The most solid comfort one can fall back upon is the thought that the business of one’s life is to help in some small way to reduce the sum of ignorance, degradation, and misery on the face of this beautiful earth. –George Eliot.

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Thomas Hicks
American, 1823-1890
A Friendly Warning
Art Institute Chicago
“The author takes you back in time making you realize that life is really not that much different from today. When stripped down, we all have problems. The characters grab you by the heart and before you realize it, you can’t wait to turn the page to see what happens next.” Amazon review

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The House on Tenafly Road by Adrienne  Morris

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  1. carlamcgill says:

    Adrienne – Reading you posts, I find that I am re-kindling my love for the 19th century! Thanks for all the great photos, research, and reminders about the amazing major figures of that era. When I was studying for exams, I was so nervous that I couldn’t concentrate on my reading. We live in a condo, and we share a wall with another condo. I could hear noises from their home, which disturbed me and often derailed my studies. My husband suggested that I put on headphones and drink a beer. I complied. Then I started reading Emerson. From that point on, I was immersed in his particular and beautiful genius. Still love him! I have been reading a new book about Emily Dickinson, and she loved him too. He visited the estate near her home built for her brother and his wife.


    1. I’m so happy my posts are bringing you pleasure and grateful that you took the time to tell me 🙂

      I used to participate in living history programs and re-enactments. The best part was sleeping in a tent with the smell of fires dying away and music from makeshift ensembles floating through the crisp air. I fell asleep time traveling. Wearing corsets and fantastic hats helped too.

      But I must say I really like researching in historic libraries best!

      I remember loving Emerson in college. I need to revisit his works–thanks for the reminder!


      PS~I’ll buy you a beer some time. 🙂

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      1. carlamcgill says:

        That sounds wonderful, Adrienne! Wow, I’m not sure I could even fit into a corset!! They hurt, from what I’m told. We have a friend who puts on fashion shows using historical clothing, and his models wear corsets. Yikes!


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