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.