Into the Nothingness of Scorn and Noise

Victorian era fanatic, Romantic poetry (and poets) maniac, will commit murder to get my hands on a cravat and top hat. Living in the world of Charlotte Bronte.

I am happy in love - an affection exceeding a thousand times my deserts, which has continued so many years, and is yet undiminished. How can I ever repay it? Never will I marry in this world if I marry not you. Truly can I say that for the seven years since I avowed my love for you, I have never done any thing that I have considered could have made you any way uncomfortable - that I have forgone all company, and the society of all females (except my own relations) for your sake.

John Constable to Maria Bicknell.

This is sooo romantic. Take that, Heathcliff.

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Marry me, John Constable.

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Much indeed must I congratulate myself on having loved you, when I see you exerting those high principles of duty on the behalf of your excellent parents - and with these sentiments it is impossible for me to think for a moment of relinquishing every hope of our future union, however unfavourable any prospects may be at present.

John Constable to Maria Bicknell.

This is sooo romantic. Take that, Mr Darcy.

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I do not regret not seeing Fonthill. I never had a desire to see sights - and a gentleman’s park - is my aversion. It is not beauty because it is not nature.

John Constable to John Fisher

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Who edited Shakespeare?

Certain parts of Shakespeare might have been edited by John Florio, translator of Montaigne,

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Landscape with a Pool by Thomas Gainsborough

Landscape with a Pool by Thomas Gainsborough

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The only artists I have ever known who are personally delightful are bad artists. Good artists exist simply in what they make, and consequently are perfectly uninteresting in what they are. A great poet, a really great poet, is the most unpoetical of all creatures. But inferior poets are absolutely fascinating. The worse their rhymes are, the more picturesque they look. The mere fact of having published a book of second-rate sonnets makes a man quite irresistible. He lives the poetry that he cannot write. The others write the poetry that they dare not realize.

Oscar Wilde

oscar wilde this cheers me up because the interesting writers i know tend to lead boring lives and the interesting writers cant write as well

Help Save William Blake's Cottage!

We have until the 31 October 2014 to raise enough money to save and protect the Cottage in perpetuity.

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Academics from leading universities, including the president of Harvard, on what they wish they’d learned in college. A century ago, John Dewey nailed the heart of the education system failings to which they speak. 

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“When men cook food, it’s art… but when women cook, it’s their duty.”

- Sridevi as Shashi Godbole in English Vinglish (2012)

oh snap

I saw this movie in English class and it was absolutely BRILLIANT. 10/10 would recommend.

so true

whenever a guy cooks well, everyone says he could be a chef at a five star hotel

when a girl cooks well, everyone comments on how she is a wifey material smh

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