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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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de6a5728 14I<Note>: these have also been referred to as I<epigrams>, but the
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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 v5.29.5 - T. S. Eliot, "The Naming Of Cats"
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22L<Announced on 2018-11-20 by Karen Etheridge|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/11/msg252839.html>
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24 The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
25 It isn't just one of your holiday games;
26 You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
27 When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
28 First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
29 Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
30 Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey--
31 All of them sensible everyday names.
32 There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
33 Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
34 Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter--
35 But all of them sensible everyday names.
36 But I tell you, a cat needs a name that's particular,
37 A name that's peculiar, and more dignified,
38 Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
39 Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
40 Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
41 Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
42 Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-
43 Names that never belong to more than one cat.
44 But above and beyond there's still one name left over,
45 And that is the name that you never will guess;
46 The name that no human research can discover--
47 But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
48 When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
49 The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
50 His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
51 Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
52 His ineffable effable
53 Effanineffable
54 Deep and inscrutable singular Name.
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56=head2 v5.29.4 - The Mountain Goats, "Oceanographer's Choice"
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58L<Announced on 2018-10-20 by Aaron Crane|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/10/msg252575.html>
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60 Well
61 Guy in a skeleton costume
62 Comes up to the guy in the Superman suit
63 Runs through him with a broadsword
64 I flipped the television off
65 Bring all the bright lights up
66 Turn the radio up loud
67 I don't know why I'm so persuaded
68 That if I think things through
69 Long enough and hard enough
70 I'll somehow get to you
71 But then you came in and we locked eyes
72 You kicked the ashtray over as we came toward each other
73 Stubbed my cigarette out against the west wall
74 Quickly lit another
75 Look at that
76 Would you look at that?
77 We're throwing off sparks
78 What will I do when I don't have you
79 To hold onto in the dark?
80
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81=head2 v5.29.3 - Mac Miller, "Senior Skip Day"
82
83L<Announced on 2018-09-20 by John 'genehack' Anderson|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/09/msg252255.html>
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85 Enjoy the best things in your life
86 ’Cause you ain’t gonna get to live it twice
87 They say you waste time asleep
88 But I’m just tryin’ to dream
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90=head2 v5.29.2 - Rick Riordan, "The Lightning Thief"
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92L<Announced on 2018-08-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/08/msg251918.html>
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94 Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood.
95
96 If you're reading this because you think you might be one,
97 my advice is: close this book right now. Believe whatever
98 lie your mom or dad told you about your birth, and try
99 to lead a normal life.
100
101 Being a half-blood is dangerous. It's scary. Most of the time,
102 it gets you killed in painful, nasty ways.
103
104 If you're a normal kid, reading this because you think it's
105 fiction, great. Read on. I envy you for being able to believe
106 that none of this ever happened.
107
108 But if you recognize yourself in these pages - if you feel
109 something stirring inside - stop reading immediately.
110 You might be one of us. And once you know that, it's only a
111 matter of time before they sense it too, and they'll come for you.
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113=head2 v5.29.1 - Richard Curtis & Ben Elton, "Blackadder, Series 3, Episode 2: Ink and Incapability"
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117 Dr. Samuel Johnson: Here it is, sir: the very cornerstone of English
118 scholarship. This book, sir, contains every word in our beloved
119 language.
120
121 Prince Regent George: Hmm.
122
123 Edmund Blackadder: Every single one, sir?
124
125 Johnson: (confidently) Every single word, sir!
126
127 Blackadder: (to Prince) Oh, well, in that case, sir, I hope you will
128 not object if I also offer the Doctor my most enthusiastic
129 contrafribularities.
130
131 Johnson: What?
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133 Blackadder: 'Contrafribularities,' sir? It is a common word down our
134 way.
135
136 Johnson: Damn! (writes in the book)
137
138 Blackadder: Oh, I'm sorry, sir. I'm anaspeptic, phrasmotic, even
139 compunctious to have caused you such pericombobulation.
140
141 Johnson: What? What? WHAT?
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143=head2 v5.29.0 - Erle Stanley Gardner, The Case of the Grinning Gorilla
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7df03490 147 Courage is the only antidote for danger.
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149=head2 v5.28.0 - Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967
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153 When we look at modern man we have to face the fact that modern man
154 suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring
155 contrast with his scientific and technological abundance. We've learned
156 to fly the air as birds, we've learned to swim the seas as fish, yet we
157 haven't learned to walk the earth as brothers and sisters.
158
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159=head2 v5.28.0-RC4 - Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book
160
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163 You're alive, Bod. That means you have infinite potential. You can do
164 anything, make anything, dream anything. If you can change the world,
165 the world will change. Potential. Once you're dead, it's gone. Over.
166 You've made what you've made, dreamed your dream, written your name.
167 You may be buried here, you may even walk. But that potential is
7df03490 168 finished.
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170=head2 v5.28.0-RC3 - Anthony Horowitz, Magpie Murders
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174 These had been his plans. But if there was one thing that life had
175 taught him, it was the futility of making plans. Life had its own
176 agenda.
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178=head2 v5.28.0-RC2 - Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales
179
180L<Announced on 2018-06-06 by Sawyer X|http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/251122>
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182 Had she not been of exceptional intelligence and literacy, with an
183 imagination filled and sustained, so to speak, by the images of
184 others, images conveyed by language, by the word, she might have
185 remained almost as helpless as a baby.
186
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187=head2 v5.28.0-RC1 - Anu Garg, A Word A Day
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191 One doesn't have to know the unit of pain (dol) to realize that the
192 unit of joy is not the dollar, or any other currency for that matter.
193
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194=head2 v5.27.11 - Tana French, In the Woods
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198 And then, too, I had learned early to assume something dark and
199 lethal hidden at the heart of anything I loved. When I couldn't find
200 it, I responded, bewildered and wary, in the only way I knew how: by
525f6500 201 planting it there myself.
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203=head2 v5.27.10 - Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, p. 248
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205L<Announced on 2018-03-20 by Todd Rinaldo|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/03/msg250042.html>
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207 A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher
208 a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts,
209 build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders,
210 cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure,
211 program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
212 Specialization is for insects.
213
e60142ac 214=head2 v5.27.9 - Agatha Christie, "The Mysterious Affair at Styles"
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216L<Announced on 2018-02-20 by Renee Bäcker|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/02/msg249549.html>
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218 Poirot was an extraordinary looking little man. He was hardly more
219 than five feet, four inches, but carried himself with great dignity.
220 His head was exactly the shape of an egg, and he always perched it
221 a little on one side. His moustache was very stiff and military.
222 The neatness of his attire was almost incredible. I believe a
223 speck of dust would have caused him more pain than a bullet wound.
224 Yet this quaint dandified little man who, I was sorry to see, now
225 limped badly, had been in his time one of the most celebrated members
226 of the Belgian police. As a detective, his flair had been extraordinary,
227 and he had achieved triumphs by unravelling some of the most baffling
228 cases of the day.
229 He pointed out to me the little house inhabited by him and his fellow
230 Belgians, and I promised to go and see him at an early date. Then he
231 raised his hat with a flourish to Cynthia, and we drove away.
232 "He's a dear little man," said Cynthia. "I'd no idea you knew him."
233 "You've been entertaining a celebrity unawares," I replied.
234 And, for the rest of the way home, I recited to them the various
235 exploits and triumphs of Hercule Poirot.
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237=head2 v5.27.8 - Jasper Fforde, "Shades of Grey"
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239L<Announced on 2018-01-20 by Abigail|http://nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/248914>
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2412.4.16.55.021: Males are to wear dresscode #6 during inter-Collective
242travel. Hats are encouraged, but not required.
243
2449.3.88.32.025: The cucumber and tomato are both fruit; the avocado
245is a nut. To assist with the dietary requirements of vegetarians,
246on the first Tuesday of the month a chicken is officially a vegetable.
247
2485.3.21.01.002: Once allocated, postcodes are permanent, and for life.
249
2506.1.02.11.235: Artifacture from before the Something That Happened
251may be collected, so long it does not appear on the Leapback list
252or possess color above 23 percent saturation.
253
2542.3.06.02.087: Unnecessary sharpening of pencils constitutes a waste
255of public resources, and will be punished as appropriate.
256
2572.1.01.05.002: All children are to attent school until the age of
258sixteen or until they have learned everything, whichever be the sooner.
259
2601.3.02.06.023: There shall be no staring at the sun, however good
261the reason.
262
2631.1.19.02.006: Team sports are mandatory in order to build character.
264Character is there to give purpose to team sports.
265
2662.3.03.01.006: Juggling shall not be practiced after 4:00 pm.
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269=head2 v5.27.7 - Terry Pratchett, "Hogfather"
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271L<Announced on 2017-12-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/12/msg248274.html>
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273 Death looked at the sacks.
274
275 It was a strange but demonstrable fact that the sacks of
276 toys carried by the Hogfather, no matter what they
277 really contained, always appeared to have sticking out
278 of the top a teddy bear, a toy soldier in the kind of
279 colorful uniform that would stand out in a disco, a
280 drum and a red-and-white candy cane. The actual
281 contents always turned out to be something a bit
282 garish and costing $5.99.
283
284 Death had investigated one or two. There had been a
285 Real Agatean Ninja, for example, with Fearsome
286 Death Grip, and a Captain Carrot One-Man Night
287 Watch with a complete wardrobe of toy weapons, each
288 of which cost as much as the original wooden doll in
289 the first place.
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291 Mind you, the stuff for the girls was just as
292 depressing. It seemed to be nearly all horses. Most of
293 them were grinning. Horses, Death felt, shouldn't grin.
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295 Any horse that was grinning was planning something.
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297=head2 v5.27.6 - Ogden Nash, "Behold the Duck"
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301 Behold the duck,
302 it does not cluck;
303 a cluck it lacks,
304 it quacks!
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306 It is 'specially fond
307 of puddles or ponds;
308 when it dines or sups
309 it bottoms ups.
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312=head2 v5.27.5 - Frank Birch, Dilly Knox & G. P. Mackeson, "Alice in I.D.25"
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316 'Can I do anything?' Alice suggested timidly, thinking that something
317 dreadful must have happened.
318 The Waterflap jumped as if it had been shot. 'What are you doing
319 here?' it snapped. 'Take this at once into the Directional room,' and it
320 thrust the paper which had caused all the fuss into her hands.
321 'But where is the Directional room?' she inquired, bewildered.
322 'Why, there of course,' howled the Waterflap, pointing to a door.
323 'How could I possibly know that!' Alice exclaimed, angered by his
324 rudeness.
325 'Silly girl,' it hissed. 'Why, it's called the Directional room
326 because it's in that direction,' and it pushed her roughly through the
327 doorway.
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329=head2 v5.27.4 - Richard Brautigan, "All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace"
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331L<Announced on 2017-09-20 by John SJ Anderson|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246371.html>
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333 I like to think (and
334 the sooner the better!)
335 of a cybernetic meadow
336 where mammals and computers
337 live together in mutually
338 programming harmony
339 like pure water
340 touching clear sky.
341
342 I like to think
343 (right now, please!)
344 of a cybernetic forest
345 filled with pines and electronics
346 where deer stroll peacefully
347 past computers
348 as if they were flowers
349 with spinning blossoms.
350
351 I like to think
352 (it has to be!)
353 of a cybernetic ecology
354 where we are free of our labors
355 and joined back to nature,
356 returned to our mammal
357 brothers and sisters,
358 and all watched over
359 by machines of loving grace.
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361=head2 v5.27.3 - Rodgers and Hammerstein, "You'll Never Walk Alone"
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365 When you walk through a storm
366 Hold your head up high
367 And don't be afraid of the dark
368
369 At the end of a storm
370 There's a golden sky
371 And the sweet silver song of a lark
372
373 Walk on through the wind
374 Walk on through the rain
375 Though your dreams be tossed and blown
376
377 Walk on, walk on
378 With hope in your heart
379 And you'll never walk alone
380
381 You'll never walk alone
382
383 Walk on, walk on
384 With hope in your heart
385 And you'll never walk alone
386
387 You'll never walk alone
388
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389=head2 v5.27.2 - Lev Grossman, Codex
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391L<Announced on 2017-07-20 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245585.html>
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393 He went back for another stack of books: a three-volume English legal
394 treatise; a travel guide to Tuscany from the '20s crammed with faded
395 Italian wildflowers that fluttered out from between the pages like
396 moths; a French edition of Turgeniev so decayed that it came apart in
397 his hands; a register of London society from 1863. In a way it was
398 idiotic. He was treating these books like they were holy relics. It
399 wasn't like he would ever actually read them. But there was something
400 magnetic about them, something that compelled respect, even the silly
401 ones, like the Enlightenment treatise about how lightning was caused
402 by bees. They were information, data, but not in the form he was used
403 to dealing with it. They were non-digital, nonelectrical chunks of
404 memory, not stamped out of silicon but laboriously crafted out of wood
405 pulp and ink, leather and glue. Somebody had cared enough to write
406 these things; somebody else had cared enough to buy them, possibly
407 even read them, at the very least keep them safe for 150 years,
408 sometimes longer, when they could have vanished at the touch of a
409 spark. That made them worth something, didn't it, just by itself?
410 Though most of them would have bored him rigid the second he cracked
411 them open, which there wasn't much chance of. Maybe that was what he
412 found so appealing: the sight of so many books that he'd never have to
413 read, so much work he'd never have to do.
414
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415=head2 v5.27.1 - Rona Munro, Doctor Who: Survival
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419 There are worlds out there where the sky is burning,
420 where the sea's asleep and the rivers dream,
421 people made of smoke and cities made of song.
422 Somewhere there's danger,
423 somewhere there's injustice
424 and somewhere else the tea is getting cold.
425 Come on, Ace, we've got work to do.
426
427=head2 v5.27.0 - Bertrand Russell, The Road to Happiness
428
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431 People who have theories as to how one should live tend to forget the
432 limitations of nature. If your way of life involves constant
433 restraint of impulse for the sake of some one supreme aim that you
434 have set yourself, it is likely that the aim will become increasingly
435 distasteful because of the efforts that it demands; impulse, denied
436 its normal outlets, will find others, probably in spite; pleasure, if
437 you allow yourself any at all, will be dissociated from the main
438 current of your life, and will become Bacchic and frivolous. Such
439 pleasure brings no happiness, but only a deeper despair.
440
441 -- Bertrand Russell, The Road to Happiness
442
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443=head2 v5.26.2 - Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
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445L<Announced on 2018-04-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/04/msg250440.html>
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447How does a cat use its whiskers? The usual answer is that the whiskers
448are feelers that enable a cat to tell whether a gap is wide enough for
449it to squeeze through, but the truth is more complicated and more
450remarkable. In addition to their obvious role as feelers sensitive to
451touch, the whiskers also operate as air-current detectors. As the cat
452moves along in the dark it needs to manoeuvre past solid objects without
453touching them. Each solid object it approaches causes slight eddies in
454the air, minute disturbances in the currents of air movements, and the
455cat's whiskers are so amazingly sensitive that they can read these air
456changes and respond to the presence of solid obstacles even without
457touching them.
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459=head2 v5.26.2-RC1 - Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
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461L<Announced on 2018-03-24 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/03/msg250103.html>
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463Cats have a way of endearing themselves to their owners, not just by
464their 'kittenoid' behaviour, which stimulates strong parental feelings,
465but also by their sheer gracefulness. There is an elegance and a
466composure about them that captivates the human eye. To the sensitive
467human being it becomes a privilege to share a room with a cat, exchange
468its glance, feel its greeting rub, or watch it gently luxuriate itself
469into a snoozing ball on a soft cushion.
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471=head2 v5.26.1 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
472
473L<Announced on 2017-09-22 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246408.html>
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475 And soon I heard a roaring wind:
476 It did not come anear;
477 But with its sound it shook the sails,
478 That were so thin and sere.
479
480 The upper air burst into life!
481 And a hundred fire-flags sheen,
482 To and fro they were hurried about!
483 And to and fro, and in and out,
484 The wan stars danced between.
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486=head2 v5.26.1-RC1 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
487
488L<Announced on 2017-09-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246202.html>
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490 At length did cross an Albatross,
491 Thorough the fog it came;
492 As if it had been a Christian soul,
493 We hailed it in God's name.
494
495 It ate the food it ne'er had eat,
496 And round and round it flew.
497 The ice did split with a thunder-fit;
498 The helmsman steered us through!
499
500 And a good south wind sprung up behind;
501 The Albatross did follow,
502 And every day, for food or play,
503 Came to the mariner's hollo!
504
505 In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud,
506 It perched for vespers nine;
507 Whiles all the night, through fog-smoke white,
508 Glimmered the white Moon-shine.'
509
510 'God save thee, ancient Mariner!
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511 From the fiends, that plague thee thus!—
512 Why look'st thou so?'—With my cross-bow
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513 I shot the ALBATROSS.
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515=head2 v5.26.0 - Nine Simone, Ain't Got No / I Got Life
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519 I've got the life
520 And I'm gonna keep it
521 I've got the life
522 And nobody's gonna take it away
523 I've got the life
524
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525=head2 v5.26.0-RC2 - Richard Condon, The Manchurian Candidate
526
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529 Amateur psychiatric prognosis can be fascinating when there is
530 absolutely nothing else to do.
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532=head2 v5.26.0-RC1 - Thomas Paine, Common Sense
533
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536 A long habit of not thinking a thing WRONG, gives it a superficial
537 appearance of being RIGHT, and raises at first a formidable outcry in
538 defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more
539 converts than reason.
540
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541=head2 v5.25.12 - Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five
542
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545 I have told my sons that they are not under any circumstances to take
546 part in massacres, and that the news of massacres of enemies is not
547 to fill them with satisfaction or glee.
548
549 I have also told them not to work for companies which make massacre
550 machinery, and to express contempt for people who think we need
551 machinery like that.
552
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553=head2 v5.25.11 - Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow
554
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555L<Announced on 2017-03-20 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/03/msg243624.html>
556
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557 Subjective confidence in a judgment is not a reasoned evaluation of
558 the probability that this judgment is correct. Confidence is a
559 feeling, which reflects the coherence of the information and the
560 cognitive ease of processing it. It is wise to take admissions of
561 uncertainty seriously, but declarations of high confidence mainly
562 tell you that an individual has constructed a coherent story in his
563 mind, not necessarily that the story is true.
564
fd4b847f 565=head2 v5.25.10 - Erich Fried, 1968
566
567L<Announced on 2017-02-20 by Renee Bäcker|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/02/msg243173.html>
568
569 He who wants the world to remain as it is
570 doesn't want it to remain.
571
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572=head2 v5.25.9 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie-the-Pooh", 1926
573
574L<Announced on 2017-01-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242405.html>
575
576 Pooh always liked a little something at eleven o'clock in the
577 morning, and he was very glad to see Rabbit getting out the plates
578 and mugs; and when Rabbit said, "Honey or condensed milk with
579 your bread?" he was so excited that he said, "Both," and then,
580 so as not to seem greedy, he added, "But don't bother about the
581 bread, please."
582
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583=head2 v5.25.8 - Langston Hughes, So long
584
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586
587 So long
588 is in the song
589 and it's in the way you're gone
590 but it's like a foreign language
591 in my mind
592 and maybe was I blind
593 I could not see
594 and would not know
595 you're gone so long
596 so long.
597
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598=head2 v5.25.7 - J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Silmarillion"
599
600L<Announced on 2016-11-20 by Chad 'Exodist' Granum|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/11/msg241120.html>
601
602 Of Beren and Lúthien
603
604 Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that come down to us from the darkness of
605 those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under the
606 shadow of death light that endures. And of these histories most fair still in
607 the ears of the Elves is the tale of Beren and Lúthien. Of their lives was made
608 the Lay of Leithian, Release from Bondage, which is the longest save one of the
609 songs concerning the world of old; but here is told in fewer words and without
610 song.
611
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612=head2 v5.25.6 - Alan Warner, "The Sopranos"
613
614L<Announced on 2016-10-10 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/10/msg240406.html>
615
616 I'm up on all the pop trivia, says the guy with the stud in his tongue.
617 Are you?
3f0ff2a3 618 Yes. Do you know who the lead singer of Echo and the Bunnymen is?
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619 Let me guess, is he called Echo?
620 Good guess but no, anyway when they played Glastonbury it was so
621 muddy he had two roadies to hold up a binliner on each of his legs so
622 they wouldn't get covered in mud.
623 That's what being rich and famous is all about, having someone
624 else hold up your binliners on each leg when you're wandering across
625 a sea of shite.
626 Do you know what Sammy Davis Junior said being black and famous in
627 America meant?
628 No.
629 He said being black and famous in America meant he could be
630 refused entry to exclusive clubs and restaurants that other people
631 could only ever dream of going to. Do you know Michael Stipe likes to
632 send his remote control toy cars onto stage while his support band are
633 playing to freak them out?
634 Who's Michael Stipe?
635 You're not really a pop trivia person, are you, Kylah?
636 No, I'm not, Stephen.
637
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638=head2 v5.25.5 - Philip K. Dick, VALIS
639
640L<Announced on 2016-09-20 by Stevan Little|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/09/msg239887.html>
641
642 We hypostatize information into objects. Rearrangement of objects is
643 change in the content of the information; the message has changed.
644 This is a language which we have lost the ability to read. We ourselves
645 are a part of this language; changes in us are changes in the content
646 of the information. We ourselves are information-rich; information
647 enters us, is processed and is then projected outward once more, now
648 in an altered form. We are not aware that we are doing this, that in
649 fact this is all we are doing
650
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651=head2 v5.25.4 - Terry Pratchett, "Truckers"
652
653L<Announced on 2016-08-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/08/msg239191.html>
654
655 Concerning Nomes and Time
656
657 Nomes are small. On the whole, small creatures don't live for a long
658 time. But perhaps they do live fast.
659
660 Let me explain.
661
662 One of the shortest-lived creatures on the planet Earth is the adult
663 common mayfly. It lasts for one day. The longest-living things are
664 bristlecone pine trees, at 4,700 years and still counting.
665
666 This may seem tough on the mayflies. But the important thing is not
667 how long your life is, but how long it seems.
668
669 To a mayfly, a single hour may last as long as a century. Perhaps
670 old mayflies sit around complaining about how life this minute isn't a
671 patch on the good old minutes of long ago, when the world was
672 young and the sun seemed so much brighter and larvae showed you a
673 bit of respect. Whereas the trees, which are not famous to their
674 quick reactions, may just have time to notice the way the sky keeps
675 flickering before the dry rot and woodworm set in.
676
677 It's all a sort of relativity. The faster you live, the more time
678 stretches out. To a nome, a year lasts as long as ten years does to a
679 human. Remember it. Don't let it concern you. They don't. They don't
680 even know.
681
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682=head2 v5.25.3 - Edward Lear, ed. Vivien Noakes, "The Complete Nonsense and Other Verse": The Dong with a Luminous Nose
683
684L<Announced on 2016-07-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238158.html>
685
686 When awful darkness and silence reign
687 Over the great Gromboolian plain,
688 Through the long, long wintry nights; -
689 When the angry breakers roar
690 As they beat on the rocky shore; -
691 When Storm-clouds brood on the towering heights
692 Of the Hills of the Chankly Bore: -
693
694 Then, through the vast and gloomy dark,
695 There moves what seems a fiery spark,
696 A lonely spark with silvery rays
697 Piercing the coal-black night, -
698 A Meteor strange and bright: -
699 Hither and thither the vision strays,
700 A single lurid light.
701
702 Slowly it wanders, - pauses, - creeps, -
703 Anon it sparkles, - flashes and leaps;
704 And ever as onward it gleaming goes
705 A light on the Bong-tree stems it throws.
706 And those who watch at that midnight hour
707 From Hall or Terrace, or lofty Tower,
708 Cry, as the wild light passes along, -
709 'The Dong! - the Dong!
710 The wandering Dong through the forest goes!
711 The Dong! the Dong!
712 The Dong with a luminous Nose!'
713
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714=head2 v5.25.2 - Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip "Waiting For The Beat To Kick In"
715
716L<Announced on 2016-06-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/06/msg237274.html>
717
718 Waiting for the beat to kick in
719 But it never does
720 Waiting for my feet to grow wings
721 That lift me above
722 All of these tiresome things
723 That we know and love
724 Waiting for the beat to kick in
725 But it never does
726
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727=head2 v5.25.1 - Eli Pariser, "The Filter Bubble"
728
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730
731Imagine that you're a smart high school student on the low end of the social
732totem pole. You're alienated from adult authority, but unlike many teenagers,
733you're also alienated from the power structures of your peers -- an existence
734that can feel lonely and peripheral. Systems and equations are intuitive, but
735people aren't -- social signals are confusing and messy, difficult to interpret.
736
737Then you discover code. You may be powerless at the lunch table, but code
738gives you power over an infinitely malleable world and opens the door to a
739symbolic system that's perfectly clear and ordered. The jostling for position
740and status fades away. The nagging parental voices disappear. There's just a
741clean, white page for you to fill, an opportunity to build a better place, a
742home, from the ground up.
743
744No wonder you're a geek.
745
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746=head2 v5.25.0 - Robert Frost, "The Trial by Existence"
747
748L<Announced on 2016-05-09 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236244.html>
749
750 Even the bravest that are slain
751 Shall not dissemble their surprise
752 On waking to find valor reign,
753 Even as on earth, in paradise;
754 And where they sought without the sword
755 Wide fields of asphodel fore’er,
756 To find that the utmost reward
757 Of daring should be still to dare.
758
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759=head2 v5.24.4 - Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
760
761L<Announced on 2018-04-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/04/msg250439.html>
762
763Cats hate doors. Doors simply do not register in the evolutionary story
764of the cat family. They constantly block patrolling activities and
765prevent cats from exploring their home range and then returning to their
766central, secure base at will. Humans often do not understand that a cat
767needs to make only a brief survey of its territory before returning with
768all the necessary information about the activities of other cats in the
769vicinity. It likes to make these tours of inspection at frequent
770intervals, but does not want to stay outside for very long, unless there
771has been some special and unexpected change in the condition of the
772local feline population.
773
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774=head2 v5.24.4-RC1 - Desmond Morris, "Catwatching: The Essential Guide to Cat Behaviour"
775
776L<Announced on 2018-03-24 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2018/03/msg250102.html>
777
778The domestic cat is a contradiction. No animal has developed such an
779intimate relationship with mankind, while at the same time demanding and
780getting such independence of movement and action. The dog may be man's
781best friend, but it is rarely allowed out on its own to wander from
782garden to garden or street to street. The obedient dog has to be taken
783for a walk. The headstrong cat walks alone.
784
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785=head2 v5.24.3 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
786
787L<Announced on 2017-09-22 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246407.html>
788
789 Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing,
790 Beloved from pole to pole!
791 To Mary Queen the praise be given!
792 She sent the gentle sleep from Heaven,
793 That slid into my soul.
794
795 The silly buckets on the deck,
796 That had so long remained,
797 I dreamt that they were filled with dew;
798 And when I awoke, it rained.
799
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800=head2 v5.24.3-RC1 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
801
802L<Announced on 2017-09-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/09/msg246201.html>
803
804 'And now the STORM-BLAST came, and he
805 Was tyrannous and strong:
806 He struck with his o'ertaking wings,
807 And chased us south along.
808
809 With sloping masts and dipping prow,
810 As who pursued with yell and blow
811 Still treads the shadow of his foe,
812 And forward bends his head,
813 The ship drove fast, loud roared the blast,
814 And southward aye we fled.
815
816 And now there came both mist and snow,
817 And it grew wondrous cold:
818 And ice, mast-high, came floating by,
819 As green as emerald.
820
821 And through the drifts the snowy clifts
822 Did send a dismal sheen:
8d1c7d0a 823 Nor shapes of men nor beasts we ken—
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824 The ice was all between.
825
826 The ice was here, the ice was there,
827 The ice was all around:
828 It cracked and growled, and roared and howled,
829 Like noises in a swound!
830
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831=head2 v5.24.2 - Roald Dahl, "The Three Little Pigs"
832
833L<Announced on 2017-07-15 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245527.html>
834
835 A short while later, through the wood,
836 Came striding brave Miss Riding Hood.
837 The Wolf stood there, his eyes ablaze
838 And yellowish, like mayonnaise.
839 His teeth were sharp, his gums were raw,
840 And spit was dripping from his jaw.
841 Once more the maiden's eyelid flickers.
842 She draws the pistol from her knickers.
843 Once more, she hits the vital spot,
844 And kills him with a single shot.
845 Pig, peeping through the window, stood
846 And yelled, 'Well done, Miss Riding Hood!'
847
848 Ah, Piglet, you must never trust
849 Young ladies from the upper crust.
850 For now, Miss Riding Hood, one notes,
851 Not only has two wolfskin coats,
852 But when she goes from place to place,
853 She has a PIGSKIN TRAVELLING CASE.
854
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855=head2 v5.24.2-RC1 - Roald Dahl, "The Three Little Pigs"
856
857L<Announced on 2017-07-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245292.html>
858
859 The animal I really dig
860 Above all others is the pig.
861 Pigs are noble. Pigs are clever,
862 Pig are courteous. However,
863 Now and then, to break this rule,
864 One meets a pig who is a fool.
865 What, for example, would you say
866 If strolling through the woods one day,
867 Right there in front of you you saw
868 A pig who'd built his house of STRAW?
869 The Wolf who saw it licked his lips,
870 And said, 'That pig has had his chips.'
871
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872=head2 v5.24.1 - Charles Dodgson [as "Lewis Carroll"], "The Hunting of the Snark", Fit 4: The Hunting
873
874L<Announced on 2017-01-14 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242259.html>
875
876 The Bellman looked uffish, and wrinkled his brow.
877 'If only you'd spoken before!
878 It's excessively awkward to mention it now,
879 With the Snark, so to speak, at the door!
880
881 'We should all of us grieve, as you well may believe,
882 If you never were met with again -
883 But surely, my man, when the voyage began,
884 You might have suggested it then?
885
886 'It's excessively awkward to mention it now -
887 As I think I've already remarked.'
888 And the man they called 'Hi!' replied, with a sigh,
889 'I informed you the day we embarked.
890
891 'You may charge me with murder - or want of sense -
892 (We are all of us weak at times):
893 But the slightest approach to a false pretence
894 Was never among my crimes!
895
896 'I said it in Hebrew - I said it in Dutch -
897 I said it in German and Greek:
898 But I wholly forgot (and it vexes me much)
899 That English is what you speak!'
900
901 ''Tis a pitiful tale,' said the Bellman, whose face
902 Had grown longer at every word:
903 'But, now that you've stated the whole of your case,
904 More debate would be simply absurd.
905
906 'The rest of my speech' (he exclaimed to his men)
907 'You shall hear when I've leisure to speak it.
908 But the Snark is at hand, let me tell you again!
909 'Tis your glorious duty to seek it!
910
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911=head2 v5.24.1-RC5 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Regained", Book IV
912
913L<Announced on 2017-01-02 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242016.html>
914
915 Thus passed the night so foul, till Morning fair
916 Came forth with pilgrim steps, in amice grey;
917 Who with her radiant finger stilled the roar
918 Of thunder, chased the clouds, and laid the winds,
919 And grisly spectres, which the fiend had raised
920 To tempt the Son of God with terrors dire.
921 And now the sun with more effectual beams
922 Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wet
923 From drooping plant, or dropping tree; the birds,
924 Who all things now behold more fresh and green,
925 After a night of storm so ruinous,
926 Cleared up their choicest notes in bush and spray,
927 To gratulate the sweet return of morn.
928
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929=head2 v5.24.1-RC4 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Lost", Book II
930
931L<Announced on 2016-10-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/10/msg240224.html>
932
933 Before the gates there sat
934 On either side a formidable shape;
935 The one seemed woman to the waste, and fair,
936 But ended foul in many a scaly fold,
937 Voluminous and vast -- a serpent armed
938 With mortal sting; about her middle round
939 A cry of hell hounds never ceasing barked
940 With wide Cerberean mouths full loud, and rung
941 A hideous peal; yet, when they list, would creep,
942 If aught disturbed their noise, into her womb,
943 And kennel there; yet there still barked and howled
944 Within unseen. Far less abhorred than these
945 Vexed Scylla, bathing in the sea that parts
946 Calabria from the hoarse Trinacrian shore;
947 Nor uglier follow the night-hag, when, called
948 In secret, riding through the air she comes,
949 Lured with the smell of infant blood, to dance
950 With Lapland witches, while the labouring moon
951 Eclipses at their charms. The other shape --
952 If shape it might be called that shape had none
953 Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb;
954 Or substance might be called that shadow seemed,
955 For each seemed either -- black it stood as night,
956 Fierce as ten Furies, terrible as hell,
957 And shook a dreadful dart: what seemed his head
958 The likeness of a kingly crown had on.
959 Satan was now at hand, and from his seat
960 The monster moving onward came as fast
961 With horrid strides; hell trembled as he strode.
962
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963=head2 v5.24.1-RC3 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers and Barbara Reynolds, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica III: Paradise, Canto XXIII
964
965L<Announced on 2016-08-11 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/08/msg238909.html>
966
967 A bird within the bower of her delight,
968 Quiet upon the nest with her sweet brood
969 Throughout the dark concealment of the night,
970
971 Anxious to look on them and gather food -
972 No weary task for her, for as at play
973 Blithely she toils to seek her fledglings' good -
974
975 Before the time, upon the topmost spray
976 Eager awaits the sun and on the East
977 Fixes her wakeful eye till break of day.
978
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979=head2 v5.24.1-RC2 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica II: Purgatory, Canto X
980
981L<Announced on 2016-07-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238269.html>
982
983 When we had crossed the threshold of that gate
984 Which the soul's evil loves put out of use,
985 Because they make the crooked path seem straight,
986
987 I heard its closing clang ring clamorous,
988 And had I then turned back my eyes to it
989 How could my fault have found the least excuse?
990
991 We had to climb now through a rocky slit
992 Which ran from side to side in many a swerve,
993 As runs the wave in onset and retreat.
994
995 "Now here," the master said, "we must observe
996 Some little caution, hugging now this wall,
997 Now that, upon the far side of the curve."
998
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999=head2 v5.24.1-RC1 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica I: Hell, Canto XX
1000
1001L<Announced on 2016-07-17 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238072.html>
1002
1003 New punishments behoves me sing in this
1004 Twentieth canto of my first canticle,
1005 Which tells of spirits sunk in the Abyss.
1006
1007 I now stood ready to observe the full
1008 Extent of the new chasm thus laid bare,
1009 Drenched as it was in tears most miserable.
1010
1011 Through the round vale I saw folk drawing near,
1012 Weeping and silent, and at such slow pace
1013 As Litany processions keep, up here.
1014
1015 And presently, when I had dropped my gaze
1016 Lower than the head, I saw them strangely wried
1017 'Twixt collar-bone and chin, so that the face
1018
1019 Of each was turned towards his own backside,
1020 And backwards must they needs creep with their feet,
1021 All power of looking forward being denied.
1022
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1023=head2 v5.24.0 - Robert Frost, "The Black Cottage"
1024
1025L<Announced on 2016-05-09 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236242.html>
1026
1027 As I sit here, and oftentimes, I wish
1028 I could be monarch of a desert land
1029 I could devote and dedicate forever
1030 To the truths we keep coming back and back to.
1031 So desert it would have to be, so walled
1032 By mountain ranges half in summer snow,
1033 No one would covet it or think it worth
1034 The pains of conquering to force change on.
1035 Scattered oases where men dwelt, but mostly
1036 Sand dunes held loosely in tamarisk
1037 Blown over and over themselves in idleness.
1038 Sand grains should sugar in the natal dew
1039 The babe born to the desert, the sand storm
1040 Retard mid-waste my cowering caravans—
1041
1042 “There are bees in this wall.” He struck the clapboards,
1043 Fierce heads looked out; small bodies pivoted.
1044 We rose to go. Sunset blazed on the windows.
1045
1046=head2 v5.24.0-RC5 - The Mountain Goats, "No Children"
1047
1048L<Announced on 2016-05-04 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236198.html>
1049
1050 And I hope when you think of me years down the line
1051 You can't find one good thing to say
1052 And I'd hope that if I found the strength to walk out
1053 You'd stay the hell out of my way
1054
1055 I am drowning, there is no sign of land
1056 You are coming down with me, hand in unlovable hand
1057
1058=head2 v5.24.0-RC4 - The Joker in "The Killing Joke"
1059
1060L<Announced on 2016-05-02 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/05/msg236145.html>
1061
1062"See, there were these two guys in a lunatic asylum…"
1063
1064=head2 v5.24.0-RC3 - Jesse Vincent
1065
1066L<Announced on 2016-04-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg236066.html>
1067
1068The Great Pumpkin is a Santa-Claus like figure. He does bring toys like
1069Santa. But unlike Santa, who gives away toys because it's his job, he
1070gives away toys because it's the right thing to do.
1071
1072=head2 v5.24.0-RC2 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
1073
1074L<Announced on 2016-04-23 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg235999.html>
1075
1076“How do you feel, Yossarian?”
1077
1078“Fine. No, I’m very frightened.”
1079
1080“That’s good,” said Major Danby. “It proves you’re still alive. It won’t
1081be fun.”
1082
1083Yossarian started out. “Yes it will.”
1084
1085“I mean it, Yossarian. You’ll have to keep on your toes every minute of
1086every day. They’ll bend heaven and earth to catch you.”
1087
1088“I’ll keep on my toes every minute.”
1089
1090“You’ll have to jump.”
1091
1092“I’ll jump.”
1093
1094“Jump!” Major Danby cried.
1095
1096Yossarian jumped.
1097
1098Nately’s [girl] was hiding just outside the door. The knife came down,
1099missing him by inches, and he took off.
1100
1101=head2 v5.24.0-RC1 - Robert Frost, "The Census-Taker"
1102
1103L<Announced on 2016-04-14 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg235807.html>
1104
1105 Nothing was left to do that I could see
1106 Unless to find that there was no one there
1107 And declare to the cliffs too far for echo,
1108 "The place is desert, and let whoso lurks
1109 In silence, if in this he is aggrieved,
1110 Break silence now or be forever silent.
1111 Let him say why it should not be declared so."
1112 The melancholy of having to count souls
1113 Where they grow fewer and fewer every year
1114 Is extreme where they shrink to none at all.
1115 It must be I want life to go on living.
1116
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1117=head2 v5.23.9 - Tom Kitchin, "from nature to plate"
1118
1119L<Announced on 2016-03-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/03/msg235251.html>
1120
1121Spring
1122
1123Spring is the proper beginning of my kitchen and a season that I
1124look forward to with great anticipation. By the time spring arrives
1125I am desperate to welcome all the spring produce into my kitchen
1126and I long to work with fresh green vegetables again. As much as I
1127love root vegetables, such as celeriac and parsnips, and the heaver
1128meat and game dishes, I'm ready to leave those behind with winter
1129and begin a new adventure.
1130
1131Somehow spring always gives me a little bit of bounce in my feet
1132-- I feel like I want to kick off my shoes and dance around in my
1133kitchen. Not that I do, of course, but I feel lighter somehow. My
1134adrenalin kicks in with spring and so does the level of excitement,
1135as I think about all the produce that is about to come in.
1136
1137The moment spring arrives I'm eager to cook peas, broad beans, green
1138asparagus and other fresh vegetables! I want to create lighter,
1139brighter dishes and I can't wait to get my hands on the first greens
1140and the first morels, not to mention the first wild Scottish salmon.
1141Thanks to my network of trusted suppliers, I always get to first
1142produce of the season delivered to my restaurant as soon as it is
1143possible. I want my customers to experience and understand the
1144beauty of locally grown produce and to try things the minute they
1145are available so they can taste how incredibly fresh the ingredients
1146are. I also want them to understand the relationship between
1147seasonality and flavours. One of the most important things to
1148remember is to allow the seasons to inspire your dishes and help
1149you make natural matches. Wild spring herbs, such as sorrel, sweet
1150cicely and wild garlic, as well as spring salad leaves and green
1151lettuce served with wild salmon, wild sea trout, lamb or rabbit are
1152marriages made in heaven.
1153
1154
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1155=head2 v5.23.8 - Patrick Rothfuss, "The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller's Chronicle: Day Two)"
1156
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1157L<Announced on 2016-02-20 by Sawyer X|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/02/msg234535.html>
1158
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1159Denna, on the other hand, had never been trained. She knew nothing
1160of shortcuts. You'd think she'd be forced to wander the city, lost and
1161helpless, trapped in a twisting maze of mortared stone.
1162
1163But instead, she simply walked throught the walls. She didn't know
1164any better. Nobody had ever told her she couldn't. Because of this,
1165she moved through the city like some faerie creature. She walked roads
1166no one else could see, and it made her music wild and strange and
1167free.
1168
da44b70c 1169=head2 v5.23.7 - William Gibson, "Neuromancer"
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1172
1173A year here and he still dreamed of cyberspace, hope fading
1174nightly. All the speed he took, all the turns he'd taken and
1175the corners he cut in Night City, and he'd still see the matrix
1176in his dreams, bright lattices of logic unfolding across that
1177colourless void...The Sprawl was a long, strange way home now
1178over the Pacific, and he was no Console Man, no cyberspace
1179cowboy. Just another hustler, trying to make it through. But
1180the dreams came on in the Japanese night like livewire voodoo,
1181and he'd cry for it, cry in his sleep, and wake alone in the
1182dark, curled in his capsule in some coffin hotel, hands clawed
1183into the bedslab, temper foam bunched between his fingers,
1184trying to reach the console that wasn't there.
1185
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1186=head2 v5.23.6 - 5.23 Episode VII
1187
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1188L<Announced on 2015-12-21 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/12/msg233475.html>
1189
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1190 A long time ago in microseconds, in a galaxy not very far away...
1191
1192 5.23 Episode VII
1193 THE FUZZ AWAKENS
1194
1195 It is a period of
1196 unrest as separatists
1197 announce their intentions
1198 to fork PERL and return the
1199 galaxy to speed and stability.
1200
1201 Chancellor Rik Hoolian struggles
1202 to hold together the remains of the
1203 once mighty Republic against a tide of
1204 incivility and the depredations of a new
1205 foe, the FUZZ RAIDERS.
1206
1207 Meanwhile, after 15 years of preparation and
1208 high expectations, Supreme Leader Toady prepares
1209 to unleash a devastating new weapon, PERL SIXDOTOH,
1210 that could splinter the Republic forever and usher in
1211 a new Empire of gradual typing....
1212
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1213=head2 v5.23.5 - utastro!nather (Ed Nather), "The Story of Mel", in net.jokes, May 21, 1983.
1214
1215L<Announced on 2015-11-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/11/msg232758.html>
1216
1217After Mel had left the company for greener pa$ture$, the Big Boss asked
1218me to look at the code and see if I could find the test and reverse it.
1219Somewhat reluctantly, I agreed to look. Tracking Mel's code was a real
1220adventure.
1221
1222I have often felt that programming is an art form, whose real value can
1223only be appreciated by another versed in the same arcane art; there are
1224lovely gems and brilliant coups hidden from human view and admiration,
1225sometimes forever, by the very nature of the process. You can learn a
1226lot about an individual just by reading through his code, even in
1227hexadecimal. Mel was, I think, an unsung genius.
1228
1229Perhaps my greatest shock came when I found an innocent loop that had
1230no test in it. No test. None. Common sense said it had to be a closed
1231loop, where the program would circle, forever, endlessly. Program
1232control passed right through it, however, and safely out the other side.
1233It took me two weeks to figure it out.
1234
1235The RPC-4000 computer had a really modern facility called an index
1236register. It allowed the programmer to write a program loop that used
1237an indexed instruction inside; each time through, the number in the
1238index register was added to the address of that instruction, so it
1239would refer to the next datum in a series. He had only to increment
1240the index register each time through. Mel never used it.
1241
1242Instead, he would pull the instruction into a machine register, add one
1243to its address, and store it back. He would then execute the modified
1244instruction right from the register. The loop was written so this
1245additional execution time was taken into account -- just as this
1246instruction finished, the next one was right under the drum's read head,
1247ready to go. But the loop had no test in it.
1248
1249The vital clue came when I noticed the index register bit, the bit that
1250lay between the address and the operation code in the instruction word,
1251was turned on -- yet Mel never used the index register, leaving it zero
1252all the time. When the light went on it nearly blinded me.
1253
1254He had located the data he was working on near the top of memory -- the
1255largest locations the instructions could address -- so, after the last
1256datum was handled, incrementing the instruction address would make it
1257overflow. The carry would add one to the operation code, changing it to
1258the next one in the instruction set: a jump instruction. Sure enough,
1259the next program instruction was in address location zero, and the
1260program went happily on its way.
1261
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1262=head2 v5.23.4 - Denis Diderot, trans. David Coward, "Jacques the Fatalist"
1263
1264L<Announced on 2015-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/10/msg232040.html>
1265
1266Well, everybody's got a dog. The prime minister is the king's dog. The
1267first secretary is the prime minister's dog. A wife is a husband's dog,
1268or a husband is a wife's dog. Favourite is Madame So-and-so's dog and
1269Thibaut is the man on the corner's dog. When my Master tells me to talk
1270when I'd prefer not to, which to be honest doesn't happen very often,
1271when he tells me to shut up when I feel like talking, which I find very
1272difficult, when he asks me to tell the story of my love-life and then
1273keeps interrupting, what am I if not his dog? Weak men are the dogs of
1274strong men.
1275
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1276=head2 v5.23.3 - Oliver Wendell Holmes, "The Deacon’s Masterpiece or The Wonderful 'One-Hoss Shay': A Logical Story"
1277
1278L<Announced on 2015-09-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/09/msg231173.html>
1279
1280 Little of of all we value here
1281 Wakes on the morn of its hundredth year
1282 Without both feeling and looking queer.
1283 In fact, there’s nothing that keeps its youth,
1284 So far as I know, but a tree and truth.
1285 (This is a moral that runs at large;
1286 Take it. — You’re welcome. — No extra charge.)
1287
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1288=head2 v5.23.2 - Blind Guardian, "Skalds and Shadows"
1289
4442630f 1290L<Announced on 2015-08-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230298.html>
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1291
1292 Would you believe in a night like this
1293 A night like this, when visions come true
1294 Would you believe in a tale like this
1295 A lay of bliss, praise in the old lore
1296 Come to the blazing fire and
1297
1298 See me in the shadows
1299 See me in the shadows
1300 Songs I will sing
1301 Of runes and rings
1302 Just hand me my harp
1303 This night turns into myth
1304 Nothing seems real
1305 You soon will feel
1306 The world we live in is another skald's
1307 Dream in the shadows
1308 Dream in the shadows
1309
1310 Do you believe there is sense in it
1311 Is it truth or myth?
1312 They´re one in my rhymes
1313 Nobody knows the meaning behind
1314 The weaver's line
1315 Well nobody else but the Norns can
1316 See through the blazing fires of time and
1317 All things will proceed as the
1318 Child of the hallowed
1319 Will speak to you now
1320
1321 See me in the shadows
1322 See me in the shadows
1323 Songs I will sing of tribes and kings
1324 The carrion bird and the hall of the slain
1325 Nothing seems real
1326 You soon will feel
1327 The world we live in is another skald´s
1328 Dream in the shadows
1329 Dream in the shadows
1330
1331 Do not fear for my reason
1332 There's nothing to hide
1333 How bitter your treason
1334 How bitter the lie
1335 Remember the runes and remember the light
1336 All I ever want is to be at your side
1337 We'll gladden the raven now I will
1338 Run through the blazing fires
1339 That's my choice
1340 Cause things shall proceed as foreseen
1341
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1342=head2 v5.23.1 - Elizabeth Haydon, "The Assassin King"
1343
1344L<Announced on 2015-07-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/07/msg229413.html>
1345
1346 I was born beneath this willow,
1347 Where my sire the earth did farm
1348 Had the green grass as my pillow
1349 The east wind as a blanket warm.
1350
1351 But away! away! called the wind from the west
1352 And in answer I did run
1353 Seeking glory and adventure
1354 Promised by the rising sun.
1355
1356 I found love beneath this willow,
1357 As true a love as life could hold,
1358 Pledged my heart and swore my fealty
1359 Sealed with a kiss and a band of gold.
1360
1361 But to arms! to arms! called the wind from the west
1362 In faithful answer I did run
1363 Marching forth for king and country
1364 In battles 'neath the midday sun.
1365
1366 Oft I dreamt of that fair willow
1367 As the seven seas I plied
1368 And the girl who I left waiting
1369 Longing to be at her side.
1370
1371 But about! about! called the wind from the west
1372 As once again my ship did run
1373 Down the coast, about the wide world
1374 Flying sails in the setting sun.
1375
1376 Now I lie beneath the willow
1377 Now at last no more to roam,
1378 My bride and earth so tightly hold me
1379 In their arms I'm finally home.
1380
1381 While away! away! calls the wind from the west
1382 Beyond the grave my spirit, free
1383 Will chase the sun into the morning
1384 Beyond the sky, beyond the sea.
1385
da44b70c 1386=head2 v5.23.0 - Bob Dylan, "Maggie's Farm"
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1387
1388L<Announced on 2015-06-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/06/msg228807.html>
1389
1390 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
1391 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
1392 Well, I try my best
1393 To be just like I am
1394 But everybody wants you
1395 To be just like them
1396 They sing while you slave and I just get bored
1397 I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
1398
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1399=head2 v5.22.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
1400
1401L<Announced on 2017-07-15 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245526.html>
1402
1403 Then Little Red Riding Hood said, 'But Grandma,
1404 what a lovely great big furry coat you have on.'
1405 'That's wrong!' cried Wolf. 'Have you forgot
1406 'To tell me what BIG TEETH I've got?
1407 'Ah well, no matter what you say,
1408 'I'm going to eat you anyway.'
1409 The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
1410 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
1411 She aims it at the creature's head
1412 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
1413
1414 A few weeks later, in the wood,
1415 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
1416 But what a change! No cloak of red,
1417 No silly hood upon her head.
1418 She said, 'Hello, and do please note
1419 'My lovely furry WOLFSKIN COAT.'
1420
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1421=head2 v5.22.4-RC1 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
1422
1423L<Announced on 2017-07-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/07/msg245293.html>
1424
1425 As soon as Wolf began to feel
1426 That he would like a decent meal,
1427 He went and knocked on Grandma's door.
1428 When Grandma opened it, she saw
1429 The sharp white teeth, the horrid grin,
1430 And Wolfie said, 'May I come in?'
1431 Poor Grandmamma was terrified,
1432 'He's going to eat me up!' she cried.
1433 And she was absolutely right.
1434 He ate her up in one big bite.
1435
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1436=head2 v5.22.3 - Charles Dodgson [as "Lewis Carroll"], "Phantasmagoria", Canto 6: Discomfyture
1437
1438L<Announced on 2017-01-14 by Steve Hay|https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242258.html>
1439
1440 As one who strives a hill to climb,
1441 Who never climbed before:
1442 Who finds it, in a little time,
1443 Grow every moment less sublime,
1444 And votes the thing a bore:
1445
1446 Yet, having once begun to try,
1447 Dares not desert his quest,
1448 But, climbing, ever keeps his eye
1449 On one small hut against the sky
1450 Wherein he hopes to rest:
1451
1452 Who climbs till nerve and force are spent,
1453 With many a puff and pant:
1454 Who still, as rises the ascent,
1455 In language grows more violent,
1456 Although in breath more scant:
1457
1458 Who, climbing, gains at length the place
1459 That crowns the upward track:
1460 And, entering with unsteady pace,
1461 Receives a buffet in the face
1462 That lands him on his back:
1463
1464 And feels himself, like one in sleep,
1465 Glide swiftly down again,
1466 A helpless weight, from steep to steep,
1467 Till, with a headlong giddy sweep,
1468 He drops upon the plain -
1469
1470 So I, that had resolved to bring
1471 Conviction to a ghost,
1472 And found it quite a different thing
1473 From any human arguing,
1474 Yet dared not quit my post.
1475
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1476=head2 v5.22.3-RC5 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Regained", Book II
1477
1478L<Announced on 2017-01-02 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2017/01/msg242017.html>
1479
1480 Thus wore out night; and now the herald lark
1481 Left his ground-nest, high towering to descry
1482 The Morn's approach, and greet her with his song;
1483 As lightly from his grassy couch up rose
1484 Our Saviour, and found all was but a dream;
1485 Fasting he went to sleep, and fasting waked.
1486 Up to a hill anon his steps he reared,
1487 From whose high top to ken the prospect round,
1488 If cottage were in view, sheep-cote, or herd;
1489 But cottage, herd, or sheep-cote, none he saw --
1490 Only in a bottom saw a pleasant grove,
1491 With chant of tuneful birds resounding loud;
1492 Thither he bent his way, determined there
1493 To rest at noon, and entered soon the shade,
1494 High-roofed and walks beneath, and alleys brown,
1495 That opened in the midst a woody scene;
1496 Nature's own work it seemed (Nature taught Art),
1497 And, to a superstitious eye, the haunt
1498 Of wood-gods and wood-nymphs.
1499
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1500=head2 v5.22.3-RC4 - John Milton, ed. Gordon Campbell, "Paradise Lost", Book II
1501
1502L<Announced on 2016-10-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/10/msg240223.html>
1503
1504 Far off from these, a slow and silent stream,
1505 Lethe, the river of oblivion, rolls
1506 Her watery labyrinth, whereof who drinks
1507 Forthwith his former state and being forgets --
1508 Forgets both joy and grief, pleasure and pain.
1509 Beyond this flood a frozen continent
1510 Lies dark and wild, beat with perpetual storms
1511 Of Whirlwind and dire hail, which on firm land
1512 Thaws not, but gathers heap, and ruin seems
1513 Of ancient pile; all else deep snow and ice,
1514 A gulf profound as that Serbonian bog
1515 Betwixt Damiata and Mount Casius old,
1516 Where armies whole have sunk: the parching air
1517 Burns frore, and cold performs the effect of fire.
1518 Thither, by harpy-footed Furies haled,
1519 At certain revolutions all the damned
1520 Are brought; and feel by turns the bitter change
1521 Of fierce extremes, extremes by change more fierce,
1522 From beds of raging fire to starve in ice
1523 Their soft ethereal warmth, and there to pine
1524 Immovable, infixed, and frozen round
1525 Periods of time -- thence hurried back to fire.
1526 They ferry over this Lethean sound
1527 Both to and fro, their sorrow to augment,
1528 And wish and struggle, as they pass, to reach
1529 The tempting stream, with one small drop to lose
1530 In sweet forgetfulness all pain and woe,
1531 All in one moment, and so near the brink;
1532 But fate withstands, and, to oppose the attempt,
1533 Medusa with Gorgonian terror guards
1534 The ford, and of itself the water flies
1535 All taste of living wight, as once it fled
1536 The lip of Tantalus.
1537
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1538=head2 v5.22.3-RC3 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers and Barbara Reynolds, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica III: Paradise, Canto IV
1539
1540L<Announced on 2016-08-11 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/08/msg238908.html>
1541
1542 Between two dishes, equally attractive
1543 And near to him, a free man, I suppose,
1544 Would starve to death before his teeth got active;
1545
1546 So would a lamb 'twixt two fierce wolfish foes,
1547 Fearing the fangs both ways, not stir a foot;
1548 So would a deerhound halt between two does;
1549
1550 So I can't blame myself for standing mute,
1551 Nor praise myself: for I must needs so do,
1552 Suspended 'twixt two doubts, alike acute.
1553
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1554=head2 v5.22.3-RC2 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica II: Purgatory, Canto I
1555
1556L<Announced on 2016-07-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238270.html>
1557
1558 For better waters heading with the wind
1559 My ship of genius now shakes out her sail
1560 And leaves that ocean of despair behind;
1561
1562 For to the second realm I tune my tale,
1563 Where human spirits purge themselves, and train
1564 To leap up into joy celestial.
1565
1566 Now from the grave wake poetry again,
1567 O sacred Muses I have served so long!
1568 Now let Calliope uplift her strain
1569
1570 And lift my voice up on the mighty song
1571 That smote the miserable Magpies nine
1572 Out of all hope of pardon for their wrong!
1573
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1574=head2 v5.22.3-RC1 - Dante Alighieri, trans. Dorothy L. Sayers, "The Divine Comedy", Cantica I: Hell, Canto XII
1575
1576L<Announced on 2016-07-17 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/07/msg238071.html>
1577
1578 The place we came to, to descend the brink from,
1579 Was sheer crag; and there was a Thing there - making,
1580 All told, a prospect any eye would shrink from.
1581
1582 Like the great landslide that rushed downward, shaking
1583 The bank of Adige on this side Trent,
1584 (Whether through faulty shoring or the earth's quaking)
1585
1586 So that the rock, down from the summit rent
1587 Far as the plain, lies strewn, and one might crawl
1588 From top to bottom by that unsure descent,
1589
1590 Such was the precipice; and there we spied,
1591 Topping the cleft that split the rocky wall,
1592 That which was wombed in the false heifer's side,
1593
1594 The infamy of Crete, stretched out a-sprawl;
1595 And seeing us, he gnawed himself, like one
1596 Inly devoured with spite and burning gall.
1597
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1598=head2 v5.22.2 - Gaston Leroux, trans. Mireille Ribière, "The Phantom of the Opera"
1599
1600L<Announced on 2016-04-29 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg236120.html>
1601
1602A silence; and then: 'If, in just two minutes' time by my watch--and a
1603splendid watch it is--you have not turned the scorpion, mademoiselle, I
1604shall turn the grasshopper... and the grasshopper, remember, _leaps
1605straight up into the air!_'
1606The silence that ensued was terrifying, worse than any we had
1607experienced before. I knew that when Erik spoke with that quiet,
1608gentle, slightly weary voice, it meant that he had reached the end of
1609his tether: that he was capable of the most abominable crimes or the
1610most selfless devotion; that the slightest irritation might unleash a
1611storm.
1612Realizing that our fate was out of our hands, the Viscount fell to his
1613knees and prayed. As for me, I pressed both hands to my chest, for my
1614heart was pounding so fiercely that I thought it would burst. We were
1615intensely aware of the excruciating dilemma Christine Daaé faced in
1616those final seconds. We understood why she hesitated to turn the
1617scorpion. What if the scorpion, rather than the grasshopper, were to
1618set off the explosion? What if Erik was simply intent on destroying
1619everything, regardless?
1620At last he spoke: 'The two minutes are up,' he said in a soft, angelic
1621voice. 'Goodbye, mademoiselle. Off you go, little grasshopper!'
1622
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1623=head2 v5.22.2-RC1 - Gaston Leroux, trans. Mireille Ribière, "The Phantom of the Opera"
1624
1625L<Announced on 2016-04-10 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2016/04/msg235732.html>
1626
1627This annual ball was quite a magnificent affair. It was given some time
1628before Shrovetide to celebrate the birthday of a famous illustrator
1629whose pencil had immortalized, in the style of Gavarni, the extravagant
1630carnival parade down La Courtille. As such, the ball was an altogether
1631merrier, noisier and more Bohemian occasion than was usual for a masked
1632ball. Many artists had arranged to meet there; they arrived with an
1633entourage of models and pupils, who, by midnight, had become quite
1634boisterous.
1635Raoul climbed the grand staircase at five minutes to midnight. He did
1636not linger to admire the many-coloured costumes on display all the way
1637up the marble steps of one of the most luxurious settings in the world;
1638nor did he allow himself to be drawn into the facetious conversation of
1639masked guests. He simply ignored all the jesting remarks, and shook off
1640the attentions of several all too merry couples.
1641Crossing the big crush-room and escaping from the dancers' farandole
1642that had encircled him awhile, he at last entered the salon mentioned by
1643Christine in her letter. The small room was crammed with people either
1644on their way to supper at the restaurant in the Rotunda or back from
1645raising a glass of champagne.
1646In the midst of the gay and lively hubbub, Raoul thought that, for their
1647mysterious assignation, Christine must have preferred this crowd to some
1648lonely corner.
1649He leaned against a door-jamb and waited. He did not have to wait long;
1650a black domino passed him and deftly touched his hand. He understood
1651that it was Christine and followed her.
1652'Is that you, Christine?' he murmured, barely moving his slips.
1653The black domino promptly looked back and raised her finger to her lips,
1654no doubt to caution him against uttering her name again. Raoul followed
1655on in silence.
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1658
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1660
1661 If the snow flies in my face,
1662 Let me shake it off me!
1663 If my heart within me speaks,
1664 I'll sing bright and gaily!
1665
1666 Will not listen what it says,
1667 Have no ears for moaning.
1668 Do not feel what it complains,--
1669 Only fools like groaning!
1670
1671 Jolly brave into the world,
1672 'Gainst all wind and weather,--
1673 If there is no God on earth,
1674 Let 's be gods down nether!
1675
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1676=head2 v5.22.1-RC4 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "The Signpost" (No. 20 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
1677
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1679
1680 Why do I shun all those highways
1681 Which the other wanderer seeks?
1682 Why do I find bridged by-ways
1683 Through snow-covered deep creeks?
1684
1685 For I have no crime committed,
1686 Why I should now run from men,--
1687 What demented heart's desire
1688 Drives me to a desert glen?
1689
1690 Signposts on all highways stationed
1691 Point their signs toward the towns,
1692 Whilst I wonder 'yond moderation,
1693 Without rest, yet seeking rest!
1694
1695 One such signpost I see planted
1696 Of my question unconcerned,
1697 One road must my choice be granted,
1698 Whence no man has yet returned!
1699
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1701
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1703
1704 How the storm tore rents
1705 In heavens gray attired!
1706 The rags of cloud are flying
1707 Around, of combat tired.
1708
1709 And flames of fire lambent,
1710 Fly between them and part,
1711 That 's what I call a morning,
1712 A morning after my heart!
1713
1714 My heart sees in the heavens
1715 Its own picture unspoilt--
1716 It's nothing but the Winter,
1717 The Winter, cold and wild.
1718
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1719=head2 v5.22.1-RC2 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "The Old Head" (No. 14 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
1720
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1722
1723 The hoary frost has a white sheen
1724 Strewn all over my hair,
1725 So I thought I was an old man
1726 And thought life dealt me fair.
1727
1728 Yet soon was thawed my old white mane,
1729 And I have my black hair again.
1730 How I abhor my young fair years,
1731 How long to wait for death and biers?
1732
1733 From setting sun to morning's hue
1734 Many a head turns white.
1735 Who'll credit it? My hair did not
1736 In all this lifelong plight!
1737
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1738=head2 v5.22.1-RC1 - Wilhelm Müller, trans. Anon., "Will-o'-the Wisp" (No. 9 in Schubert's song-cycle, "Winterreise")
1739
1740L<Announced on 2015-10-31 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/10/msg232321.html>
1741
1742 In the deepest rocky crevice
1743 A will-o'-the wisp lured me;
1744 How I could find my way from here,
1745 For me it's easy memory!
1746
1747 For I am used to straying ways,
1748 Every path to th'end a way,
1749 All our joys and all our suffering,--
1750 To a will-o'-the wisp it 's all play!
1751
1752 Through the dried-up bed of torrents
1753 I quite calmly downward stroll;
1754 Every stream its sea will enter,
1755 Every suffering finds its goal!
1756
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1757=head2 v5.22.0 - Gene Wolfe, The Citadel of the Autarch
1758
1759L<Announced on 2015-06-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/06/msg228300.html>
1760
1761“You are the advocate of the dead.”
1762
1763The old man nodded. “I am. People talk about being fair to this one and
1764that one, but nobody I ever heard talks about doing right by them. We
1765take everything they had, which is all right. And spit, most often, on
1766their opinions, which I suppose is all right too. But we ought to
1767remember now and then how much of what we have we got from them. I
1768figure while I’m still here I ought to put a word in for them.”
1769
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1771
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1773
1774 And when thyself with silver foot shall pass
1775 Among the theories scattered on the grass
1776 Take up my good intentions with the rest
1777
1778=head2 v5.22.0-RC1 - Gene Wolfe, Citadel of the Autarch
1779
1780L<Announced on 2015-05-19 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/05/msg228059.html>
1781
1782There is no limit to stupidity. Space itself is said to be bounded by
1783its own curvature, but stupidity continues beyond infinity.
1784
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1785=head2 v5.21.11 - Algernon Charles Swinburne, "Dolores (Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs)"
1786
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1788
1789 They shall pass and their places be taken,
1790 The gods and the priests that are pure.
1791 They shall pass, and shalt thou not be shaken?
1792 They shall perish, and shalt thou endure?
1793 Death laughs, breathing close and relentless
1794 In the nostrils and eyelids of lust,
1795 With a pinch in his fingers of scentless
1796 And delicate dust.
1797
1798 But the worm shall revive thee with kisses;
1799 Thou shalt change and transmute as a god,
1800 As the rod to a serpent that hisses,
1801 As the serpent again to a rod.
1802 Thy life shall not cease though thou doff it;
1803 Thou shalt live until evil be slain,
1804 And good shall die first, said thy prophet,
1805 Our Lady of Pain.
1806
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1807=head2 v5.21.10 - Aldous Huxley, "The Devils of Loudun"
1808
1809L<Announced on 2015-03-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/03/msg226847.html>
1810
1811The fire burned on, the good fathers continued to sprinkle and intone.
1812Suddenly a flock of pigeons came swooping down from the church and
1813started to wheel around the roaring column of flame and smoke. The
1814crowd shouted, the archers waved their halberds at the birds, Lactance
1815and Tranquille splashed them on the wing with holy water. In vain. The
1816pigeons were not to be driven away. Round and round they flew, diving
1817through the smoke, singeing their feathers in the flames. Both parties
1818claimed a miracle. For the parson's enemies the birds, quite obviously,
1819were a troop of devils, come to fetch away his soul. For his friends,
1820they were emblems of the Holy Ghost and living proof of his innocence.
1821It never seems to have occurred to anyone that they were just pigeons,
1822obeying the laws of their own, their blessedly other-than-human nature.
1823
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1824=head2 v5.21.9 - Emily Dickinson, "There is Another Sky"
1825
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1828 There is another sky,
1829 Ever serene and fair,
1830 And there is another sunshine,
1831 Though it be darkness there;
1832 Never mind faded forests, Austin,
1833 Never mind silent fields -
1834 Here is a little forest,
1835 Whose leaf is ever green;
1836 Here is a brighter garden,
1837 Where not a frost has been;
1838 In its unfading flowers
1839 I hear the bright bee hum:
1840 Prithee, my brother,
1841 Into my garden come!
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1843=head2 v5.21.8 - Bill Watterson, "Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink': A Calvin and Hobbes Collection"
1844
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1846
1847Calvin: OK Hobbes, press the button and duplicate me.
1848Hobbes: Are you sure this is such a good idea?
1849Calvin: Brother! You doubting Thomases get in the way of more scientific advances with your stupid ethical questions! This is a *BRILLIANT* idea! Hit the button, will ya?
1850Hobbes: I'd hate to be accused of inhibiting scientific progress... Here you go.
1851[Box]: *BOINK*
1852Hobbes: Scientific progress goes "BOINK"?
1853Calvin?: It worked! It worked! I'm a genius!
1854Cavlin??: No you're not, you liar! *I* invented this!
1855
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1858L<Announced on 2014-12-20 by Max Maischein|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/12/msg223774.html>
1859
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1860"Zebadiah, Hilda and I salvaged and put everything into the basket.
1861Hilda started to put it into our wardrobe-and it was heavy. So
1862we looked. Packed as tight as when we left Oz. Six bananas-and
1863everything else. Cross my heart. No, go look."
1864"Hmmm- Jake, can you write equations for a picnic basket that
1865refills itself? Will it go on doing so?"
1866"Zeb, equations can be written to describe anything. The description
1867would be simpler for a basket that replenishes itself indefinitely
1868than for one that does it once and stops-I would have to describe
1869the discontinuity."
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1873L<Announced on 2014-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/11/msg222448.html>
1874
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1875GAME CAT
1876
1877EXCHANGE MECHANISMS. Sometimes we lose precious
1878things. Friends and colleagues, fellow travellers in the
1879Vurt, sometimes we lose them; even lovers we sometimes
1880lose. And get bad things in exchange: aliens, objects,
1881snakes, and sometimes even death. Things we don't want.
1882This is part of the deal, part of the game deal;
1883all things, in all worlds, must be kept in balance.
1884Kittlings often ask, who decides on the swappings? Now then,
1885some say it's all accidental; that some poor Vurt thing
1886finds himself too close to a door, at too critical a time,
1887just when something real is being lost. Whoosh! Swap time!
1888Others say that some kind of overseer is working the
1889MECHANISMS OF EXCHANGE, deciding the fate of innocents.
1890The Cat can only tease at this, because of the big secrets
1891involved, and because of the levels between you, the reader,
1892and me, the Game Cat. Hey, listen; I've struggled to get
1893where I am today; why should I give you the easy route?
1894Get working, kittlings! Reach up higher. Work the Vurt.
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2ee7da68 1896=head2 v5.21.5 - Friso Wiegersma (text), Jean Ferrat (music), Wim Sonneveld (performer), "Het Dorp"
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1897
1898L<Announced on 2014-10-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/10/msg221399.html>
1899
1900 Het Dorp
1901
1902 Thuis heb ik nog een ansichtkaart
1903 waarop een kerk, een kar met paard,
1904 een slagerij J. van der Ven.
1905 Een kroeg, een juffrouw op de fiets
1906 het zegt u hoogstwaarschijnlijk niets,
1907 maar 't is waar ik geboren ben.
1908 Dit dorp, ik weet nog hoe het was,
1909 de boerenkind'ren in de klas,
1910 een kar die ratelt op de keien,
1911 het raadhuis met een pomp ervoor,
1912 een zandweg tussen koren door,
11741df4 1913 het vee, de boerderijen.
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1914
1915 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
1916 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
1917 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 1918 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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1919
1920 Wat leefden ze eenvoudig toen
1921 in simp'le huizen tussen groen
1922 met boerenbloemen en een heg.
1923 Maar blijkbaar leefden ze verkeerd,
1924 het dorp is gemoderniseerd
1925 en nu zijn ze op de goeie weg.
1926 Want ziet, hoe rijk het leven is,
1927 ze zien de televisiequiz
1928 en wonen in betonnen dozen,
1929 met flink veel glas, dan kun je zien
1930 hoe of het bankstel staat bij Mien
1931 en d'r dressoir met plastic rozen.
1932
1933 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
1934 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
1935 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 1936 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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1937
1938 De dorpsjeugd klit wat bij elkaar
1939 in minirok en beatle-haar
1940 en joelt wat mee met beat-muziek.
1941 Ik weet wel, het is hun goeie recht,
1942 de nieuwe tijd, net wat u zegt,
1943 maar het maakt me wat melancholiek.
1944 Ik heb hun vaders nog gekend
1945 ze kochten zoethout voor een cent
1946 ik zag hun moeders touwtjespringen.
1947 Dat dorp van toen, het is voorbij,
1948 dit is al wat er bleef voor mij:
1949 een ansicht en herinneringen.
1950
1951 Toen ik langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
1952 de hoge bomen nog zag staan.
1953 Ik was een kind, hoe kon ik weten
1954 dat dat voorgoed voorbij zou gaan.
1955
2ee7da68 1956=head2 v5.21.4 - Edgar Allan Poe, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
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1959
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1960To-day, being in latitude 83° 20', longitude 43° 5' W. (the sea being
1961of an extraordinarily dark colour), we again saw land from the
1962masthead, and, upon a closer scrutiny, found it to be one of a group
1963of very large islands. The shore was precipitous, and the interior
1964seemed to be well wooded, a circumstance which occasioned us great
1965joy. In about four hours from our first discovering the land we came
1966to anchor in ten fathoms, sandy bottom, a league from the coast, as a
1967high surf, with strong ripples here and there, rendered a nearer
1968approach of doubtful expediency. The two largest boats were now
1969ordered out, and a party, well armed (among whome were Peters and
1970myself), proceeded to look for an opening in the reef which appeared
1971to encircle the island. After searching about for some time, we
1972discovered an inlet, which we were entering, when we saw four large
1973canoes put off from the shore, filled with men who seemed to be well
1974armed. We waited for them to come up, and, as they moved with great
1975rapidity, they were soon within hail. Captain Guy now held up a white
1976handkerchief on the blade of an oar, when the strangers made a full
1977stop, and commenced a loud jabbering all at once, intermingled with
1978occasional shouts, in which we could distinguish the words Anamoo-moo!
1979and Lama-Lama! They continued this for at least half an hour, during
1980which we had a good opportunity of observing their appearance.
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1982=head2 v5.21.3 - Robert Service, "The Men that Don't Fit In"
1983
1984L<Announced on 2014-08-20 by Peter Martini|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218826.html>
1985
1986 If they just went straight they might go far,
1987 They are strong and brave and true;
1988 But they're always tired of the things that are,
1989 And they want the strange and new.
1990 They say: "Could I find my proper groove,
1991 What a deep mark I would make!"
1992 So they chop and change, and each fresh move
1993 Is only a fresh mistake.
1994
1995=head2 v5.21.2 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke, Final minutes of communication of the first manned moon landing, July 20, 1969
1996
1997L<Announced on 2014-07-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/07/msg217937.html>
1998
1999 Armstrong: Okay. Here's a...Looks like a good area here.
2000 Aldrin: I got the shadow out there.
2001 Aldrin: 250, down at 2 1/2, 19 forward.
2002 Aldrin: Altitude, velocity lights.
2003 Aldrin: 3 1/2 down, 220 feet, 13 forward.
2004 Aldrin: 11 forward. Coming down nicely.
2005 Armstrong: Gonna be right over that crater.
2006 Aldrin: 200 feet, 4 1/2 down.
2007 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down.
2008 Armstrong: I got a good spot [garbled].
2009 Aldrin: 160 feet, 6 1/2 down.
2010 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down, 9 forward. You're looking good.
2011 Aldrin: 120 feet.
2012 Aldrin: 100 feet, 3 1/2 down, 9 forward. Five percent. Quantity light.
2013 Aldrin: Okay. 75 feet. And it's looking good. Down a half, 6 forward.
2014 Duke: 60 seconds.
2015 Aldrin: Light's on.
2016 Aldrin: 60 feet, down 2 1/2. 2 forward. 2 forward. That's good.
2017 Aldrin: 40 feet, down 2 1/2. Picking up some dust.
2018 Aldrin: 30 feet, 2 1/2 down. [Garbled] shadow.
2019 Aldrin: 4 forward. 4 forward. Drifting to the right a little. 20 feet,
2020 down a half.
2021 Duke: 30 seconds.
2022 Aldrin: Drifting forward just a little bit; that's good.
2023 Aldrin: Contact Light.
2024 Armstrong: Shutdown.
2025 Aldrin: Okay. Engine Stop.
2026 Aldrin: ACA out of Detent.
2027 Armstrong: Out of Detent. Auto.
2028 Aldrin: Mode Control, both Auto. Descent Engine Command Override, Off.
2029 Engine Arm, Off. 413 is in.
2030 Duke: We copy you down, Eagle.
2031 Armstrong: Engine arm is off.
2032 Armstrong: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
2033 Duke: Roger, Twan...[correcting himself] Tranquility. We copy you on
2034 the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue.
2035 We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.
2036 Aldrin: Thank you.
2037
2038=head2 v5.21.1 - Robert Jordan, "The Crossroads of Twilights", Book 10 of "The Wheel of Time"
2039
2040L<Announced on 2014-06-20 by Matthew Horsfall|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/06/msg217030.html>
2041
2042 We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
2043 We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
2044 We danced among the lightning bolts,
2045 and tore the world asunder.
2046
2047 -- Anonymous fragment of a poem believed
2048 written near the end of the previous Age,
2049 known by some as the Third Age.
2050 Sometimes attributed to the Dragon
2051 Reborn.
2052
2053=head2 v5.21.0 - Friedrich von Schiller, "The Song of the Bell"
2054
2055L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215826.html>
2056
2057 Walled in fast within the earth
2058 Stands the form burnt out of clay.
2059 This must be the bell’s great birth!
2060 Fellows, lend a hand to-day.
2061 Sweat must trickle now
2062 From the burning brow,
2063 Till the work its master honour.
2064 Blessing comes from Heaven’s Donor.
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2066=head2 v5.20.3 - Elias Lönnrot, trans. Keith Bosley, "The Kalevala", Canto 42: Stealing the Sampo
2067
2068L<Announced on 2015-09-12 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/09/msg230945.html>
2069
2070 Steady old Väinämöinen
2071 uttered a word and spoke thus:
2072 'No lilting on the waters
2073 and no singing on the waves!
2074 Song keeps you lazy
2075 tales delay rowing.
2076 Precious day would pass and night
2077 would overtake us midway
2078 on these wide waters
2079 upon these vast waves.'
2080
2081 The wanton Lemminkäinen
2082 uttered a word and spoke thus:
2083 'The time will pass anyway
2084 the fair day will flee
2085 and the night will come panting
2086 and the twilight will steal in
2087 if you don't sing while you live
2088 nor hum in this world.'
2089
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2090=head2 v5.20.3-RC2 - Anon., trans. Malcolm C. Lyons, "The Story of Abu Muhammad the Idle and the Marvels He Encountered with the Ape As Well As the Marvels of the Seas and Islands", from "Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange"
2091
2092L<Announced on 2015-08-29 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/08/msg230544.html>
2093
2094'I fled from Basra, sad and tearful, with no idea where I was going,
2095and I was reciting these lines:
2096
2097 The pain of parting makes me melt away,
2098 As lovers do when those they love are harsh.
2099 I wonder at the patience that I showed
2100 When I had lost my love, for that was wonderful.
2101 Beloved, do you know that since you left,
2102 I have remained confused in misery.
2103
2104I then heard a voice that said: "Damn you, have you no fear of
2105Almighty God that you hand over a girl to an unbelieving 'ifrit?" I
2106walked for a time amongst the palm-trees until I caught sight of a
2107person, whom I approached. When I asked him who he was he said: "I
2108am one of the jinn who were converted to Islam at the hands of 'Ali
2109ibn Abi Talib, may God ennoble him." "How can I get to my wife?" I
2110asked him, and he said: "Wretched fellow, you had a bird which you
2111allowed to fly away and now you want to fly after it." But he
2112added: "Follow this road with God's blessing all night until dawn
2113and then by the shore you will see a huge cave in which there is an
2114idol made of white stone. You must drink of the water that there is
2115coming out of the cave and smear your face with its mud. Stay there
2116and a barge will pass you as you stand opposite the statue. Various
2117different creatures will emerge, heads without bodies and bodies
2118without heads, and they will prostrate themselves in adoration to
2119the idol rather than to Almighty God. When you see that, embark on
2120the barge and cross to the other bank and walk along it until
2121sunset. On a high point you will see a castle built of bricks of
2122gold and silver. That is where your 'ifrit will be. I have now
2123told you about this, so goodbye."
2124
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2126
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2128
2129'On the night of the wedding the ape came to sit in front of me and
2130asked me what I intended to do. "Whatever you tell me," I replied,
2131and he said: "Take care not to covet the girl, or I shall come back
2132and burn you up and leave you as a lesson for those who can learn."
2133I agreed to this and when evening came I found the world full of
2134candles and torches burning in holders of gold and silver. There
2135were servants and serving girls, and everyone who saw me
2136congratulated me on my good fortune, as there was no girl on the
2137face of the earth more beautiful than my bride.
2138[...]
2139'Next morning I went out to the market, and people went in and asked
2140her how the night had been. "He never looked up at me," she told
2141them. Then, when it was afternoon, I went to my house, where the
2142ape was sitting by the door. "Tell me what you did," it said, and I
2143told it: "By God, I did not learn and do not know whether this was a
2144man or a girl." "That's what I want," it said.
2145[...]
2146'On the second night my bride was brought to me, after which the
2147servants left her and went away. She fell asleep, and, while she
2148was sleeping, I killed the cock, wrapped it in the cloth and put the
2149four poles from the couch over it. Suddenly there was a huge crash
2150like a peal of thunder and a fiery 'ifrit swooped on the girl. I
2151fainted at the sight and when I recovered I heard a voice saying:
2152"By the Lord of the Ka'ba, the girl has been carried off!" and there
2153was a sound like the rustling of wind and bitter weeping. At this I
2154shed tears, struck my head and was filled with regret when it was no
2155longer of any use, for to me the whole world was worth no more than
2156a bean.
2157
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2158=head2 v5.20.2 - Jonathan "Jonti" Picking, L<"Magical Trevor"|http://www.weebls-stuff.com/other-toons/video/magical-trevor.html>
2159
2160L<Announced on 2015-02-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg225777.html>
2161
2162 Everyone loves Magical Trevor,
2163 'Cos the tricks that he does are ever so clever;
2164 Look at him now, disappearin' the cow,
2165 Where is the cow hidden right now?
2166
2167 Taking a bow, it's Magical Trevor,
2168 Everybody's seen that the trick is clever;
2169 Look at him there with his leathery, leathery whip!
2170 It's made of magic, and with a little flip--
2171
2172 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back,
2173 Yeah, yeah, yeah, the cow is back;
2174 Back, back, back from his magical journey,
2175 Yeah!
2176
2177 What did he see in the parallel dimension?
2178 He saw beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans;
2179 Oh, beans, lots of beans, lots of beans, lots of beans,
2180 Yeah, yeah!
2181
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2182=head2 v5.20.2-RC1 - Jonathan "Jonti" Picking, L<"Scampi"|http://www.weebls-stuff.com/other-toons/video/scampi.html>
2183
2184L<Announced on 2015-02-01 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2015/02/msg225273.html>
2185
2186 I've seen things,
2187 I've seen them with my eyes;
2188 I've seen things,
2189 They're often in disguise.
2190
2191 Like carrots, handbags, cheese, toilets,
2192 Russians, planets, hamsters, weddings,
2193 Poets, Stalin, Kuala Lumpur!
2194 Pygmies, budgies, Kuala Lumpur!
2195
2196 I've seen things,
2197 I've seen them with my eyes;
2198 I've seen things,
2199 They're often in disguise.
2200
2201 Like carrots, handbags, cheese...
2202
2ee7da68 2203=head2 v5.20.1 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. Diana Reed, "Così fan tutte"
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2204
2205L<Announced on 2014-09-14 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219789.html>
2206
2207 DORABELLA (as if waking from a daze): Where are they?
2208 DON ALFONSO: They've gone.
2209 FIORDILIGI: Oh, the cruel bitterness of parting!
2210
2211 DON ALFONSO:
2212 Take heart, my dearest children.
2213 Look, in the distance, your lovers are waving to you.
2214
2215 FIORDILIGI: Bon voyage, my darling!
2216 DORABELLA: Bon voyage!
2217
2218 FIORDILIGI:
2219 O heavens! How swiftly the ship is sailing away!
2220 It is disappearing already!
2221 It is no longer in sight!
2222 Oh, may heaven grant it a prosperous voyage!
2223
2224 DORABELLA: May good luck attend it to the battlefield!
2225 DON ALFONSO: And may your sweethearts and my friends be safe!
2226
2227 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA, DON ALFONSO:
2228 May the wind be gentle,
2229 may the sea be calm,
2230 and may the elements
2231 respond kindly
2232 to our wishes.
2233
2ee7da68 2234=head2 v5.20.1-RC2 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. William Weaver, "Così fan tutte"
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2235
2236L<Announced on 2014-09-07 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/09/msg219446.html>
2237
2238 GUGLIELMO:
2239 Oh God, I feel that this foot of mine
2240 is reluctant to come before her.
2241
2242 FERRANDO:
2243 My trembling lip
2244 can utter no word.
2245
2246 DON ALFONSO:
2247 The hero displays his manliness
2248 in the most terrible moments.
2249
2250 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA:
2251 Now that we have heard the news,
2252 you have the lesser duty:
2253 Take heart, and plunge your swords
2254 into both our hearts.
2255
2256 FERRANDO, GUGLIELMO:
2257 My idol, blame fate
2258 that I must abandon you.
2259
2260 DORABELLA: Ah no, you shall not leave...
2261 FIORDILIGI: No, cruel one, you shall not go...
2262 DORABELLA: First I want to tear out my heart.
2263 FIORDILIGI: First I want to die at your feet.
2264 FERRANDO (softly to Don Alfonso): What do you say to that?
2265 GUGLIELMO (softly to Don Alfonso): You realise?
2266 DON ALFONSO (softly): Steady, friend, finem lauda.
2267
2268 ALL:
2269 Thus destiny defrauds
2270 the hopes of mortals.
2271 Ah, among so many misfortunes,
2272 who can ever love life?
2273
2ee7da68 2274=head2 v5.20.1-RC1 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. William Weaver, "Così fan tutte"
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2275
2276L<Announced on 2014-08-25 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/08/msg218975.html>
2277
2278 DON ALFONSO:
2279 I'd like to speak, but I haven't the heart:
2280 my lip stammers.
2281 My voice cannot emerge,
2282 but remains in my throat.
2283 What will you do? What shall I do?
2284 Oh what a great catastrophe!
2285 There can be nothing worse.
2286 I feel pity for you and for them.
2287
2288 FIORDILIGI: Heavens! For mercy's sake, Signor Alfonso, don't make us
2289 die.
2290 DON ALFONSO: My children, you must arm yourselves with constancy.
2291 DORABELLA: Ye Gods! What evil has occurred? What horrible event? Is my
2292 love dead, perhaps?
2293 FIORDILIGI: Is mine dead?
2294 DON ALFONSO: They are not dead, but they are not far from it.
2295 DORABELLA: Wounded?
2296 DON ALFONSO: No.
2297 FIORDILIGI: Ill?
2298 DON ALFONSO: Nor that.
2299 FIORDILIGI: What, then?
2300 DON ALFONSO: A royal command summons them to the field of battle.
2301 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA: Alas, what do I hear? And they will leave?
2302 DON ALFONSO: Immediately.
2303 DORABELLA: And there is no way of preventing it?
2304 DON ALFONSO: There is none.
2305 FIORDILIGI: And not even a single farewell...
2306 DON ALFONSO: The unhappy men haven't the courage to see you; but if
2307 you wish it, they are ready...
2308 DORABELLA: Where are they?
2309 DON ALFONSO: Come in, friends.
2310
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2311=head2 v5.20.0 - William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
2312
2313L<Announced on 2014-05-27 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215815.html>
2314
2315 But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
2316 Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
2317 Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
2318 When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
2319 So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
2320 So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
2321
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2322=head2 v5.20.0-RC1 - Lindsey Buckingham, "Second Hand News"
2323
2324L<Announced on 2014-05-17 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/05/msg215479.html>
2325
2326 When times go bad
2327 when times go rough
2328 Won't you lay me down in tall grass
2329 And let me do my stuff
2330
2ee7da68 2331=head2 v5.19.11 - Isidore-Lucien Ducasse [as "Comte de Lautréamont"], trans. Paul Knight, "Les Chants de Maldoror"
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2332
2333L<Announced on 2014-04-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/04/msg214580.html>
2334
2335O rigorous mathematics, I have not forgotten you since your wise lessons,
2336sweeter than honey, filtered into my heart like a refreshing wave.
2337Instinctively, from the cradle, I had longed to drink from your source, older
2338than the sun, and I continue to tread the sacred sanctuary of your solemn
2339temple, I, the most faithful of your devotees. There was a vagueness in my
2340mind, something thick as smoke; but I managed to mount the steps which lead to
2341your altar, and you drove away this dark veil, as the wind blows the
2342draught-board. You replaced it with excessive coldness, consummate prudence and
2343implacable logic. With the aid of your fortifying milk, my intellect developed
2344rapidly and took on immense proportions amid the ravishing lucidity which you
2345bestow as a gift on all those who sincerely love you. Arithmetic! Algebra!
2346Geometry! Awe-inspiring trinity! Luminous triangle! He who has not known you
2347is a fool!
2348
2ee7da68 2349=head2 v5.19.10 - John Chadwick, "The Decipherment of Linear B"
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2350
2351L<Announced on 2014-03-20 by Aaron Crane|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/03/msg213851.html>
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2352
2353The urge to discover secrets is deeply ingrained in human nature; even
2354the least curious mind is roused by the promise of sharing knowledge
2355withheld from others. Some are fortunate enough to find a job which
2356consists in the solution of mysteries, whether it be the physicist who
2357tracks down a hitherto unknown nuclear particle or the policeman who
2358detects a criminal. But most of us are driven to sublimate this urge
2359by the solving of artificial puzzles devised for our entertainment.
2360
2ee7da68 2361=head2 v5.19.9 - R. A. MacAvoy, "Tea with the Black Dragon"
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2362
2363L<Announced on 2014-02-20 by Tony Cook|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/02/msg213047.html>
2364
2365Old hands. The smell of rain--the smell of Ch'an. Quiet words in
2366rough Cantonese. "I am not to be your master. Your master has to be
2367stronger than you are--has to tell you you are a fool and make you
2368know it. And make you feel content in being a fool. How could I do
2369that for you? I'm old. You are too strong for me; you are full of
2370chi." The old man has paused then, huddled against the wind while
2371clouds thickened above them.
2372
2373"I will tell you this, Long," he continued, "Before you find yourself
2374you will lose your chi. Also you will leave behind you all pride of
2375body, pride of mind. You will be reduced. Like me." The old man
2376closed his eyes, and rain began to beat against his gray, crew-cut
2377hair. He pulled his coat closer. Suddenly his eyes snapped open and
2378he looked Long in the face.
2379
2380"You must leave China. Go across the ocean. There you will meet your
2381master." He set down his teacup with a palsied hand. His voice rose,
2382grew fierce.
2383
2384"I tell you this, most honored and impressive visitor. You are a
2385fool, yes, but you will find the very thing you seek. You will find
2386truth!"
2387
2ee7da68 2388=head2 v5.19.8 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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2389
2390L<Announced on 2014-01-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211729.html>
2391
2392“I used to get a big kick out of saving people’s lives. Now I wonder what the
2393hell’s the point, since they all have to die anyway.”
2394
2395“Oh, there’s a point, all right,” Dunbar assured him.
2396
2397“Is there? What is the point?”
2398
2399“The point is to keep them from dying for as long as you can.”
2400
2401“Yeah, but what’s the point, since they all have to die anyway?”
2402
2403“The trick is not to think about that.”
2404
2405“Never mind the trick. What the hell’s the point?”
2406
2407Dunbar pondered in silence for a few moments. “Who the hell knows?”
2408
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2409=head2 v5.19.7 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Slaughterhouse-Five"
2410
2411L<Announced on 2013-12-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/12/msg210882.html>
2412
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2413And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
2414down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
2415the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
2416were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
2417they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
2418Europe was over.
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2420Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
2421leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
2422kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
2423horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.
2cff31c9 2424
e91f1fc1 2425Birds were talking.
2cff31c9 2426
e91f1fc1 2427One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"
2cff31c9 2428
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2429=head2 v5.19.6 - Monty Python's Flying Circus, "Spam"
2430
2431L<Announced on 2013-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/11/msg210043.html>
2432
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2433 Interior: cheap cafe. All the customers are Vikings. Mr and Mrs Bun enter downwards (on wires).
2434
2435 Mr. Bun: Morning.
2436 Waitress: Morning.
2437 Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?
2438 Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam;
2439 egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam;
2440 spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam;
2441 or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried
2442 egg on top and spam
2443 Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?
2444 Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.
2445 Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.
2446 Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?
2447 Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!
2448 Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.
2449 Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.
2450 Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!
2451 Mrs. Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.
2452 Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
2453
2454 (Brief shot of a Viking ship)
2455
2456 Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.
2457 Mrs. Bun: Why not?
2458 Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?
2459 Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!
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40e1c3e8 2461=head2 v5.19.5 - Charles Baudelaire, trans. James McGowan, "The Flowers of Evil", 51. The Cat
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2462
2463L<Announced on 2013-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/10/msg208752.html>
2464
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2465 I
2466
2467 A cat is strolling through my mind
2468 Acting as though he owned the place,
2469 A lovely cat -- strong, charming, sweet.
2470 When he meows, one scarcely hears,
2471
2472 So tender and discreet his tone;
2473 But whether he should growl or purr
2474 His voice is always rich and deep.
2475 That is the secret of his charm.
2476
2477 This purling voice that filters down
2478 Into my darkest depths of soul
2479 Fulfils me like a balanced verse,
2480 Delights me as a potion would.
2481
2482 It puts to sleep the cruellest ills
2483 And keeps a rein on ecstasies --
2484 Without the need for any words
2485 It can pronounce the longest phrase.
2486
2487 Oh no, there is no bow that draws
2488 Across my heart, fine instrument,
2489 And makes to sing so royally
2490 The strongest and the purest chord,
2491
2492 More than your voice, mysterious cat,
2493 Exotic cat, seraphic cat,
2494 In whom all is, angelically,
2495 As subtle as harmonious.
2496
2497 II
2498
2499 From his soft fur, golden and brown,
2500 Goes out so sweet a scent, one night
2501 I might have been embalmed in it
2502 By giving him one little pet.
2503
2504 He is my household's guardian soul;
2505 He judges, he presides, inspires
2506 All matters in hos royal realm;
2507 Might he be fairy? or a god?
2508
2509 When my eyes, to this cat I love
2510 Drawn as by a magnet's force,
2511 Turn tamely back from that appeal,
2512 And when I look within myself,
2513
2514 I notice with astonishment
2515 The fire of his opal eyes,
2516 Clear beacons glowing, living jewels,
2517 Taking my measure, steadily.
2518
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2519=head2 v5.19.4 - Washington Irving, "The Widow and Her Son"
2520
2521L<Announced on 2013-09-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/09/msg207969.html>
2522
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2523There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood;
2524that softens the heart and brings it back to the feelings of infancy.
2525Who that has languished, even in advanced life, in sickness and
2526despondency — who that has pined on a weary bed in the neglect and
2527loneliness of a foreign land — but has thought on the mother "that
2528looked on his childhood," that smoothed his pillow and administered to
2529his helplessness. — Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love
2530of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the
2531heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness — nor daunted by
2532danger — nor weakened by worthlessness — nor stifled by ingratitude.
2533She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience — she will
2534surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment — she will glory in his fame
2535and exult in his prosperity. And if misfortune overtake him he will
2536be the dearer to her from misfortune — and if disgrace settle upon his
2537name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace —
2538and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to
2539him.
2540
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2541=head2 v5.19.3 - Andrew Hodges, "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
2542
2543L<Announced on 2013-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg206318.html>
2544
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2545E.M. Forster, outdoing the King's heresy with grand bravura, had
2546written in 1938 that if he were faced with the choice between
2547betraying his country and betraying his friends, he hoped he would
2548have the courage to betray his country. He would always put the
2549personal above the political. But for Alan Turing, unlike Forster, or
2550Wittgenstein, or G.H. Hardy, it was more than a theoretical question.
2551For him not only had the personal become the political, but the
2552political was the personal. He had chosen and promised for himself in
2553working for the government. The choice for him therefore was that
2554between betraying one part of himself and betraying another part. And
2555however much he wavered between these alternatives, there was a solid
2556logic to the mind of security, one that could not be expected to take
2557an interest in notions of freedom and development. He had no rights
2558to such things, as he would have had to admit. He might have
2559outwitted the Home Guard, but when it came to questions that mattered,
2560there was no doubt that he had placed himself under military law.
2561There was a war on; there was always a war on now.
2562
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2563=head2 v5.19.2 - Fred Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"
2564
2565L<Announced on 2013-07-22 by Aristotle Pagaltzis|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/07/msg204905.html>
2566
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2567The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the
2568correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life,
2569showing things that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight,
2570however [...] One must perform perfectly. The computer resembles the
2571magic of legend in this respect, too. If one character, one pause, of
2572the incantation is not strictly in proper form, the magic doesn't work.
2573
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2574=head2 v5.19.1 - William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
2575
703078b2 2576L<Announced on 2013-06-21 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/06/msg203449.html>
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2577
2578 Over hill, over dale,
2579 Thorough bush, thorough briar,
2580 Over park, over pale,
2581 Thorough flood, thorough fire,
2582 I do wander everywhere,
2583 Swifter than the moon's sphere;
2584 And I serve the fairy queen,
2585 To dew her orbs upon the green.
2586 The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
2587 In their gold coats, spots you see;
2588 Those be rubies, fairy favours,
2589 In their freckles live our savours.
2590 I must go seek some dew-drops here,
2591 And hang a perl in every cowslip's ear.
2592 Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
2593 My queen and all her elves come here anon!
2594
5f42d1f2 2595=head2 v5.19.0 - Batman, of the Joker, in "The Dark Knight Returns"
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2596
2597L<Announced on 2013-05-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201980.html>
2598
2599 From the beginning, I knew…
2600 …that there was nothing wrong with you…
2601 …that I can't fix…
2602 …with my hands…
2603
40e1c3e8 2604=head2 v5.18.4 - Robert W. Chambers, Cassilda's Song in "The King in Yellow," Act I, Scene 2
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2605
2606L<Announced on 2014-10-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/10/msg220770.html>
2607
2608 Along the shore the cloud waves break,
2609 The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
2610 The shadows lengthen
2611 In Carcosa.
2612
2613 Strange is the night where black stars rise,
2614 And strange moons circle through the skies
2615 But stranger still is
2616 Lost Carcosa.
2617
2618 Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
2619 Where flap the tatters of the King,
2620 Must die unheard in
2621 Dim Carcosa.
2622
2623 Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
2624 Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
2625 Shall dry and die in
2626 Lost Carcosa.
2627
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2628=head2 v5.18.3 - (no epigraph)
2629
2630(no epigraph)
2631
40e1c3e8 2632=head2 v5.18.3-RC2 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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2635
2636"Ah! I see it now!" I shrieked. "You have seized the throne and the
2637empire. Woe! woe to you who are crowned with the crown of the King in
2638Yellow!"
2639
40e1c3e8 2640=head2 v5.18.3-RC1 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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2643
2644 CAMILLA: You, sir, should unmask.
2645
2646 STRANGER: Indeed?
2647
2648 CASSILDA: Indeed it's time. We all have laid aside disguise but you.
2649
2650 STRANGER: I wear no mask.
2651
2652 CAMILLA: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) No mask? No mask!
2653
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2654=head2 v5.18.2 - Miss Manners
2655
2656L<Announced on 2014-01-06 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211224.html>
2657
2658One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
2659only the expression of happy ideas. There's a whole range of behavior
2660that can be expressed in a mannerly way. That's what civilization is all
2661about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way. One of the
2662places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
2663Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
2664mind?" In civilization there have to be some restraints. If we followed
2665every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
2666
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2667=head2 v5.18.1 - Chuck Moore
2668
2669L<Announced on 2013-08-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205897.html>
2670
2671The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
2672systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
2673thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
2674operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
2675ever seen.
2676
2677An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you had
2678something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called some
2679kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
2680anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
2681disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
2682gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a way
2683that renders the operating system unnecessary.
2684
2685=head2 v5.18.1-RC1 - Chuck Moore
2686
2687L<Announced on 2013-08-02 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205445.html>
2688
2689Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
2690someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so
2691again. The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden,
2692and unusable is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple
2693language is an essential tool—if only for documentation.
2694
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2695=head2 v5.18.0 - Yevgeny Zamyatin
2696
2697L<Announced on 2013-05-18 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201940.html>
2698
2699It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people
2700who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write,
2701walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes,
2702and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
2703search, in questions, in torment.
2704
2ee7da68 2705=head2 v5.18.0-RC4 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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2708
2709Clevinger was dead. That was the basic flaw in his philosophy.
2710
2711=head2 v5.18.0-RC3 - Tom Waits, "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
2712
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2714
2715 I'd love to go drowning
2716 And to stay and to stay
2717 But the ocean doesn't want me today
2718 I'll go in up to here
2719 It can't possibly hurt
2720 All they will find is my beer
2721 And my shirt
2722
2723=head2 v5.18.0-RC2 - Tom Waits, "Earth Died Screaming"
2724
2725L<Announced on 2013-05-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201723.html>
2726
2727 And the great day of wrath has come
2728 And here's mud in your big red eye
2729 The poker's in the fire
2730 And the locusts take the sky
2731 And the earth died screaming
2732 While I lay dreaming of you
2733
2734=head2 v5.18.0-RC1 - Tom Waits, "What's He Building in There?"
2735
2736L<Announced on 2013-05-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201651.html>
2737
2738 What's he building in there?
2739
2740 We have a right to know…
2741
2ee7da68 2742=head2 v5.17.11 - Nigel Tufnel in "This is Spın̈al Tap"
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2743
2744L<Announced on 2013-04-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/04/msg201056.html>
2745
2746It's very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to…
2747eleven! Look, right across the board: eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven!
2748
2ee7da68 2749=head2 v5.17.10 - Vernor Vinge, "A Fire Upon The Deep"
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2752
2753The archive informed the automation. Data structures were built, recipes
2754followed. A local network was built, faster than anything on Straum, but surely
2755safe. Nodes were added, modified by other recipes. The archive was a friendly
2756place, with hierarchies of translation keys that led them along. Straum itself
2757would be famous for this.
2758
2759Six months passed. A year.
2760
72f869fd 2761The omniscient view. Not self-aware really. Self-awareness is much over-rated.
7707f065 2762Most automation works far better as a part of a whole, and even if human-
72f869fd 2763powerful, it does not need to self-know.
7707f065 2764
2ee7da68 2765=head2 v5.17.9 - Douglas Adams, "The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy"
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f3d08688 2767L<Announced on 2013-02-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/02/msg199115.html>
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2768
2769Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
2770The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a
2771recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of
2772his poem 'Ode To A Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My
2773Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died
2774of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the
2775Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one
2776of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been
2777'disappointed' by the poem's reception, and was about to
2778embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled
2779'My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles' when his own major intestine,
2780in a desperate attempt to save life and civilisation,
2781leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.
2782
2783The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator
2784Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England,
2785in the destruction of the planet Earth.
2786
2ee7da68 2787=head2 v5.17.8 - Iain Pears, "An Instance of the Fingerpost"
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2790
2791I must here declare myself as someone who does not for a moment subscribe to
2792the general view that a willingness to perform oneself is detrimental to the
2793dignity of experimental philosophy. There is, after all, a clear distinction
2794between labour carried out for financial reward, and that done for the
2795improvement of mankind: to put it another way, Lower as a philosopher was
2796fully my equal even if he fell away when he became the practising physician.
2797I think ridiculous of certain professors of anatomy, who find it beneath
2798them to pick up the knife themselves, but merely comment while hired hands
2799do the cutting. Sylvius would never have dreamt of sitting on a dais reading
b86ac955 2800from an authority while others cut — when he taught, the knife was
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2801in his hand and the blood spattered his coat. Boyle also did not scruple to
2802perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed
2803himself willing to anatomise a rat with his very own hands. Nor was he less
2804a gentleman when he had finished. Indeed, in my opinion, his stature was all
2805the greater, for in Boyle wealth, humility and curiosity mingled, and the
2806world is richer for it.
2807
2ee7da68 2808=head2 v5.17.7 - R. Scott Bakker, "The Darkness That Comes Before"
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2811
2812No thought.
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2813
2814The boy extinguished. Only a place.
2815
2816This place.
2817
2818Motionless, the Pragma sat facing him, the bare soles of his feet flat against each other, his dark frock scored by the shadows of deep folds, his eyes as empty as the child they watched.
2819
2820A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
2821
2822For the first lances of sunlight careered over the glacier, as ponderous as great tree limbs in the wind. Shadows hardened and light gleamed across the Pragma’s ancient skull.
2823
2824The old man’s left hand forsook his right sleeve, bearing a watery knife. And like a rope in water, his arm pitched outward, fingertips trailing across the blade as the knife swung languidly into the air, the sun skating and the dark shrine plunging across its mirror back . . .
2825
2826And the place where Kellhus had once existed extended an open hand—the blond hairs like luminous filaments against tanned skin—and grasped the knife from stunned space.
2827
2828The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
2829
2830I have been legion . . .
2831
2832In his periphery, he could see the spike of the sun ease from the mountain. He felt drunk with exhaustion. In the recoil of his trance, it seemed all he could hear were the twigs arching and bobbing in the wind, pulled by leaves like a million sails no bigger than his hand. Cause everywhere, but amid countless minute happenings—diffuse, useless.
2833
2834Now I understand.
c2a10b9c 2835
2ee7da68 2836=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, "The Sirens of Titan"
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2839
2840Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
2841of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
2842scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
2843glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
2844beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
2845much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
2846caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
2847vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
2848had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
2849
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2850=head2 v5.17.5 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
2851
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2853
2854Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
2855behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
2856recording everything.
2857
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2858=head2 v5.17.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
2859
f3d08688 2860L<Announced on 2012-09-19 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/09/msg192635.html>
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2862 The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
2863 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
2864 She aims it at the creature's head,
2865 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
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2867 A few weeks later, in the wood,
2868 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
2869 But what a change! No cloak of red,
2870 No silly hood upon her head.
2871 She said, "Hello, and do please note
2872 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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2874=head2 v5.17.3 - Kris Ta-belle, "Smoked Perl Onion Soup"
2875
2876L<Announced on 2012-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/08/msg190775.html>
2877
2878Preparation:
2879
2880Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
2881or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
2882Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
2883look golden brown.
2884Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
2885ready to create the soup.
2886
2887Ingredients:
2888
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2889 16 diced, pre-smoked, Perl Onions
2890 3 tbsp butter
2891 1/4 cup olive oil
2892 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
2893 1 tsp salt
2894 1 tsp sugar
2895 black pepper to taste
2896 1 cup red wine
2897 1/4 cup all purpose flour
2898 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
2899 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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2900
2901Method:
2902
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2903 Melt the butter in a pan and then add olive oil.
2904 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
2905 to half an hour.
2906 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
2907 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
2908 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
2909 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
2910 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
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2911
2912Enjoy.
2913
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2914=head2 v5.17.2 - Terry Pratchet, "The Colour of Magic"
2915
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2917
2918‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
2919
2920Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
2921their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
2922
2923The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
2924butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
2925and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
2926
2927Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
2928
2929‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
2930
2931‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
2932
2933‘What?’
2934
2935‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
2936
2937‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
2938his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
2939dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
2940quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
2941
2942‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
2943an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
2944
2945‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
2946
2947The iotum rose, spinning.
2948
2949‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
2950
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2951=head2 v5.17.1 - Rand Miller, "Myst: The Book of Ti'ana"
2952
2953L<Announced on 2012-06-20 by doy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/06/msg188354.html>
2954
2955On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
2956taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
2957"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
2958and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
2959merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
2960subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
2961Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
2962it.
2963
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2964=head2 v5.17.0 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
2965
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2967
2968`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
2969`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
2970hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
2971The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
2972been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
2973be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
2974to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
2975fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
2976
2977There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
2978climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
2979broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
2980implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
2981on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
2982Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
2983astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
2984for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
2985out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
2986the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
2987
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2988=head2 v5.16.3 - Devo, "Freedom of Choice"
2989
2990L<Announced on 2013-03-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/03/msg200009.html>
2991
2992 A victim of collision on the open sea
2993 Nobody ever said that life was free
2994 Sink, swim, go down with the ship
2995 But use your freedom of choice
2996
2997=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, "The Cyberiad", Trurl's Machine
2998
2999L<Announced on 2012-11-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/11/msg194915.html>
3000
3001Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
3002machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
3003trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
3004little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
3005to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
3006he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
3007the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
3008
3009The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
3010current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
3011transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
3012chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
3013adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
3014as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
3015solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
3016valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
3017the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
3018machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
3019
2ee7da68 3020=head2 v5.16.1 - Emerald Rose, "Never Split The Party"
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3023
3024 Don't you know? You never split the party
3025 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
3026 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
3027 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
3028
c33412d7 3029=head2 v5.16.1-RC1 - Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the "Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook"
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3032
3033I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
3034Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
3035Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
3036The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
3037
3038
3039
3040I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
3041sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
3042collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
3043
3044My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
3045inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
3046swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
3047side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
3048The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
3049dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
3050
2ee7da68 3051=head2 v5.16.0 - W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939"
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3055 All I have is a voice
3056 To undo the folded lie,
3057 The romantic lie in the brain
3058 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
3059 And the lie of Authority
3060 Whose buildings grope the sky:
3061 There is no such thing as the State
3062 And no one exists alone;
3063 Hunger allows no choice
3064 To the citizen or the police;
3065 We must love one another or die.
3066
2ee7da68 3067=head2 v5.15.9 - Bob Dylan, "Blowin' In The Wind"
54fdd2d6 3068
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3071 How many roads must a man walk down
3072 Before you call him a man?
3073 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
3074 Before she sleeps in the sand?
3075 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
3076 Before they're forever banned?
3077 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
3078 The answer is blowin' in the wind
3079
3080 How many years can a mountain exist
3081 Before it's washed to the sea?
3082 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
3083 Before they're allowed to be free?
3084 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
3085 Pretending he just doesn't see?
3086 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
3087 The answer is blowin' in the wind
3088
3089 How many times must a man look up
3090 Before he can see the sky?
3091 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
3092 Before he can hear people cry?
3093 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
3094 That too many people have died?
3095 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
3096 The answer is blowin' in the wind
54fdd2d6 3097
2ee7da68 3098=head2 v5.15.8 - The KLF, "The Manual-How To Have A Number One The Easy Way"
1f9d7ff5 3099
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3101
3102 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
3103 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
3104 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
3105 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
3106 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
3107
3108Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
3109age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
3110older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
3111debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
3112girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
3113A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
3114Top for more than one week.
3115
3116Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
3117lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
3118buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
3119into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
3120meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
3121soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
3122single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
3123
3124 "I'm never going to give you up"
3125
2ee7da68 3126=head2 v5.15.7 - Penelope Lively, "The Voyage of QV66"
cf6bc744 3127
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cf6bc744
CBW
3129
3130"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
3131
3132He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
3133notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
3134which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
3135OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
3136ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
3137
3138There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
3139busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
3140out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
3141mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
3142and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
3143with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
3144bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
3145chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
3146excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
3147down cheering and applauding.
3148
3149"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
3150
2ee7da68 3151=head2 v5.15.6 - Ursula K. Leguin, "A Wizard of Earthsea"
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3154
3155Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
3156into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
3157beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
3158winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
3159wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
3160over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
3161
3162But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
3163gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
3164villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
3165journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
3166domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
3167with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
3168by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
3169Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
3170
2ee7da68 3171=head2 v5.15.5 - Nikolai Gogol, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, "The Diary of a Madman"
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3174
3175This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
3176been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
3177confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
3178how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
3179could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
3180putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
3181I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
3182before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
3183think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
3184all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
3185off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
3186was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
3187The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
3188endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
3189benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
3190boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
3191lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
3192Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
3193resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
3194Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
3195you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
3196
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3197=head2 v5.15.4 - Steve Jobs
3198
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3200
3201A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
3202don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
3203without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
3204the human experience, the better design we will have.
3205
2ee7da68 3206=head2 v5.15.3 - Oscar Wilde, From the preface to "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
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3210All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
3211the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
3212do so at their peril.
607b15aa 3213
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3214It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
3215Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
3216work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
3217artist is in accord with himself.
607b15aa 3218
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3219We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
3220he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
3221thing is that one admires it intensely.
607b15aa 3222
4ed12d4a 3223All art is quite useless.
607b15aa 3224
2ee7da68 3225=head2 v5.15.2 - Rainer Maria Rilke, trans., C. F. MacIntyre, "Duino", The First Elegy
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bfb65171 3228
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3229 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
3230 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
3231 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
3232 things the significance of a human future;
3233 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
3234 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
3235 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
3236 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
3237 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
3238 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
3239 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
3240 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
3241 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
3242 hurtles all ages along with it forever
3243 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
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3245=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
3246
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3248
3249Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
3250fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
3251winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
3252down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
3253being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
3254extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
3255but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
3256
3257Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
3258that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
3259around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
3260fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
3261the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
3262closed system.
3263
3264Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
3265the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
3266/be/ them.'
3267
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3268=head2 v5.15.0 - Neil Gaiman, "The Graveyard Book"
3269
3270L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173748.html>
3271
4ed12d4a 3272If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
452ead5e 3273
c682aa67 3274=head2 v5.14.4 - Arthur C. Clarke, "The Nine Billion Names of God"
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3278He began to sing, but gave it up after a while. This vast arena of
3279mountains, gleaming like whitely hooded ghosts on every side, did not
3280encourage such ebullience. Presently George glanced at his watch.
3281
3282'Should be there in an hour,' he called back over his shoulder to
3283Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: 'Wonder if the computer's
3284finished its run. It was due about now.'
3285
3286Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
3287see Chuck's face, a white oval turned towards the sky.
3288
3289'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There
3290is always a last time for everything.)
3291
3292Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
3293
3294=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, "As You Like It"
3295
3296L<Announced on 2012-10-12 by Dominic Hargreaves|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/10/msg194057.html>
3297
3298 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
3299 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
3300 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
3301 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
3302 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
3303 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
3304 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
3305 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
3306 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
3307 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
3308 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
3309 eaten them, but not for love.
3310
3311=head2 v5.14.2 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
3312
3313L<Announced on 2011-09-26 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/09/msg177618.html>
3314
3315It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
3316do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
3317they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
3318catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
3319awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
3320inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
3321
3322So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
3323mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
3324the heart of the programmer.
b3c5102d 3325
c684cf36 3326=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 >>
901b3fdb
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3327
3328L<Announced on 2011-06-16 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173650.html>
3329
3330At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
3331my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
3332the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
3333since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
3334already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
3335to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
3336the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
3337can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
3338unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
3339
c684cf36 3340=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 >>
8b55b028
ZA
3341
3342L<Announced on 2011-05-14 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172326.html>
3343
3344At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
3345myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
3346impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
3347"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
3348gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
3349or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
3350
3351I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
3352computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
3353ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
3354would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
3355my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
3356away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
3357won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
3358
3359So a freely distributable program is born.
3360
3361=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
3362
3363L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
3364
3365This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
3366continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
3367aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
3368and your bags will be offloaded.
3369
2ee7da68 3370=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, "Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
8b55b028
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3371
3372L<Announced on 2011-05-04 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg171879.html>
3373
3374Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
3375of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
3376by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
3377sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
3378swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
3379down their paved streets.
3380
3381Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
3382obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
3383company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
3384the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
3385govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
3386the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
3387
3388=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
3389
3390L<Announced on 2011-04-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/04/msg171253.html>
3391
3392But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
3393my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
3394reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
3395wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
3396Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
3397the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
b86ac955 3398This seemed doubly astounding to me—first that Australia could
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3399just I<lose> a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of
3400this had never reached me.
3401
2ee7da68 3402=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<"Leaves of Grass"|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
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3405
3406 When the full-grown poet came,
3407 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
3408 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
3409 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
3410 Nay he is mine alone;
3411 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
3412 by the hand;
c2a00619
KW
3413 And to-day and ever so stands, as blender, uniter, tightly
3414 holding hands,
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3415 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
3416 And wholly and joyously blends them.
3417
2ee7da68 3418=head2 v5.13.10 - Egill Skalla-Grímsson, L<"Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar"|http://www.heimskringla.no/wiki/Egils_saga_Skalla-Gr%C3%ADmssonar>
f1e17f6f 3419
fbc70a9e 3420L<Announced on 2011-02-20 by Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/02/msg169340.html>
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3422 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
3423 nema ráða vel kunni.
3424 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
3425 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
3426 Sák á telgðu talkni
3427 tíu launstafi ristna.
3428 Þat hefr lauka lindi
3429 langs ofrtrega fengit.
30688243 3430
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3431=head2 v5.13.9 - John F Kennedy, L<Inaugural Address January 20, 1961|http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy%27s_Inaugural_Address>
3432
3433L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
3434
3435In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
3436granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
3437do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
3438that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
3439generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
3440endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
3441that fire can truly light the world.
3442
3443And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
3444ask what you can do for your country.
3445
3446My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
3447but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
3448
3449Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
3450ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
3451we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
3452the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
3453asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
3454work must truly be our own.
3455
94521723
Z
3456=head2 v5.13.8 - Roger Williams, L<"The Fifth Gift"|http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2005/8/19/21304/8493>
3457
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3458L<Announced on 2010-12-19 by Zefram|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/12/msg167271.html>
3459
94521723
Z
3460The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
3461to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
3462between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
3463cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
3464areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
3465be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
3466As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
3467the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
3468instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
3469interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
3470also be automated.
3471
3472Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
3473if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
3474were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
3475and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
3476indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
3477techniques like X-ray crystallography.
3478
2ee7da68 3479=head2 v5.13.7 - Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, "The Matrix"
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3481L<Announced on 2010-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/11/msg166162.html>
3482
6b1649d0
CBW
3483[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]
3484
5814c912 3485 Neo: Whoa. Deja vu.
6b1649d0
CBW
3486
3487[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
3488
5814c912
RS
3489 Trinity: What did you just say?
3490 Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
3491 Trinity: What did you see?
3492 Cypher: What happened?
89550e55
RS
3493 Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just
3494 like it.
5814c912
RS
3495 Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
3496 Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
3497 Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
3498 Neo: What is it?
89550e55
RS
3499 Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when
3500 they change something.
6b1649d0 3501
54cc2c9a
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3502=head2 v5.13.6 - Haruki Murakami, "Kafka on the Shore"
3503
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3504L<Announced on 2010-10-20 by Tatsuhiko Miyagawa|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/10/msg165183.html>
3505
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3506The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
3507he storm vanishes.
3508
3509"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
3510fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
3511to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
3512me?"
3513
3514I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
3515like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
3516
3517"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
3518as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
3519on my heart.
3520
3521(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
3522
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3523=head2 v5.13.5 - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, "The Room in the Dragon Volant"
3524
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3525L<Announced on 2010-09-19 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/09/msg164238.html>
3526
f6c56125
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3527Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
3528air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
3529the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
3530faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
3531of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
3532the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
3533deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
3534fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
3535stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
3536revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
3537
3538For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
3539courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
3540the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
3541jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
3542were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
3543there, a glimmer of moonshine.
3544
3545Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
3546rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
3547grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
3548park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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3552
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3555`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
3556`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
3557it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
3558she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
3559
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3560 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
3561 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
3562 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
3563 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
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3564
3565
3566`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
3567
3568`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
3569nonsense.'
3570
3571Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
3572anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
3573
3574`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
3575
3576`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
3577
3578`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
3579with his nose, you know?'
3580
3581`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
3582the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
3583
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3584=head2 v5.13.3 - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, "Good Omens"
3585
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3588Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
3589Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
3590notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
3591for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
3592sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
3593
3594Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
3595dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
3596Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
3597motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
3598Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
3599that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
3600had ever even been a car.
3601
3602There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
3603been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
3604this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
3605flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
3606re-entry.
3607
3608There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
3609metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
3610somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
3611make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
3612
3613It should have fallen apart miles back.
3614
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3616
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3619We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
3620the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
3621in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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3622there exist ... special circumstances.
3623
3624=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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3628And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
3629bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
3630yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
3631with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
3632if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
3633bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
3634quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
3635
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3636=head2 v5.13.0 - Jules Verne, "A Journey to the Centre of the Earth"
3637
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3639
3640The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
3641involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
3642when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
3643streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
3644road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
3645seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
3646smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
3647
3648"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
3649volcano were once more to set to work."
3650
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3651=head2 v5.12.5 - William Shakespeare, "Measure for Measure"
3652
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3654
3655 Music oft hath such a charm
3656 To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.
3657
3658=head2 v5.12.4 - William Schwenck Gilbert, "Trial By Jury"
3659
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3661
3662 You cannot eat breakfast all day,
3663 Nor is it the act of a sinner,
3664 When breakfast is taken away,
3665 To turn his attention to dinner;
3666 And it's not in the range of belief,
3667 To look upon him as a glutton,
3668 Who, when he is tired of beef,
3669 Determines to tackle the mutton.
3670 Ah! But this I am willing to say,
3671 If it will appease her sorrow,
3672 I'll marry this lady today,
3673 And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
3674
3675=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
3676
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3678
3679 Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
3680 Tolerates no work of man.
3681 Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
3682 Fetch your clearest honey, please,
3683 Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
3684 While the last larks sing and soar,
3685 From the heather-blossoms sweet
3686 Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
3687 And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
3688 Eleanor makes macaroons!
3689
3690=head2 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
3691
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3693
3694 Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
3695 And terrapin, too, is tasty,
3696 Lobster I freely endorse,
3697 In pate or patty or pasty.
3698 But there's nothing the matter with butter,
3699 And nothing the matter with jam,
3700 And the warmest greetings I utter
3701 To the ham and the yam and the clam.
3702 For they're food,
3703 All food,
3704 And I think very fondly of food.
3705 Through I'm broody at times
3706 When bothered by rhymes,
3707 I brood
3708 On food.
3709
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3710=head2 v5.12.3 - Howard W. Campbell, Jr., "Reflections on Not Participating in Current Events"
3711
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3713
3714 I saw a huge steam roller,
3715 It blotted out the sun.
3716 The people all lay down, lay down;
3717 They did not try to run.
3718 My love and I, we looked amazed
3719 Upon the gory mystery.
3720 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
3721 'The great machine is history!'
3722 My love and I, we ran away,
3723 The engine did not find us.
3724 We ran up to a mountain top,
3725 Left history far behind us.
3726 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
3727 But somehow we don't think so.
3728 We went to see where history'd been,
3729 And my, the dead did stink so.
3730
3731=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
3732
3733L<Announced on 2010-09-06 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/09/msg163852.html>
3734
3735CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
3736she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
3737seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
3738
3739What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
3740of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
3741has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
3742will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
3743only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
3744lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
3745design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
3746periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
3747
3748=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
3749
3750L<Announced on 2010-08-31 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/08/msg163670.html>
3751
3752The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
3753from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
3754view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
3755Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
3756once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
3757endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
3758a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
3759will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
3760of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
3761Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
3762still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
3763
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3764=head2 v5.12.1 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
3765
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3768"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
3769many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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3770Suppose that the sort of ice we skate upon and put into highballs --
3771what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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3772Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
3773had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
3774...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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3775"that there were one form, which we will call ice-nine -- a crystal as
3776hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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3777degrees Fahrenheit, or, better still, a melting point of one-hundred-
3778and-thirty degrees."
3779
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3780=head2 v5.12.1-RC2 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
3781
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3784San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
3785the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
3786hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
3787of the Free World."
3788
3789Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
3790level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
3791harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
3792exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
3793
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3795
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3798Which brings me to the Bokononist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is
3799the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
3800just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
3801a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
3802it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
3803of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
3804common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
3805bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
3806
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3807 Around and around and around we spin,
3808 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
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3810=head2 v5.12.0 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
3811
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3814'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
3815not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
3816your cat grins like that?'
3817
3818'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
3819
3820She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
3821jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
3822and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
3823
3824'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
3825that cats COULD grin.'
3826
3827'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
3828
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3830
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3833'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
3834have got altered.'
3835
3836'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
3837there was silence for some minutes.
3838
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3839=head2 v5.12.0-RC4 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
3840
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3843'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
3844always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
3845rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
3846yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
3847can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
3848kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
3849
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3850=head2 v5.12.0-RC3 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
3851
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3854At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of authority among them,
3855called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
3856dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
3857in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
3858sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
3859
3860'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
3861is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
3862the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
3863to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
3864accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
d517a16a 3865Mercia and Northumbria --"'
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3875So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
3876hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
3877making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
3878picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
3879close by her.
3880
3881There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
3882VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
3883dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
3884occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
3885it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
3886OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
3887Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
3888never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
3889take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
3890after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
3891rabbit-hole under the hedge.
3892
3893In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
3894in the world she was to get out again.
3895
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3e340399 3900=head2 v5.11.5 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Christabel"
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3904 A little child, a limber elf,
3905 Singing, dancing to itself,
3906 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
3907 That always finds, and never seeks,
3908 Makes such a vision to the sight
3909 As fills a father's eyes with light;
3910 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
3911 Upon his heart, that he at last
3912 Must needs express his love's excess
3913 With words of unmeant bitterness.
3914 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
3915 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
3916 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
3917 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
3918 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
3919 At each wild word to feel within
3920 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
3921 And what, if in a world of sin
3922 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
3923 Such giddiness of heart and brain
3924 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
3925 So talks as it's most used to do.
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3927=head2 v5.11.4 - Fyodor Dostoevsky, "Crime and Punishment"
3928
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3931And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
3932into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you