Monday, March 23, 2015

Daily Dose

From The Odes of Horace, translated by David Ferry


"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


"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 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 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