Archive for February 7th, 2009


Our Pardoner became

                                     our Partner.    –eab, 11/30/08

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A. Lincoln was his name.

Honest Abe was always the same.

He tried to keep US united,

After rebels war ignited,

His death was the nation’s great shame. – eab, 10/28/07

Abraham Lincoln was born 200 years ago – Feb 12, 1809.  Are we forgetting our history?

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way–in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.


The wind is rushing after us, and the clouds are flying after us, and the moon is plunging after us, and the whole wild night is in pursuit of us; but, so far we are pursued by nothing else.


It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.


I am the Resurrection, and the Life, saith the Lord: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.


All the above from Dickens Tale of Two Cities


Charles Dickens, one of the greatest (if not the greatest) British novelists was born this date (2/7/1812) in England.  He also wrote David CopperfieldA Christmas Carol, etc.   

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