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LIT BITS V2 #282

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Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR V2 #282

Today is Monday, 11 October 1999; on this day,

240 years ago (1759),

	Parson (Mason Locke) Weems is born near Herring Bay, Maryland. The
     fifth edition of his biography of George Washington (1806),
     fictionalized to make it more interesting, will create the cherry
     tree myth.

82 years ago (1917),

	In her diary Virginia Woolf notes her first impressions of
     Katherine Mansfield: "I'm a little shocked by her commonness at first
     sight; lines so hard and cheap. However, when this diminishes, she is
     so intelligent and inscrutable that she repays friendship."

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