The Diaries of William Allingham

If you’re interested in studying the Victorian era seriously, then diaries and letters are important.  At times I feel like a 21st-century snoop, devouring personal journals and private correspondence whenever I get the chance.  Through contemporary accounts, the past may not always come alive but it shines through the mist more clearly.  The diaries of…
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The Woodsman’s Daughter

Painted by Sir John Everett Millais, The Woodsman’s Daughter is based on a poem by Coventry Patmore. The following lines from Patmore’s poem were displayed with the painting when first exhibited at the Royal Academy: She went merely to think she help’d; And, whilst he hack’d and saw’d, The rich Squire’s son, a young boy…
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