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The Literate Farmer and the Planet Venus
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The Literate Farmer and the Planet Venus

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A couple of days ago, up here in the north, the planet Jupiter, big and bright and vaguely yellow, was shining right by the moon — a very nice picture. Well, imagine that a city slicker on a walking tour shows up at a farm house in New Hampshire and asks the farmer, who has just been having dinner with his wife and their brood of children, about the br…

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Poetry Aloud
Poetry Aloud will help you learn how to read poetry with your ears. Unlike children with bad table manners, poetry is meant to be heard and not just seen. Join Anthony Esolen every other week (or so) as he introduces and discusses a longish poem and then reads it aloud.
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