Wednesday, July 19, 2017
"It is a sign of the burgeoning orality of reading that recitation culture had become so widespread that it threatened to render its central texts meaningless."
From Chapter 6. Drama and Recitation, Plays in Parts
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
From Our Village, by Mary Russell Mitford
"The generosity of the poor is always a very real and fine thing; they give what they want..."
Monday, July 17, 2017
From The Funny Side: One Hundred Humorous Poems, by Wendy Cope
GIVING UP SMOKING
There's not a Shakespeare sonnet
Or a Beethoven quartet
That's easier to like than you
Or harder to forget.
You think that sounds extravagant?
I haven't finished yet —
I like you more than I would like
To have a cigarette.