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Sunday, September 10, 2006

"Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize
the mind as a steady purpose-a point on
which the soul may fix its intellectual eye."
~Mary Shelley

Hannah Webster Foster, born this day in
1758. An American novelist who first
published anonymously and a best-seller,
Ms. Foster also wrote political articles for
Boston newspapers. And in 1866 her name
began to appear on her novels.

Mary Wollstonecraft, born this day in 1797.
A British writer and philospher and early
feminist-"A Vindiation of the Rights of
Women" , one of her best known works.
Also, the Mother of Mary Shelley, author
of, "Frankenstein".

Hilda Doolittle, born this day in 1886.
Best known by her initials-H.D. H.D.
was an Imagist poet-part of the avant-
garde in the early 20th century. Erza
Pound played an important role in
her life- presenting her with a sheaf of
love poems, "Hilda's Books". The first
woman to be granted the American
Academy of Arts and Letters Medal.

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