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i12bent:American psychological novelist of the highest caliber, Edith Wharton: Jan. 24, 1862 - 1937…
Works such as The House of Mirth, Ethan Frome, Summer and The Age of Innocence equal the psychological insight and stylistic accomplishments of her contemporary Henry James.
“Ah, good conversation - there’s nothing like it, is there? The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing.” ― Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence
Photo of a young Wharton and one of her many canine ompanions - “My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet.” - courtesy of The Beinecke…
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Dancer, behind the scenes. (Oil Pigment Photo, c1909)
Photographer: Robert Demachy, Paris
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Marjorie Rambeau (1889-1970), american actress, in Israel Zangwill’s play Merely Mary Ann,1915 by Fred Hartsook
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“I want my dark lady. I want my angel. I want my tempter. I want the lighter of my seven lamps of beauty, honour, laughter, music, love, life and immortality. I want my inspiration, my folly, my happiness, my divinity, my madness, my selfishness, my final sanity and sanctification, my transfiguration, my purification, my light across the sea, my palm across the desert, my garden of lovely flowers, my million nameless joys, my day’s wage, my night’s dream, my darling and my star.” ~ George Bernard Shaw in a letter to Mrs. Campbell.
Mrs. Campbell 1865 – 1940 was a British actress; the first actress to play “Eliza Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, which was the inspiration for the musical My Fair Lady. via Moniques Passions
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Found this and thought of your great blog. We’re all big fans here at the museum.
TEN WAYS TO COMMIT SUICIDE
Wearing thin shoes and stockings and insufficient clothing in cold and rainy weather ; leading a lazy, excited theater-going, dancing life ; sleeping on feathers in a 7 by 9 room ; eating hot, stimulating food, too fast and a great deal too much of it at improper times ; beginning with tea and coffee in childhood and adding tobacco and spirits in due time ; marrying in haste and living in continual ferment thereafter ; following unhealthy occupations to make money ; taking bitters and confections and gormandizing between meals ; giving way to fits of passion, or keeping in perpetual worry ; going to bed at midnight and getting up at noon, and eating when you catch it. To which may be added a recipe for killing children ; paregorics, cordials, candy and rich cake ; and when they are made sick thereby, mercury, tartar-emetic, castor oil and sulphur.
found in the collection of the Dufferin County Museum & Archives. Source: Orangeville Sun, 1876.
Awwww, this is so FANTASTIC, I think they’re right now more than ever;]
thank You so much!!!
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