Classics Calendar for June 12

A 1916 Jessie Willcox Smith illustration from
Charles  Kingsley's The Water-Babies

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

Charles Kingsley (1819; died January 23, 1875) English novelist, cleric and professor; novels including Hypatia; Westward Ho!; The Water-Babies

Died on this day:

William Collins (1759; born December 25, 1721) English poet; Persian Eclogues

William Cullen Bryant (1878; born November 3, 1794) American poet; "Thanatopsis"; "To a Waterfowl"

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