On this day 8/9

[I told you Bill was better at this…you’re gonna miss him]

Born:
1593 • Compleat Angler writer Izaak Walton
1631 • England’s first poet laureate, John Dryden
1922 • Philip Larkin, poet, Coventry, Warwickshire
1927 • Daniel Keyes, NYC
1949 • Jonathan Kellerman, NYC
1950 • Jeanne Larsen, novelist, Washington, D.C.,.

Published:
1854 • Thoreau’s Walden, two thousand copies were printed, selling for $1 each

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