Sunday, July 26, 2015

Daily Dose


From Short Studies on Great Subjects, Volume I, by James Anthony Froude

NEED NOT

"We need not detain our readers among these abstractions."

From Spinoza

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Night of Battle by Yvor Winters

Daily Dose

From Bracebridge Hall, by Washington Irving

IF EVER

"If ever an oyster can really fall in love, as has been said or sung, it must be on such a morning."

From A Bachelor's Confession

Friday, July 24, 2015

Moonlight Alert by Yvor Winters

Daily Dose

From Short Studies on Great Subjects, Volume IV, by James Anthony Froude

THE STRONG

"The strong and successful are not always the good; the miserable are not always the wicked; and even for the wicked, pity claims to be heard in mitigation of punishment."

From Origen and Celsus

Thursday, July 23, 2015

To a Military Riffle by Yvor Winters

Daily Dose

From Short Studies on Great Subjects, Volume IV, by James Anthony Froude

WHEN WE LOOK BACK

"When we look back over distant periods the landscape is foreshortened, and we discern but the elevated features of it.  The long, level intervals, where common life was most busy, are lost to us almost entirely."

From Origen and Celsus