Author: sue (---.nas16.kansas-city2.mo.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 01-07-06 13:37
The former post was off topic and was thus removed as it was a violation of our
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O truant Muse what shall be thy amends
For thy neglect of truth in beauty dy\'d?
Both truth and beauty on my love depends;
So dost thou too, and therein dignified.
Make answer Muse: wilt thou not haply say,
\'Truth needs no colour, with his colour fix\'d;
Beauty no pencil, beauty\'s truth to lay;
But best is best, if never intermix\'d\'?
Because he needs no praise, wilt thou be dumb?
Excuse not silence so, for\'t lies in thee
To make him much outlive a gilded tomb
And to be prais\'d of ages yet to be.
Then do thy office, Muse; I teach thee how
To make him seem long hence as he shows now.
The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
T. S. Eliot
We might come closer to balancing the Budget if all of us lived closer to
the Commandments and the Golden Rule.
We boil at different degrees.