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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 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, The Cyberiad, Trurl's Machine
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22L<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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24Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
25machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
26trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
27little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
28to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
e4a5e942 29he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
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30the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
31
32The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
33current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
34transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
35chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
36adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
37as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
38solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
39valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
40the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
41machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
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43=head2 v5.17.5 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
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47Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
48behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
49recording everything.
50
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51=head2 v5.17.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
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53L<Announced on 2012-09-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2012-09/msg01226.html>
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55The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
56She whips a pistol from her knickers.
57She aims it at the creature's head,
58And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
59
60A few weeks later, in the wood,
61I came across Miss Riding Hood.
62But what a change! No cloak of red,
63No silly hood upon her head.
64She said, "Hello, and do please note
65My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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67=head2 v5.17.3 - Kris Ta-belle, "Smoked Perl Onion Soup"
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69L<Announced on 2012-08-20 by Steve Hay|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/08/msg190775.html>
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71Preparation:
72
73Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
74or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
75Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
76look golden brown.
77Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
78ready to create the soup.
79
80Ingredients:
81
8216 diced, pre-smoked, Perl Onions
833 tbsp butter
841/4 cup olive oil
852 small garlic cloves, finely minced
861 tsp salt
871 tsp sugar
88black pepper to taste
891 cup red wine
901/4 cup all purpose flour
916 cups of beef or vegetable stock
921 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
93
94Method:
95
96Melt the butter in a pan and then add olive oil.
97Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
98 to half an hour.
99Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
100Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
101Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
102Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
103Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
104
105Enjoy.
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107=head2 v5.17.2 - Terry Pratchet, "The Colour of Magic"
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111‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
112
113Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
114their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
115
116The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
117butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
118and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
119
120Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
121
122‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
123
124‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
125
126‘What?’
127
128‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
129
130‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
131his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
132dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
133quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
134
135‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
136an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
137
138‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
139
140The iotum rose, spinning.
141
142‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
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144=head2 v5.17.1 - Rand Miller, "Myst: The Book of Ti'ana"
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146L<Announced on 2012-06-20 by doy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/06/msg188354.html>
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148On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
149taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
150"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
151and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
152merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
153subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
154Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
155it.
156
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157=head2 v5.17.0 - Charles Stross, "Singularity Sky"
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161`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
162`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
163hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
164The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
165been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
166be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
167to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
168fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
169
170There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
171climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
172broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
173implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
174on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
175Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
176astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
177for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
178out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
179the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
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186 Don't you know? You never split the party
187 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
188 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
189 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
190
191 -- Emerald Rose, Never Split The Party
192
193=head2 v5.16.1 RC1 - Tom Moldvay - Dungeons & Dragons
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198I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
199Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
200Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
201The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
202
203
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205I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
206sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
207collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
208
209My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
210inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
211swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
212side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
213The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
214dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
215
216 -- Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook
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218=head2 v5.16.0 - W.H. Auden - September 1, 1939
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223 All I have is a voice
224 To undo the folded lie,
225 The romantic lie in the brain
226 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
227 And the lie of Authority
228 Whose buildings grope the sky:
229 There is no such thing as the State
230 And no one exists alone;
231 Hunger allows no choice
232 To the citizen or the police;
233 We must love one another or die.
234
235 -- W.H. Auden, September 1, 1939
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237=head2 v5.15.9 - Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind
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242 How many roads must a man walk down
243 Before you call him a man?
244 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
245 Before she sleeps in the sand?
246 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
247 Before they're forever banned?
248 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
249 The answer is blowin' in the wind
250
251 How many years can a mountain exist
252 Before it's washed to the sea?
253 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
254 Before they're allowed to be free?
255 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
256 Pretending he just doesn't see?
257 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
258 The answer is blowin' in the wind
259
260 How many times must a man look up
261 Before he can see the sky?
262 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
263 Before he can hear people cry?
264 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
265 That too many people have died?
266 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
267 The answer is blowin' in the wind
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269 -- Bob Dylan, Spring 1962
270
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271=head2 v5.15.8 - The KLF - The Manual-How To Have A Number One The Easy Way
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276 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
277 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
278 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
279 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
280 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
281
282Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
283age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
284older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
285debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
286girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
287A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
288Top for more than one week.
289
290Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
291lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
292buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
293into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
294meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
295soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
296single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
297
298 "I'm never going to give you up"
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300=head2 v5.15.7 - Penelope Lively, The Voyage of QV66
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305"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
306
307He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
308notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
309which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
310OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
311ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
312
313There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
314busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
315out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
316mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
317and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
318with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
319bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
320chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
321excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
322down cheering and applauding.
323
324"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
325
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331Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
332into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
333beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
334winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
335wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
336over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
337
338But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
339gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
340villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
341journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
342domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
343with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
344by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
345Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
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347=head2 v5.15.5 - Nikolai Gogol, The Diary of a Madman
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352This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
353been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
354confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
355how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
356could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
357putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
358I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
359before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
360think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
361all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
362off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
363was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
364The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
365endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
366benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
367boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
368lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
369Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
370resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
371Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
372you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
373
374 -- Nikolai Gogol, The Diary of a Madman,
375 trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
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377=head2 v5.15.4 - Steve Jobs
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379L<Announced on 2011-10-20 by Florian
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382A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
383don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
384without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
385the human experience, the better design we will have.
386
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387=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, As You Like It
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391 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
392 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
393 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
394 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
395 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
396 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
397 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
398 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
399 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
400 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
401 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
402 eaten them, but not for love.
403
404 -- As You Like It, William Shakespeare
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412It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
413do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
414they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
415catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
416awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
417inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
418
419So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
420mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
421the heart of the programmer.
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424=head2 v5.15.3 - Oscar Wilde, All Art is Quite Useless
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429 All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
430 the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
431 do so at their peril.
432
433 It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
434 Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
435 work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
436 artist is in accord with himself.
437
438 We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
439 he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
440 thing is that one admires it intensely.
441
442 All art is quite useless.
443
444 -- Oscar Wilde, From the preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray
445
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452True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
453no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
454not to give roses and other especially auspicious
455things the significance of a human future;
456to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
457and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
458Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
459all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
460And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
461so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
462But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
463Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
464among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
465hurtles all ages along with it forever
466through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
467
468 -- Rainer Maria Rilke, Duino, The First Elegy
469 trans., C. F. MacIntyre
470
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471=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
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475Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
476fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
477winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
478down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
479being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
480extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
481but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
482
483Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
484that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
485around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
486fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
487the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
488closed system.
489
490Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
491the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
492/be/ them.'
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494=head2 v5.15.0 - Neil Gaiman, "The Graveyard Book"
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496L<Announced on 2011-06-20 by David Golden|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173748.html>
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498 If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all
499 you will have gained.
500
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501=head2 v5.12.4 - William Schwenck Gilbert, "Trial By Jury"
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505You cannot eat breakfast all day,
506Nor is it the act of a sinner,
507When breakfast is taken away,
508To turn his attention to dinner;
509And it's not in the range of belief,
510To look upon him as a glutton,
511Who, when he is tired of beef,
512Determines to tackle the mutton.
513Ah! But this I am willing to say,
514If it will appease her sorrow,
515I'll marry this lady today,
516And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
517
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522At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
523my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
524the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
525since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
526already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
527to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
528the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
529can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
530unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
531
532=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
533
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535
536Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
537Tolerates no work of man.
538Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
539Fetch your clearest honey, please,
540Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
541While the last larks sing and soar,
542From the heather-blossoms sweet
543Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
544And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
545Eleanor makes macaroons!
546
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547=head2 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
548
549L<Announced on 2011-06-08 by Leon Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173352.html>
550
551Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
552And terrapin, too, is tasty,
553Lobster I freely endorse,
554In pate or patty or pasty.
555But there's nothing the matter with butter,
556And nothing the matter with jam,
557And the warmest greetings I utter
558To the ham and the yam and the clam.
559For they're food,
560All food,
561And I think very fondly of food.
562Through I'm broody at times
563When bothered by rhymes,
564I brood
565On food.
566
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571At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
572myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
573impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
574"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
575gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
576or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
577
578I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
579computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
580ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
581would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
582my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
583away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
584won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
585
586So a freely distributable program is born.
587
588=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
589
590L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
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592This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
593continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
594aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
595and your bags will be offloaded.
596
597=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, Fordlandia, "the Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
598
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601Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
602of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
603by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
604sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
605swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
606down their paved streets.
607
608Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
609obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
610company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
611the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
612govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
613the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
614
615=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
616
617L<Announced on 2011-04-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/04/msg171253.html>
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619But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
620my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
621reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
622wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
623Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
624the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
625This seemed doubly astounding to meE<0x2014>first that Australia could
626just I<lose> a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of
627this had never reached me.
628
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629=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<Leaves of Grass|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
630
631L<Announced on 2011-02-20 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.xray.mpe.mpg.de/mailing-lists/perl5-porters/2011-03/msg00560.html>
632
633 When the full-grown poet came,
634 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
635 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
636 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
637 Nay he is mine alone;
638 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
639 by the hand;
640 And to-day and ever so stands, as blender, uniter, tightly holding hands,
641 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
642 And wholly and joyously blends them.
643
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648 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
649 nema ráða vel kunni.
650 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
651 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
652 Sák á telgðu talkni
653 tíu launstafi ristna.
654 Þat hefr lauka lindi
f1e17f6f 655 langs ofrtrega fengit.
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657=head2 v5.13.9 - John F Kennedy, L<Inaugural Address January 20, 1961|http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy%27s_Inaugural_Address>
658
659L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
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661In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
662granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
663do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
664that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
665generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
666endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
667that fire can truly light the world.
668
669And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
670ask what you can do for your country.
671
672My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
673but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
674
675Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
676ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
677we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
678the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
679asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
680work must truly be our own.
681
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683
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686The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
687to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
688between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
689cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
690areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
691be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
692As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
693the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
694instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
695interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
696also be automated.
697
698Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
699if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
700were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
701and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
702indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
703techniques like X-ray crystallography.
704
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705=head2 v5.13.7 - Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, 'The Matrix'
706
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709[Neo sees a black cat walk by them, and then a similar black cat walk by them just like the first one]
710
711Neo: Whoa. Deja vu.
712
713[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
714
715Trinity: What did you just say?
716Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
717Trinity: What did you see?
718Cypher: What happened?
719Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just like it.
720Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
721Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
722Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
723Neo: What is it?
724Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.
725
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726=head2 v5.13.6 - Haruki Murakami, "Kafka on the Shore"
727
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730The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
731he storm vanishes.
732
733"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
734fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
735to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
736me?"
737
738I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
739like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
740
741"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
742as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
743on my heart.
744
745(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
746
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748
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751Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
752air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
753the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
754faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
755of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
756the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
757deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
758fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
759stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
760revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
761
762For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
763courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
764the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
765jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
766were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
767there, a glimmer of moonshine.
768
769Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
770rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
771grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
772park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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776
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779`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
780`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
781it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
782she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
783
784 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
785 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
786 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
787 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
788
789
790`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
791
792`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
793nonsense.'
794
795Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
796anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
797
798`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
799
800`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
801
802`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
803with his nose, you know?'
804
805`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
806the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
807
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809
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812Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
813Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
814notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
815for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
816sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
817
818Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
819dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
820Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
821motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
822Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
823that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
824had ever even been a car.
825
826There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
827been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
828this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
829flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
830re-entry.
831
832There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
833metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
834somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
835make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
836
837It should have fallen apart miles back.
838
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840
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843We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
844the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
845in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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846there exist ... special circumstances.
847
848=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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852And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
853bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
854yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
855with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
856if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
857bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
858quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
859
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861
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864The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
865involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
866when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
867streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
868road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
869seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
870smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
871
872"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
873volcano were once more to set to work."
874
875=head2 v5.12.3 - Howard W. Campbell, Jr., "Reflections on Not Participating in Current Events"
876
877L<Announced on 2011-01-21 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168368.html>
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879 I saw a huge steam roller,
880 It blotted out the sun.
881 The people all lay down, lay down;
882 They did not try to run.
883 My love and I, we looked amazed
884 Upon the gory mystery.
885 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
886 'The great machine is history!'
887 My love and I, we ran away,
888 The engine did not find us.
889 We ran up to a mountain top,
890 Left history far behind us.
891 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
892 But somehow we don't think so.
893 We went to see where history'd been,
894 And my, the dead did stink so.
895
896=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
897
898L<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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900CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
901she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
902seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
903
904What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
905of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
906has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
907will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
908only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
909lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
910design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
911periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
912
913=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
914
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917The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
918from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
919view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
920Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
921once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
922endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
923a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
924will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
925of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
926Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
927still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
928
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930
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933"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
934many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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936what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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937Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
938had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
939...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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940"that there were one form, which we will call ice-nine -- a crystal as
941hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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942degrees Fahrenheit, or, better still, a melting point of one-hundred-
943and-thirty degrees."
944
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949San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
950the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
951hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
952of the Free World."
953
954Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
955level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
956harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
957exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
958
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963Which brings me to the Bokononist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is
964the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
965just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
966a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
967it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
968of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
969common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
970bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
971
972 Around and around and around we spin,
973 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
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979'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
980not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
981your cat grins like that?'
982
983'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
984
985She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
986jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
987and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
988
989'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
990that cats COULD grin.'
991
992'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
993
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995
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998'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
999have got altered.'
1000
1001'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
1002there was silence for some minutes.
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1008'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
1009always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
1010rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
1011yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
1012can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
1013kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
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1019At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of authority among them,
1020called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
1021dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
1022in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
1023sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
1024
1025'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
1026is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
1027the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
1028to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
1029accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
d517a16a 1030Mercia and Northumbria --"'
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1040So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
1041hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
1042making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
1043picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
1044close by her.
1045
1046There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
1047VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
1048dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
1049occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
1050it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
1051OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
1052Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
1053never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
1054take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
1055after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
1056rabbit-hole under the hedge.
1057
1058In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
1059in the world she was to get out again.
1060
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1069 A little child, a limber elf,
1070 Singing, dancing to itself,
1071 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
1072 That always finds, and never seeks,
1073 Makes such a vision to the sight
1074 As fills a father's eyes with light;
1075 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
1076 Upon his heart, that he at last
1077 Must needs express his love's excess
1078 With words of unmeant bitterness.
1079 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
1080 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
1081 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
1082 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
1083 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
1084 At each wild word to feel within
1085 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
1086 And what, if in a world of sin
1087 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
1088 Such giddiness of heart and brain
1089 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
1090 So talks as it's most used to do.
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1093
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1096And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
1097into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
1098mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
1099question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
1100hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
1101louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
1102who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
1103worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
1104done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
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1113Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
1114
1115"Why ain't that work?"
1116
1117Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
1118is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
1119
1120"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
1121
1122The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
1123to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
1124
1125That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
1126swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
1127-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
1128watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
1129absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
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1132
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1135The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
1136at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
1137streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
1138the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
1139live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
1140colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
1141as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
1142wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
1143prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
1144however much they're into colour.
1145
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1150Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
1151and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
1152word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
1153disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
1154everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
1155on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
1156that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
1157glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
1158war record, was astonished by the deferential humility with which Mil
1159presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
1160for more hazardous assignment.
1161
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1163
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1166Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
1167streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
1168trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
1169to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
1170about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
1171of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
1172facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
1173explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
1174Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
1175people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
1176work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
1177their art.
1178
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1180
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1183'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
1184the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
1185Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
1186Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
1187responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
1188Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
1189Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
1190Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
1191Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
1192Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
1193
1194'Can they all type?' I joked.
1195
1196'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
1197McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
1198
1199I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
1200'We could have opened an agency.'
1201
1202Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
1203Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
1204amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
1205all say that, do they?' I ventured.
1206
1207Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
1208replied. 'Not quite all.'
1209
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1222He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
1223he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
1224out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
1225noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
1226must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
1227number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
1228did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
1229
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1238=head2 v5.9.5 - no announcement
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1242
1243=head2 v5.9.4 - no epigraph
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1251=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
1252
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1255This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
1256gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
1257technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
1258about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
1259bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
1260paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
1261in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
1262electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
1263picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
1264to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
1265technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
1266getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
1267sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
1268it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
1269conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
1270
1271"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
1272that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
1273`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
1274
1275"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
1276one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
1277flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
1278everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
1279make you flip?
1280
1281=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
1282
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1285Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
1286
1287=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
1288
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1291What of October, that ambiguous month
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1297Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
1298proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
1299the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
1300anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
1301how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
1302
1303'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
1304
1305This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
1306that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
1307
1308'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
1309expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
1310anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
1311sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
1312
1313This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
1314basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
1315policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
1316disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
1317the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
1318Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
1319and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
1320Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
1321
1322In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
1323reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
1324
1325I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
1326Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
1327for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
1328had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
1329work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
1330the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
1331left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
1332pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
1333the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
1334the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
1335
1336I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
1337publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
1338Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
1339
1340So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
1341pushing to increase the membership?
1342
1343'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
1344more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
1345futile and impotent it becomes.'
1346
1347This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
1348
1349Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
1350diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
1351
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1356There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
1357about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
1358four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
1359anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
1360thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
1361
1362Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
1363and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
1364press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
1365obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
1366produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
1367this draft...'
1368
1369I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
1370hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
1371incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
1372
1373'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
1374redundancy payments as well.'
1375
1376'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
1377it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
1378
1379'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
1380
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1385A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
1386was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
1387and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
1388jets and all.
1389
1390I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
1391
1392I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
1393Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
1394specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
1395the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
1396jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
1397grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
1398in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
1399
1400While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
1401taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
1402me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
1403sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
1404three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
1405plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
1406occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
1407were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
1408
1409And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
1410were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
1411
1412Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
1413name like Charlie Umtali?
1414
1415I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
1416know something about our official visitor.
1417
1418Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
1419has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
1420car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
1421to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
1422knew little of his background.
1423
1424I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
1425Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
1426first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
1427
1428Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
1429
1430'Why?' I enquired.
1431
1432'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
1433to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
1434never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
1435
1436Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
1437that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
1438
1439In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
1440where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
1441revolving door and comes out in front.'
1442
1443'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
1444
1445'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
1446
1447'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
1448
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1453 It's not that easy bein' green
1454 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
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1456 Or something much more colorful like that
1457
1458 It's not easy bein' green
4363636d 1459 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
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1460 And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
1461 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
1462 Or stars in the sky
1463
1464 But green's the color of Spring
1465 And green can be cool and friendly-like
1466 And green can be big like an ocean
1467 Or important like a mountain
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1469
1470 When green is all there is to be
1471 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
1472 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
1473 And I think it's what I want to be
1474
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1476
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1479Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
51caa79e 1480
2831a86c 1481Stiletto: Si, Barone. Subito, Barone.
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1487And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
1488hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
1489cat.
1490
1491Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 1492the wolf? What then?"
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1495
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1498And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
1499bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
1500round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
1501
1502In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
1503gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
1504climbed up the high stone wall.
1505
1506One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
1507stretched out over the wall.
1508
1509Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
1510Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
1511take care that he doesn't catch you!".
1512
1513The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
1514snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
1515
1516How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 1517the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
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1520
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1522
4363636d 1523"Hallo, Pooh," said Piglet, giving a jump of surprise. "I knew it was
51caa79e 1524you."
4363636d 1525
51caa79e 1526"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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1527
1528"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
1529and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 1530to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 1531
51caa79e 1532"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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1534"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
1535planting it."
1536
1537"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 1538grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 1539
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1542"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
1543Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 1544wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
4363636d 1545
51caa79e 1546Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
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1547
1548"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
1549how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 1550and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
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1552=head2 v5.8.6-RC1 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"
1553
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1556"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
1557
1558"Hunting," said Pooh.
1559
1560"Hunting what?"
1561
1562"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
1563
1564"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
1565
1566"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
1567
1568"What do you think you'll answer?"
1569
1570"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
1571"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
1572you see there?"
1573
1574"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
1575excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
1576
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1578
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1581Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
1582ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
1583bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
1584waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
1585droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
1586hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
1587longbow.
1588
1589In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
1590often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
1591placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
1592likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
1593may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
1594Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
1595Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
1596farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
1597grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 1598T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
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1601
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1604Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
1605ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
1606sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
1607pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
1608shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
1609
1610The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
1611Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 1612Caledonia and South America.
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1615
38183302 1616L<Announced on 2004-07-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/ca6ce4a7ed9f219c?pli=1>
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1618The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
1619often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
1620large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
1621and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
1622spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
1623year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
1624may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
1625
1626It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
1627branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
1628of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
1629that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
1630
1631Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
1632other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
1633acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
1634mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
1635
1636It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 1637heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
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1639=head2 v5.8.4 - T. S. Eliot, "The Old Gumbie Cat"
1640
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1643 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
1644 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
1645 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
1646 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
1647
1648 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
1649 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
1650 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
1651 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
1652 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
1653 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
1654 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
1655 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
1656
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1657 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
1658 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
1659
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1660
1661=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
1662
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1664
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1665 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
1666 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
1667 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
1668 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
1669
1670 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
1671 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
1672 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
1673 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
1674 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
1675 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
1676
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1677=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
1678
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1681 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
1682 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
1683 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
1684 We must find him of the train can't start.'
1685 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
1686 They are searching high and low,
1687 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
1688 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
1689 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
1690 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
1691 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
1692 He's been busy in the luggage van!
1693 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
1694 And the the signal goes 'All Clear!'
1695 And we're off at last of the northern part
1696 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
1697
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1698=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
1699
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1702 We are the music makers,
1703 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
1704 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
1705 And sitting by desolate streams; --
1706 World-losers and world-forsakers,
1707 On whom the pale moon gleams:
1708 Yet we are the movers and shakers
1709 Of the world for ever, it seems.
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1711=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
1712
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1715 There may be trouble ahead,
1716 But while there's music and moonlight,
1717 And love and romance,
1718 Let's face the music and dance.
1719
1720 Before the fiddlers have fled,
1721 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
1722 And while we still have that chance,
1723 Let's face the music and dance.
1724
1725 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
1726 Humming a different tune, and then,
1727
1728 There may be teardrops to shed,
1729 So while there's music and moonlight,
1730 And love and romance,
1731 Let's face the music and dance.
1732
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1733=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
1734
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1737 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
1738 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
1739 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
1740 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
1741 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
1742 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
1743
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1744 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
1745 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
1746 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
1747 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
1748
1749 O my brave soul!
1750 O farther farther sail!
1751 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
1752 O farther, farther, farther sail!
1753
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1754=head2 v5.8.2-RC2 - Eric Idle/John Du Prez, "Accountancy Shanty"
1755
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1758 It's fun to charter an accountant
1759 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
1760 To find, explore the funds offshore
1761 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
1762
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1763=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
1764
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1767 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
1768 In a Sieve they went to sea:
1769 In spite of all their friends could say,
1770 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
1771 In a Sieve they went to sea!
1772 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
1773 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
1774 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
1775 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
1776 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
1777
1778 Far and few, far and few,
1779 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
1780 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
1781 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
1782
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1784
1785L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
1786
1787=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
1788
1789L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
1790
1791No matter what she did with her hair it took about
1792three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
1793like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
1794no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
1795overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
1796
1797=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1798
1799L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
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1801Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
1802It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
1803devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
1804then you can be my most trusted minister."
1805
1806=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1807
1808L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
1809
1810Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
1811a knife with a curved blade.
1812
1813=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1814
1815L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
1816
1817Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
1818me because I've got magic aaargh."
1819
1820=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
1821
1822L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
1823
1824Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
1825in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
1826with his head.
1827
1828But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
1829weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
1830open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
1831defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
1832Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
1833was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
1834
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1836
1837L<Announced on 2002-07-18 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63720.html>
1838
1839There was the faint sound of footsteps.
1840"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
1841said the low priest.
1842There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
1843The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
1844"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
1845The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
1846The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
1847The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
1848thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
1849There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
1850"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
1851said the High Priest.
1852"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
1853There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
1854"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
1855There were footsteps again.
1856
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1858
1859L<Announced on 2002-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63234.html>
1860
1861=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
1862
1863L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
1864
1865=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
1866
1867L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
1868
1869=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
1870
1871L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
1872
1873Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
1874No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
1875got there first, and is waiting for it.
1876
1877=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
1878
1879L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
1880
1881His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
1882the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
1883all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
1884bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
1885you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
1886
1887=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
1888
1889L<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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1891"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
1892
1893Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
1894
1895"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
1896flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
1897arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
1898and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
1899I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
1900I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
1901will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
1902liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
1903Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
1904ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
1905
1906"All that?" said Twoflower.
1907
1908"Usually."
1909
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1911
1912L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
1913
1914The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
1915but that had to be the 57th strangest.
1916[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
1917
1918=head2 v5.6.2 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
1919
1920L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/deb8cb9ad918716f>
1921
1922When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
1923sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
1924a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
1925what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
1926long in this instance.
1927
1928=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
1929
1930L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/e3d4acc7a8dd3ce5>
1931
1932"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
1933
2831a86c 1934=head2 v5.6.1 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", Riddles in the Dark
4363636d 1935
2831a86c 1936L<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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1938`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
1939himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
1940upset.
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1942`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
1943to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
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1945Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
1946stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
1947louder.
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1949`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
1950my precious, three guesseses.'
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2831a86c 1952=head2 v5.6.1-foolish - no epigraph
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2831a86c 1956=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL3 - I can't find the announcement
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1959
2831a86c 1960=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL2 - no epigraph
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2831a86c 1968=head2 v5.6.0 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", The Last Stage
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1970L<Announced on 2000-03-23 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10341.html>
1971
1972 The dragon is withered,
1973 His bones are now crumbled;
1974 His armour is shivered,
1975 His splendour is humbled!
1976 Though sword shall be rusted,
1977 And throne and crown perish
1978 With strength that men trusted
1979 And wealth that they cherish,
1980 Here grass is still growing,
1981 And leaves are a yet swinging,
1982 The white water flowing,
1983 And elves are yet singing
1984 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
1985 Come back to the valley.
1986
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1988
1989L<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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1991=head2 v5.005_05-RC1 - no epigraph
1992
1993L<Announced on 2009-02-16 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2009/02/msg144227.html>
1994
1995=head2 v5.005_04 - no epigraph
1996
1997L<Announced on 2004-03-01 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6c240ad0b189cb47>
1998
1999=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
2000
2001L<Announced on 2004-02-19 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/83e5421124a7b49d>
2002
2003The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
2004the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
2005never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
2006them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
2007chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
2008run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
2009and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
2010and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
2011and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
2012the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
2013fall.
2014
2015=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
2016
2017L<Announced on 2004-02-05 by LE<0xe9>on Brocard|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/6aaeb6ec699bd116>
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2019Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
2020plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
2021going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
2022she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
2023at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
2024cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
2025hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
2026passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
2027disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
2028of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
2029she fell past it.
2030
2031=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
2032
2033L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://groups.google.com/group/perl.perl5.porters/msg/9281dc6194d15940>
2034
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2036
0e6b8110 2037This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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2039L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
2040by ysth.
2041
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