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Posted: 11/28/2003 3:52:02 PM EDT
Fill in the blanks (Yeats, I think)

White woman with [____]less dreams
I offer you my un[___][___] rhymes

Fill in fast. It's driving me nuts!
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 4:02:34 PM EDT
[url]http://www.bartleby.com/66/83/65883.html[/url] QUOTATION: White woman with numberless dreams, I bring you my passionate rhyme. ATTRIBUTION: William Butler Yeats (1865–1939), Irish poet, playwright. “A Poet to His Beloved.”
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 4:05:17 PM EDT
[url]http://www.bartleby.com/146/18.html[/url] W.B. Yeats (1865–1939). The Wind Among the Reeds. 1899. A Poet to his Beloved I BRING you with reverent hands The books of my numberless dreams; White woman that passion has worn As the tide wears the dove-gray sands, And with heart more old than the horn That is brimmed from the pale fire of time: White woman with numberless dreams I bring you my passionate rhyme.
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Link Posted: 11/28/2003 4:14:17 PM EDT
And thus, gentlemen, do we prove through storm-tossed fields of brother-love that we who arms do bear against the merest shade of threat from near or far and all prefer the battlefield of scent and fleshy smooth reply are armed to meet the conqueror.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 4:37:30 PM EDT
THE STREET sounds to the soldiers’ tread, And out we troop to see: A single redcoat turns his head, He turns and looks at me. My man, from sky to sky’s so far, We never crossed before; Such leagues apart the world’s ends are, We ’re like to meet no more; What thoughts at heart have you and I We cannot stop to tell; But dead or living, drunk or dry, Soldier, I wish you well. A. E. Housman (1859–1936). A Shropshire Lad. 1896, verse 22.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 4:53:56 PM EDT
History, taught for a directly and immediately useful purpose to pupils and the teachers of pupils, is one of the necessary features of a sound education in democratic citizenship. A book containing such sound teaching, even if without any literary quality, may be as useful to the student and as creditable to the writer as a similar book on medicine. I am not slighting such a book when I say that, once it has achieved its worthy purpose, it can be permitted to lapse from human memory as a good book on medicine, which has outlived its usefulness, lapses from memory. But the historical work which does possess literary quality may be a permanent contribution to the sum of man's wisdom, enjoyment, and inspiration. The writer of such a book must add wisdom to knowledge, and the gift of expression to the gift of imagination. - Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919). History as Literature. 1913
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