Category Archives: The Victorians

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Tennyson

In response to Silver Threading's Writer's Quote Wednesday. 



Canadian Artists: Cornelius Krieghoff (1815 – 1872)

Last week, I took a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).

I went on a Wednesday night, where after 6pm, they have free entry. This was my second visit. My first visit had been a Highlights Tour (which took all evening, and left no time to mosey around alone), but this time, I wanted to take a closer look at the Canadian art.

As I walked around, I fell in love with a 19th century Canadian painter called Cornelius Kreighoff.

Cornelius Krieghoff (1815 – 1872)

As you can tell by his surname, he is not really Canadian. Although he did become one eventually, and is now acclaimed as one of the greatest Canadian artists of all time.

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Now, Albert Einstein may not be an official writer, but he was a scientist. With all those essays, reports and books that scientists write, I’m pretty sure they are writers too!

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Quotes: Mark Twain

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do…

Explore. Dream. Discover.

– Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)


Murdoch Mysteries

Out of all the historical people I have learnt about this year, the most interesting character who comes to mind is not an actual person in history, but a fictional TV character.

Mr Murdoch from Murdoch Mysteries. 

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Quotes: Oscar Wilde

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

– Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900)

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