Happy Birthday, Edwin Arlington Robinson!

American poet Edwin Arlington Robinson was born on 22 December 1869:

Edwin Arlington Robinson

“Friends: people who borrow my books and set wet glasses on them.”–Edwin Arlington Robinson


Robert Louis Stevenson on Two Books

Robert Louis Stevenson was born on this day in 1850.

Robert Louis Stevenson by Count Girolamo Nerli (1892). Scottish National Gallery.

“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.”–Robert Louis Stevenson 

Edna St. Vincent Millay: 22 February 1892

Edna St. Vincent Millay was born on 22 February 1892.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay.

“I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.”-Edna St. Vincent Millay