Anon. quote: "Any day above ground..."

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 18 01:13:32 UTC 2009

Tom Zurinskas said
> Looks like a ladder "round" has become a "rung".

>>> "Life is a Ladder",
>>> from October 1895:
>>> Life is called a ladder
>>> Which we climb round by round,

I simply assumed that the versifier was using the first two lines to
predict the helical structure of "life", DNA, before Watson or Crick
were born.

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