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“THE RESPECTABLE BURGHER” by Perry Mann

Julian, I love Thomas Hardy’s poetry. Here is one full of Biblical characters. Perry “THE RESPECTABLE BURGHER” 10-11-05 With time on my hands I often turn to Thomas Hardy’s poetry. On a recent Sunday, I opened a collection of his … Continue reading

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To Tear Flesh From Dogs

Every morning, just for the fun of it and to fortify my trivia file, I read two pages of Ogden Nash. I have to keep a dictionary handy. I was surprised when I looked up the origin of sarcophagus (a … Continue reading

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More quotes of interest from my reading

From The Reformation by Will Durant “…men prefer the assurance of dogma to the diffidence of reason.” P4 “Our instincts were formed during a thousand centuries of insecurity and the chase; their once necessary vigor exceeds present social need; they … Continue reading

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