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2011-07-04
July 4: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Hawthorne never bothered to attend church as an adult and one biographer observes that, "His own family did not know what his opinions were."

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October 5: John Addington Symonds

John Addington Symonds (1840) It was on this date, October 5, 1840, that British writer John Addington Symonds was born in Bristol. He was educated at Oxford and married Janet Catherine North (sister of botanical artist Marianne North), on 10 November 1864, producing four daughters. Having health problems throughout his life, Symonds gave up the […]



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