Monthly Archives: July 2006

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“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”

That’s the line everyone remembers from “A Room of One’s Own,” but it is very far from the whole story.

“For masterpieces are… Continue reading

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Hallelujah, It’s the Vulgate Latin!

Yes, the Vale of Tears verse is in the psalm I quoted.

An ancient Irish manuscript found in a bog last week does not refer to “wiping out Israel”, the National Museum of Ireland said… Continue reading

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Backhoe Bibliomancy

Fortune-telling by randomly choosing a passage from a sacred text is an ancient practice. The classical Greeks used Homer; the Romans used Vergil’s Aeneid. Even Christians who would condemn astrology or Tarot have been known to flip open… Continue reading

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The greatest thing
in the world
is the Alphabet
as all knowledge
is contained therein
except the wisdom
of putting it together.
—from an old German bookplate