"But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
  Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think
  'T is strange, the shortest letter which man uses
Instead of speech, may form a lasting link
  Of ages; to what straits old Time reduces
Frail man, when paper — even a rag like this,
Survives himself, his tomb, and all that 's his."

Lord Byron, Don Juan, Canto III 

Thus wrote Lord Byron in 1819, and his words do not fail to resonate, even today; one might say, especially today, when the need to reconnect to literature and the far reaching legacies of the voices of our past seems more imperative than ever. This blog, "Romantic Legacies," tries to foster such a reconnection, and give venues of expression to scholars who try to make sense of the world through literature, and the sharing of ideas. Ink, therefore, is transformed through the media of the digital age, and triggers thought in new and interactive ways. Share your voice and "form a lasting link / Of ages."


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