Monday, 11 August 2008

Faciendi plures libros . . .

. . . nullus est finis; frequensque meditatio, carnis afflictio est.

Ecclesiastes speaking, and the man has a point: Of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

Ecclesiastes it was who also said there’s a time for this and a time for that (‘A time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together’). It’s time for the other: I’m off to the Middle of Nowhere for a couple of weeks. Among others, the printer will be house-sitting and feeding the cats, all part of the service.

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