[Ads-l] better to light the candle than to curse the darkness - 1907

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Mon Mar 20 22:55:51 EDT 2017


You mean when the angels blow their trumpets at the imagined corners of the
round earth, to rouse the numberless infinities of souls?  That was Donne, and
while Henry More admired him close to idolatry, it doesn't seem to me to sit
happily with the general tenor of either Jack or the Doctor.

R.

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>     On 21 March 2017 at 02:18 W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>     RH: << I've known for some time that it wasn't, but nice to see the origin
>     done and dusted, Garson. >>
>     WB: Eh? Not till the elusive tetrasyllabic aphorism has been exhumed from
>     the Good Earth, says me!
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