To Clasp Thy Hand in Mine


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This episode is about the tragic relationship between Fitz-Greene Halleck and Joseph Rodman Drake (two of America's greatest 19th century poets. ) The first American novel to deal with same sex attraction (Joseph and His Friend) is largely based on their love for each other.
00:00 Introduction
02:30 Fitz-Greene Halleck early life
04:39 Discussion of Hearing Loss
07:55 Fitz-Greene goes to New York
11:52 Joseph Rodman Drake (and names)
13:22 Sir Francis Drake story
19:33 Halleck and Drake’s Relationship
28:47 Monuments erected to Halleck
30:23 Entrance of the ghost of Mr. Poe
32:41 Sources
33:26 Future Episodes

Learn about Halleck’s early life in a small town
Learn about his membership in the Ugly Club
Listen to George’s childhood story about “Sir Francis” and marriage equality
Learn where “to clasp thy hand in mine” comes from
Learn about the love between Greene and Joseph Drake
Learn about the statue of Halleck in Central Park

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