Poet & Father of Frankenstein – P. B. Shelley


Recently I was reading a series of essays, “English Romantic Poets: Modern Essays in Criticism” edited by M. H. Abrams in 1960. One writer, I think it was the poet Donald Davie,  mentioned how when he was young and first introduced to the Romantics he loved Shelley to the point of memorizing his poems and quoting … Continue reading Poet & Father of Frankenstein – P. B. Shelley

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#968 Oscar Wilde and the Grand Sextile


Biograph Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born October 15, 1854 in Dublin, and  was a popular literary figure in late Victorian England, known for his  wit, flamboyant style and ultimately imprisonment for homosexuality. because of his liaison with Lord Douglas.  Our header image is the portrait of the two married men. He graduated  from Oxford University, he … Continue reading #968 Oscar Wilde and the Grand Sextile

Chiron & Respect for Personality


Our featured image is by Giovanni Dal Lago, Italy,  of the asteroid Chiron; from the NASA archives. Chiron Recently I read Barbara hand-Clow's book on Chiron.  It has many interesting ideas but it ultimately fails as she takes too much from Ceres and gives it Chiron, thus hurting both.  I did like her emphasis on … Continue reading Chiron & Respect for Personality

#16 Albert Victor, King Edward’s heir apparent


 download chart of Albert victor, prince of wales Biograph Prince Albert Victor was the first born son of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) and Princess Alexandra of Denmark.  He would have followed his father's steps to the throne of Great Britain had not fate intervened and prevented it. Albert Victor was born … Continue reading #16 Albert Victor, King Edward’s heir apparent