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Between your sheets you soundly sleep

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu is probably better known for her letters from Istanbul, where her husband was Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire in the early 1700s, and for campaigning for childhood smallpox vaccination, than she was for her poetry. 353 kata lagi

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“Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.” Spectator 93, 16 June, 1711. 300 kata lagi

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

May 26 in history

451   Battle of Avarayr between Armenian rebels and the Sassanid Emire.

113 5 Alfonso VII of León and Castile was crowned in the Cathedral of Leon as… 884 kata lagi


London's great names: Kitcat Terrace and Clotworthy Skeffington

Once again, apologies for the gap in posts on this blog; I am trying to work out a system that means posting something at least once a week; daily is proving to be something of a challenge and less frequently than weekly means losing momentum. 376 kata lagi

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Poem of the Week: An Answer to a Love Letter, in Verse

Is it to me this sad lamenting strain?
Are Heaven’s choicest gifts bestow’d in vain?
A plenteous fortune and a beauteous bride,
Your love rewarded, and content your pride; 305 kata lagi



During the early years of the 18th Century, a group of Social Scientists masquerading as Biologists, Chemists, and Apothecaries, led by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, had several meetings at secret locations in New England; locations that had been scouted out by Jonathan Edwards. 521 kata lagi


Loose Women - Confinement in De Foe's 'Moll Flanders'

‘…I saw they believed I was locked up in that machine, and that it was not in my power
to open it, which contrivance they attributed to my husband.’ (Lady Mary Wortley… 3.045 kata lagi

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