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Reap Leaves From Trees And Colours From The Sun: Chris Fewings

O dank and darker days, as autumn falls, in my bones the harbinger of Spring. Reap leaves from…

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Castles In The Air: Don McLean

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And if she asks you why you can…

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Cheese: Clifton Fadiman

Cheese is milk’s leap towards immortality. Clifton Fadiman Any Number Can Play (1957)

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My Last Duchess: Robert Browning


That’s my last Duchess painted on the wall,
Looking as if she were alive. I call
That piece a…

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Unendurable Gambling: Rebecca West

The only people who can endure gambling are those who have a special neurosis on the subject…or…

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A Recipe For Living: Stephen Mackenna

One great use of keeping such a record as this is that one learns what blank things most of one’s…

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Moonlight Sonata: Beethoven

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Not a song, this time, but the…

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Not for That City: Charlotte Mew

Not for that city of the level sun,
Its golden streets and glittering gates ablaze—
The shadeless,…

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The Strength Of Ideas: Georges Duhamel

Great ideas have such radiant strength. They cross space and time like avalanches: they carry along…

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I am a hoarder of two things: documents and trusted friends. Muriel Spark 1918- 2006 Curriculum… http://wp.me/s2ZZpV-5855

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