Friday, July 17, 2009


at the beginning," the king said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end; then stop."

[Alice's Adventures in Wonderland]

Monday, July 13, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

"It had to be done," we said. "It's better this way," we said. But did that make it any easier to bear? No, I'm sure it was no easier, no easier at all.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

"How could you even... I don't recognize you," she said, shaking her head, tears of resignation slipping down her face.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


The wedding was very much like other weddings, where the parties have no taste for finery or parade; and Mrs. Elton, from the particulars detailed by her husband, thought it all extremely shabby, and very inferior to her own.--"Very little white satin, very few lace veils; a most pitiful business!--Selina would stare when she heard of it."--But, in spite of these deficiencies, the wishes, the hopes, the confidence, the predictions of the small band of true friends who witnessed the ceremony, were fully answered in the perfect happiness of the union.
--Jane Austen, Emma
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