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Not for That City: Charlotte Mew

Not for that city of the level sun, Its golden streets and glittering gates ablaze— The shadeless, sleepless city of white days, White nights, or nights and days that are as one— We weary, when all is said , all … Continue reading

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Eternity: Tom Stoppard

Eternity’s a terrible thought. I mean, where’s it all going to end? Tom Stoppard (1937-) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1967)

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No Time To Make New Enemies: Anon

An old lady in church was seen to bow her head whenever the name of Satan was mentioned. One day the minister met her and asked her why she did so. ‘Well’, she replied, ‘politeness costs nothing—and you never know.’ … Continue reading

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Love: Helen Hayes

The story of a love is not important—what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity. Helen Hayes 1900-1993 The image is copyright: RAStudio via Shutterstock

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The Bargain: Ogden Nash

As I was going to St. Ives I met a man with seven lives; Seven lives, In seven sacks, Like seven beeves On seven racks. These seven lives He offered to sell, But which was best He couldn’t tell. He … Continue reading

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The Astronomer’s Epitaph

I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night Epitaph on the grave of an unknown astronomer The illustration is ‘Wonders of the night sky map 26’ from Popular Science Monthly Volume 47 1895, by an unknown author. … Continue reading

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