Goldilocks Author’s Birthday

Today is the birthday of The Story of the Three Bears author, Robert Southey, born August 12th, 1774  in Bristol, England, died in 1843.

He was poet laureate for 30 years. He was also a scholar, historian and biographer. It is said that he corresponded with Charlotte Bronte and told her at one point: “Literature cannot be the business of a woman’s life.” Good thing she ignored him!

Interesting that such a learned man is best known for a children’s story (at least in this country).

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.

                                             Robert Southey

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. Well, in his defense, they did believe that education would shrivel women’s “lady parts,” making them unable to bear the real fruit of their labor: little boys to think and write and make decisions for everyone. I guess they thought if too much blood went to the brain, it would dry up the you-know-what. But wait! why weren’t men concerned about the same thing? Maybe they thought it was magic power and not blood filling their erect pee-pees? 😉

    • Ha! The science of the 19th century!

      • Thank goodness science isn’t a fixed, well, science! 😉


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