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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sat,  1 Apr 100 16:36:37 -0800
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Subject: LIT BITS V3 #92

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Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR V3 #92

Today is Sunday, 2 April 2000; on this day,

275 years ago (1725),

	Giovanni Giacomo Casanova is born in Venice. In his _Memoirs_ the
     great lover will describe a trip taken with a woman and her plain
     daughter: "I had a very tiresome journey."

164 years ago (1836),

	Charles Dickens and Catherine Hogarth are married at St.  Luke's
     Church, Chelsea. Although she will bear him ten children, the marriage
     is an unhappy one, and they separate in 1858.

160 years ago (1840),

	Emile Zola (_Nana_) is born in Paris.

Today's poem:


     I went out on an April morning
      All alone, for my heart was high,
     I was a child of the shining meadow,
      I was a sister of the sky.

     There in the windy flood of morning
      Longing lifted its weight from me,
     Lost as a sob in the midst of cheering,
      Swept as a sea-bird out to sea.

                                              Sarah Teasdale

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