LIT BITS V2 #268
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sun, 26 Sep 99 23:54:31 -0700
Subject: LIT BITS V2 #268
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Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR V2 #268
Today is Monday, 27 September 1999; on this day,
299 years ago (1700),
William Congreve (_The Way of the World_) writes a married lady-
friend: "For my part I keep the Commandments, I love my neighbour as
my selfe, and to avoid Coveting my neighbour's wife I desire to be
coveted by her; which you know is quite another thing."
207 years ago (1792),
English caricaturist and illustrator George Cruikshank is born in
London. His colored etchings will enliven Dickens' _Sketches by Boz_
and later works.
82 years ago (1917),
Novelist Louis Auchincloss (_The Romantic Egoists_; _The Winthrop
Covenant_) is born in Lawrence, New York.
72 years ago (1927),
In St. Abbondio, Switzerland, Hugo Ball, a founder of the Dada
movement, dies. Apart from his connection to the movement, he is also
known for an early critical biography of German novelist Hermann Hesse.
© 1999 Peter Langston