Author: TourismFan (---.com)
Date: 06-03-05 06:56
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There is no method but to be very intelligent.
The little Love-god lying once asleep,
Laid by his side his heart-inflaming brand,
Whilst many nymphs that vow\'d chaste life to keep
Came tripping by; but in her maiden hand
The fairest votary took up that fire
Which many legions of true hearts had warm\'d;
And so the general of hot desire
Was, sleeping, by a virgin hand disarm\'d.
This brand she quenched in a cool well by,
Which from Love\'s fire took heat perpetual,
Growing a bath and healthful remedy,
For men diseas\'d; but I, my mistress\' thrall,
Came there for cure and this by that I prove,
Love\'s fire heats water, water cools not love.
T. S. Eliot
No more be griev\'d at that which thou hast done:
Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud:
Clouds and eclipses stain both moon and sun,
And loathsome canker lives in sweetest bud.
All men make faults, and even I in this,
Authorizing thy trespass with compare,
Myself corrupting, salving thy amiss,
Excusing thy sins more than thy sins are;
For to thy sensual fault I bring in sense,--
Thy adverse party is thy advocate,--
And \'gainst myself a lawful plea commence:
Such civil war is in my love and hate,
That I an accessary needs must be,
To that sweet thief which sourly robs from me.
Government\'s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short
phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it
stops moving, subsidise it.