February 14th, 2012

A Birthday

An Epithalamion, or Mariage Song

An Epithalamion, or Mariage Song on the Lady Elizabeth, and Count Palatine being married on St. Valentines Day

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Hail Bishop Valentine, whose day this is ;
         All the air is thy diocese,
         And all the chirping choristers
And other birds are thy parishioners ;
         Thou marriest every year
The lyric lark, and the grave whispering dove,
The sparrow that neglects his life for love,
The household bird with the red stomacher ;
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Golden Hair

Top Drawer

Top Drawer:  American High Society From the Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties by Mary Cable.

Being a time of turbulence and change, stretching from when the "bouncers" were becoming rich at too quick a rate for them to be absorbed into Society to when the Great Depression meant not all were a number no longer rich but the rest toned down the ostentation.

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