(  a translation from Dante, regarding Paolo and Francesca) One day, to pass the time away, we read of Lancelot— how love had overcome him. We were alone, and we suspected nothing. And time and time again that reading led our eyes to meet, and made our faces pale, and yet one point alone defeated …

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  Happy Horrific Hallmarkian Holiday   Audio file of myself reading Rappaccini’s Daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne http://media.switchpod.com/users/silentconsort/Rappaccini.mp4   Monkshood flower AKA Aconite Born July 4th, 1804 (in Salem, Mass) , died 1864 Interesting trivia: Reason why Nathaniel Hawthorne changed his name from ‘Hathorne’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hathorne His great-great-grandfather was a judge at the Salem witch trials -I …

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