…Their mere presence is elevation, purification, sanctity. All the best stops in our nature are drawn out by their intercourse, and we find a music in our souls that was never there before.” – Henry Drummond George Muller’s father was a tax collector. By the age of ten young George was an expert thief, liar…
There was a fleeting satisfaction when he interrupted the merry mood with an unseemly belch. Yes, it had been on purpose.
“I had staked no valuable amount of hope or fear; it had enabled me to pass the summer in a novel and agreeable way, [and] afforded me some grotesque specimens of artificial simplicity.”
MY MESSAGE TO EVERYONE is to NEVER STOP SEEKING PURPOSE! Never settle for what others think is enough for you.
As many of you know MY NOVELS are set in Civil War and post-Civil War America. I thought it would be fun each week to focus on a different year of music from 1860-1900. Maybe my characters were listening to these songs back in the day. ENJOY.
“Have you got any spells maybe?” Thankful eyed the mantle full of skulls and glass balls.
“When the romantic fails to illuminate or enlighten others, and when social reform is slow to come—or seems not to come at all—then he or she can only resort to violence.” The Nation review of Man’s Better Angels: Romantic Reformers and the Coming of the Civil War by Philip F. Gura “They have no heart,…
“And what do you believe is progress, Miss Crenshaw?” Miss Peckham asked.
LINKS: Boyhood An astounding, one-of-a-kind trove of stories and drawings reveals what life was like for young men growing up in rural 19th-century America Children in 19th-century art reflect nation’s fears, dreams Image courtesy of National Library of Wales
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His father had great timing—always too late. What was five dollars to him now?
“I’ll keep having babies until they stop taking them away.”