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0e6b8110 9Many Perl release announcements included an I<epigraph>, a short excerpt
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10from a literary or other creative work, chosen by the pumpking or release
11manager. This file assembles the known list of epigraph for posterity,
12and also links to the release announcements in mailing list archives.
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14I<Note>: these have also been referred to as <epigrams>, but the
15definition of I<epigraph> is closer to the way they have been used.
16Consult your favorite dictionary for details.
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18=head1 EPIGRAPHS
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20=head2 v5.14.0 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> | http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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22L<Announced on 2011-05-14 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172326.html>
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24At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
25myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
26impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
27"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
28gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
29or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
30
31I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
32computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
33ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
34would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
35my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
36away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
37won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
38
39So a freely distributable program is born.
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41=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
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43L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
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45This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
46continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
47aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
48and your bags will be offloaded.
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50=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, Fordlandia, "the Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
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52L<Announced on 2011-05-04 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg171879.html>
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54Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
55of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
56by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
57sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
58swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
59down their paved streets.
60
61Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
62obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
63company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
64the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
65govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
66the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
67
68=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
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70L<Announced on 2011-04-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/04/msg171253.html>
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72But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
73my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
74reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
75wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
76Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
77the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
78This seemed doubly astounding to meE<0x2014>first that Australia could
79just I<lose> a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of
80this had never reached me.
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82=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<Leaves of Grass|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
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84L<Announced on 2011-02-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2011-03/msg00560.html>
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86 When the full-grown poet came,
87 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
88 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
89 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
90 Nay he is mine alone;
91 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
92 by the hand;
93 And to-day and ever so stands, as blender, uniter, tightly holding hands,
94 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
95 And wholly and joyously blends them.
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101 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
102 nema ráða vel kunni.
103 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
104 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
105 Sák á telgðu talkni
106 tíu launstafi ristna.
107 Þat hefr lauka lindi
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110=head2 v5.13.9 - John F Kennedy, L<Inaugural Address January 20, 1961|http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy%27s_Inaugural_Address>
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114In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
115granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
116do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
117that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
118generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
119endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
120that fire can truly light the world.
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122And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
123ask what you can do for your country.
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125My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
126but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
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128Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
129ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
130we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
131the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
132asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
133work must truly be our own.
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139The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
140to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
141between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
142cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
143areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
144be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
145As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
146the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
147instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
148interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
149also be automated.
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151Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
152if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
153were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
154and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
155indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
156techniques like X-ray crystallography.
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158=head2 v5.13.7 - Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, 'The Matrix'
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162[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]
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164Neo: Whoa. Deja vu.
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166[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
167
168Trinity: What did you just say?
169Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
170Trinity: What did you see?
171Cypher: What happened?
172Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just like it.
173Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
174Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
175Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
176Neo: What is it?
177Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.
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179=head2 v5.13.6 - Haruki Murakami, "Kafka on the Shore"
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183The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
184he storm vanishes.
185
186"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
187fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
188to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
189me?"
190
191I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
192like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
193
194"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
195as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
196on my heart.
197
198(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
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200=head2 v5.13.5 - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, "The Room in the Dragon Volant"
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204Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
205air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
206the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
207faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
208of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
209the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
210deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
211fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
212stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
213revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
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215For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
216courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
217the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
218jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
219were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
220there, a glimmer of moonshine.
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222Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
223rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
224grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
225park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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232`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
233`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
234it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
235she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
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237 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
238 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
239 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
240 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
241
242
243`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
244
245`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
246nonsense.'
247
248Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
249anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
250
251`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
252
253`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
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255`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
256with his nose, you know?'
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258`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
259the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
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265Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
266Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
267notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
268for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
269sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
270
271Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
272dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
273Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
274motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
275Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
276that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
277had ever even been a car.
278
279There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
280been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
281this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
282flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
283re-entry.
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285There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
286metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
287somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
288make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
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290It should have fallen apart miles back.
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297the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
298in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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301=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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305And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
306bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
307yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
308with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
309if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
310bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
311quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
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317The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
318involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
319when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
320streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
321road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
322seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
323smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
324
325"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
326volcano were once more to set to work."
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328=head2 v5.12.3 - Howard W. Campbell, Jr., "Reflections on Not Participating in Current Events"
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332 I saw a huge steam roller,
333 It blotted out the sun.
334 The people all lay down, lay down;
335 They did not try to run.
336 My love and I, we looked amazed
337 Upon the gory mystery.
338 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
339 'The great machine is history!'
340 My love and I, we ran away,
341 The engine did not find us.
342 We ran up to a mountain top,
343 Left history far behind us.
344 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
345 But somehow we don't think so.
346 We went to see where history'd been,
347 And my, the dead did stink so.
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349=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
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353CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
354she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
355seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
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357What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
358of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
359has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
360will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
361only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
362lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
363design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
364periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
365
366=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
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370The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
371from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
372view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
373Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
374once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
375endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
376a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
377will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
378of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
379Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
380still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
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382=head2 v5.12.1 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
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386"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
387many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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388Suppose that the sort of ice we skate upon and put into highballs --
389what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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390Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
391had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
392...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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393"that there were one form, which we will call ice-nine -- a crystal as
394hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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395degrees Fahrenheit, or, better still, a melting point of one-hundred-
396and-thirty degrees."
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398=head2 v5.12.1-RC2 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
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402San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
403the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
404hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
405of the Free World."
406
407Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
408level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
409harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
410exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
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416Which brings me to the Bokononist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is
417the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
418just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
419a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
420it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
421of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
422common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
423bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
424
425 Around and around and around we spin,
426 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
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432'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
433not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
434your cat grins like that?'
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436'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
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438She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
439jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
440and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
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442'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
443that cats COULD grin.'
444
445'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
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451'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
452have got altered.'
453
454'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
455there was silence for some minutes.
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457=head2 v5.12.0-RC4 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
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461'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
462always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
463rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
464yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
465can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
466kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
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473called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
474dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
475in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
476sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
477
478'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
479is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
480the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
481to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
482accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
d517a16a 483Mercia and Northumbria --"'
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494hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
495making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
496picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
497close by her.
498
499There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
500VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
501dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
502occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
503it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
504OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
505Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
506never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
507take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
508after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
509rabbit-hole under the hedge.
510
511In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
512in the world she was to get out again.
513
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523 Singing, dancing to itself,
524 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
525 That always finds, and never seeks,
526 Makes such a vision to the sight
527 As fills a father's eyes with light;
528 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
529 Upon his heart, that he at last
530 Must needs express his love's excess
531 With words of unmeant bitterness.
532 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
533 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
534 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
535 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
536 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
537 At each wild word to feel within
538 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
539 And what, if in a world of sin
540 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
541 Such giddiness of heart and brain
542 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
543 So talks as it's most used to do.
544
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550into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
551mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
552question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
553hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
554louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
555who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
556worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
557done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
558
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d517a16a 564course you'd druther work -- wouldn't you? Course you would!"
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566Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
567
568"Why ain't that work?"
569
570Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
571is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
572
573"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
574
575The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
576to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
577
578That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
579swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
580-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
581watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
582absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
583
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588The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
589at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
590streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
591the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
592live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
593colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
594as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
595wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
596prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
597however much they're into colour.
598
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603Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
604and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
605word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
606disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
607everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
608on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
609that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
610glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
611war record, was astonished by the deferential humility with which Mil
612presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
613for more hazardous assignment.
614
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616
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619Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
620streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
621trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
622to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
623about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
624of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
625facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
626explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
627Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
628people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
629work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
630their art.
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636'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
637the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
638Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
639Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
640responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
641Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
642Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
643Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
644Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
645Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
646
647'Can they all type?' I joked.
648
649'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
650McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
651
652I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
653'We could have opened an agency.'
654
655Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
656Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
657amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
658all say that, do they?' I ventured.
659
660Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
661replied. 'Not quite all.'
662
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675He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
676he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
677out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
678noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
679must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
680number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
681did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
682
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691=head2 v5.9.5 - no announcement
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693L<Pre-announced on 2007-07-07 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2007/07/msg126358.html>,
694available on CPAN with same date, but never actually announced.
695
696=head2 v5.9.4 - no epigraph
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700=head2 v5.9.3 - no epigraph
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704=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
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708This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
709gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
710technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
711about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
712bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
713paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
714in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
715electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
716picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
717to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
718technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
719getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
720sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
721it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
722conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
723
724"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
725that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
726`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
727
728"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
729one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
730flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
731everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
732make you flip?
733
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738Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
739
740=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
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744What of October, that ambiguous month
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750Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
751proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
752the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
753anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
754how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
755
756'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
757
758This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
759that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
760
761'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
762expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
763anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
764sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
765
766This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
767basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
768policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
769disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
770the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
771Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
772and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
773Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
774
775In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
776reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
777
778I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
779Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
780for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
781had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
782work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
783the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
784left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
785pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
786the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
787the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
788
789I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
790publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
791Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
792
793So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
794pushing to increase the membership?
795
796'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
797more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
798futile and impotent it becomes.'
799
800This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
801
802Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
803diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
804
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809There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
810about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
811four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
812anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
813thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
814
815Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
816and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
817press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
818obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
819produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
820this draft...'
821
822I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
823hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
824incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
825
826'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
827redundancy payments as well.'
828
829'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
830it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
831
832'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
833
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838A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
839was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
840and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
841jets and all.
842
843I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
844
845I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
846Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
847specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
848the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
849jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
850grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
851in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
852
853While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
854taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
855me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
856sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
857three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
858plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
859occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
860were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
861
862And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
863were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
864
865Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
866name like Charlie Umtali?
867
868I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
869know something about our official visitor.
870
871Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
872has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
873car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
874to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
875knew little of his background.
876
877I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
878Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
879first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
880
881Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
882
883'Why?' I enquired.
884
885'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
886to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
887never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
888
889Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
890that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
891
892In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
893where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
894revolving door and comes out in front.'
895
896'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
897
898'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
899
900'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
901
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907 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
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910
911 It's not easy bein' green
4363636d 912 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
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914 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
915 Or stars in the sky
916
917 But green's the color of Spring
918 And green can be cool and friendly-like
919 And green can be big like an ocean
920 Or important like a mountain
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922
923 When green is all there is to be
924 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
925 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
926 And I think it's what I want to be
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932Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
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940And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
941hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
942cat.
943
944Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 945the wolf? What then?"
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948
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951And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
952bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
953round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
954
955In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
956gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
957climbed up the high stone wall.
958
959One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
960stretched out over the wall.
961
962Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
963Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
964take care that he doesn't catch you!".
965
966The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
967snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
968
969How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 970the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
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973
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975
4363636d 976"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 977you."
4363636d 978
51caa79e 979"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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980
981"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
982and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 983to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 984
51caa79e 985"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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986
987"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
988planting it."
989
990"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 991grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 992
51caa79e 993Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
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995"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
996Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 997wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
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51caa79e 999Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
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1001"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
1002how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 1003and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
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1006
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1009"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
1010
1011"Hunting," said Pooh.
1012
1013"Hunting what?"
1014
1015"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
1016
1017"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
1018
1019"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
1020
1021"What do you think you'll answer?"
1022
1023"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
1024"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
1025you see there?"
1026
1027"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
1028excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
1029
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1031
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1034Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
1035ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
1036bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
1037waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
1038droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
1039hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
1040longbow.
1041
1042In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
1043often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
1044placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
1045likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
1046may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
1047Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
1048Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
1049farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
1050grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 1051T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
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1054
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1057Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
1058ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
1059sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
1060pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
1061shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
1062
1063The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
1064Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 1065Caledonia and South America.
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1068
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1071The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
1072often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
1073large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
1074and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
1075spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
1076year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
1077may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
1078
1079It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
1080branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
1081of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
1082that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
1083
1084Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
1085other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
1086acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
1087mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
1088
1089It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 1090heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
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1093
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1096 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
1097 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
1098 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
1099 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
1100
1101 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
1102 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
1103 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
1104 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
1105 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
1106 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
1107 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
1108 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
1109
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1110 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
1111 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
1112
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1114=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
1115
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1118 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
1119 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
1120 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
1121 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
1122
1123 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
1124 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
1125 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
1126 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
1127 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
1128 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
1129
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1131
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1132L<Announced on 2004-04-05 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/e500353440769ebf>
1133
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1134 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
1135 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
1136 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
1137 We must find him of the train can't start.'
1138 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
1139 They are searching high and low,
1140 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
1141 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
1142 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
1143 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
1144 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
1145 He's been busy in the luggage van!
1146 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
1147 And the the signal goes 'All Clear!'
1148 And we're off at last of the northern part
1149 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
1150
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1151=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
1152
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1153L<Announced on 2004-01-14 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/968fb8d71e23af69>
1154
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1155 We are the music makers,
1156 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
1157 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
1158 And sitting by desolate streams; --
1159 World-losers and world-forsakers,
1160 On whom the pale moon gleams:
1161 Yet we are the movers and shakers
1162 Of the world for ever, it seems.
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1164=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
1165
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1168 There may be trouble ahead,
1169 But while there's music and moonlight,
1170 And love and romance,
1171 Let's face the music and dance.
1172
1173 Before the fiddlers have fled,
1174 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
1175 And while we still have that chance,
1176 Let's face the music and dance.
1177
1178 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
1179 Humming a different tune, and then,
1180
1181 There may be teardrops to shed,
1182 So while there's music and moonlight,
1183 And love and romance,
1184 Let's face the music and dance.
1185
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1187
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1190 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
1191 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
1192 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
1193 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
1194 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
1195 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
1196
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1197 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
1198 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
1199 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
1200 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
1201
1202 O my brave soul!
1203 O farther farther sail!
1204 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
1205 O farther, farther, farther sail!
1206
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1207=head2 v5.8.2-RC2 - Eric Idle/John Du Prez, "Accountancy Shanty"
1208
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1209L<Announced on 2003-11-03 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/7669de5804b792f6>
1210
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1211 It's fun to charter an accountant
1212 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
1213 To find, explore the funds offshore
1214 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
1215
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1216=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
1217
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1220 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
1221 In a Sieve they went to sea:
1222 In spite of all their friends could say,
1223 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
1224 In a Sieve they went to sea!
1225 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
1226 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
1227 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
1228 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
1229 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
1230
1231 Far and few, far and few,
1232 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
1233 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
1234 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
1235
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1237
1238L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
1239
1240=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
1241
1242L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
1243
1244No matter what she did with her hair it took about
1245three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
1246like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
1247no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
1248overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
1249
1250=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1251
1252L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
1253
1254Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
1255It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
1256devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
1257then you can be my most trusted minister."
1258
1259=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1260
1261L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
1262
1263Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
1264a knife with a curved blade.
1265
1266=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1267
1268L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
1269
1270Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
1271me because I've got magic aaargh."
1272
1273=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1274
1275L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
1276
1277Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
1278in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
1279with his head.
1280
1281But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
1282weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
1283open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
1284defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
1285Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
1286was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
1287
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1289
1290L<Announced on 2002-07-18 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63720.html>
1291
1292There was the faint sound of footsteps.
1293"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
1294said the low priest.
1295There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
1296The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
1297"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
1298The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
1299The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
1300The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
1301thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
1302There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
1303"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
1304said the High Priest.
1305"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
1306There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
1307"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
1308There were footsteps again.
1309
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1312L<Announced on 2002-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63234.html>
1313
1314=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
1315
1316L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
1317
1318=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
1319
1320L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
1321
1322=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
1323
1324L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
1325
1326Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
1327No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
1328got there first, and is waiting for it.
1329
1330=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
1331
1332L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
1333
1334His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
1335the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
1336all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
1337bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
1338you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
1339
1340=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
1341
1342L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33851.html>
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1344"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
1345
1346Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
1347
1348"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
1349flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
1350arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
1351and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
1352I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
1353I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
1354will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
1355liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
1356Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
1357ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
1358
1359"All that?" said Twoflower.
1360
1361"Usually."
1362
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1363=head2 v5.7.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Moving Pictures"
1364
1365L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
1366
1367The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
1368but that had to be the 57th strangest.
1369[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
1370
1371=head2 v5.6.2 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
1372
1373L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/deb8cb9ad918716f>
1374
1375When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
1376sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
1377a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
1378what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
1379long in this instance.
1380
1381=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
1382
1383L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/e3d4acc7a8dd3ce5>
1384
1385"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
1386
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1391`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
1392himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
1393upset.
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1395`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
1396to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
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1398Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
1399stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
1400louder.
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1402`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
1403my precious, three guesseses.'
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1412
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2831a86c 1421=head2 v5.6.0 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", The Last Stage
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1423L<Announced on 2000-03-23 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10341.html>
1424
1425 The dragon is withered,
1426 His bones are now crumbled;
1427 His armour is shivered,
1428 His splendour is humbled!
1429 Though sword shall be rusted,
1430 And throne and crown perish
1431 With strength that men trusted
1432 And wealth that they cherish,
1433 Here grass is still growing,
1434 And leaves are a yet swinging,
1435 The white water flowing,
1436 And elves are yet singing
1437 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
1438 Come back to the valley.
1439
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1440=head2 v5.6.0-RC3 - no epigraph
1441
1442L<Announced on 2000-03-22 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10140.html>
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1444=head2 v5.005_05-RC1 - no epigraph
1445
1446L<Announced on 2009-02-16 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/02/msg144227.html>
1447
1448=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
1449
1450L<Announced on 2004-03-01 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6c240ad0b189cb47>
1451
1452=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
1453
1454L<Announced on 2004-02-19 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/83e5421124a7b49d>
1455
1456The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
1457the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
1458never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
1459them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
1460chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
1461run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
1462and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
1463and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
1464and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
1465the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
1466fall.
1467
1468=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1469
1470L<Announced on 2004-02-05 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6aaeb6ec699bd116>
1471
1472Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
1473plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
1474going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
1475she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
1476at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
1477cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
1478hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
1479passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
1480disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
1481of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
1482she fell past it.
1483
1484=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
1485
1486L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/9281dc6194d15940>
1487
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1488=head1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
1489
0e6b8110 1490This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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1492L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
1493by ysth.
1494
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