Author: Henry David Thoreau (85.195.119.---)
Date: 12-05-05 00:56
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Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion's paws,
And make the earth devour her own sweet brood;
Pluck the keen teeth from the fierce tiger's jaws,
And burn the long-liv'd phoenix, in her blood;
Make glad and sorry seasons as thou fleets,
And do whate'er thou wilt, swift-footed Time,
To the wide world and all her fading sweets;
But I forbid thee one most heinous crime:
O! carve not with thy hours my love's fair brow,
Nor draw no lines there with thine antique pen;
Him in thy course untainted do allow
For beauty's pattern to succeeding men.
Yet, do thy worst old Time: despite thy wrong,
My love shall in my verse ever live young.
Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.
If the federal government had been around when the Creator was putting His
hand to this state, Indiana wouldn't be here. It'd still be waiting for an
environmental impact statement.
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