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LIT BITS V2 #169

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Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR V2 #169

Today is Sunday, 20 June 1999; on this day,

276 years ago (1723),

	Adam Ferguson, philosopher, is born at Logierait, Perthshire. He
     becomes a philosophy professor and a friend of Sir Walter Scott. (LS)

176 years ago (1823),

	Maria Edgeworth, Irish novelist, visits the Trossachs, and thinks
     of Sir Walter Scott and her feelings on visiting the scenery he has
     made famous in "The Lady of the Lake." (LS)

112 years ago (1887),

	The new Tay Bridge, like its predecessor the subject of an ode by
     the notorious poet, William McGonagall, is opened. (LS)

94 years ago (1905),

	Playwright (_The Little Foxes_) and memoirist (_Pentimento_)
     Lillian Hellman is born in New Orleans. Her advice to fledgling
     writers: "Nothing you write, if you hope to be any good, will ever
     come out as you first hoped."

40 years ago (1959),

	Sylvia Plath , longing desperately to conceive, notes in her
     journal: "Suddenly everything is ominous, ironic, deadly. If I could
     not have children...I would be dead.... My writing a hollow and
     failing substitute for real life, real feeling."


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