from a trip through yellow stone I took with a friend and a former yellowstone firefighter this year

To read a few of Lucy’s Books head over to Amazon (affiliate links) –
Lucy Larcom: A New England Girlhood
Breathings of the Better Life (Classic Reprint)
A New England Girlhood

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I’m also a sucker for ancient architecture. It has a complicated beauty that is hard to beat.

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“Repentance is accepted remorse”

– Anne Sophie Swetchine
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This quote from Anne Sophie Swetchine was written before 1923 and therefore is in the public domain. The picture is of the largest dome in India, Gol Gumbaz which resides in Bijapur, Karnataka.

To read some of Madame Swetchine’s work head over to Amazon –
Life and Letters of Madame Swetchine

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Another water feature. In this one you can feel the power that is inherent within water that only falling from great heights can unleash.

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“Travel is the frivolous part of serious lives and the serious part of frivolous ones.”

– Anne Sophie Swetchine
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This quote from Anne Sophie Swetchine was written before 1923 and therefore is in the public domain. The picture is one I took in Yellowstone in May of this year.

To read some of Madame Swetchine’s work head over to Amazon –
Life and Letters of Madame Swetchine

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Spotlight on Anne Sophie Swetchine!

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Life – November 22, 1782 | 1857

Best Known For – Her salon in Paris

Timeline

•November 22, 1782 – Born in Moscow, Russia as Sofia Petrovna Soymonova, the daughter of Secretary of State Peter Alexandrovich Soimonov and Catherine Boltin, his wife

•Spent her early life in the court of Empress Catherine the Great

•1797 – she became a lady-in-waiting to Empress Maria Fedorovna

•1799 – was married to General Nicholas Sergeyevich Swetchine

•1815 – Swetchine converted to Catholicism, mostly under the influence of the writings of Joseph de Maistre. Because it is against the law for members of Russian nobility to convert to an orthodox religion, Swetchine was excilted and moved to Paris

•1826 – Swetchine opened a salon at number 71, Rue Saint-Dominque, and kept it until her death. The Salon had many visitors, especially Russian exiles and had a special interest in French Catholicism

•1857 – Swetchine dies at home in Paris

To read some of Madame Swetchine’s work head over to Amazon –
Life and Letters of Madame Swetchine

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Water. Water in its many forms is something I love deeply.

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“To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others”

– Anne Sophie Swetchine
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This quote from Anne Sophie Swetchine was written before 1923 and therefore is in the public domain. The picture is one I took while on a road trip through North Dakota last summer.

To read some of Madame Swetchine’s work head over to Amazon (affiliate links) –
Life and Letters of Madame Swetchine

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Deep red and pink sunsets are some of the most beautiful things in this world. Remember to stop and look next sunset.

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“The old woman I shall become will be quite different from the woman I am now. Another I is beginning”

– George Sand
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This quote from George Sand was written before 1923 and therefore is in the public domain. The picture is one I took in Bijapur, India last fall.

To read some of George Sand’s work head over to Amazon –
Indiana (Oxford World’s Classics)
Mauprat

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What you cannot see in this picture is a fantastic amount of birds circling and a Ganesha Immersion going on in a pool behind this beautiful lake.

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“There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved”

– George Sand
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This quote from George Sand was written before 1923 and therefore is in the public domain. The picture is one I took in India last fall during Hindu Festival season.

To read some of George Sand’s work head over to Amazon –
Indiana (Oxford World’s Classics)
Mauprat

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Spotlight on George Sand

George Sand

Life – July 1, 1804 | June 8, 1876

Best Known For – Her novels and memoirs as well as her many publicized romantic affairs

Timeline

  • July 1804 – Born in Paris, France, as Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, raised for much of her childhood by her grandmother, Marie-Aurore de Saxe, Madame Dupin de Francueil
  • 1822 – Sand married Casimir Dudevant, the illegitimate son of Baron Jean-Francois Dudevant
  • 1823 – Her son Maurice was born
  • 1828 – Sand’s daughter Solange was born
  • 1831 – Sand left her husband, but it wasn’t until 1835 that she officially separated from him
  • 1831 – Sand conducts many affairs of varying durations starting at the split with her husband
  • 1832 – her first independent novel, Indiana, is published, this is where she first takes the nom-de-plume George Sand
  • 1837 – Sand started a ten year affair with Frederic Chopin
  • 1848 – As the 1848 Revolution begins, Sand starts her won newspaper, which is published in a workers’ co-operative
  • 1876 – Sand dies at Nohant, near Chateaurox,

To read some of George Sand’s work head over to Amazon –
Indiana (Oxford World’s Classics)
Mauprat