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Entries by Carolyn Vega from 04/2011

Lafcadio Hearn Begs, "Don't Disgust Me, Please --"

| Posted 04.01.2011 | New York

One-eyed, diminutive and poor -- and self-described as painfully awkward -- Hearn was nonetheless a hit with certain ladies. One of these ladies, Ellen Freeman, did not excite reciprocal feelings.

Happy Birthday, William Wordsworth!

| Posted 04.07.2011 | New York

Wordsworth's creative process, like his poetry, was more complex than simply recording his natural surroundings.

Before Chickamauga

| Posted 04.13.2011 | New York

With the Battle of Chickamauga still a week away, Abraham Lincoln wrote to the military governor of occupied Tennessee, and later president, Andrew Johnson.

Mary Lamb's Not-So-Gentle Madness

| Posted 04.21.2011 | New York

William Hazlitt described Lamb as the most "reasonable woman" he ever knew. Reasonable seems an odd choice to describe a woman who, in a "fit of mania," killed her mother with a kitchen knife.