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0e6b8110 5perlepigraphs - list of Perl release epigraphs
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7=head1 DESCRIPTION
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0e6b8110 9Many Perl release announcements included an I<epigraph>, a short excerpt
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10from a literary or other creative work, chosen by the pumpking or release
11manager. This file assembles the known list of epigraph for posterity,
12and also links to the release announcements in mailing list archives.
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14I<Note>: these have also been referred to as <epigrams>, but the
15definition of I<epigraph> is closer to the way they have been used.
16Consult your favorite dictionary for details.
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18=head1 EPIGRAPHS
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20=head2 v5.19.9 - R. A. MacAvoy, Tea with the Black Dragon
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22L<Announced on 2014-02-20 by Tony Cook|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/02/msg213047.html>
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24Old hands. The smell of rain--the smell of Ch'an. Quiet words in
25rough Cantonese. "I am not to be your master. Your master has to be
26stronger than you are--has to tell you you are a fool and make you
27know it. And make you feel content in being a fool. How could I do
28that for you? I'm old. You are too strong for me; you are full of
29chi." The old man has paused then, huddled against the wind while
30clouds thickened above them.
31
32"I will tell you this, Long," he continued, "Before you find yourself
33you will lose your chi. Also you will leave behind you all pride of
34body, pride of mind. You will be reduced. Like me." The old man
35closed his eyes, and rain began to beat against his gray, crew-cut
36hair. He pulled his coat closer. Suddenly his eyes snapped open and
37he looked Long in the face.
38
39"You must leave China. Go across the ocean. There you will meet your
40master." He set down his teacup with a palsied hand. His voice rose,
41grew fierce.
42
43"I tell you this, most honored and impressive visitor. You are a
44fool, yes, but you will find the very thing you seek. You will find
45truth!"
46
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47=head2 v5.19.8 - Joseph Heller, Catch-22
48
49L<Announced on 2014-01-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211729.html>
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51“I used to get a big kick out of saving people’s lives. Now I wonder what the
52hell’s the point, since they all have to die anyway.”
53
54“Oh, there’s a point, all right,” Dunbar assured him.
55
56“Is there? What is the point?”
57
58“The point is to keep them from dying for as long as you can.”
59
60“Yeah, but what’s the point, since they all have to die anyway?”
61
62“The trick is not to think about that.”
63
64“Never mind the trick. What the hell’s the point?”
65
66Dunbar pondered in silence for a few moments. “Who the hell knows?”
67
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68=head2 v5.19.7 - Kurt Vonnegut, "Slaughterhouse-Five"
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70L<Announced on 2013-12-20 by Abigail|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/12/msg210882.html>
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73
74 And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
75 down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
76 the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
77 were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
78 they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
79 Europe was over.
80
81 Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
82 leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
83 kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
84 horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.
85
86 Birds were talking.
87
88 One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"
89
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92=head2 v5.19.6 - Monty Python's Flying Circus, "Spam"
93
94L<Announced on 2013-11-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/11/msg210043.html>
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98 Interior: cheap cafe. All the customers are Vikings. Mr and Mrs Bun enter downwards (on wires).
99
100 Mr. Bun: Morning.
101 Waitress: Morning.
102 Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?
103 Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam;
104 egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam;
105 spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam;
106 or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried
107 egg on top and spam
108 Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?
109 Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.
110 Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.
111 Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?
112 Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!
113 Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.
114 Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.
115 Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!
116 Mrs. Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.
117 Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
118
119 (Brief shot of a Viking ship)
120
121 Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.
122 Mrs. Bun: Why not?
123 Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?
124 Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!
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128=head2 v5.19.5 - Charles Baudelaire, "The Flowers of Evil", 51. The Cat
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130L<Announced on 2013-10-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/10/msg208752.html>
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134 I
135
136 A cat is strolling through my mind
137 Acting as though he owned the place,
138 A lovely cat -- strong, charming, sweet.
139 When he meows, one scarcely hears,
140
141 So tender and discreet his tone;
142 But whether he should growl or purr
143 His voice is always rich and deep.
144 That is the secret of his charm.
145
146 This purling voice that filters down
147 Into my darkest depths of soul
148 Fulfils me like a balanced verse,
149 Delights me as a potion would.
150
151 It puts to sleep the cruellest ills
152 And keeps a rein on ecstasies --
153 Without the need for any words
154 It can pronounce the longest phrase.
155
156 Oh no, there is no bow that draws
157 Across my heart, fine instrument,
158 And makes to sing so royally
159 The strongest and the purest chord,
160
161 More than your voice, mysterious cat,
162 Exotic cat, seraphic cat,
163 In whom all is, angelically,
164 As subtle as harmonious.
165
166 II
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168 From his soft fur, golden and brown,
169 Goes out so sweet a scent, one night
170 I might have been embalmed in it
171 By giving him one little pet.
172
173 He is my household's guardian soul;
174 He judges, he presides, inspires
175 All matters in hos royal realm;
176 Might he be fairy? or a god?
177
178 When my eyes, to this cat I love
179 Drawn as by a magnet's force,
180 Turn tamely back from that appeal,
181 And when I look within myself,
182
183 I notice with astonishment
184 The fire of his opal eyes,
185 Clear beacons glowing, living jewels,
186 Taking my measure, steadily.
187
188 -- Charles Baudelaire, /The Flowers of Evil, 51. The Cat/,
189 trans. James McGowan
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193=head2 v5.19.4 - Washington Irving, "The Widow and Her Son"
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195L<Announced on 2013-09-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/09/msg207969.html>
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199There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood;
200that softens the heart and brings it back to the feelings of infancy.
201Who that has languished, even in advanced life, in sickness and
202despondency — who that has pined on a weary bed in the neglect and
203loneliness of a foreign land — but has thought on the mother "that
204looked on his childhood," that smoothed his pillow and administered to
205his helplessness. — Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love
206of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the
207heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness — nor daunted by
208danger — nor weakened by worthlessness — nor stifled by ingratitude.
209She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience — she will
210surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment — she will glory in his fame
211and exult in his prosperity. And if misfortune overtake him he will
212be the dearer to her from misfortune — and if disgrace settle upon his
213name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace —
214and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to
215him.
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219=head2 v5.19.3 - Andrew Hodges, "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
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221L<Announced on 2013-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg206318.html>
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224
225E.M. Forster, outdoing the King's heresy with grand bravura, had
226written in 1938 that if he were faced with the choice between
227betraying his country and betraying his friends, he hoped he would
228have the courage to betray his country. He would always put the
229personal above the political. But for Alan Turing, unlike Forster, or
230Wittgenstein, or G.H. Hardy, it was more than a theoretical question.
231For him not only had the personal become the political, but the
232political was the personal. He had chosen and promised for himself in
233working for the government. The choice for him therefore was that
234between betraying one part of himself and betraying another part. And
235however much he wavered between these alternatives, there was a solid
236logic to the mind of security, one that could not be expected to take
237an interest in notions of freedom and development. He had no rights
238to such things, as he would have had to admit. He might have
239outwitted the Home Guard, but when it came to questions that mattered,
240there was no doubt that he had placed himself under military law.
241There was a war on; there was always a war on now.
242
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245=head2 v5.19.2 - Fred Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"
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247L<Announced on 2013-07-22 by Aristotle Pagaltzis|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/07/msg204905.html>
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251The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the
252correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life,
253showing things that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight,
254however [...] One must perform perfectly. The computer resembles the
255magic of legend in this respect, too. If one character, one pause, of
256the incantation is not strictly in proper form, the magic doesn't work.
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260=head2 v5.19.1 - William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
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264 Over hill, over dale,
265 Thorough bush, thorough briar,
266 Over park, over pale,
267 Thorough flood, thorough fire,
268 I do wander everywhere,
269 Swifter than the moon's sphere;
270 And I serve the fairy queen,
271 To dew her orbs upon the green.
272 The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
273 In their gold coats, spots you see;
274 Those be rubies, fairy favours,
275 In their freckles live our savours.
276 I must go seek some dew-drops here,
277 And hang a perl in every cowslip's ear.
278 Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
279 My queen and all her elves come here anon!
280
5f42d1f2 281=head2 v5.19.0 - Batman, of the Joker, in "The Dark Knight Returns"
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283L<Announced on 2013-05-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201980.html>
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285 From the beginning, I knew…
286 …that there was nothing wrong with you…
287 …that I can't fix…
288 …with my hands…
289
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290=head2 v5.18.2 - Miss Manners
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292L<Announced on 2014-01-06 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211224.html>
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294One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
295only the expression of happy ideas. There's a whole range of behavior
296that can be expressed in a mannerly way. That's what civilization is all
297about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way. One of the
298places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
299Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
300mind?" In civilization there have to be some restraints. If we followed
301every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
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303=head2 v5.18.1 - Chuck Moore
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305L<Announced on 2013-08-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205897.html>
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307The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
308systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
309thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
310operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
311ever seen.
312
313An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you had
314something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called some
315kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
316anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
317disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
318gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a way
319that renders the operating system unnecessary.
320
321=head2 v5.18.1-RC1 - Chuck Moore
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323L<Announced on 2013-08-02 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205445.html>
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325Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
326someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so
327again. The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden,
328and unusable is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple
329language is an essential tool—if only for documentation.
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331=head2 v5.18.0 - Yevgeny Zamyatin
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333L<Announced on 2013-05-18 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201940.html>
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335It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people
336who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write,
337walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes,
338and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
339search, in questions, in torment.
340
341=head2 v5.18.0-RC4 - Joseph Heller, Catch-22
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343L<Announced on 2013-04-16 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201889.html>
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345Clevinger was dead. That was the basic flaw in his philosophy.
346
347=head2 v5.18.0-RC3 - Tom Waits, "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
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349L<Announced on 2013-04-14 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201823.html>
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351 I'd love to go drowning
352 And to stay and to stay
353 But the ocean doesn't want me today
354 I'll go in up to here
355 It can't possibly hurt
356 All they will find is my beer
357 And my shirt
358
359=head2 v5.18.0-RC2 - Tom Waits, "Earth Died Screaming"
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361L<Announced on 2013-05-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201723.html>
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363 And the great day of wrath has come
364 And here's mud in your big red eye
365 The poker's in the fire
366 And the locusts take the sky
367 And the earth died screaming
368 While I lay dreaming of you
369
370=head2 v5.18.0-RC1 - Tom Waits, "What's He Building in There?"
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372L<Announced on 2013-05-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201651.html>
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374 What's he building in there?
375
376 We have a right to know…
377
378=head2 v5.17.11 - Nigel Tufnel, This is Spın̈al Tap
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380L<Announced on 2013-04-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/04/msg201056.html>
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382It's very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to…
383eleven! Look, right across the board: eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven!
384
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385=head2 v5.17.10 - Vernor Vinge, A Fire Upon The Deep
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387L<Announced on 2013-03-22 by Max Maischein|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2013-03/msg00908.html>
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389The archive informed the automation. Data structures were built, recipes
390followed. A local network was built, faster than anything on Straum, but surely
391safe. Nodes were added, modified by other recipes. The archive was a friendly
392place, with hierarchies of translation keys that led them along. Straum itself
393would be famous for this.
394
395Six months passed. A year.
396
397The omniscient view. Not self-aware really. Self-awareness is much over-rated.
398Most automation works far better as a part of a whole, and even if human-
399powerful, it does not need to self-know.
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401=head2 v5.16.3 - Devo, Freedom of Choice
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403L<Announced on 2013-03-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2013-03/msg00414.html>
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405 A victim of collision on the open sea
406 Nobody ever said that life was free
407 Sink, swim, go down with the ship
408 But use your freedom of choice
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410=head2 v5.14.4 - Arthur C. Clarke, The Nine Billion Names of God
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414He began to sing, but gave it up after a while. This vast arena of
415mountains, gleaming like whitely hooded ghosts on every side, did not
416encourage such ebullience. Presently George glanced at his watch.
417
418'Should be there in an hour,' he called back over his shoulder to
419Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: 'Wonder if the computer's
420finished its run. It was due about now.'
421
422Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
8af848c0 423see Chuck's face, a white oval turned towards the sky.
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425'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There
426is always a last time for everything.)
427
428Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
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431=head2 v5.17.9 - Douglas Adams, The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
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433L<Announced on 2013-02-20 by Chris 'BinGOs' Williams|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2013-02/msg01146.html>
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435Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
436The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a
437recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of
438his poem 'Ode To A Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My
439Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died
440of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the
441Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one
442of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been
443'disappointed' by the poem's reception, and was about to
444embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled
445'My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles' when his own major intestine,
446in a desperate attempt to save life and civilisation,
447leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.
448
449The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator
450Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England,
451in the destruction of the planet Earth.
452
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453=head2 v5.17.8 - Iain Pears, An Instance of the Fingerpost
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455L<Announced on 2013-01-20 by Aaron Crane|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2013-01/msg00518.html>
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457I must here declare myself as someone who does not for a moment subscribe to
458the general view that a willingness to perform oneself is detrimental to the
459dignity of experimental philosophy. There is, after all, a clear distinction
460between labour carried out for financial reward, and that done for the
461improvement of mankind: to put it another way, Lower as a philosopher was
462fully my equal even if he fell away when he became the practising physician.
463I think ridiculous of certain professors of anatomy, who find it beneath
464them to pick up the knife themselves, but merely comment while hired hands
465do the cutting. Sylvius would never have dreamt of sitting on a dais reading
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467in his hand and the blood spattered his coat. Boyle also did not scruple to
468perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed
469himself willing to anatomise a rat with his very own hands. Nor was he less
470a gentleman when he had finished. Indeed, in my opinion, his stature was all
471the greater, for in Boyle wealth, humility and curiosity mingled, and the
472world is richer for it.
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474=head2 v5.17.7 - R. Scott Bakker, The Darkness That Comes Before
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476L<Announced on 2012-12-18 by Dave Rolsky|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-12/msg00679.html>
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478No thought.
479 The boy extinguished. Only a place.
480 This place.
481 Motionless, the Pragma sat facing him, the bare soles of his feet flat against each other, his dark frock scored by the shadows of deep folds, his eyes as empty as the child they watched.
482 A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
483 For the first lances of sunlight careered over the glacier, as ponderous as great tree limbs in the wind. Shadows hardened and light gleamed across the Pragma’s ancient skull.
484 The old man’s left hand forsook his right sleeve, bearing a watery knife. And like a rope in water, his arm pitched outward, fingertips trailing across the blade as the knife swung languidly into the air, the sun skating and the dark shrine plunging across its mirror back . . .
485 And the place where Kellhus had once existed extended an open hand—the blond hairs like luminous filaments against tanned skin—and grasped the knife from stunned space.
486 The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
487 I have been legion . . .
488 In his periphery, he could see the spike of the sun ease from the mountain. He felt drunk with exhaustion. In the recoil of his trance, it seemed all he could hear were the twigs arching and bobbing in the wind, pulled by leaves like a million sails no bigger than his hand. Cause everywhere, but amid countless minute happenings—diffuse, useless.
489 Now I understand.
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491=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
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493L<Announced on 2012-11-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-11/msg00760.html>
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495Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
496of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
497scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
498glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
499beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
500much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
501caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
502vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
503had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
504
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507Announced on 2012-11-10 by Dominic Hargreaves
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509 Music oft hath such a charm
510 To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.
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512=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, The Cyberiad, Trurl's Machine
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514L<Announced on 2012-11-01 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-11/msg00017.html>
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516Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
517machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
518trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
519little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
520to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
e4a5e942 521he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
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522the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
523
524The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
525current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
526transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
527chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
528adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
529as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
530solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
531valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
532the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
533machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
534
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539Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
540behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
541recording everything.
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544
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548 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
549 She aims it at the creature's head,
550 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
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553 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
554 But what a change! No cloak of red,
555 No silly hood upon her head.
556 She said, "Hello, and do please note
557 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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563Preparation:
564
565Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
566or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
567Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
568look golden brown.
569Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
570ready to create the soup.
571
572Ingredients:
573
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575 3 tbsp butter
576 1/4 cup olive oil
577 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
578 1 tsp salt
579 1 tsp sugar
580 black pepper to taste
581 1 cup red wine
582 1/4 cup all purpose flour
583 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
584 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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586Method:
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589 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
590 to half an hour.
591 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
592 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
593 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
594 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
595 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
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597Enjoy.
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603‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
604
605Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
606their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
607
608The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
609butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
610and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
611
612Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
613
614‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
615
616‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
617
618‘What?’
619
620‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
621
622‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
623his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
624dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
625quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
626
627‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
628an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
629
630‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
631
632The iotum rose, spinning.
633
634‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
635
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640On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
641taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
642"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
643and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
644merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
645subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
646Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
647it.
648
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653`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
654`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
655hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
656The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
657been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
658be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
659to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
660fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
661
662There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
663climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
664broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
665implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
666on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
667Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
668astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
669for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
670out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
671the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
672
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678 Don't you know? You never split the party
679 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
680 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
681 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
682
683 -- Emerald Rose, Never Split The Party
684
685=head2 v5.16.1 RC1 - Tom Moldvay - Dungeons & Dragons
686
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690I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
691Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
692Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
693The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
694
695
696
697I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
698sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
699collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
700
701My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
702inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
703swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
704side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
705The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
706dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
707
708 -- Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook
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716 To undo the folded lie,
717 The romantic lie in the brain
718 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
719 And the lie of Authority
720 Whose buildings grope the sky:
721 There is no such thing as the State
722 And no one exists alone;
723 Hunger allows no choice
724 To the citizen or the police;
725 We must love one another or die.
726
727 -- W.H. Auden, September 1, 1939
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734 How many roads must a man walk down
735 Before you call him a man?
736 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
737 Before she sleeps in the sand?
738 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
739 Before they're forever banned?
740 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
741 The answer is blowin' in the wind
742
743 How many years can a mountain exist
744 Before it's washed to the sea?
745 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
746 Before they're allowed to be free?
747 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
748 Pretending he just doesn't see?
749 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
750 The answer is blowin' in the wind
751
752 How many times must a man look up
753 Before he can see the sky?
754 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
755 Before he can hear people cry?
756 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
757 That too many people have died?
758 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
759 The answer is blowin' in the wind
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761 -- Bob Dylan, Spring 1962
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767
768 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
769 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
770 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
771 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
772 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
773
774Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
775age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
776older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
777debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
778girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
779A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
780Top for more than one week.
781
782Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
783lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
784buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
785into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
786meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
787soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
788single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
789
790 "I'm never going to give you up"
791
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797"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
798
799He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
800notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
801which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
802OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
803ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
804
805There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
806busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
807out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
808mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
809and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
810with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
811bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
812chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
813excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
814down cheering and applauding.
815
816"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
817
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819
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823Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
824into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
825beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
826winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
827wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
828over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
829
830But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
831gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
832villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
833journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
834domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
835with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
836by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
837Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
838
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844This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
845been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
846confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
847how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
848could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
849putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
850I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
851before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
852think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
853all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
854off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
855was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
856The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
857endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
858benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
859boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
860lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
861Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
862resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
863Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
864you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
865
866 -- Nikolai Gogol, The Diary of a Madman,
867 trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
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874A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
875don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
876without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
877the human experience, the better design we will have.
878
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883 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
884 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
885 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
886 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
887 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
888 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
889 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
890 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
891 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
892 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
893 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
894 eaten them, but not for love.
895
896 -- As You Like It, William Shakespeare
897
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903
904It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
905do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
906they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
907catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
908awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
909inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
910
911So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
912mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
913the heart of the programmer.
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922 the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
923 do so at their peril.
924
925 It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
926 Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
927 work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
928 artist is in accord with himself.
929
930 We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
931 he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
932 thing is that one admires it intensely.
933
934 All art is quite useless.
935
936 -- Oscar Wilde, From the preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray
937
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944 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
945 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
946 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
947 things the significance of a human future;
948 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
949 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
950 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
951 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
952 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
953 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
954 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
955 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
956 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
957 hurtles all ages along with it forever
958 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
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960 -- Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino, The First Elegy
961 trans., C. F. MacIntyre
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967Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
968fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
969winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
970down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
971being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
972extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
973but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
974
975Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
976that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
977around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
978fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
979the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
980closed system.
981
982Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
983the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
984/be/ them.'
985
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987
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990 If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all
991 you will have gained.
992
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994
995L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173725.html>
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997 You cannot eat breakfast all day,
998 Nor is it the act of a sinner,
999 When breakfast is taken away,
1000 To turn his attention to dinner;
1001 And it's not in the range of belief,
1002 To look upon him as a glutton,
1003 Who, when he is tired of beef,
1004 Determines to tackle the mutton.
1005 Ah! But this I am willing to say,
1006 If it will appease her sorrow,
1007 I'll marry this lady today,
1008 And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
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1013
1014At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
1015my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
1016the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
1017since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
1018already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
1019to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
1020the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
1021can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
1022unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
1023
1024=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
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1028 Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
1029 Tolerates no work of man.
1030 Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
1031 Fetch your clearest honey, please,
1032 Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
1033 While the last larks sing and soar,
1034 From the heather-blossoms sweet
1035 Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
1036 And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
1037 Eleanor makes macaroons!
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1039=head2 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
1040
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1043 Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
1044 And terrapin, too, is tasty,
1045 Lobster I freely endorse,
1046 In pate or patty or pasty.
1047 But there's nothing the matter with butter,
1048 And nothing the matter with jam,
1049 And the warmest greetings I utter
1050 To the ham and the yam and the clam.
1051 For they're food,
1052 All food,
1053 And I think very fondly of food.
1054 Through I'm broody at times
1055 When bothered by rhymes,
1056 I brood
1057 On food.
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c684cf36 1059=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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1062
1063At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
1064myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
1065impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
1066"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
1067gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
1068or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
1069
1070I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
1071computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
1072ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
1073would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
1074my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
1075away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
1076won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
1077
1078So a freely distributable program is born.
1079
1080=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
1081
1082L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
1083
1084This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
1085continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
1086aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
1087and your bags will be offloaded.
1088
1089=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, Fordlandia, "the Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
1090
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1092
1093Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
1094of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
1095by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
1096sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
1097swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
1098down their paved streets.
1099
1100Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
1101obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
1102company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
1103the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
1104govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
1105the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
1106
1107=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
1108
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1111But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
1112my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
1113reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
1114wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
1115Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
1116the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
b86ac955 1117This seemed doubly astounding to me—first that Australia could
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1119this had never reached me.
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1121=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<Leaves of Grass|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
1122
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1124
1125 When the full-grown poet came,
1126 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
1127 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
1128 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
1129 Nay he is mine alone;
1130 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
1131 by the hand;
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1133 holding hands,
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1134 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
1135 And wholly and joyously blends them.
1136
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1141 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
1142 nema ráða vel kunni.
1143 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
1144 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
1145 Sák á telgðu talkni
1146 tíu launstafi ristna.
1147 Þat hefr lauka lindi
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1151
1152L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
1153
1154In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
1155granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
1156do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
1157that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
1158generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
1159endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
1160that fire can truly light the world.
1161
1162And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
1163ask what you can do for your country.
1164
1165My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
1166but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
1167
1168Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
1169ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
1170we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
1171the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
1172asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
1173work must truly be our own.
1174
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1176
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1179The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
1180to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
1181between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
1182cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
1183areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
1184be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
1185As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
1186the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
1187instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
1188interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
1189also be automated.
1190
1191Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
1192if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
1193were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
1194and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
1195indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
1196techniques like X-ray crystallography.
1197
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1199
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1202[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]
1203
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1206[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
1207
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1208 Trinity: What did you just say?
1209 Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
1210 Trinity: What did you see?
1211 Cypher: What happened?
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1212 Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just
1213 like it.
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1214 Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
1215 Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
1216 Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
1217 Neo: What is it?
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1218 Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when
1219 they change something.
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1222
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1225The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
1226he storm vanishes.
1227
1228"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
1229fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
1230to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
1231me?"
1232
1233I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
1234like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
1235
1236"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
1237as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
1238on my heart.
1239
1240(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
1241
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1243
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1246Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
1247air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
1248the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
1249faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
1250of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
1251the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
1252deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
1253fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
1254stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
1255revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
1256
1257For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
1258courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
1259the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
1260jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
1261were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
1262there, a glimmer of moonshine.
1263
1264Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
1265rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
1266grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
1267park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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1270=head2 v5.13.4 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
1271
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1274`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
1275`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
1276it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
1277she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
1278
1279 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
1280 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
1281 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
1282 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
1283
1284
1285`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
1286
1287`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
1288nonsense.'
1289
1290Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
1291anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
1292
1293`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
1294
1295`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
1296
1297`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
1298with his nose, you know?'
1299
1300`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
1301the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
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1304
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1307Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
1308Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
1309notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
1310for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
1311sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
1312
1313Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
1314dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
1315Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
1316motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
1317Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
1318that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
1319had ever even been a car.
1320
1321There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
1322been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
1323this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
1324flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
1325re-entry.
1326
1327There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
1328metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
1329somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
1330make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
1331
1332It should have fallen apart miles back.
1333
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1335
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1338We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
1339the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
1340in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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1342
1343=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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1347And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
1348bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
1349yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
1350with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
1351if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
1352bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
1353quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
1354
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1356
1357L<Announced on 2010-04-20 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/04/msg159275.html>
1358
1359The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
1360involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
1361when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
1362streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
1363road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
1364seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
1365smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
1366
1367"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
1368volcano were once more to set to work."
1369
1370=head2 v5.12.3 - Howard W. Campbell, Jr., "Reflections on Not Participating in Current Events"
1371
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1373
1374 I saw a huge steam roller,
1375 It blotted out the sun.
1376 The people all lay down, lay down;
1377 They did not try to run.
1378 My love and I, we looked amazed
1379 Upon the gory mystery.
1380 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
1381 'The great machine is history!'
1382 My love and I, we ran away,
1383 The engine did not find us.
1384 We ran up to a mountain top,
1385 Left history far behind us.
1386 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
1387 But somehow we don't think so.
1388 We went to see where history'd been,
1389 And my, the dead did stink so.
1390
1391=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
1392
1393L<Announced on 2010-09-06 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/09/msg163852.html>
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1395CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
1396she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
1397seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
1398
1399What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
1400of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
1401has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
1402will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
1403only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
1404lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
1405design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
1406periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
1407
1408=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
1409
1410L<Announced on 2010-08-31 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/08/msg163670.html>
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1412The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
1413from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
1414view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
1415Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
1416once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
1417endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
1418a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
1419will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
1420of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
1421Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
1422still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
1423
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1425
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1428"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
1429many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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1430Suppose that the sort of ice we skate upon and put into highballs --
1431what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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1432Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
1433had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
1434...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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1435"that there were one form, which we will call ice-nine -- a crystal as
1436hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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1437degrees Fahrenheit, or, better still, a melting point of one-hundred-
1438and-thirty degrees."
1439
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1441
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1444San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
1445the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
1446hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
1447of the Free World."
1448
1449Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
1450level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
1451harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
1452exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
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1458Which brings me to the Bokononist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is
1459the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
1460just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
1461a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
1462it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
1463of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
1464common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
1465bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
1466
1467 Around and around and around we spin,
1468 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
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1471
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1474'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
1475not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
1476your cat grins like that?'
1477
1478'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
1479
1480She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
1481jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
1482and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
1483
1484'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
1485that cats COULD grin.'
1486
1487'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
1488
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1493'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
1494have got altered.'
1495
1496'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
1497there was silence for some minutes.
1498
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1503'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
1504always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
1505rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
1506yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
1507can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
1508kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
1509
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1514At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of authority among them,
1515called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
1516dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
1517in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
1518sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
1519
1520'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
1521is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
1522the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
1523to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
1524accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
d517a16a 1525Mercia and Northumbria --"'
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1535So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
1536hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
1537making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
1538picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
1539close by her.
1540
1541There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
1542VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
1543dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
1544occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
1545it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
1546OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
1547Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
1548never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
1549take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
1550after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
1551rabbit-hole under the hedge.
1552
1553In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
1554in the world she was to get out again.
1555
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1564 A little child, a limber elf,
1565 Singing, dancing to itself,
1566 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
1567 That always finds, and never seeks,
1568 Makes such a vision to the sight
1569 As fills a father's eyes with light;
1570 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
1571 Upon his heart, that he at last
1572 Must needs express his love's excess
1573 With words of unmeant bitterness.
1574 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
1575 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
1576 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
1577 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
1578 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
1579 At each wild word to feel within
1580 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
1581 And what, if in a world of sin
1582 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
1583 Such giddiness of heart and brain
1584 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
1585 So talks as it's most used to do.
1586
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1591And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
1592into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
1593mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
1594question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
1595hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
1596louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
1597who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
1598worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
1599done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
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1608Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
1609
1610"Why ain't that work?"
1611
1612Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
1613is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
1614
1615"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
1616
1617The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
1618to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
1619
1620That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
1621swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
1622-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
1623watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
1624absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
1625
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1627
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1630The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
1631at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
1632streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
1633the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
1634live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
1635colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
1636as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
1637wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
1638prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
1639however much they're into colour.
1640
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1645Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
1646and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
1647word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
1648disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
1649everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
1650on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
1651that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
1652glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
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1654presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
1655for more hazardous assignment.
1656
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1658
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1661Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
1662streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
1663trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
1664to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
1665about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
1666of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
1667facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
1668explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
1669Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
1670people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
1671work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
1672their art.
1673
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1675
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1678'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
1679the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
1680Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
1681Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
1682responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
1683Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
1684Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
1685Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
1686Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
1687Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
1688
1689'Can they all type?' I joked.
1690
1691'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
1692McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
1693
1694I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
1695'We could have opened an agency.'
1696
1697Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
1698Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
1699amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
1700all say that, do they?' I ventured.
1701
1702Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
1703replied. 'Not quite all.'
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1717He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
1718he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
1719out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
1720noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
1721must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
1722number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
1723did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
1724
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1733=head2 v5.9.5 - no announcement
1734
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1736available on CPAN with same date, but never actually announced.
1737
1738=head2 v5.9.4 - no epigraph
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1746=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
1747
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1750This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
1751gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
1752technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
1753about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
1754bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
1755paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
1756in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
1757electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
1758picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
1759to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
1760technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
1761getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
1762sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
1763it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
1764conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
1765
1766"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
1767that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
1768`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
1769
1770"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
1771one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
1772flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
1773everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
1774make you flip?
1775
1776=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
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1780Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
1781
1782=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
1783
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1786What of October, that ambiguous month
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1792Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
1793proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
1794the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
1795anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
1796how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
1797
1798'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
1799
1800This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
1801that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
1802
1803'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
1804expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
1805anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
1806sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
1807
1808This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
1809basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
1810policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
1811disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
1812the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
1813Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
1814and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
1815Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
1816
1817In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
1818reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
1819
1820I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
1821Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
1822for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
1823had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
1824work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
1825the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
1826left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
1827pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
1828the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
1829the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
1830
1831I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
1832publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
1833Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
1834
1835So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
1836pushing to increase the membership?
1837
1838'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
1839more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
1840futile and impotent it becomes.'
1841
1842This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
1843
1844Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
1845diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
1846
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1851There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
1852about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
1853four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
1854anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
1855thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
1856
1857Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
1858and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
1859press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
1860obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
1861produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
1862this draft...'
1863
1864I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
1865hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
1866incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
1867
1868'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
1869redundancy payments as well.'
1870
1871'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
1872it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
1873
1874'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
1875
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1880A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
1881was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
1882and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
1883jets and all.
1884
1885I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
1886
1887I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
1888Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
1889specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
1890the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
1891jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
1892grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
1893in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
1894
1895While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
1896taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
1897me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
1898sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
1899three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
1900plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
1901occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
1902were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
1903
1904And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
1905were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
1906
1907Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
1908name like Charlie Umtali?
1909
1910I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
1911know something about our official visitor.
1912
1913Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
1914has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
1915car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
1916to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
1917knew little of his background.
1918
1919I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
1920Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
1921first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
1922
1923Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
1924
1925'Why?' I enquired.
1926
1927'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
1928to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
1929never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
1930
1931Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
1932that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
1933
1934In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
1935where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
1936revolving door and comes out in front.'
1937
1938'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
1939
1940'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
1941
1942'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
1943
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1944=head2 v5.8.8 - Joe Raposo, "Bein' Green"
1945
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1947
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1948 It's not that easy bein' green
1949 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
4363636d 1950 When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold
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1951 Or something much more colorful like that
1952
1953 It's not easy bein' green
4363636d 1954 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
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1955 And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
1956 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
1957 Or stars in the sky
1958
1959 But green's the color of Spring
1960 And green can be cool and friendly-like
1961 And green can be big like an ocean
1962 Or important like a mountain
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1963 Or tall like a tree
1964
1965 When green is all there is to be
1966 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
1967 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
1968 And I think it's what I want to be
1969
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1970=head2 v5.8.8-RC1 - Cosgrove Hall Productions, "Dangermouse"
1971
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1973
1974Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
51caa79e 1975
2831a86c 1976Stiletto: Si, Barone. Subito, Barone.
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1978=head2 v5.8.7 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
1979
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1981
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1982And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
1983hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
1984cat.
1985
1986Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 1987the wolf? What then?"
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1989=head2 v5.8.7-RC1 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
1990
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1993And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
1994bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
1995round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
1996
1997In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
1998gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
1999climbed up the high stone wall.
2000
2001One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
2002stretched out over the wall.
2003
2004Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
2005Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
2006take care that he doesn't catch you!".
2007
2008The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
2009snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
2010
2011How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 2012the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
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2014=head2 v5.8.6 - A. A. Milne, "The House at Pooh Corner"
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4363636d 2018"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 2019you."
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51caa79e 2021"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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2022
2023"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
2024and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 2025to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
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51caa79e 2027"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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2028
2029"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
2030planting it."
2031
2032"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 2033grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 2034
51caa79e 2035Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
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2037"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
2038Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 2039wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
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51caa79e 2041Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
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2042
2043"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
2044how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 2045and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
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2047=head2 v5.8.6-RC1 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"
2048
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2050
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2051"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
2052
2053"Hunting," said Pooh.
2054
2055"Hunting what?"
2056
2057"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
2058
2059"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
2060
2061"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
2062
2063"What do you think you'll answer?"
2064
2065"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
2066"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
2067you see there?"
2068
2069"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
2070excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
2071
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2072=head2 v5.8.5 - wikipedia, "Yew"
2073
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2076Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
2077ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
2078bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
2079waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
2080droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
2081hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
2082longbow.
2083
2084In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
2085often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
2086placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
2087likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
2088may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
2089Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
2090Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
2091farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
2092grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 2093T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
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2095=head2 v5.8.5-RC2 - wikipedia, "Beech"
2096
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2099Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
2100ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
2101sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
2102pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
2103shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
2104
2105The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
2106Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 2107Caledonia and South America.
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2110
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2113The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
2114often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
2115large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
2116and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
2117spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
2118year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
2119may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
2120
2121It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
2122branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
2123of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
2124that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
2125
2126Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
2127other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
2128acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
2129mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
2130
2131It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 2132heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
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2134=head2 v5.8.4 - T. S. Eliot, "The Old Gumbie Cat"
2135
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2136L<Announced on 2004-04-22 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/c7333acf03ef4015>
2137
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2138 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
2139 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
2140 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
2141 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
2142
2143 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
2144 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
2145 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
2146 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
2147 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
2148 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
2149 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
2150 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
2151
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2152 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
2153 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
2154
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2156=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
2157
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2159
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2160 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
2161 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
2162 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
2163 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2164
2165 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
2166 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
2167 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
2168 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2169 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
2170 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
2171
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2172=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
2173
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2174L<Announced on 2004-04-05 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/e500353440769ebf>
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2176 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
2177 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
2178 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
2179 We must find him of the train can't start.'
2180 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
2181 They are searching high and low,
2182 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
2183 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
2184 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
2185 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
2186 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
2187 He's been busy in the luggage van!
2188 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
c5fb089a 2189 And the signal goes 'All Clear!'
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2190 And we're off at last of the northern part
2191 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
2192
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2193=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
2194
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2196
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2197 We are the music makers,
2198 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
2199 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
2200 And sitting by desolate streams; --
2201 World-losers and world-forsakers,
2202 On whom the pale moon gleams:
2203 Yet we are the movers and shakers
2204 Of the world for ever, it seems.
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2206=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
2207
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2210 There may be trouble ahead,
2211 But while there's music and moonlight,
2212 And love and romance,
2213 Let's face the music and dance.
2214
2215 Before the fiddlers have fled,
2216 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
2217 And while we still have that chance,
2218 Let's face the music and dance.
2219
2220 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
2221 Humming a different tune, and then,
2222
2223 There may be teardrops to shed,
2224 So while there's music and moonlight,
2225 And love and romance,
2226 Let's face the music and dance.
2227
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2228=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
2229
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2232 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
2233 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
2234 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
2235 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
2236 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
2237 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
2238
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2239 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
2240 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
2241 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
2242 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
2243
2244 O my brave soul!
2245 O farther farther sail!
2246 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
2247 O farther, farther, farther sail!
2248
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2249=head2 v5.8.2-RC2 - Eric Idle/John Du Prez, "Accountancy Shanty"
2250
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2253 It's fun to charter an accountant
2254 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
2255 To find, explore the funds offshore
2256 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
2257
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2258=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
2259
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2262 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
2263 In a Sieve they went to sea:
2264 In spite of all their friends could say,
2265 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
2266 In a Sieve they went to sea!
2267 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
2268 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
2269 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
2270 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
2271 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
2272
2273 Far and few, far and few,
2274 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
2275 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
2276 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
2277
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2279
2280L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
2281
2282=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
2283
2284L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
2285
2286No matter what she did with her hair it took about
2287three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
2288like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
2289no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
2290overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
2291
2292=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2293
2294L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
2295
2296Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
2297It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
2298devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
2299then you can be my most trusted minister."
2300
2301=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2302
2303L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
2304
2305Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
2306a knife with a curved blade.
2307
2308=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2309
2310L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
2311
2312Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
2313me because I've got magic aaargh."
2314
2315=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2316
2317L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
2318
2319Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
2320in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
2321with his head.
2322
2323But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
2324weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
2325open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
2326defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
2327Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
2328was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
2329
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2330=head2 v5.8.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
2331
2332L<Announced on 2002-07-18 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63720.html>
2333
2334There was the faint sound of footsteps.
2335"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
2336said the low priest.
2337There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
2338The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
2339"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
2340The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
2341The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
2342The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
2343thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
2344There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
2345"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
2346said the High Priest.
2347"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
2348There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
2349"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
2350There were footsteps again.
2351
2352=head2 v5.8.0-RC3 - no epigraph
2353
2354L<Announced on 2002-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63234.html>
2355
2356=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
2357
2358L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
2359
2360=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
2361
2362L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
2363
2364=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
2365
2366L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
2367
2368Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
2369No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
2370got there first, and is waiting for it.
2371
2372=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
2373
2374L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
2375
2376His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
2377the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
2378all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
2379bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
2380you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
2381
2382=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
2383
2384L<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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2386"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
2387
2388Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
2389
2390"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
2391flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
2392arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
2393and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
2394I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
2395I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
2396will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
2397liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
2398Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
2399ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
2400
2401"All that?" said Twoflower.
2402
2403"Usually."
2404
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2405=head2 v5.7.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Moving Pictures"
2406
2407L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
2408
2409The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
2410but that had to be the 57th strangest.
2411[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
2412
2413=head2 v5.6.2 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
2414
2415L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/deb8cb9ad918716f>
2416
2417When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
2418sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
2419a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
2420what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
2421long in this instance.
2422
2423=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
2424
2425L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/e3d4acc7a8dd3ce5>
2426
2427"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
2428
2831a86c 2429=head2 v5.6.1 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", Riddles in the Dark
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2831a86c 2431L<Announced on 2001-04-08 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33823.html>
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2433`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
2434himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
2435upset.
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2437`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
2438to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
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2440Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
2441stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
2442louder.
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2444`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
2445my precious, three guesseses.'
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2831a86c 2449L<Announced on 2001-08-04 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33421.html>
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2453No announcement available.
2454
2831a86c 2455=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL2 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 2457L<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 2459=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL1 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 2461L<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 2463=head2 v5.6.0 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", The Last Stage
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2465L<Announced on 2000-03-23 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10341.html>
2466
2467 The dragon is withered,
2468 His bones are now crumbled;
2469 His armour is shivered,
2470 His splendour is humbled!
2471 Though sword shall be rusted,
2472 And throne and crown perish
2473 With strength that men trusted
2474 And wealth that they cherish,
2475 Here grass is still growing,
2476 And leaves are a yet swinging,
2477 The white water flowing,
2478 And elves are yet singing
2479 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
2480 Come back to the valley.
2481
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2482=head2 v5.6.0-RC3 - no epigraph
2483
2484L<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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2486=head2 v5.005_05-RC1 - no epigraph
2487
2488L<Announced on 2009-02-16 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/02/msg144227.html>
2489
2490=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
2491
2492L<Announced on 2004-03-01 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6c240ad0b189cb47>
2493
2494=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
2495
2496L<Announced on 2004-02-19 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/83e5421124a7b49d>
2497
2498The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
2499the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
2500never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
2501them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
2502chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
2503run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
2504and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
2505and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
2506and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
2507the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
2508fall.
2509
2510=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
2511
2512L<Announced on 2004-02-05 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6aaeb6ec699bd116>
2513
2514Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
2515plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
2516going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
2517she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
2518at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
2519cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
2520hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
2521passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
2522disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
2523of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
2524she fell past it.
2525
2526=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
2527
2528L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/9281dc6194d15940>
2529
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2530=head1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
2531
0e6b8110 2532This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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2533on L<Perl Monks|http://perlmonks.org> titled
2534L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
2535by ysth.
2536
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