April 29th, 2009


absolute perfection

d'israeli (b.), 17.
doraston (j.), poem on bookworne, 67, 76.
dust, an enemy of books, 39.
--and neglect in a library, 39-50, 133.
dusting books-how to do it, 136.
dutch church burnt, 15.
--library at guildhall, 16.
ecclesiastical commissioners, 53.
edmonds (mr.), bookseller, 58.
edward iv, 130.
edwards (mr.), bookseller, 18.

"no, do not curse him, -- pity him instead;
forgive him! -- forgive me! . . god's anodyne
for human hate is pity; and the wine
that makes men wise, forgiveness. i have read
love's message in love's murder, and i die."
and so they laid her just where she would lie,
under red roses. red they bloomed and fell;
but when flushed autumn and the snows went by,
and spring came, -- lo, from every bud's green shell
burst a white blossom. -- can love reason why?

monday xc
  • Current Music
    i can get by in the meantime by myself

i like to take up space / just because i can

little by little, she also learned the wonderful healing and caressing power of the monster, whose cool embrace at once dispelled all drowsiness, feverishness, weariness,--even after the sultriest nights when the air had seemed to burn, and the mosquitoes had filled the chamber with a sound as of water boiling in many kettles. and on mornings when the sea was in too wicked a humor to be played with, how she felt the loss of her loved sport, and prayed for calm!

if property had simply pleasures, we could stand it; but its duties make it unbearable. in the interest of the rich we must get rid of it. the virtues of the poor may be readily admitted, and are much to be regretted. we are often told that the poor are grateful for charity. some of them are, no doubt, but the best amongst the poor are never grateful. they are ungrateful, discontented, disobedient, and rebellious. they are quite right to be so. charity they feel to be a ridiculously inadequate mode of partial restitution, or a sentimental dole, usually accompanied by some impertinent attempt on the part of the sentimentalist to tyrannise over their private lives. why should they be grateful for the crumbs that fall from the rich man's table? they should be seated at the board, and are beginning to know it.

tuesday xc bis

the card at the bottom represents what you cannot confront or are hiding from yourself. king of swords: an active and determined person. experience. authority. control. a professional person. sometime proficient in his field. highly analytical person. superiority. a person having many ideas, thoughts, and designs.
  • Current Music
    you are so lame / you always disappoint me / it's kinda like a running joke