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Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont
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A Year in the Life of Stuart Britain by Andrea Zuvich
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Belgravia by Julian Fellowes
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The Problem of the Poor in Tudor and Early Stuart England by Lucinda Beier
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The Assault on Reason by Al Gore
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Gandhi by Louis Fischer
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A Lover's Discourse by Roland Barthes
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A Lover's Discourse by Roland Barthes
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Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.

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Arthur Rimbaud
“Mais, vrai, j’ai trop pleuré ! Les Aubes sont navrantes.
Toute lune est atroce et tout soliel amer:
L’âcre amour m’a gonflé de torpeurs enivrantes.
Ô que ma quille éclate ! Ô que j’aille à la mer!”
Arthur Rimbaud, Le Bateau ivre

Ron Chernow
“The American Revolution was to succeed because it was undertaken by skeptical men who knew that the same passions that toppled tyrannies could be applied to destructive ends.”
Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton

Louise Glück
“As I turned over the last page, a wave of sorrow enveloped me. Where had they all gone, these people who had seemed so real? To distract myself, I walked out into the night; instinctively, I lit a cigarette. In the dark, the cigarette glowed, like a fire lit by a survivor. But who would see this light, this small dot among infinite stars? I stood awhile in the dark, the cigarette glowing and growing small, each breath patiently destroying me. How small it was, how brief. Brief, brief, but inside me now, which the stars could never be.”
Louise Glück, Faithful and Virtuous Night

Ron Chernow
“Like most people, Hamilton and Adams were preternaturally sensitive to flaws in the other that they themselves possessed.”
Ron Chernow, Alexander Hamilton

Margaret Cavendish
“I am not covetous, but as ambitious as ever any of my sex was, is, or can be; which makes, that though I cannot be Henry the Fifth, or Charles the Second, yet I endeavour to be Margaret the First; and although I have neither power, time, not occasion to conquer the world as Alexander and Caesar did; yet rather than not be mistress of one, since Fortune and Fates would give me none, I have made a world of my own; for which nobody, I hope, will blame me, since it is in everyone's power to do the like.”
Margaret Cavendish

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