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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 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
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22L<Announced on 2011-06-08 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173352.html>
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24Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
25And terrapin, too, is tasty,
26Lobster I freely endorse,
27In pate or patty or pasty.
28But there's nothing the matter with butter,
29And nothing the matter with jam,
30And the warmest greetings I utter
31To the ham and the yam and the clam.
32For they're food,
33All food,
34And I think very fondly of food.
35Through I'm broody at times
36When bothered by rhymes,
37I brood
38On food.
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40=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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42L<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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44At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
45myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
46impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
47"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
48gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
49or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
50
51I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
52computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
53ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
54would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
55my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
56away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
57won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
58
59So a freely distributable program is born.
60
61=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
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63L<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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65This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
66continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
67aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
68and your bags will be offloaded.
69
70=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, Fordlandia, "the Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
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72L<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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74Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
75of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
76by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
77sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
78swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
79down their paved streets.
80
81Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
82obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
83company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
84the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
85govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
86the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
87
88=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
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90L<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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92But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
93my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
94reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
95wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
96Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
97the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
98This seemed doubly astounding to meE<0x2014>first that Australia could
99just I<lose> a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of
100this had never reached me.
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102=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<Leaves of Grass|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
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104L<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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106 When the full-grown poet came,
107 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
108 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
109 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
110 Nay he is mine alone;
111 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
112 by the hand;
113 And to-day and ever so stands, as blender, uniter, tightly holding hands,
114 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
115 And wholly and joyously blends them.
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121 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
122 nema ráða vel kunni.
123 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
124 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
125 Sák á telgðu talkni
126 tíu launstafi ristna.
127 Þat hefr lauka lindi
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130=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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132L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
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134In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
135granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
136do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
137that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
138generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
139endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
140that fire can truly light the world.
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142And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
143ask what you can do for your country.
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145My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
146but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
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148Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
149ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
150we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
151the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
152asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
153work must truly be our own.
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155=head2 v5.13.8 - Roger Williams, L<"The Fifth Gift"|http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2005/8/19/21304/8493>
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159The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
160to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
161between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
162cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
163areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
164be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
165As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
166the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
167instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
168interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
169also be automated.
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171Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
172if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
173were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
174and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
175indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
176techniques like X-ray crystallography.
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178=head2 v5.13.7 - Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, 'The Matrix'
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182[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]
183
184Neo: Whoa. Deja vu.
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186[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
187
188Trinity: What did you just say?
189Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
190Trinity: What did you see?
191Cypher: What happened?
192Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just like it.
193Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
194Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
195Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
196Neo: What is it?
197Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.
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199=head2 v5.13.6 - Haruki Murakami, "Kafka on the Shore"
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203The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
204he storm vanishes.
205
206"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
207fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
208to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
209me?"
210
211I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
212like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
213
214"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
215as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
216on my heart.
217
218(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
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220=head2 v5.13.5 - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, "The Room in the Dragon Volant"
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224Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
225air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
226the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
227faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
228of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
229the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
230deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
231fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
232stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
233revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
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235For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
236courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
237the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
238jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
239were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
240there, a glimmer of moonshine.
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242Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
243rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
244grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
245park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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248=head2 v5.13.4 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
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252`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
253`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
254it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
255she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
256
257 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
258 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
259 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
260 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
261
262
263`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
264
265`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
266nonsense.'
267
268Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
269anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
270
271`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
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273`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
274
275`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
276with his nose, you know?'
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278`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
279the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
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281=head2 v5.13.3 - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, "Good Omens"
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285Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
286Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
287notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
288for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
289sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
290
291Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
292dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
293Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
294motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
295Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
296that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
297had ever even been a car.
298
299There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
300been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
301this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
302flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
303re-entry.
304
305There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
306metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
307somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
308make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
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310It should have fallen apart miles back.
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312=head2 v5.13.2 - Iain M Banks, "Use of Weapons"
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316We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
317the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
318in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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319there exist ... special circumstances.
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321=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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325And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
326bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
327yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
328with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
329if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
330bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
331quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
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337The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
338involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
339when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
340streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
341road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
342seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
343smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
344
345"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
346volcano were once more to set to work."
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348=head2 v5.12.3 - Howard W. Campbell, Jr., "Reflections on Not Participating in Current Events"
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350L<Announced on 2011-01-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168368.html>
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352 I saw a huge steam roller,
353 It blotted out the sun.
354 The people all lay down, lay down;
355 They did not try to run.
356 My love and I, we looked amazed
357 Upon the gory mystery.
358 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
359 'The great machine is history!'
360 My love and I, we ran away,
361 The engine did not find us.
362 We ran up to a mountain top,
363 Left history far behind us.
364 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
365 But somehow we don't think so.
366 We went to see where history'd been,
367 And my, the dead did stink so.
368
369=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
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373CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
374she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
375seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
376
377What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
378of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
379has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
380will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
381only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
382lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
383design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
384periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
385
386=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
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390The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
391from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
392view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
393Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
394once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
395endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
396a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
397will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
398of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
399Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
400still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
401
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402=head2 v5.12.1 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
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406"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
407many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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408Suppose that the sort of ice we skate upon and put into highballs --
409what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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410Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
411had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
412...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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413"that there were one form, which we will call ice-nine -- a crystal as
414hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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415degrees Fahrenheit, or, better still, a melting point of one-hundred-
416and-thirty degrees."
417
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418=head2 v5.12.1-RC2 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"
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422San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
423the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
424hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
425of the Free World."
426
427Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
428level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
429harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
430exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
431
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436Which brings me to the Bokononist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is
437the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
438just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
439a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
440it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
441of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
442common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
443bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
444
445 Around and around and around we spin,
446 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
447
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448=head2 v5.12.0 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
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452'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
453not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
454your cat grins like that?'
455
456'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
457
458She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
459jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
460and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
461
462'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
463that cats COULD grin.'
464
465'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
466
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471'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
472have got altered.'
473
474'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
475there was silence for some minutes.
476
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478
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481'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
482always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
483rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
484yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
485can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
486kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
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493called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
494dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
495in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
496sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
497
498'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
499is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
500the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
501to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
502accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
d517a16a 503Mercia and Northumbria --"'
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513So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
514hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
515making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
516picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
517close by her.
518
519There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
520VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
521dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
522occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
523it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
524OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
525Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
526never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
527take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
528after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
529rabbit-hole under the hedge.
530
531In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
532in the world she was to get out again.
533
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543 Singing, dancing to itself,
544 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
545 That always finds, and never seeks,
546 Makes such a vision to the sight
547 As fills a father's eyes with light;
548 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
549 Upon his heart, that he at last
550 Must needs express his love's excess
551 With words of unmeant bitterness.
552 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
553 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
554 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
555 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
556 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
557 At each wild word to feel within
558 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
559 And what, if in a world of sin
560 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
561 Such giddiness of heart and brain
562 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
563 So talks as it's most used to do.
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569And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
570into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
571mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
572question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
573hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
574louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
575who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
576worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
577done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
578
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d517a16a 584course you'd druther work -- wouldn't you? Course you would!"
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586Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
587
588"Why ain't that work?"
589
590Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
591is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
592
593"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
594
595The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
596to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
597
598That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
599swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
600-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
601watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
602absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
603
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608The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
609at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
610streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
611the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
612live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
613colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
614as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
615wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
616prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
617however much they're into colour.
618
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623Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
624and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
625word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
626disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
627everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
628on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
629that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
630glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
631war record, was astonished by the deferential humility with which Mil
632presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
633for more hazardous assignment.
634
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639Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
640streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
641trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
642to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
643about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
644of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
645facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
646explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
647Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
648people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
649work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
650their art.
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656'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
657the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
658Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
659Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
660responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
661Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
662Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
663Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
664Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
665Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
666
667'Can they all type?' I joked.
668
669'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
670McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
671
672I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
673'We could have opened an agency.'
674
675Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
676Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
677amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
678all say that, do they?' I ventured.
679
680Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
681replied. 'Not quite all.'
682
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695He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
696he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
697out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
698noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
699must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
700number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
701did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
702
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711=head2 v5.9.5 - no announcement
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714available on CPAN with same date, but never actually announced.
715
716=head2 v5.9.4 - no epigraph
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724=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
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728This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
729gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
730technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
731about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
732bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
733paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
734in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
735electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
736picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
737to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
738technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
739getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
740sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
741it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
742conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
743
744"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
745that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
746`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
747
748"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
749one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
750flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
751everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
752make you flip?
753
754=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
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758Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
759
760=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
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764What of October, that ambiguous month
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770Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
771proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
772the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
773anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
774how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
775
776'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
777
778This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
779that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
780
781'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
782expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
783anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
784sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
785
786This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
787basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
788policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
789disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
790the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
791Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
792and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
793Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
794
795In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
796reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
797
798I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
799Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
800for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
801had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
802work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
803the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
804left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
805pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
806the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
807the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
808
809I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
810publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
811Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
812
813So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
814pushing to increase the membership?
815
816'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
817more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
818futile and impotent it becomes.'
819
820This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
821
822Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
823diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
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829There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
830about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
831four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
832anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
833thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
834
835Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
836and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
837press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
838obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
839produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
840this draft...'
841
842I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
843hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
844incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
845
846'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
847redundancy payments as well.'
848
849'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
850it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
851
852'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
853
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859was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
860and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
861jets and all.
862
863I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
864
865I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
866Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
867specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
868the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
869jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
870grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
871in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
872
873While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
874taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
875me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
876sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
877three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
878plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
879occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
880were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
881
882And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
883were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
884
885Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
886name like Charlie Umtali?
887
888I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
889know something about our official visitor.
890
891Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
892has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
893car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
894to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
895knew little of his background.
896
897I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
898Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
899first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
900
901Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
902
903'Why?' I enquired.
904
905'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
906to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
907never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
908
909Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
910that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
911
912In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
913where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
914revolving door and comes out in front.'
915
916'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
917
918'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
919
920'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
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927 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
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930
931 It's not easy bein' green
4363636d 932 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
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934 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
935 Or stars in the sky
936
937 But green's the color of Spring
938 And green can be cool and friendly-like
939 And green can be big like an ocean
940 Or important like a mountain
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942
943 When green is all there is to be
944 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
945 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
946 And I think it's what I want to be
947
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952Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
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957
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960And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
961hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
962cat.
963
964Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 965the wolf? What then?"
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968
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971And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
972bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
973round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
974
975In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
976gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
977climbed up the high stone wall.
978
979One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
980stretched out over the wall.
981
982Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
983Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
984take care that he doesn't catch you!".
985
986The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
987snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
988
989How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 990the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
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992=head2 v5.8.6 - A. A. Milne, "The House at Pooh Corner"
993
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995
4363636d 996"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 997you."
4363636d 998
51caa79e 999"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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1001"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
1002and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 1003to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 1004
51caa79e 1005"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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1007"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
1008planting it."
1009
1010"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 1011grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 1012
51caa79e 1013Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
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1015"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
1016Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 1017wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
4363636d 1018
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1021"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
1022how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 1023and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
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1026
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1029"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
1030
1031"Hunting," said Pooh.
1032
1033"Hunting what?"
1034
1035"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
1036
1037"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
1038
1039"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
1040
1041"What do you think you'll answer?"
1042
1043"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
1044"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
1045you see there?"
1046
1047"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
1048excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
1049
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1051
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1054Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
1055ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
1056bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
1057waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
1058droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
1059hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
1060longbow.
1061
1062In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
1063often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
1064placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
1065likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
1066may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
1067Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
1068Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
1069farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
1070grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 1071T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
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1074
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1077Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
1078ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
1079sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
1080pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
1081shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
1082
1083The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
1084Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 1085Caledonia and South America.
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1087=head2 v5.8.5-RC1 - wikipedia, "Pedunculate Oak" (abridged)
1088
38183302 1089L<Announced on 2004-07-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/ca6ce4a7ed9f219c?pli=1>
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1091The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
1092often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
1093large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
1094and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
1095spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
1096year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
1097may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
1098
1099It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
1100branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
1101of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
1102that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
1103
1104Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
1105other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
1106acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
1107mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
1108
1109It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 1110heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
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1113
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1116 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
1117 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
1118 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
1119 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
1120
1121 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
1122 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
1123 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
1124 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
1125 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
1126 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
1127 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
1128 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
1129
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1130 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
1131 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
1132
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1134=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
1135
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1138 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
1139 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
1140 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
1141 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
1142
1143 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
1144 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
1145 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
1146 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
1147 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
1148 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
1149
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1150=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
1151
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1154 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
1155 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
1156 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
1157 We must find him of the train can't start.'
1158 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
1159 They are searching high and low,
1160 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
1161 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
1162 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
1163 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
1164 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
1165 He's been busy in the luggage van!
1166 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
1167 And the the signal goes 'All Clear!'
1168 And we're off at last of the northern part
1169 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
1170
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1171=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
1172
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1175 We are the music makers,
1176 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
1177 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
1178 And sitting by desolate streams; --
1179 World-losers and world-forsakers,
1180 On whom the pale moon gleams:
1181 Yet we are the movers and shakers
1182 Of the world for ever, it seems.
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1184=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
1185
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1188 There may be trouble ahead,
1189 But while there's music and moonlight,
1190 And love and romance,
1191 Let's face the music and dance.
1192
1193 Before the fiddlers have fled,
1194 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
1195 And while we still have that chance,
1196 Let's face the music and dance.
1197
1198 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
1199 Humming a different tune, and then,
1200
1201 There may be teardrops to shed,
1202 So while there's music and moonlight,
1203 And love and romance,
1204 Let's face the music and dance.
1205
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1206=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
1207
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1210 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
1211 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
1212 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
1213 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
1214 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
1215 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
1216
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1217 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
1218 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
1219 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
1220 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
1221
1222 O my brave soul!
1223 O farther farther sail!
1224 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
1225 O farther, farther, farther sail!
1226
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1227=head2 v5.8.2-RC2 - Eric Idle/John Du Prez, "Accountancy Shanty"
1228
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1230
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1231 It's fun to charter an accountant
1232 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
1233 To find, explore the funds offshore
1234 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
1235
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1236=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
1237
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1240 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
1241 In a Sieve they went to sea:
1242 In spite of all their friends could say,
1243 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
1244 In a Sieve they went to sea!
1245 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
1246 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
1247 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
1248 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
1249 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
1250
1251 Far and few, far and few,
1252 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
1253 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
1254 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
1255
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1257
1258L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
1259
1260=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
1261
1262L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
1263
1264No matter what she did with her hair it took about
1265three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
1266like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
1267no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
1268overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
1269
1270=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1271
1272L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
1273
1274Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
1275It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
1276devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
1277then you can be my most trusted minister."
1278
1279=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1280
1281L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
1282
1283Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
1284a knife with a curved blade.
1285
1286=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1287
1288L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
1289
1290Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
1291me because I've got magic aaargh."
1292
1293=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1294
1295L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
1296
1297Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
1298in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
1299with his head.
1300
1301But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
1302weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
1303open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
1304defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
1305Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
1306was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
1307
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1309
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1312There was the faint sound of footsteps.
1313"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
1314said the low priest.
1315There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
1316The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
1317"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
1318The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
1319The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
1320The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
1321thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
1322There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
1323"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
1324said the High Priest.
1325"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
1326There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
1327"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
1328There were footsteps again.
1329
1330=head2 v5.8.0-RC3 - no epigraph
1331
1332L<Announced on 2002-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63234.html>
1333
1334=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
1335
1336L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
1337
1338=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
1339
1340L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
1341
1342=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
1343
1344L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
1345
1346Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
1347No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
1348got there first, and is waiting for it.
1349
1350=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
1351
1352L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
1353
1354His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
1355the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
1356all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
1357bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
1358you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
1359
1360=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
1361
1362L<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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1364"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
1365
1366Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
1367
1368"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
1369flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
1370arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
1371and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
1372I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
1373I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
1374will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
1375liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
1376Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
1377ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
1378
1379"All that?" said Twoflower.
1380
1381"Usually."
1382
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1384
1385L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
1386
1387The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
1388but that had to be the 57th strangest.
1389[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
1390
1391=head2 v5.6.2 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
1392
1393L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/deb8cb9ad918716f>
1394
1395When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
1396sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
1397a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
1398what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
1399long in this instance.
1400
1401=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
1402
1403L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/e3d4acc7a8dd3ce5>
1404
1405"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
1406
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1411`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
1412himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
1413upset.
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1415`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
1416to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
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1418Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
1419stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
1420louder.
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1422`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
1423my precious, three guesseses.'
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2831a86c 1425=head2 v5.6.1-foolish - no epigraph
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2831a86c 1429=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL3 - I can't find the announcement
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1431No announcement available.
1432
2831a86c 1433=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL2 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 1435L<Announced on 2001-01-31 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/01/msg29934.html>
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2831a86c 1437=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL1 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 1439L<Announced on 2000-12-18 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/12/msg27738.html>
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2831a86c 1441=head2 v5.6.0 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", The Last Stage
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1443L<Announced on 2000-03-23 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10341.html>
1444
1445 The dragon is withered,
1446 His bones are now crumbled;
1447 His armour is shivered,
1448 His splendour is humbled!
1449 Though sword shall be rusted,
1450 And throne and crown perish
1451 With strength that men trusted
1452 And wealth that they cherish,
1453 Here grass is still growing,
1454 And leaves are a yet swinging,
1455 The white water flowing,
1456 And elves are yet singing
1457 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
1458 Come back to the valley.
1459
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1460=head2 v5.6.0-RC3 - no epigraph
1461
1462L<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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1464=head2 v5.005_05-RC1 - no epigraph
1465
1466L<Announced on 2009-02-16 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/02/msg144227.html>
1467
1468=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
1469
1470L<Announced on 2004-03-01 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6c240ad0b189cb47>
1471
1472=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
1473
1474L<Announced on 2004-02-19 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/83e5421124a7b49d>
1475
1476The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
1477the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
1478never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
1479them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
1480chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
1481run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
1482and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
1483and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
1484and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
1485the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
1486fall.
1487
1488=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1489
1490L<Announced on 2004-02-05 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6aaeb6ec699bd116>
1491
1492Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
1493plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
1494going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
1495she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
1496at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
1497cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
1498hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
1499passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
1500disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
1501of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
1502she fell past it.
1503
1504=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
1505
1506L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/9281dc6194d15940>
1507
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1508=head1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
1509
0e6b8110 1510This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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1511on L<Perl Monks|http://perlmonks.org> titled
1512L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
1513by ysth.
1514
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