Author: Henry David Thoreau (---.dsl.okcyok.swbell.net)
Date: 11-07-05 03:18
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Most of all, perhaps, we need an intimate knowlege of the past. Not that the past has anything magical about it, but we
cannot study the future.
- C.S. Lewis, In Education
So are you to my thoughts as food to life,
Or as sweet-season\'d showers are to the ground;
And for the peace of you I hold such strife
As \'twixt a miser and his wealth is found.
Now proud as an enjoyer, and anon
Doubting the filching age will steal his treasure;
Now counting best to be with you alone,
Then better\'d that the world may see my pleasure:
Sometime all full with feasting on your sight,
And by and by clean starved for a look;
Possessing or pursuing no delight,
Save what is had, or must from you be took.
Thus do I pine and surfeit day by day,
Or gluttoning on all, or all away.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful we must carry it with us or we find it not. -Ralph
The most terrifying words in the English langauge are: I\'m from the
government and I\'m here to help.