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Gleanings From The Past #14

Rhyming [Nicolas Boileau-]Despréaux, in composing poetry, made his second verse before the first; and considered it as a very great secret in the art of [rhyming], which gave energy and meaning to the verse. Boileau used to relate, that he communicated … Continue reading

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Quotable #19: Idealist And Cynic

“An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.” “A cynic is a man, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.” — H. L. … Continue reading

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Quotable #18: Facts

“In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.” — Paul Eldridge

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This Is Not A Joque

Guy Hardy (1872-1947), a former Representative of Colorado, had an old newspaper clipping in his possession about the woes of a newspaper printer. Apparently, the letter “F” and “K” were missing in the supply of type. So, the printer of Rocky … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Past #12

Happiness The ones who seek their happiness By buying cars and clothes and rings, Don’t seem to know that empty lives Are just as empty filled with things. — Bullet [Fredericksburg, Virginia], May 1, 1936 Mind Your Punctuation ‘Mind your stops’ is … Continue reading

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Pun Of The Weak: Trying On Shoes

Some people keep trying on shoes until the salesman has a fit.

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It’s Not Whether You Win Or Lose…

For when the One Great Scorer comes To mark against your name, He writes — not that you won or lost — But HOW you played the Game. — Grantland Rice, from the poem “Alumnus Football” Here is the more popular version … Continue reading

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