L.M. Montgomery: The Closed Door
I found this quite a surprising story from the author of Anne of Green Gables. I had no idea before this project that she had any interest at all in the occult or supernatural, but this was another of those stories.
William Blake: Mock on, mock on Voltaire, Rousseau
Mock on, Mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau;
Mock on, Mock on, 'tis all in vain.
You throw the sand against the wind,
And the wind blows it back again.
And every sand becomes a Gem
Reflected in the beams divine;
Blown back, they blind the mocking Eye,
But still in Israel's paths they shine.
The Atoms of DemocritusEssay
And Newton's Particles of light
Are sands upon the Red sea shore
Where Israel's tents do shine so bright.
Robert Louis Stevenson: Samuel Pepys
An interesting, if a bit long-winded, essay about Samuel Pepys, the 17th century diarist, and a new (ie. 19th century) edition of the diary. It makes me want to read the diary, so I will see if I can find it.