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Parnassian Moments 23 February: John Keats

Poet: John Keats

Dates: 31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821

Nationality: English

Title of Poem: His Last Sonnet

Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art!

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Literary Memories 18 February: Maria Edgeworth

Author: Maria Edgeworth

Dates: 1 January 1768 – 18 February 1849

Nationality: Irish

Title of Book: The Absentee

Lord Colambre turned in despair from the callous coach-maker, and listened to one of his more compassionate-looking workmen, who was reviewing the disabled curricle; and, whilst he was waiting to know the sum of his friend’s misfortune, a fat, jolly, Falstaff looking personage came into the yard, accosted Mordicai with a degree of familiarity, which, from a gentleman, appeared to Lord Colambre to be almost impossible.

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Parnassian Moments 17 February: Christian Johann Heinrich Heine

Poet: Christian Johann Heinrich Heine

Dates: 13 December 1797 – 17 February 1856

Nationality: German

Title of Poem: A Palm Tree

A single fir-tree, lonely,

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Classical Memories 15 February: Harold Arlen

Composer: Harold Arlen

Dates: 15 February 1905 – 23 April 1986

Nationality: American

Title of Piece: Let’s Fall In Love

Brief Biography: Arlen was a composer of popular music and has written over 500 songs. 34 more words

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Artistic Memories 15 February: Charles-André van Loo

Artist: Charles-André van Loo

Dates: 15 February 1705 – 15 July 1765

Nationality: French

Title of Piece: Neptune and Amymone

Brief Biography: Van Loo is the most famous of the Van Loo dynasty of painters, and his oeuvre covers all genres of art.

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Literary Memories 14 February: Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

Author: Pelham Grenville Wodehouse

Dates: 15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975

Nationality: English

Title of Book: My Man Jeeves

I rely on him absolutely in every crisis, and he never lets me down.

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Literary Memories 13 February: Elizabeth Mackintosh (Josephine Tey)

Author: Elizabeth Mackintosh (Josephine Tey)

Dates: 25 July 1896 – 13 February 1952

Nationality: Scottish

Title of Book: The Daughter of Time

“There are far too many people born into the world, and far too many words written.

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