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A place where I can lament the changing times; for eccentric comments on current affairs and for unfashionable views, expressed I hope, in cogent style; also occasional cris de coeur largely concerned, I regret to say, with myself.


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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Wise and Beautiful Words

From Edward Fitzgerald's wonderful working of ancient Persian verses, known as The Rubâ'iyât of Omar Khayyám:


'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
 Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays:
 Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays,
 And one by one back in the Closet lays.
'Tis very likely that I shall be quoting again from this wonderful poem.

Until the next Time

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