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

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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