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    The Muses Companion – April 24, 2024

    Good day, readers. Today is April 24th, the 114th day of the year 2024, with 252 days remaining. “Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” Voltaire Today in Literary History: On this day in 1800, the United States Library of Congress was established. Its founding aimed to provide a repository of knowledge and resources necessary for legislation but has since become a treasure trove of America’s cultural and historical legacies, including an invaluable collection of books, manuscripts, and maps. Notable Birthdays: Today’s Readings: From Middlemarch by George Eliot:“For there is no creature whose inward being is so strong that…

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    The Muses Companion – April 22, 2024

    Good day, readers. Today is April 22nd, Earth Day, the 112th day of the year 2024, with 254 days remaining. “The earth has music for those who listen.” George Santayana Today in Literary History: On this day in 1724, Immanuel Kant, a central figure in modern philosophy, was born. His works, such as Critique of Pure Reason, profoundly shaped Western thought, particularly through his explorations of morality, aesthetics, and human perception. Notable Birthdays: Today’s Readings: From Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant: “Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above me…