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Archive for June 9th, 2010

Your life is controlled by the stars?

I’m sorry – – –

You can be lead by the

Wonderful SON of Righteousness.

– eab, 4/28/10

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Mansion Mania

Mansion Mania

I passed a mansion the other day,

In fact, passed more than one,

Some with hewn stone done,

Some covered in artfully laid brick,

Requiring a good eye and sound mortar trick,

To make the design to go up and stay.

 

Money had been lavishly out paid,

For angle upon angle of this or that roof,

More than was needed to make it rain proof,

While window design was a sight,

Multitudes of ways to let in the light,

And neat walks were out laid.

 

All this says nothing of a huge lawn,

Mowed to perfection, trimmed just right,

With hedge and shrub cut to the right height,

And flowering trees or flowers themselves,

Tiered up and down as outdoor shelves,

Some light to glow from dusk till dawn.

 

High fractions of millions or millions and more,

Where paid to build unique castles,

Tools and toys added to minimize hassles,

Cooling and heating storage and game room,

Creature comforts instantly zoom,

Awaiting the owner – all pleasures are in store.

                – eab, 6/2/08

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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 credulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness…

    – Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities, NY: Barnes of Noble, 1993, 1. 

Any strongly marked expression of face on the part of a chief actor in  a scene of great interest to whom many eyes are directed, will be unconsciously imitated by the spectators.

     – Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities, NY: Barnes of Noble, 1993, 70. 

I perceive your tongue is…and what the tongue is, I suppose the man is.

     – Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities, NY: Barnes of Noble, 1993, 180. 

…The dawning Republic One and Indivisible, of Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, or Death.

     – Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities, NY: Barnes of Noble, 1993, 243. 

…The vigorous tenacity of love, always so much stronger than hate…

     – Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities, NY: Barnes of Noble, 1993, 366. 

‘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.’

     – Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities, NY: Barnes of Noble, 1993, 373. 

Charles Dickens died this date, 6/9/1870 at Gadshill, Kent, England.  He wrote many works among which are Christmas Carol and A Tale of Two Cities.

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