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Gleanings From The Past #6

Taste vs. Genius Taste and genius are two words frequently joined together, and therefore, by inaccurate thinkers, confounded. They signify, however, two quite different things. The difference between them can be clearly pointed out, and it is of importance to … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #5

Common Sense We teach the children Danish, trigonometry, and Spanish; fill their heads with modern notions, and the secrets of the oceans, and the hieroglyph inscriptions from the land of the Egyptians; learn the date of every battle, know the … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #4

A Convoluted Testimony A witness being called to give evidence in a court of Connecticut, respecting the loss of a shirt, gave the following—”Mother said, that Ruth said, that Nell said that Paul told her, that she see a man … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #3

Alter Everyone alters and is altered by everyone else. We are all the time taking in portions of one another or else reacting against them, and by these involuntary acquisitions and repulsions modifying our natures. – Gerald Brenan, Thoughts in a … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #2

A Peculiar Anagram The following anagram, on the well-known bibliographer, William Oldys, may claim a place among the first productions of this class. It was by Oldys himself, and was found by his executors in one of his MSS. w. o. … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #1

A Pun Sermon The following curious string of puns is taken from a scarce work, published the reign of James the First. A divine, more willing to play with words than to be serious in expounding his text, spoke thus … Continue reading

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