westminster

24th May – On This Day In History

Posted on Updated on

Born:

1819 Queen Victoria (Queen of England)

qv

 

Died:

1543 Copernicus (astronomer & mathematician)

cp.jpg

 

On This Day:

1862 Westminster Bridge, London (crossing the Thames) is officially opened

wb

 

Have a good Thursday, 24th May

www.aromaticcoffees.co.uk

Please visit the above, and click out on a Google link – help me pay for the time it takes to makes these daily posts

Advertisements

18th March – On This Day In History

Posted on Updated on

Born:

1893 Wilfred Owen (anti-war poet)

wo

 

Died:

1745 Robert Walpole (First British Prime Minister)

rw

 

On This Day:

1949 The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) is ratified

nt

 

Have a good Sunday, 18th March

www.aromaticcoffees.co.uk

Please visit the above, and click out on a Google link – help me pay for the time it takes to makes these daily posts

Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802

Posted on Updated on

Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.
Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill;
Ne’er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!

 

– William Wordsworth

www.aromaticcoffees.co.uk

Please visit the above, and click out on a Google link – help me pay for the time it takes to makes these daily posts

a1