LIT BITS V3 #266
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 100 17:49:01 -0700
Subject: LIT BITS V3 #266
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Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR V3 #266
Today is Friday, 22 September 2000; on this day,
759 years ago (1241),
The Icelandic poet, historian, and chieftain, author of the _Prose
Edda_ and the _Heimskringla_, Snorri Sturluson dies in Reykjaholt.
306 years ago (1694),
Lord Chesterfield (Philip Dormer Stanhope)--remembered for his letters
to his natural son and for incurring the wrath of Samuel Johnson by
offering his patronage to the _Dictionary_ somewhat after it had been
finished--is born in London.
153 years ago (1847),
English poet and essayist, Alice Meynell, is born in Barnes, near
London. A sonnet, "My Heart Shall Be Thy Garden," will bring her the
friendship of Wilfrid Meynell, whom she will marry in 1877, and
together they will edit the _Weekly Register_ and _Merry England_
74 years ago (1926),
Thomas Wolfe and James Joyce are on the same tour bus visiting the
battlefield at Waterloo. They do not meet.
I must not think of thee; and, tired yet strong,
I shun the love that lurks in all delight-
The love of thee-and in the blue heaven's height.
And in the dearest passage of a song.
O just beyond the fairest thoughts that throng
This breast, the thought of thee waits, hidden yet bright;
But it must never, never some in sight;
I must stop short of thee the whole day long.
But when sleep comes to close each difficult day,
When night gives pause to the long watch I keep,
And all my bonds I need must loose apart,
Must doff my will as raiment laid away,-
With the first dream that comes with the first sleep
I run, I run, I am gathered to thy heart.
© 2000 Peter Langston