Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was the first Irish poet to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923.

Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was the first Irish poet to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923.

Fire and Ice.   Some say the world will end in fire, /  Some say in ice. /  From what I’ve tasted of desire /  I hold with those who favor fire. / But if it had to perish twice, / I think I know enough of hate /  To say that for destruction ice /  Is also great /  And would suffice.   Robert Frost, uncredited photo.

Fire and Ice. Some say the world will end in fire, / Some say in ice. / From what I’ve tasted of desire / I hold with those who favor fire. / But if it had to perish twice, / I think I know enough of hate / To say that for destruction ice / Is also great / And would suffice. Robert Frost, uncredited photo.

Julia Margaret Cameron - William Michael Rossetti, 1865

W[illia]m [Michael] Rossetti

Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal. ― Charles Darwin, photo by Julia Margaret Cameron

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Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal. ― Charles Darwin, photo by Julia Margaret Cameron

Samuel Clemens, known by his nom de plume Mark Twain, circa 1867.

Samuel Clemens, known by his nom de plume Mark Twain, circa 1867.

One of the earliest photos showing a Native American with a wolf - unlike the myths created about wolves by settlers, Indians maintained a close and respectful relationship with wolves.

One of the earliest photos showing a Native American with a wolf - unlike the myths created about wolves by settlers, Indians maintained a close and respectful relationship with wolves.

In light of the recent discussion on who should be rescued first from danger, this humorous “rescue etiquette” guide from Mark Twain is apropos. Twain wryly lists the order in which 26 types of people should be rescued.

Mark Twain’s Rescue Etiquette

In light of the recent discussion on who should be rescued first from danger, this humorous “rescue etiquette” guide from Mark Twain is apropos. Twain wryly lists the order in which 26 types of people should be rescued.

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