oldhood = 'old age'

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 15 01:03:11 UTC 2010

2009  _Comments and Analysis on Growing Old_  (May 23)  [
http://www.poetryconnection.net/poets/Matthew_Arnold/5785/comments]: In the
forth [sic] stanza, the poet [viz., Matthew Arnold] adds that "'Tis not to
see the worlds...As from a height, with rapt prophetic eyes”. He wants to
say that old hood [sic] is not what he thought it would be.
Usenet takes it back to 2000.

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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