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January 27, 2015

Literary Landmarks: Coleridge Cottage

TColeridge Cottage This 17th-century cottage in Nether Stowey, Somerset was home to Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge during his most frutiful three years from 1797. It was during this time he wrote his finest works, including The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan, Frost at Midnight, The Nightingale, Cristabel and This Lime Tree Bower my Prison. Here also is where he collaborated with William Wordsworth to produce Lyrical Ballads, with a Few Other Poems a collection of poems published in 1798 & considered the beginning of the English Romantic movement in literature

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  • John James Audubon, American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter, dies at age 65, 1851; his major work, The Birds of America is still considered one of the greatest examples of book art and one of the finest ornithological works ever completed
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, American novelist and short story writer (Fanshawe, The Scarlet Letter, Twice-Told Tales), publishes his novel, The House of the Seven Gables, 1851
  • Thomas Edison patents an improved electric incandescent lamp, 1880
  • The National Geographic Society is incorporated on this day, 1888: the first president was Gardiner Greene Hubbard and his son-in-law, Alexander Graham Bell succeeded him in 1897
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