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On Shakespear

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What needs my Shakespear for his honour’d Bones,
The labour of an age in piled Stones,
Or that his hallow’d reliques should be hid
Under a Star-ypointing Pyramid?
Dear son of memory, great heir of Fame,
What need’st thou such weak witnes of thy name?
Thou in our wonder and astonishment
Hast built thy self a live-long Monument.
For whilst toth’ shame of slow-endeavouring art,
Thy easie numbers flow, and that each heart
Hath from the leaves of thy unvalu’d Book,
Those Delphick lines with deep impression took
Then thou our fancy of it self bereaving,
Dost make us Marble with too much conceaving;
And so Sepulcher’d in such pomp dost lie,
That Kings for such a Tomb would wish to die.

 

– John Milton

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10th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1944 Tim Rice (musician and song writer)

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Died:

2007 Norman Mailer (author)

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On This Day:

1990 The film “Home Alone” premiers

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Have a good Saturday, 10th November

8th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1847 Bram Stoker (author – Dracula)

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Died:

1674 John Milton (poet)

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On This Day:

1889 Montana becomes the 41st State of the USA

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Have a good Thursday, 8th November

2nd November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1913 Burt Lancaster (actor РSpartacus) 

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1950 George Bernard Shaw (playwright) 

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On This Day:

1889 North and South Dakota become the 39th and 40th States of the USA

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Have a good Friday, 2nd November

12th October – On This Day In History

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Born:

1935 Luciano Pavarotti (singer)

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Died:

1997 John Denver (Country Music singer)

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On This Day:

1968 Equatorial Guinea declares its independence (from Spain)

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Have a good Friday, 12th October

16th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1952 Micky Rourke (actor)

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Died:

2016 Edward Albee (playwright – Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolfe?)

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On This Day:

1857 Mexico adopts its constitution 

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Have a good Sunday, 16th September

26th July – On This Day In History

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Born:

1856 George Bernard Shaw (playwright, Pygmalion – Nobel Prize winner)

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Died:

1952 Eva Peron (Evita) First Lady of Argentina

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On This Day:

1847 Liberia becomes an independent nation

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Have a good Thursday, 26th July