Author: poker (202.101.173.---)
Date: 09-26-05 01:51
The former post has been removed as it was off topic or spam. These are Great Books sites, and we prefer posts along the following lines: I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.
T. S. Eliot
What is your substance, whereof are you made,
That millions of strange shadows on you tend?
Since every one, hath every one, one shade,
And you but one, can every shadow lend.
Describe Adonis, and the counterfeit
Is poorly imitated after you;
On Helen's cheek all art of beauty set,
And you in Grecian tires are painted new:
Speak of the spring, and foison of the year,
The one doth shadow of your beauty show,
The other as your bounty doth appear;
And you in every blessed shape we know.
In all external grace you have some part,
But you like none, none you, for constant heart.
Every child in America should be acquainted with his own country. He should read books that furnish him with ideas that will
be useful to him in life and practice. As soon as he opens his lips, he should rehearse the history of his own country.
Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788