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John Dryden and Social and Literary Background of His Age

John Dryden (1631-1700), the major poet of the Restoration Age, was born at Aldwincle, a village near Oundle in Northampton shire. His paternal grand father named Sir Eramus Dryden was a baroner and his mother was Lady Pickering, the first cousin of Sir Gilbert Pickering. He received his primary education …

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The Social Picture of "The Rape of the Lock"

Alexander Pope (1688-1744), one of the most quotable poet and satirist of the English Augustan period, stabs gentle fun at the 18th century aristocrats who, like Belinda, spend so much time on appearances through the poem The Rape of the Lock, Pope’s brilliant satiric masterpiece. Now let us have a …

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The Non-Sewer’s Guide to Hemming

What a hoot! I was talking to a group of plus sized petite women about the various measures we have taken over the years to shorten the clothes we buy that are too long. I never knew hemming could be so funny! Of course, if you are even reading this, …

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The City You Should Live In, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Ever feel like you just want to pack your bags and move somewhere new? Like the place you’re in just isn’t you? Perhaps you would be more suited to Paris, New York or a remote island in Thailand. Basically anywhere but here. Sometimes the city we choose to live in, …

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25+ Stylish Winter Outfits That Definitely Worth Copying

There is a reason why the following winter outfit ideas are trending over the social media. It is because they are so cool and stylish. I mean even I want to look as good as these beautiful girls are looking. I have always loved winter for the numerous opportunities it …

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Unwind :: New Getaway Fave

Special thank you to ShopStyle & IHG for partnering with me on this post. If you read my blog on the regular, you may already know that Emil and I are big believers in a quick getaway ( or a staycation if you will ) when life gets a little crazy …

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Luxurious Magazine Christmas Gift Guide 2017: Luxury Food & Drink

Our favourite luxury food and drink gifts for the self-confessed foodie this Christmas. From the very latest kitchen tech to rare spirits and gourmet choccies – these are the gifts on every food lover’s wish list this Christmas. Must-have Gadgets kMix Limited Edition Rose Gold Collection, £749.99 The rose gold …

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