Author: Пейнтбол (---.esoo.ru)
Date: 12-25-05 18:50
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There is no excellent beauty that have not some strangeness in the proportion. -Sir Francis Bacon
Thy gift, thy tables, are within my brain
Full character\'d with lasting memory,
Which shall above that idle rank remain,
Beyond all date; even to eternity:
Or, at the least, so long as brain and heart
Have faculty by nature to subsist;
Till each to raz\'d oblivion yield his part
Of thee, thy record never can be miss\'d.
That poor retention could not so much hold,
Nor need I tallies thy dear love to score;
Therefore to give them from me was I bold,
To trust those tables that receive thee more:
To keep an adjunct to remember thee
Were to import forgetfulness in me.
In Israel, free men and women are every day demonstrating the power of
courage and faith. Back in 1948 when Israel was founded, pundits claimed
the new country could never survive. Today, no one questions that. Israel
is a land of stability and democracy in a region of tryanny and unrest.
Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and
as deadly as a hit man.