Archive for September 30th, 2014

There is a Book that divides the men from the boys.

The boys try to destroy It,

or deny It,

or dilute It. 

The men love It – It is their meat & drink.

– eab, 7/3/14

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P Putting ideas and/or ideals

O Onto paper (or perhaps birch bark),

E Enjoying image that each yields,

T Teasingly visual, light from the dark,

R Reading it afterward with some joy,

Y Yet knowing that it’s no mere toy.

– eab, 9/14/11

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George Whitfield died 9/30/1770 (5:00 AM) at Newburyport, Massachusetts.  Whitfield, of course, was a Brit but liked coming to American – in fact he died on his seventh visit here.

He was seen by many as the best orator to come out of 18th century English revivalism.  (Wesley spoke to more people but Whitefield speaking skills passed Wesley’s.)  Whitfield’s last spoken words are said to be, “I had rather wear out, than rust out.”  He was only 56 years old.

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