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0e6b8110 5perlepigraphs - list of Perl release epigraphs
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7=head1 DESCRIPTION
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0e6b8110 9Many Perl release announcements included an I<epigraph>, a short excerpt
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10from a literary or other creative work, chosen by the pumpking or release
11manager. This file assembles the known list of epigraph for posterity,
12and also links to the release announcements in mailing list archives.
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14I<Note>: these have also been referred to as <epigrams>, but the
15definition of I<epigraph> is closer to the way they have been used.
16Consult your favorite dictionary for details.
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18=head1 EPIGRAPHS
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20=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
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22L<Announced on 2011-07-20 by Zefram|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/07.html>
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24Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
25fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
26winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
27down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
28being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
29extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
30but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
31
32Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
33that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
34around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
35fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
36the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
37closed system.
38
39Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
40the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
41/be/ them.'
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43=head2 v5.15.0 - Neil Gaiman, "The Graveyard Book"
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45L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173748.html>
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47 If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all
48 you will have gained.
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50=head2 v5.12.4 - William Schwenck Gilbert, "Trial By Jury"
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52L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173725.html>
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54You cannot eat breakfast all day,
55Nor is it the act of a sinner,
56When breakfast is taken away,
57To turn his attention to dinner;
58And it's not in the range of belief,
59To look upon him as a glutton,
60Who, when he is tired of beef,
61Determines to tackle the mutton.
62Ah! But this I am willing to say,
63If it will appease her sorrow,
64I'll marry this lady today,
65And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
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67=head2 v5.14.1 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> | http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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69L<Announced on 2011-06-16 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173650.html>
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71At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
72my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
73the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
74since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
75already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
76to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
77the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
78can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
79unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
80
81=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
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83L<Announced on 2011-06-15 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173609.html>
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85Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
86Tolerates no work of man.
87Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
88Fetch your clearest honey, please,
89Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
90While the last larks sing and soar,
91From the heather-blossoms sweet
92Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
93And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
94Eleanor makes macaroons!
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96=head2 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
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98L<Announced on 2011-06-08 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173352.html>
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100Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
101And terrapin, too, is tasty,
102Lobster I freely endorse,
103In pate or patty or pasty.
104But there's nothing the matter with butter,
105And nothing the matter with jam,
106And the warmest greetings I utter
107To the ham and the yam and the clam.
108For they're food,
109All food,
110And I think very fondly of food.
111Through I'm broody at times
112When bothered by rhymes,
113I brood
114On food.
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116=head2 v5.14.0 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> | http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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118L<Announced on 2011-05-14 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172326.html>
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120At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
121myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
122impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
123"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
124gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
125or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
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127I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
128computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
129ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
130would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
131my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
132away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
133won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
134
135So a freely distributable program is born.
136
137=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
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139L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
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141This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
142continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
143aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
144and your bags will be offloaded.
145
146=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, Fordlandia, "the Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
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148L<Announced on 2011-05-04 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg171879.html>
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150Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
151of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
152by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
153sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
154swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
155down their paved streets.
156
157Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
158obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
159company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
160the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
161govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
162the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
163
164=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
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166L<Announced on 2011-04-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/04/msg171253.html>
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168But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
169my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
170reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
171wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
172Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
173the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
174This seemed doubly astounding to meE<0x2014>first that Australia could
175just I<lose> a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of
176this had never reached me.
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178=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<Leaves of Grass|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
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180L<Announced on 2011-02-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2011-03/msg00560.html>
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182 When the full-grown poet came,
183 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
184 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
185 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
186 Nay he is mine alone;
187 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
188 by the hand;
189 And to-day and ever so stands, as blender, uniter, tightly holding hands,
190 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
191 And wholly and joyously blends them.
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197 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
198 nema ráða vel kunni.
199 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
200 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
201 Sák á telgðu talkni
202 tíu launstafi ristna.
203 Þat hefr lauka lindi
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206=head2 v5.13.9 - John F Kennedy, L<Inaugural Address January 20, 1961|http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy%27s_Inaugural_Address>
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208L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
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210In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
211granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
212do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
213that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
214generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
215endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
216that fire can truly light the world.
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218And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
219ask what you can do for your country.
220
221My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
222but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
223
224Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
225ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
226we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
227the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
228asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
229work must truly be our own.
230
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231=head2 v5.13.8 - Roger Williams, L<"The Fifth Gift"|http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2005/8/19/21304/8493>
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233L<Announced on 2010-12-19 by Zefram|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/12/msg167271.html>
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235The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
236to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
237between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
238cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
239areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
240be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
241As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
242the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
243instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
244interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
245also be automated.
246
247Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
248if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
249were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
250and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
251indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
252techniques like X-ray crystallography.
253
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254=head2 v5.13.7 - Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, 'The Matrix'
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256L<Announced on 2010-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/11/msg166162.html>
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258[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]
259
260Neo: Whoa. Deja vu.
261
262[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
263
264Trinity: What did you just say?
265Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
266Trinity: What did you see?
267Cypher: What happened?
268Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just like it.
269Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
270Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
271Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
272Neo: What is it?
273Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.
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275=head2 v5.13.6 - Haruki Murakami, "Kafka on the Shore"
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277L<Announced on 2010-10-20 by Tatsuhiko Miyagawa|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/10/msg165183.html>
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279The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
280he storm vanishes.
281
282"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
283fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
284to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
285me?"
286
287I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
288like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
289
290"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
291as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
292on my heart.
293
294(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
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296=head2 v5.13.5 - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, "The Room in the Dragon Volant"
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300Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
301air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
302the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
303faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
304of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
305the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
306deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
307fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
308stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
309revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
310
311For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
312courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
313the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
314jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
315were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
316there, a glimmer of moonshine.
317
318Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
319rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
320grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
321park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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324=head2 v5.13.4 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
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328`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
329`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
330it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
331she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
332
333 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
334 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
335 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
336 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
337
338
339`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
340
341`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
342nonsense.'
343
344Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
345anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
346
347`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
348
349`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
350
351`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
352with his nose, you know?'
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354`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
355the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
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357=head2 v5.13.3 - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, "Good Omens"
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361Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
362Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
363notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
364for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
365sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
366
367Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
368dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
369Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
370motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
371Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
372that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
373had ever even been a car.
374
375There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
376been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
377this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
378flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
379re-entry.
380
381There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
382metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
383somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
384make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
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386It should have fallen apart miles back.
387
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388=head2 v5.13.2 - Iain M Banks, "Use of Weapons"
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392We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
393the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
394in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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397=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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401And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
402bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
403yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
404with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
405if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
406bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
407quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
408
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409=head2 v5.13.0 - Jules Verne, "A Journey to the Centre of the Earth"
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411L<Announced on 2010-04-20 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/04/msg159275.html>
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413The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
414involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
415when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
416streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
417road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
418seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
419smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
420
421"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
422volcano were once more to set to work."
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424=head2 v5.12.3 - Howard W. Campbell, Jr., "Reflections on Not Participating in Current Events"
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426L<Announced on 2011-01-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168368.html>
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428 I saw a huge steam roller,
429 It blotted out the sun.
430 The people all lay down, lay down;
431 They did not try to run.
432 My love and I, we looked amazed
433 Upon the gory mystery.
434 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
435 'The great machine is history!'
436 My love and I, we ran away,
437 The engine did not find us.
438 We ran up to a mountain top,
439 Left history far behind us.
440 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
441 But somehow we don't think so.
442 We went to see where history'd been,
443 And my, the dead did stink so.
444
445=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
446
447L<Announced on 2010-09-06 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/09/msg163852.html>
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449CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
450she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
451seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
452
453What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
454of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
455has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
456will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
457only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
458lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
459design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
460periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
461
462=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
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464L<Announced on 2010-08-31 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/08/msg163670.html>
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466The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
467from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
468view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
469Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
470once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
471endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
472a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
473will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
474of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
475Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
476still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
477
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478=head2 v5.12.1 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
479
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482"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
483many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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484Suppose that the sort of ice we skate upon and put into highballs --
485what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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486Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
487had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
488...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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490hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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492and-thirty degrees."
493
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499the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
500hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
501of the Free World."
502
503Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
504level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
505harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
506exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
507
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513the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
514just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
515a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
516it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
517of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
518common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
519bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
520
521 Around and around and around we spin,
522 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
523
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528'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
529not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
530your cat grins like that?'
531
532'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
533
534She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
535jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
536and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
537
538'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
539that cats COULD grin.'
540
541'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
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547'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
548have got altered.'
549
550'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
551there was silence for some minutes.
552
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558always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
559rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
560yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
561can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
562kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
563
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569called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
570dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
571in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
572sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
573
574'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
575is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
576the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
577to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
578accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
d517a16a 579Mercia and Northumbria --"'
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589So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
590hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
591making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
592picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
593close by her.
594
595There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
596VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
597dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
598occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
599it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
600OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
601Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
602never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
603take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
604after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
605rabbit-hole under the hedge.
606
607In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
608in the world she was to get out again.
609
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619 Singing, dancing to itself,
620 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
621 That always finds, and never seeks,
622 Makes such a vision to the sight
623 As fills a father's eyes with light;
624 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
625 Upon his heart, that he at last
626 Must needs express his love's excess
627 With words of unmeant bitterness.
628 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
629 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
630 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
631 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
632 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
633 At each wild word to feel within
634 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
635 And what, if in a world of sin
636 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
637 Such giddiness of heart and brain
638 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
639 So talks as it's most used to do.
640
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645And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
646into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
647mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
648question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
649hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
650louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
651who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
652worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
653done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
654
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662Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
663
664"Why ain't that work?"
665
666Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
667is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
668
669"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
670
671The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
672to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
673
674That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
675swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
676-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
677watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
678absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
679
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684The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
685at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
686streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
687the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
688live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
689colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
690as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
691wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
692prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
693however much they're into colour.
694
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699Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
700and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
701word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
702disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
703everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
704on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
705that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
706glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
707war record, was astonished by the deferential humility with which Mil
708presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
709for more hazardous assignment.
710
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712
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715Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
716streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
717trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
718to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
719about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
720of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
721facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
722explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
723Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
724people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
725work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
726their art.
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729
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732'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
733the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
734Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
735Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
736responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
737Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
738Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
739Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
740Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
741Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
742
743'Can they all type?' I joked.
744
745'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
746McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
747
748I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
749'We could have opened an agency.'
750
751Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
752Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
753amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
754all say that, do they?' I ventured.
755
756Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
757replied. 'Not quite all.'
758
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771He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
772he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
773out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
774noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
775must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
776number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
777did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
778
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791
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800=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
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804This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
805gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
806technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
807about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
808bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
809paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
810in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
811electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
812picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
813to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
814technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
815getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
816sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
817it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
818conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
819
820"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
821that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
822`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
823
824"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
825one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
826flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
827everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
828make you flip?
829
830=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
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834Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
835
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840What of October, that ambiguous month
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846Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
847proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
848the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
849anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
850how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
851
852'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
853
854This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
855that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
856
857'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
858expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
859anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
860sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
861
862This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
863basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
864policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
865disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
866the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
867Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
868and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
869Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
870
871In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
872reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
873
874I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
875Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
876for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
877had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
878work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
879the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
880left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
881pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
882the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
883the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
884
885I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
886publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
887Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
888
889So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
890pushing to increase the membership?
891
892'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
893more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
894futile and impotent it becomes.'
895
896This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
897
898Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
899diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
900
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905There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
906about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
907four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
908anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
909thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
910
911Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
912and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
913press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
914obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
915produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
916this draft...'
917
918I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
919hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
920incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
921
922'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
923redundancy payments as well.'
924
925'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
926it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
927
928'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
929
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934A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
935was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
936and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
937jets and all.
938
939I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
940
941I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
942Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
943specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
944the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
945jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
946grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
947in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
948
949While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
950taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
951me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
952sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
953three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
954plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
955occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
956were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
957
958And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
959were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
960
961Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
962name like Charlie Umtali?
963
964I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
965know something about our official visitor.
966
967Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
968has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
969car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
970to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
971knew little of his background.
972
973I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
974Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
975first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
976
977Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
978
979'Why?' I enquired.
980
981'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
982to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
983never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
984
985Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
986that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
987
988In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
989where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
990revolving door and comes out in front.'
991
992'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
993
994'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
995
996'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
997
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999
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1002 It's not that easy bein' green
1003 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
4363636d 1004 When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold
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1005 Or something much more colorful like that
1006
1007 It's not easy bein' green
4363636d 1008 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
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1009 And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
1010 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
1011 Or stars in the sky
1012
1013 But green's the color of Spring
1014 And green can be cool and friendly-like
1015 And green can be big like an ocean
1016 Or important like a mountain
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1017 Or tall like a tree
1018
1019 When green is all there is to be
1020 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
1021 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
1022 And I think it's what I want to be
1023
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1025
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1027
1028Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
51caa79e 1029
2831a86c 1030Stiletto: Si, Barone. Subito, Barone.
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1033
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1036And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
1037hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
1038cat.
1039
1040Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 1041the wolf? What then?"
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1044
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1047And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
1048bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
1049round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
1050
1051In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
1052gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
1053climbed up the high stone wall.
1054
1055One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
1056stretched out over the wall.
1057
1058Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
1059Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
1060take care that he doesn't catch you!".
1061
1062The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
1063snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
1064
1065How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 1066the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
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1069
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1071
4363636d 1072"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 1073you."
4363636d 1074
51caa79e 1075"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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1076
1077"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
1078and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 1079to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 1080
51caa79e 1081"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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1082
1083"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
1084planting it."
1085
1086"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 1087grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 1088
51caa79e 1089Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
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1090
1091"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
1092Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 1093wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
4363636d 1094
51caa79e 1095Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
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1096
1097"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
1098how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 1099and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
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1102
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1105"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
1106
1107"Hunting," said Pooh.
1108
1109"Hunting what?"
1110
1111"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
1112
1113"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
1114
1115"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
1116
1117"What do you think you'll answer?"
1118
1119"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
1120"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
1121you see there?"
1122
1123"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
1124excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
1125
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1127
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1130Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
1131ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
1132bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
1133waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
1134droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
1135hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
1136longbow.
1137
1138In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
1139often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
1140placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
1141likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
1142may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
1143Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
1144Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
1145farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
1146grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 1147T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
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1150
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1153Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
1154ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
1155sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
1156pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
1157shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
1158
1159The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
1160Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 1161Caledonia and South America.
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1163=head2 v5.8.5-RC1 - wikipedia, "Pedunculate Oak" (abridged)
1164
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1167The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
1168often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
1169large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
1170and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
1171spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
1172year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
1173may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
1174
1175It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
1176branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
1177of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
1178that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
1179
1180Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
1181other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
1182acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
1183mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
1184
1185It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 1186heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
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1188=head2 v5.8.4 - T. S. Eliot, "The Old Gumbie Cat"
1189
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1192 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
1193 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
1194 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
1195 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
1196
1197 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
1198 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
1199 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
1200 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
1201 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
1202 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
1203 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
1204 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
1205
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1206 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
1207 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
1208
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1210=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
1211
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1214 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
1215 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
1216 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
1217 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
1218
1219 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
1220 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
1221 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
1222 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
1223 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
1224 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
1225
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1226=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
1227
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1230 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
1231 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
1232 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
1233 We must find him of the train can't start.'
1234 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
1235 They are searching high and low,
1236 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
1237 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
1238 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
1239 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
1240 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
1241 He's been busy in the luggage van!
1242 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
1243 And the the signal goes 'All Clear!'
1244 And we're off at last of the northern part
1245 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
1246
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1247=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
1248
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1251 We are the music makers,
1252 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
1253 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
1254 And sitting by desolate streams; --
1255 World-losers and world-forsakers,
1256 On whom the pale moon gleams:
1257 Yet we are the movers and shakers
1258 Of the world for ever, it seems.
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1260=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
1261
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1264 There may be trouble ahead,
1265 But while there's music and moonlight,
1266 And love and romance,
1267 Let's face the music and dance.
1268
1269 Before the fiddlers have fled,
1270 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
1271 And while we still have that chance,
1272 Let's face the music and dance.
1273
1274 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
1275 Humming a different tune, and then,
1276
1277 There may be teardrops to shed,
1278 So while there's music and moonlight,
1279 And love and romance,
1280 Let's face the music and dance.
1281
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1282=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
1283
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1286 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
1287 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
1288 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
1289 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
1290 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
1291 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
1292
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1293 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
1294 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
1295 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
1296 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
1297
1298 O my brave soul!
1299 O farther farther sail!
1300 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
1301 O farther, farther, farther sail!
1302
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1304
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1307 It's fun to charter an accountant
1308 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
1309 To find, explore the funds offshore
1310 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
1311
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1312=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
1313
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1316 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
1317 In a Sieve they went to sea:
1318 In spite of all their friends could say,
1319 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
1320 In a Sieve they went to sea!
1321 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
1322 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
1323 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
1324 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
1325 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
1326
1327 Far and few, far and few,
1328 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
1329 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
1330 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
1331
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1333
1334L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
1335
1336=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
1337
1338L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
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1340No matter what she did with her hair it took about
1341three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
1342like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
1343no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
1344overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
1345
1346=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1347
1348L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
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1350Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
1351It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
1352devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
1353then you can be my most trusted minister."
1354
1355=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1356
1357L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
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1359Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
1360a knife with a curved blade.
1361
1362=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1363
1364L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
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1366Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
1367me because I've got magic aaargh."
1368
1369=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1370
1371L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
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1373Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
1374in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
1375with his head.
1376
1377But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
1378weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
1379open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
1380defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
1381Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
1382was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
1383
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1385
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1388There was the faint sound of footsteps.
1389"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
1390said the low priest.
1391There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
1392The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
1393"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
1394The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
1395The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
1396The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
1397thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
1398There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
1399"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
1400said the High Priest.
1401"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
1402There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
1403"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
1404There were footsteps again.
1405
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1407
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1409
1410=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
1411
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1413
1414=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
1415
1416L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
1417
1418=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
1419
1420L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
1421
1422Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
1423No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
1424got there first, and is waiting for it.
1425
1426=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
1427
1428L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
1429
1430His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
1431the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
1432all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
1433bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
1434you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
1435
1436=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
1437
1438L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33851.html>
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1440"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
1441
1442Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
1443
1444"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
1445flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
1446arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
1447and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
1448I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
1449I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
1450will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
1451liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
1452Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
1453ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
1454
1455"All that?" said Twoflower.
1456
1457"Usually."
1458
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1460
1461L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
1462
1463The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
1464but that had to be the 57th strangest.
1465[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
1466
1467=head2 v5.6.2 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
1468
1469L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/deb8cb9ad918716f>
1470
1471When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
1472sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
1473a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
1474what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
1475long in this instance.
1476
1477=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
1478
1479L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/e3d4acc7a8dd3ce5>
1480
1481"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
1482
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1487`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
1488himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
1489upset.
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1491`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
1492to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
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1494Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
1495stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
1496louder.
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1498`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
1499my precious, three guesseses.'
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1508
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1519L<Announced on 2000-03-23 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10341.html>
1520
1521 The dragon is withered,
1522 His bones are now crumbled;
1523 His armour is shivered,
1524 His splendour is humbled!
1525 Though sword shall be rusted,
1526 And throne and crown perish
1527 With strength that men trusted
1528 And wealth that they cherish,
1529 Here grass is still growing,
1530 And leaves are a yet swinging,
1531 The white water flowing,
1532 And elves are yet singing
1533 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
1534 Come back to the valley.
1535
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1537
1538L<Announced on 2000-03-22 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10140.html>
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1541
1542L<Announced on 2009-02-16 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/02/msg144227.html>
1543
1544=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
1545
1546L<Announced on 2004-03-01 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6c240ad0b189cb47>
1547
1548=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
1549
1550L<Announced on 2004-02-19 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/83e5421124a7b49d>
1551
1552The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
1553the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
1554never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
1555them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
1556chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
1557run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
1558and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
1559and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
1560and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
1561the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
1562fall.
1563
1564=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1565
1566L<Announced on 2004-02-05 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6aaeb6ec699bd116>
1567
1568Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
1569plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
1570going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
1571she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
1572at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
1573cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
1574hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
1575passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
1576disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
1577of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
1578she fell past it.
1579
1580=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
1581
1582L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/9281dc6194d15940>
1583
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1585
0e6b8110 1586This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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1588L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
1589by ysth.
1590
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