Classics Calendar for December 29

Dante Gabriel Rossetti's cover illustration for sister
Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market and Other Poems

Here are today's milestones:

Died on this day:

Thomas Robert Malthus (1834; born February 13, 1766) English cleric and scholar; An Essay on the Principle of Population

Christina Rossetti (1894; born December 5, 1830) English poet; Goblin Market; Remember

Rainer Maria Rilke (1926; born December 4, 1875) Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist; poetry collections Duineser Elegien (Duino Elegies) and Die Sonette an Orpheus (Sonnets to Orpheus); novel Die Aufzeichnungen des Malte Laurids Brigge (The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge); and a collection of Letters to a Young Poet

Bonus Classic:

The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel (from 12th century on) a tale from the Irish "Ulster Cycle" telling the life and death of a legendary High King of Ireland, who is killed at Da Derga's hostel by his enemies after violating taboos.

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