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Literary Memories 22 May: Victor Marie Hugo

Author: Victor Marie Hugo

Dates: 26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885

Nationality: French

Title of Book: Napolean the Little

On Thursday, December 20, 1848, the Constituent Assembly, being in session, surrounded at that moment by an imposing display of troops, heard the report of the Representative Waldeck-Rousseau, read on behalf of the committee which had been appointed to scrutinize the votes in the election of President of the Republic; a report in which general attention had marked this phrase, which embodied its whole idea: “It is the seal of its inviolable authority which the nation, by this admirable application of the fundamental law, itself affixes on the Constitution, to render it sacred and inviolable.” Amid the profound silence of the nine hundred representatives, of whom almost the entire number was assembled, the President of the National Constituent Assembly, Armaud Marrast, rose and said:–

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Parnassian Moments 21 May: Thomas Warton

Poet: Thomas Warton

Dates: 9 January 1728 – 21 May 1790

Nationality: English

Title of Poem: Written at Stonehenge

Thou noblest monument of Albion’s isle!

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Classical Memories 19 May: Charles Edward Ives

Composer: Charles Edward Ives

Dates: 20 October 1874 – 19 May 1954

Nationality: American

Title of Piece: He Is There!

Brief Biography: Ives was a modernist composer. 16 more words

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Parnassian Moments 12 May: Amy Lawrence Lowell

Poet: Amy Lawrence Lowell

Dates: 9 February 1874 – 12 May 1925

Nationality: American

Title of Poem: A Lady

You are beautiful and faded
Like an old opera tune…

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Artistic Memories 10 May: Frank Frazetta

Artist: Frank Frazetta

Dates: 9 February 1928 – 10 May 2010

Nationality: American

Title of Piece: Masai Warrior

Brief Biography: Frazetta was a science fiction and fantasy artist. 49 more words

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Parnassian Moments 9 May: Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Poet: Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Dates: 10 November 1759 – 9 May 1805

Nationality: German

Title of Poem: Beauteous Individuality

Thou in truth shouldst be one, yet not with the whole shouldst thou be so.

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Literary Memories 8 May: Gustave Flaubert

Author: Gustave Flaubert

Dates: 12 December 1821 – 8 May 1880

Nationality: French

Title of Book: Bouvard and Pecuchet: A Tragi-comic Novel of Bourgeois Life… 272 more words

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