vocab, courtesy of Poe

tarn, n. A small mountain lake, having no significant tributaries. (Originally local northern English, now generally used by geologists and geographers.) catalepsy, n.1. Med. A disease characterized by a seizure or trance, lasting for hours or days, with suspension of sensation and consciousness.2. Philos. Comprehension, apprehension. miasma, n.1. Noxious vapour rising from putrescent organic matter, marshland, etc., which pollutes the atmosphere; a cloud of such vapour. Also in extended use.

vocab, courtesy of Poe

tarn, n. A small mountain lake, having no significant tributaries. (Originally local northern English, now generally used by geologists and geographers.) catalepsy, n.1. Med. A disease characterized by a seizure or trance, lasting for hours or days, with suspension of sensation and consciousness.2. Philos. Comprehension, apprehension. miasma, n.1. Noxious vapour rising from putrescent organic matter, marshland, etc., which pollutes the atmosphere; a cloud of such vapour. Also in extended use.

To Do

Sigh. / Excitement. Finals are over…. Time to make new To Do lists. Here’s a good one: Books I need to read, in order of publication date. 1840s – Tales, Edgar Allen Poe (reread) — Done1847 – Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte1847 – Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte1847 – Vanity Fair, William Thackeray1874 – Middlemarch, George Eliot1881 – The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James1890 – The Portrait of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde — Done1891 – Tess of D’Ubervilles, Thomas Hardy1895 – The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane1897 – Dracula, Bram Stoker — Done1900 – Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreisser1902 – The…

To Do

Sigh. / Excitement. Finals are over…. Time to make new To Do lists. Here’s a good one: Books I need to read, in order of publication date. 1840s – Tales, Edgar Allen Poe (reread) — Done1847 – Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte1847 – Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte1847 – Vanity Fair, William Thackeray1874 – Middlemarch, George Eliot1881 – The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James1890 – The Portrait of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde — Done1891 – Tess of D’Ubervilles, Thomas Hardy1895 – The Red Badge of Courage, Stephen Crane1897 – Dracula, Bram Stoker — Done1900 – Sister Carrie, Theodore Dreisser1902 – The…