[Alternative Muses] Birthday Mashup: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow/Ellen Terry

“I do not believe anyone can be perfectly well, who has a brain and a heart.”-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (born 27 February 1807)

Ellen Terry

Ellen Terry (born 27 February 1847)

[Alternative Muses] Two Exits and an Entrance: Burns, Terry, and Hemingway

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“Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.”-Ernest Hemingway

“Eulogy is nice but one does not learn anything from it.”-Ellen Terry

“Let them cant about decorum, who have characters to lose!”-Robert Burns

Characters in Art: Lady Macbeth

Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth by John Singer Sargent, 1889

Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth by John Singer Sargent, 1889

Ellen Terry as Lady Macbeth by John Singer Sargent, 1889

“Your hand, your tongue: look like the innocent flower, But be the serpent under’t.”-Lady M