Monday, March 23, 2015

Daily Dose


From The Odes of Horace, translated by David Ferry

IT IS

"It's fitting I should tell and retell the stories..."

From Bacchus

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A Caricature


Daily Dose

From The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

MEANWHILE

"On the chessboard, meanwhile, confusion was setting in."

From Chapter 22, By Candlelight

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A Caricarure


Daily Dose


From Critical & Historical essays, Volume Two, by Thomas Babington Macaulay

WE CAN NOT

"We cannot wish that any work or class of works which has exercised a great influence on the human mind, and which illustrates the character of an important epoch in letters, politics, and morals, should disappear from the world."

From Leigh Hunt


Friday, March 20, 2015

Breakfast at the Bookstore #25


Daily Dose


From The Essays, by Thomas Babington Macaulay

ASSUREDLY

"Assuredly nothing can be more absurd or mischievous than to waste the public money in bounties, for the purpose of inducing people who ought to be weighing out grocery or measuring out drapery to write bad or middling books."

From William Pitt