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0e6b8110 5perlepigraphs - list of Perl release epigraphs
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0e6b8110 9Many Perl release announcements included an I<epigraph>, a short excerpt
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10from a literary or other creative work, chosen by the pumpking or release
11manager. This file assembles the known list of epigraph for posterity,
12and also links to the release announcements in mailing list archives.
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de6a5728 14I<Note>: these have also been referred to as I<epigrams>, but the
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15definition of I<epigraph> is closer to the way they have been used.
16Consult your favorite dictionary for details.
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18=head1 EPIGRAPHS
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2ee7da68 20=head2 v5.21.7 - Robert Heinlein, "The Number of the Beast"
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24"Zebadiah, Hilda and I salvaged and put everything into the basket.
25Hilda started to put it into our wardrobe-and it was heavy. So
26we looked. Packed as tight as when we left Oz. Six bananas-and
27everything else. Cross my heart. No, go look."
28"Hmmm- Jake, can you write equations for a picnic basket that
29refills itself? Will it go on doing so?"
30"Zeb, equations can be written to describe anything. The description
31would be simpler for a basket that replenishes itself indefinitely
32than for one that does it once and stops-I would have to describe
33the discontinuity."
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2ee7da68 35=head2 v5.21.6 - Jeff Noon, "Vurt"
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39GAME CAT
40
41EXCHANGE MECHANISMS. Sometimes we lose precious
42things. Friends and colleagues, fellow travellers in the
43Vurt, sometimes we lose them; even lovers we sometimes
44lose. And get bad things in exchange: aliens, objects,
45snakes, and sometimes even death. Things we don't want.
46This is part of the deal, part of the game deal;
47all things, in all worlds, must be kept in balance.
48Kittlings often ask, who decides on the swappings? Now then,
49some say it's all accidental; that some poor Vurt thing
50finds himself too close to a door, at too critical a time,
51just when something real is being lost. Whoosh! Swap time!
52Others say that some kind of overseer is working the
53MECHANISMS OF EXCHANGE, deciding the fate of innocents.
54The Cat can only tease at this, because of the big secrets
55involved, and because of the levels between you, the reader,
56and me, the Game Cat. Hey, listen; I've struggled to get
57where I am today; why should I give you the easy route?
58Get working, kittlings! Reach up higher. Work the Vurt.
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2ee7da68 60=head2 v5.21.5 - Friso Wiegersma (text), Jean Ferrat (music), Wim Sonneveld (performer), "Het Dorp"
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64 Het Dorp
65
66 Thuis heb ik nog een ansichtkaart
67 waarop een kerk, een kar met paard,
68 een slagerij J. van der Ven.
69 Een kroeg, een juffrouw op de fiets
70 het zegt u hoogstwaarschijnlijk niets,
71 maar 't is waar ik geboren ben.
72 Dit dorp, ik weet nog hoe het was,
73 de boerenkind'ren in de klas,
74 een kar die ratelt op de keien,
75 het raadhuis met een pomp ervoor,
76 een zandweg tussen koren door,
11741df4 77 het vee, de boerderijen.
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79 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
80 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
81 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 82 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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84 Wat leefden ze eenvoudig toen
85 in simp'le huizen tussen groen
86 met boerenbloemen en een heg.
87 Maar blijkbaar leefden ze verkeerd,
88 het dorp is gemoderniseerd
89 en nu zijn ze op de goeie weg.
90 Want ziet, hoe rijk het leven is,
91 ze zien de televisiequiz
92 en wonen in betonnen dozen,
93 met flink veel glas, dan kun je zien
94 hoe of het bankstel staat bij Mien
95 en d'r dressoir met plastic rozen.
96
97 En langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
98 zag ik de hoge bomen staan.
99 Ik was een kind en wist niet beter,
11741df4 100 dan dat dat nooit voorbij zou gaan.
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102 De dorpsjeugd klit wat bij elkaar
103 in minirok en beatle-haar
104 en joelt wat mee met beat-muziek.
105 Ik weet wel, het is hun goeie recht,
106 de nieuwe tijd, net wat u zegt,
107 maar het maakt me wat melancholiek.
108 Ik heb hun vaders nog gekend
109 ze kochten zoethout voor een cent
110 ik zag hun moeders touwtjespringen.
111 Dat dorp van toen, het is voorbij,
112 dit is al wat er bleef voor mij:
113 een ansicht en herinneringen.
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115 Toen ik langs het tuinpad van m'n vader
116 de hoge bomen nog zag staan.
117 Ik was een kind, hoe kon ik weten
118 dat dat voorgoed voorbij zou gaan.
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2ee7da68 120=head2 v5.21.4 - Edgar Allan Poe, "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket"
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124To-day, being in latitude 83° 20', longitude 43° 5' W. (the sea being
125of an extraordinarily dark colour), we again saw land from the
126masthead, and, upon a closer scrutiny, found it to be one of a group
127of very large islands. The shore was precipitous, and the interior
128seemed to be well wooded, a circumstance which occasioned us great
129joy. In about four hours from our first discovering the land we came
130to anchor in ten fathoms, sandy bottom, a league from the coast, as a
131high surf, with strong ripples here and there, rendered a nearer
132approach of doubtful expediency. The two largest boats were now
133ordered out, and a party, well armed (among whome were Peters and
134myself), proceeded to look for an opening in the reef which appeared
135to encircle the island. After searching about for some time, we
136discovered an inlet, which we were entering, when we saw four large
137canoes put off from the shore, filled with men who seemed to be well
138armed. We waited for them to come up, and, as they moved with great
139rapidity, they were soon within hail. Captain Guy now held up a white
140handkerchief on the blade of an oar, when the strangers made a full
141stop, and commenced a loud jabbering all at once, intermingled with
142occasional shouts, in which we could distinguish the words Anamoo-moo!
143and Lama-Lama! They continued this for at least half an hour, during
144which we had a good opportunity of observing their appearance.
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146=head2 v5.21.3 - Robert Service, "The Men that Don't Fit In"
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150 If they just went straight they might go far,
151 They are strong and brave and true;
152 But they're always tired of the things that are,
153 And they want the strange and new.
154 They say: "Could I find my proper groove,
155 What a deep mark I would make!"
156 So they chop and change, and each fresh move
157 Is only a fresh mistake.
158
159=head2 v5.21.2 - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Charlie Duke, Final minutes of communication of the first manned moon landing, July 20, 1969
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163 Armstrong: Okay. Here's a...Looks like a good area here.
164 Aldrin: I got the shadow out there.
165 Aldrin: 250, down at 2 1/2, 19 forward.
166 Aldrin: Altitude, velocity lights.
167 Aldrin: 3 1/2 down, 220 feet, 13 forward.
168 Aldrin: 11 forward. Coming down nicely.
169 Armstrong: Gonna be right over that crater.
170 Aldrin: 200 feet, 4 1/2 down.
171 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down.
172 Armstrong: I got a good spot [garbled].
173 Aldrin: 160 feet, 6 1/2 down.
174 Aldrin: 5 1/2 down, 9 forward. You're looking good.
175 Aldrin: 120 feet.
176 Aldrin: 100 feet, 3 1/2 down, 9 forward. Five percent. Quantity light.
177 Aldrin: Okay. 75 feet. And it's looking good. Down a half, 6 forward.
178 Duke: 60 seconds.
179 Aldrin: Light's on.
180 Aldrin: 60 feet, down 2 1/2. 2 forward. 2 forward. That's good.
181 Aldrin: 40 feet, down 2 1/2. Picking up some dust.
182 Aldrin: 30 feet, 2 1/2 down. [Garbled] shadow.
183 Aldrin: 4 forward. 4 forward. Drifting to the right a little. 20 feet,
184 down a half.
185 Duke: 30 seconds.
186 Aldrin: Drifting forward just a little bit; that's good.
187 Aldrin: Contact Light.
188 Armstrong: Shutdown.
189 Aldrin: Okay. Engine Stop.
190 Aldrin: ACA out of Detent.
191 Armstrong: Out of Detent. Auto.
192 Aldrin: Mode Control, both Auto. Descent Engine Command Override, Off.
193 Engine Arm, Off. 413 is in.
194 Duke: We copy you down, Eagle.
195 Armstrong: Engine arm is off.
196 Armstrong: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.
197 Duke: Roger, Twan...[correcting himself] Tranquility. We copy you on
198 the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue.
199 We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.
200 Aldrin: Thank you.
201
202=head2 v5.21.1 - Robert Jordan, "The Crossroads of Twilights", Book 10 of "The Wheel of Time"
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206 We rode on the winds of the rising storm,
207 We ran to the sounds of the thunder.
208 We danced among the lightning bolts,
209 and tore the world asunder.
210
211 -- Anonymous fragment of a poem believed
212 written near the end of the previous Age,
213 known by some as the Third Age.
214 Sometimes attributed to the Dragon
215 Reborn.
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217=head2 v5.21.0 - Friedrich von Schiller, "The Song of the Bell"
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221 Walled in fast within the earth
222 Stands the form burnt out of clay.
223 This must be the bell’s great birth!
224 Fellows, lend a hand to-day.
225 Sweat must trickle now
226 From the burning brow,
227 Till the work its master honour.
228 Blessing comes from Heaven’s Donor.
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2ee7da68 230=head2 v5.20.1 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. Diana Reed, "Così fan tutte"
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234 DORABELLA (as if waking from a daze): Where are they?
235 DON ALFONSO: They've gone.
236 FIORDILIGI: Oh, the cruel bitterness of parting!
237
238 DON ALFONSO:
239 Take heart, my dearest children.
240 Look, in the distance, your lovers are waving to you.
241
242 FIORDILIGI: Bon voyage, my darling!
243 DORABELLA: Bon voyage!
244
245 FIORDILIGI:
246 O heavens! How swiftly the ship is sailing away!
247 It is disappearing already!
248 It is no longer in sight!
249 Oh, may heaven grant it a prosperous voyage!
250
251 DORABELLA: May good luck attend it to the battlefield!
252 DON ALFONSO: And may your sweethearts and my friends be safe!
253
254 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA, DON ALFONSO:
255 May the wind be gentle,
256 may the sea be calm,
257 and may the elements
258 respond kindly
259 to our wishes.
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2ee7da68 261=head2 v5.20.1-RC2 - Lorenzo da Ponte, trans. William Weaver, "Così fan tutte"
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265 GUGLIELMO:
266 Oh God, I feel that this foot of mine
267 is reluctant to come before her.
268
269 FERRANDO:
270 My trembling lip
271 can utter no word.
272
273 DON ALFONSO:
274 The hero displays his manliness
275 in the most terrible moments.
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277 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA:
278 Now that we have heard the news,
279 you have the lesser duty:
280 Take heart, and plunge your swords
281 into both our hearts.
282
283 FERRANDO, GUGLIELMO:
284 My idol, blame fate
285 that I must abandon you.
286
287 DORABELLA: Ah no, you shall not leave...
288 FIORDILIGI: No, cruel one, you shall not go...
289 DORABELLA: First I want to tear out my heart.
290 FIORDILIGI: First I want to die at your feet.
291 FERRANDO (softly to Don Alfonso): What do you say to that?
292 GUGLIELMO (softly to Don Alfonso): You realise?
293 DON ALFONSO (softly): Steady, friend, finem lauda.
294
295 ALL:
296 Thus destiny defrauds
297 the hopes of mortals.
298 Ah, among so many misfortunes,
299 who can ever love life?
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305 DON ALFONSO:
306 I'd like to speak, but I haven't the heart:
307 my lip stammers.
308 My voice cannot emerge,
309 but remains in my throat.
310 What will you do? What shall I do?
311 Oh what a great catastrophe!
312 There can be nothing worse.
313 I feel pity for you and for them.
314
315 FIORDILIGI: Heavens! For mercy's sake, Signor Alfonso, don't make us
316 die.
317 DON ALFONSO: My children, you must arm yourselves with constancy.
318 DORABELLA: Ye Gods! What evil has occurred? What horrible event? Is my
319 love dead, perhaps?
320 FIORDILIGI: Is mine dead?
321 DON ALFONSO: They are not dead, but they are not far from it.
322 DORABELLA: Wounded?
323 DON ALFONSO: No.
324 FIORDILIGI: Ill?
325 DON ALFONSO: Nor that.
326 FIORDILIGI: What, then?
327 DON ALFONSO: A royal command summons them to the field of battle.
328 FIORDILIGI, DORABELLA: Alas, what do I hear? And they will leave?
329 DON ALFONSO: Immediately.
330 DORABELLA: And there is no way of preventing it?
331 DON ALFONSO: There is none.
332 FIORDILIGI: And not even a single farewell...
333 DON ALFONSO: The unhappy men haven't the courage to see you; but if
334 you wish it, they are ready...
335 DORABELLA: Where are they?
336 DON ALFONSO: Come in, friends.
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338=head2 v5.20.0 - William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18
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342 But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
343 Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;
344 Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
345 When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:
346 So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
347 So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.
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349=head2 v5.20.0-RC1 - Lindsey Buckingham, "Second Hand News"
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353 When times go bad
354 when times go rough
355 Won't you lay me down in tall grass
356 And let me do my stuff
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2ee7da68 358=head2 v5.19.11 - Isidore-Lucien Ducasse [as "Comte de Lautréamont"], trans. Paul Knight, "Les Chants de Maldoror"
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362O rigorous mathematics, I have not forgotten you since your wise lessons,
363sweeter than honey, filtered into my heart like a refreshing wave.
364Instinctively, from the cradle, I had longed to drink from your source, older
365than the sun, and I continue to tread the sacred sanctuary of your solemn
366temple, I, the most faithful of your devotees. There was a vagueness in my
367mind, something thick as smoke; but I managed to mount the steps which lead to
368your altar, and you drove away this dark veil, as the wind blows the
369draught-board. You replaced it with excessive coldness, consummate prudence and
370implacable logic. With the aid of your fortifying milk, my intellect developed
371rapidly and took on immense proportions amid the ravishing lucidity which you
372bestow as a gift on all those who sincerely love you. Arithmetic! Algebra!
373Geometry! Awe-inspiring trinity! Luminous triangle! He who has not known you
374is a fool!
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2ee7da68 376=head2 v5.19.10 - John Chadwick, "The Decipherment of Linear B"
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380The urge to discover secrets is deeply ingrained in human nature; even
381the least curious mind is roused by the promise of sharing knowledge
382withheld from others. Some are fortunate enough to find a job which
383consists in the solution of mysteries, whether it be the physicist who
384tracks down a hitherto unknown nuclear particle or the policeman who
385detects a criminal. But most of us are driven to sublimate this urge
386by the solving of artificial puzzles devised for our entertainment.
387
2ee7da68 388=head2 v5.19.9 - R. A. MacAvoy, "Tea with the Black Dragon"
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392Old hands. The smell of rain--the smell of Ch'an. Quiet words in
393rough Cantonese. "I am not to be your master. Your master has to be
394stronger than you are--has to tell you you are a fool and make you
395know it. And make you feel content in being a fool. How could I do
396that for you? I'm old. You are too strong for me; you are full of
397chi." The old man has paused then, huddled against the wind while
398clouds thickened above them.
399
400"I will tell you this, Long," he continued, "Before you find yourself
401you will lose your chi. Also you will leave behind you all pride of
402body, pride of mind. You will be reduced. Like me." The old man
403closed his eyes, and rain began to beat against his gray, crew-cut
404hair. He pulled his coat closer. Suddenly his eyes snapped open and
405he looked Long in the face.
406
407"You must leave China. Go across the ocean. There you will meet your
408master." He set down his teacup with a palsied hand. His voice rose,
409grew fierce.
410
411"I tell you this, most honored and impressive visitor. You are a
412fool, yes, but you will find the very thing you seek. You will find
413truth!"
414
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419“I used to get a big kick out of saving people’s lives. Now I wonder what the
420hell’s the point, since they all have to die anyway.”
421
422“Oh, there’s a point, all right,” Dunbar assured him.
423
424“Is there? What is the point?”
425
426“The point is to keep them from dying for as long as you can.”
427
428“Yeah, but what’s the point, since they all have to die anyway?”
429
430“The trick is not to think about that.”
431
432“Never mind the trick. What the hell’s the point?”
433
434Dunbar pondered in silence for a few moments. “Who the hell knows?”
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440And somewhere in there was springtime. The corpse mines were closed
441down. The soldiers all left to fight the Russians. In the suburbs,
442the women and children dug rifle pits. Billy and the rest of his group
443were locked up in the stable in the suburbs. And then, one morning,
444they got up to discover that the door was unlocked. World War Two in
445Europe was over.
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447Billy and the rest wandered out onto the shady street. The trees were
448leafing out. There was nothing going on out there, no traffic of any
449kind. There was only one vehicle, an abandoned wagon drawn by two
450horses. The wagon was green and coffin-shaped.
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e91f1fc1 452Birds were talking.
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e91f1fc1 454One bird said to Billy Pilgrim, "Pee-tee-weet?"
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456=head2 v5.19.6 - Monty Python's Flying Circus, "Spam"
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460 Interior: cheap cafe. All the customers are Vikings. Mr and Mrs Bun enter downwards (on wires).
461
462 Mr. Bun: Morning.
463 Waitress: Morning.
464 Mr. Bun: What have you got, then?
465 Waitress: Well there's egg and bacon; egg, sausage and bacon; egg and spam; egg, bacon and spam;
466 egg, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, bacon, sausage and spam; spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam;
467 spam, spam, spam, egg and spam; spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam;
468 or lobster thermidor aux crevettes, with a mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and a fried
469 egg on top and spam
470 Mrs. Bun: Have you got anything without spam in it?
471 Waitress: Well, there's spam, egg, sausage and spam. That's not got MUCH spam in it.
472 Mrs. Bun: I don't want ANY spam.
473 Mr. Bun: Why can't she have egg, bacon, spam and sausage?
474 Mrs. Bun: That's got spam in it!
475 Mr. Bun: Not as much as spam, egg, sausage and spam.
476 Mrs. Bun: Look, could I have egg, bacon, spam and sausage, without the spam.
477 Waitress: Uuuuuuggggh!
478 Mrs. Bun: What d'you mean, uugggh! I don't like spam.
479 Vikings: (singing) Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam ... spam, spam, spam, spam ... lovely spam, wonderful spam ...
480
481 (Brief shot of a Viking ship)
482
483 Waitress: Shut up. Shut up! Shut up! You can't have egg, bacon, spam and sausage without the spam.
484 Mrs. Bun: Why not?
485 Waitress: No, it wouldn't be egg, bacon, spam and sausage, would it?
486 Mrs. Bun: I don't like spam!
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40e1c3e8 488=head2 v5.19.5 - Charles Baudelaire, trans. James McGowan, "The Flowers of Evil", 51. The Cat
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494 A cat is strolling through my mind
495 Acting as though he owned the place,
496 A lovely cat -- strong, charming, sweet.
497 When he meows, one scarcely hears,
498
499 So tender and discreet his tone;
500 But whether he should growl or purr
501 His voice is always rich and deep.
502 That is the secret of his charm.
503
504 This purling voice that filters down
505 Into my darkest depths of soul
506 Fulfils me like a balanced verse,
507 Delights me as a potion would.
508
509 It puts to sleep the cruellest ills
510 And keeps a rein on ecstasies --
511 Without the need for any words
512 It can pronounce the longest phrase.
513
514 Oh no, there is no bow that draws
515 Across my heart, fine instrument,
516 And makes to sing so royally
517 The strongest and the purest chord,
518
519 More than your voice, mysterious cat,
520 Exotic cat, seraphic cat,
521 In whom all is, angelically,
522 As subtle as harmonious.
523
524 II
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526 From his soft fur, golden and brown,
527 Goes out so sweet a scent, one night
528 I might have been embalmed in it
529 By giving him one little pet.
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531 He is my household's guardian soul;
532 He judges, he presides, inspires
533 All matters in hos royal realm;
534 Might he be fairy? or a god?
535
536 When my eyes, to this cat I love
537 Drawn as by a magnet's force,
538 Turn tamely back from that appeal,
539 And when I look within myself,
540
541 I notice with astonishment
542 The fire of his opal eyes,
543 Clear beacons glowing, living jewels,
544 Taking my measure, steadily.
545
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547
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550There is something in sickness that breaks down the pride of manhood;
551that softens the heart and brings it back to the feelings of infancy.
552Who that has languished, even in advanced life, in sickness and
553despondency — who that has pined on a weary bed in the neglect and
554loneliness of a foreign land — but has thought on the mother "that
555looked on his childhood," that smoothed his pillow and administered to
556his helplessness. — Oh! there is an enduring tenderness in the love
557of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the
558heart. It is neither to be chilled by selfishness — nor daunted by
559danger — nor weakened by worthlessness — nor stifled by ingratitude.
560She will sacrifice every comfort to his convenience — she will
561surrender every pleasure to his enjoyment — she will glory in his fame
562and exult in his prosperity. And if misfortune overtake him he will
563be the dearer to her from misfortune — and if disgrace settle upon his
564name, she will still love and cherish him in spite of his disgrace —
565and if all the world beside cast him off, she will be all the world to
566him.
567
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568=head2 v5.19.3 - Andrew Hodges, "Alan Turing: The Enigma"
569
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572E.M. Forster, outdoing the King's heresy with grand bravura, had
573written in 1938 that if he were faced with the choice between
574betraying his country and betraying his friends, he hoped he would
575have the courage to betray his country. He would always put the
576personal above the political. But for Alan Turing, unlike Forster, or
577Wittgenstein, or G.H. Hardy, it was more than a theoretical question.
578For him not only had the personal become the political, but the
579political was the personal. He had chosen and promised for himself in
580working for the government. The choice for him therefore was that
581between betraying one part of himself and betraying another part. And
582however much he wavered between these alternatives, there was a solid
583logic to the mind of security, one that could not be expected to take
584an interest in notions of freedom and development. He had no rights
585to such things, as he would have had to admit. He might have
586outwitted the Home Guard, but when it came to questions that mattered,
587there was no doubt that he had placed himself under military law.
588There was a war on; there was always a war on now.
589
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590=head2 v5.19.2 - Fred Brooks, "The Mythical Man-Month"
591
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593
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594The magic of myth and legend has come true in our time. One types the
595correct incantation on a keyboard, and a display screen comes to life,
596showing things that never were nor could be. [...] Not all is delight,
597however [...] One must perform perfectly. The computer resembles the
598magic of legend in this respect, too. If one character, one pause, of
599the incantation is not strictly in proper form, the magic doesn't work.
600
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601=head2 v5.19.1 - William Shakespeare, "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
602
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605 Over hill, over dale,
606 Thorough bush, thorough briar,
607 Over park, over pale,
608 Thorough flood, thorough fire,
609 I do wander everywhere,
610 Swifter than the moon's sphere;
611 And I serve the fairy queen,
612 To dew her orbs upon the green.
613 The cowslips tall her pensioners be;
614 In their gold coats, spots you see;
615 Those be rubies, fairy favours,
616 In their freckles live our savours.
617 I must go seek some dew-drops here,
618 And hang a perl in every cowslip's ear.
619 Farewell, thou lob of spirits, I'll be gone;
620 My queen and all her elves come here anon!
621
5f42d1f2 622=head2 v5.19.0 - Batman, of the Joker, in "The Dark Knight Returns"
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626 From the beginning, I knew…
627 …that there was nothing wrong with you…
628 …that I can't fix…
629 …with my hands…
630
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634
635 Along the shore the cloud waves break,
636 The twin suns sink beneath the lake,
637 The shadows lengthen
638 In Carcosa.
639
640 Strange is the night where black stars rise,
641 And strange moons circle through the skies
642 But stranger still is
643 Lost Carcosa.
644
645 Songs that the Hyades shall sing,
646 Where flap the tatters of the King,
647 Must die unheard in
648 Dim Carcosa.
649
650 Song of my soul, my voice is dead;
651 Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed
652 Shall dry and die in
653 Lost Carcosa.
654
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656
657(no epigraph)
658
40e1c3e8 659=head2 v5.18.3-RC2 - Robert W. Chambers, "The King in Yellow", Act I, Scene 2
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662
663"Ah! I see it now!" I shrieked. "You have seized the throne and the
664empire. Woe! woe to you who are crowned with the crown of the King in
665Yellow!"
666
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671 CAMILLA: You, sir, should unmask.
672
673 STRANGER: Indeed?
674
675 CASSILDA: Indeed it's time. We all have laid aside disguise but you.
676
677 STRANGER: I wear no mask.
678
679 CAMILLA: (Terrified, aside to Cassilda.) No mask? No mask!
680
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681=head2 v5.18.2 - Miss Manners
682
683L<Announced on 2014-01-06 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2014/01/msg211224.html>
684
685One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
686only the expression of happy ideas. There's a whole range of behavior
687that can be expressed in a mannerly way. That's what civilization is all
688about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way. One of the
689places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
690Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
691mind?" In civilization there have to be some restraints. If we followed
692every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
693
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694=head2 v5.18.1 - Chuck Moore
695
696L<Announced on 2013-08-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205897.html>
697
698The operating system is another concept that is curious. Operating
699systems are dauntingly complex and totally unnecessary. It’s a brilliant
700thing that Bill Gates has done in selling the world on the notion of
701operating systems. It’s probably the greatest con game the world has
702ever seen.
703
704An operating system does absolutely nothing for you. As long as you had
705something — a subroutine called disk driver, a subroutine called some
706kind of communication support, in the modern world, it doesn’t do
707anything else. In fact, Windows spends a lot of time with overlays and
708disk management all stuff like that which are irrelevant. You’ve got
709gigabyte disks; you’ve got megabyte RAMs. The world has changed in a way
710that renders the operating system unnecessary.
711
712=head2 v5.18.1-RC1 - Chuck Moore
713
714L<Announced on 2013-08-02 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/08/msg205445.html>
715
716Compilers are probably the worst code ever written. They are written by
717someone who has never written a compiler before and will never do so
718again. The more elaborate the language, the more complex, bug-ridden,
719and unusable is the compiler. But a simple compiler for a simple
720language is an essential tool—if only for documentation.
721
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722=head2 v5.18.0 - Yevgeny Zamyatin
723
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725
726It is an error to divide people into the living and the dead: there are people
727who are dead-alive, and people who are alive-alive. The dead-alive also write,
728walk, speak, act. But they make no mistakes; only machines make no mistakes,
729and they produce only dead things. The alive-alive are constantly in error, in
730search, in questions, in torment.
731
2ee7da68 732=head2 v5.18.0-RC4 - Joseph Heller, "Catch-22"
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736Clevinger was dead. That was the basic flaw in his philosophy.
737
738=head2 v5.18.0-RC3 - Tom Waits, "The Ocean Doesn't Want Me"
739
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741
742 I'd love to go drowning
743 And to stay and to stay
744 But the ocean doesn't want me today
745 I'll go in up to here
746 It can't possibly hurt
747 All they will find is my beer
748 And my shirt
749
750=head2 v5.18.0-RC2 - Tom Waits, "Earth Died Screaming"
751
752L<Announced on 2013-05-12 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201723.html>
753
754 And the great day of wrath has come
755 And here's mud in your big red eye
756 The poker's in the fire
757 And the locusts take the sky
758 And the earth died screaming
759 While I lay dreaming of you
760
761=head2 v5.18.0-RC1 - Tom Waits, "What's He Building in There?"
762
763L<Announced on 2013-05-11 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/05/msg201651.html>
764
765 What's he building in there?
766
767 We have a right to know…
768
2ee7da68 769=head2 v5.17.11 - Nigel Tufnel in "This is Spın̈al Tap"
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771L<Announced on 2013-04-20 by Ricardo Signes|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2013/04/msg201056.html>
772
773It's very special because, if you can see, the numbers all go to…
774eleven! Look, right across the board: eleven, eleven, eleven, eleven!
775
2ee7da68 776=head2 v5.17.10 - Vernor Vinge, "A Fire Upon The Deep"
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779
780The archive informed the automation. Data structures were built, recipes
781followed. A local network was built, faster than anything on Straum, but surely
782safe. Nodes were added, modified by other recipes. The archive was a friendly
783place, with hierarchies of translation keys that led them along. Straum itself
784would be famous for this.
785
786Six months passed. A year.
787
72f869fd 788The omniscient view. Not self-aware really. Self-awareness is much over-rated.
7707f065 789Most automation works far better as a part of a whole, and even if human-
72f869fd 790powerful, it does not need to self-know.
7707f065 791
2ee7da68 792=head2 v5.17.9 - Douglas Adams, "The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy"
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796Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.
797The second worst is that of the Azgoths of Kria. During a
798recitation by their poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of
799his poem 'Ode To A Small Lump of Green Putty I Found In My
800Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died
801of internal haemorrhaging and the president of the
802Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one
803of his own legs off. Grunthos is reported to have been
804'disappointed' by the poem's reception, and was about to
805embark on a reading of his twelve-book epic entitled
806'My Favourite Bathtime Gurgles' when his own major intestine,
807in a desperate attempt to save life and civilisation,
808leapt straight up through his neck and throttled his brain.
809
810The very worst poetry of all perished along with its creator
811Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Greenbridge, Essex, England,
812in the destruction of the planet Earth.
813
2ee7da68 814=head2 v5.17.8 - Iain Pears, "An Instance of the Fingerpost"
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818I must here declare myself as someone who does not for a moment subscribe to
819the general view that a willingness to perform oneself is detrimental to the
820dignity of experimental philosophy. There is, after all, a clear distinction
821between labour carried out for financial reward, and that done for the
822improvement of mankind: to put it another way, Lower as a philosopher was
823fully my equal even if he fell away when he became the practising physician.
824I think ridiculous of certain professors of anatomy, who find it beneath
825them to pick up the knife themselves, but merely comment while hired hands
826do the cutting. Sylvius would never have dreamt of sitting on a dais reading
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829perform his own experiments and, on one occasion in my presence, even showed
830himself willing to anatomise a rat with his very own hands. Nor was he less
831a gentleman when he had finished. Indeed, in my opinion, his stature was all
832the greater, for in Boyle wealth, humility and curiosity mingled, and the
833world is richer for it.
834
2ee7da68 835=head2 v5.17.7 - R. Scott Bakker, "The Darkness That Comes Before"
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839No thought.
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841The boy extinguished. Only a place.
842
843This place.
844
845Motionless, the Pragma sat facing him, the bare soles of his feet flat against each other, his dark frock scored by the shadows of deep folds, his eyes as empty as the child they watched.
846
847A place without breath or sound. A place of sight alone. A place without before or after . . . almost.
848
849For the first lances of sunlight careered over the glacier, as ponderous as great tree limbs in the wind. Shadows hardened and light gleamed across the Pragma’s ancient skull.
850
851The old man’s left hand forsook his right sleeve, bearing a watery knife. And like a rope in water, his arm pitched outward, fingertips trailing across the blade as the knife swung languidly into the air, the sun skating and the dark shrine plunging across its mirror back . . .
852
853And the place where Kellhus had once existed extended an open hand—the blond hairs like luminous filaments against tanned skin—and grasped the knife from stunned space.
854
855The slap of pommel against palm triggered the collapse of place into little boy. The pale stench of his body. Breath, sound, and lurching thoughts.
856
857I have been legion . . .
858
859In his periphery, he could see the spike of the sun ease from the mountain. He felt drunk with exhaustion. In the recoil of his trance, it seemed all he could hear were the twigs arching and bobbing in the wind, pulled by leaves like a million sails no bigger than his hand. Cause everywhere, but amid countless minute happenings—diffuse, useless.
860
861Now I understand.
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2ee7da68 863=head2 v5.17.6 - Kurt Vonnegut, "The Sirens of Titan"
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867Beatrice, looking like a gypsy queen, smoldered at the foot of a statue
868of a young physical student. At first glance, the laboratory-gowned
869scientist seemed to be a perfect servant of nothing but truth. At first
870glance, one was convinced that nothing but truth could please him as he
871beamed at his test tube. At first glance, one thought that he was as
872much above the beastly concerns of mankind as the harmoniums in the
873caves of Mercury. There, at first glance, was a young man without
874vanity, without lust — and one accepted at its face value the title Salo
875had engraved on the statue, "Discovery of Atomic Power."
876
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878
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880
881Neither of them noticed the pair of polka-dotted knickers hiding
882behind the ventilation duct overhead, listening patiently and
883recording everything.
884
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885=head2 v5.17.4 - Roald Dahl, "Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf"
886
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890 She whips a pistol from her knickers.
891 She aims it at the creature's head,
892 And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.
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895 I came across Miss Riding Hood.
896 But what a change! No cloak of red,
897 No silly hood upon her head.
898 She said, "Hello, and do please note
899 My lovely furry wolfskin coat."
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902
903L<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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905Preparation:
906
907Cut 16 Perl Onions into quarters and put them in a grill smoker rack
908or a perforated pan over a BBQ using hickory wood chips or Special
909Blend Smoker Bisquettes. Smoke them for an hour and remove once they
910look golden brown.
911Let them cool and put them in the fridge (or freezer) until you are
912ready to create the soup.
913
914Ingredients:
915
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917 3 tbsp butter
918 1/4 cup olive oil
919 2 small garlic cloves, finely minced
920 1 tsp salt
921 1 tsp sugar
922 black pepper to taste
923 1 cup red wine
924 1/4 cup all purpose flour
925 6 cups of beef or vegetable stock
926 1 cup of thick cream (milk can be used as a substitute)
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928Method:
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931 Heat and add the onions to caramelize over a medium-high heat for up
932 to half an hour.
933 Add the garlic, turn down the heat and cook for a further 5 minutes.
934 Add the salt, pepper and sugar.
935 Now add the red wine and reduce to a jam like consistency.
936 Add the flour, stir well and add the stock a cup at a time.
937 Simmer for 30 minutes, add the cream and heat to almost boiling.
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939Enjoy.
940
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944
945‘I knew it,’ said Rincewind. ‘We're in a strong magical field.’
946
947Twoflower and Hrun looked around the little hollow where they had made
948their noonday halt. Then they looked at each other.
949
950The horses were quietly cropping the rich grass by the stream. Yellow
951butterflies skittered among the bushes. There was a smell of thyme
952and a buzzing of bees. The wild pigs on the spit sizzled gently.
953
954Hrun shrugged and went back to oiling his biceps. They gleamed.
955
956‘Looks alright to me,’ he said.
957
958‘Try tossing a coin,’ said Rincewind.
959
960‘What?’
961
962‘Go on. Toss a coin.’
963
964‘Hokay,’ said Hrun. 'If that gives you any pleasure.’ He reached into
965his pouch and withdrew a handful of loose change plundered from a
966dozen realms. With some care he selected a Zchloty leaden
967quarter-iotum and balanced it on a purple thumbnail.
968
969‘You call,’ he said. ‘Heads or—’ he inspected the obverse with
970an air of intense concentration, ‘some sort of a fish with legs.’
971
972‘When it's in the air,’ said Rincewind. Hrun grinned and flicked his thumb.
973
974The iotum rose, spinning.
975
976‘Edge,’ said Rincewind, without looking at it.
977
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978=head2 v5.17.1 - Rand Miller, "Myst: The Book of Ti'ana"
979
980L<Announced on 2012-06-20 by doy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/06/msg188354.html>
981
982On their return from Ko'ah, Aitrus had shown her the Book, patiently
983taking her through page after page, and showing her how such an Age was
984"made." She had seen at once the differences between this archaic form
985and the ordinary written speech of the D'ni, noting how it was not
986merely more elaborate but more specific: a language of precise yet
987subtle descriptive power. Yet seeing was one thing, believing another.
988Given all the evidence, her rational mind still fought against accepting
989it.
990
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995`Welcome, comrades!' Burya opened his arms toward the soldier.
996`Yes it is true! With help from our allies of the Festival, the iron
997hand of the reactionary junta is about to be overthrown for all time!
998The new economy is being born; the marginal cost of production has
999been abolished, and from now on, if any item is produced once, it can
1000be replicated infinitely. From each according to his imagination,
1001to each according to his needs! Join us or better still, bring your
1002fellow soldiers and workers to join us!'
1003
1004There was a sharp bang from the roof of the Corn Exchange, right at the
1005climax of his impromptu speech; heads turned in alarm. Something had
1006broken inside the spork factory and a stream of rainbow-hued plastic
1007implements fountained toward the sky and clattered to the cobblestones
1008on every side, like a harbinger of the postindustrial society to come.
1009Workers and peasants alike stared in open-mouthed bewilderment at this
1010astounding display of productivity, then bent to scrabble in the muck
1011for the brightly colored sporks of revolution. A volley of shots rang
1012out and Burya Rubenstein raised his hands, grinning wildly, to accept
1013the salute of the soldiers from the Skull Hill garrison.
1014
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1019 A victim of collision on the open sea
1020 Nobody ever said that life was free
1021 Sink, swim, go down with the ship
1022 But use your freedom of choice
1023
1024=head2 v5.16.2 - Stanislaw Lem, "The Cyberiad", Trurl's Machine
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1027
1028Once upon a time Trurl the constructor built an eight-story thinking
1029machine. When it was finished, he gave it a coat of white paint,
1030trimmed the edges in lavender, stepped back, squinted, then added a
1031little curlicue on the front and, where one might imagine the forehead
1032to be, a few pale orange polkadots. Extremely pleased with himself,
1033he whistled an air and, as is always done on such occasions, asked it
1034the ritual question of how much is two plus two.
1035
1036The machine stirred. Its tubes began to glow, its coils warmed up,
1037current coursed through all its circuits like a waterfall,
1038transformers hummed and throbbed, there was a clanging, and a
1039chugging, and such an ungodly racket that Trurl began to think of
1040adding a special mentation muffler. Meanwhile the machine labored on,
1041as if it had been given the most difficult problem in the Universe to
1042solve; the ground shook, the sand slid underfoot from the vibration,
1043valves popped like champagne corks, the relays nearly gave way under
1044the strain. At last, when Trurl had grown extremely impatient, the
1045machine ground to a halt and said in a voice like thunder: SEVEN!
1046
2ee7da68 1047=head2 v5.16.1 - Emerald Rose, "Never Split The Party"
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1051 Don't you know? You never split the party
1052 Clerics in the back to keep those fighters hale and hearty
1053 The wizard in the middle, where he can shed some light
1054 And you never let that damn thief out of sight…
1055
c33412d7 1056=head2 v5.16.1-RC1 - Tom Moldvay, Foreward to the "Dungeons & Dragons Basic Rulebook"
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1059
1060I was busy rescuing the captured maiden when the dragon showed up.
1061Fifty feed of scaled terror glared down at us with smoldering red eyes.
1062Tendrils of smoke drifted out from between fangs larger than daggers.
1063The dragon blocked the only exit from the cave.
1064
1065
1066
1067I unwrapped the sword which the mysterious cleric had given me. The
1068sword was golden-tinted steel. Its hilt was set with a rainbow
1069collection of precious gems. I shouted my battle cry and charged
1070
1071My charge caught the dragon by surprise. Its titanic jaws snapped shut
1072inches from my face. I swung the golden sword with both arms. The
1073swordblade bit into the dragon's neck and continued through to the other
1074side. With an earth-shaking crash, the dragon dropped dead at my feet.
1075The magic sword had saved my life and ended the reign of the
1076dragon-tyrant. The countryside was freed and I could return as a hero.
1077
2ee7da68 1078=head2 v5.16.0 - W.H. Auden, "September 1, 1939"
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1082 All I have is a voice
1083 To undo the folded lie,
1084 The romantic lie in the brain
1085 Of the sensual man-in-the-street
1086 And the lie of Authority
1087 Whose buildings grope the sky:
1088 There is no such thing as the State
1089 And no one exists alone;
1090 Hunger allows no choice
1091 To the citizen or the police;
1092 We must love one another or die.
1093
2ee7da68 1094=head2 v5.15.9 - Bob Dylan, "Blowin' In The Wind"
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1098 How many roads must a man walk down
1099 Before you call him a man?
1100 Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail
1101 Before she sleeps in the sand?
1102 Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannonballs fly
1103 Before they're forever banned?
1104 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1105 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1106
1107 How many years can a mountain exist
1108 Before it's washed to the sea?
1109 Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist
1110 Before they're allowed to be free?
1111 Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head
1112 Pretending he just doesn't see?
1113 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1114 The answer is blowin' in the wind
1115
1116 How many times must a man look up
1117 Before he can see the sky?
1118 Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
1119 Before he can hear people cry?
1120 Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
1121 That too many people have died?
1122 The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind
1123 The answer is blowin' in the wind
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2ee7da68 1125=head2 v5.15.8 - The KLF, "The Manual-How To Have A Number One The Easy Way"
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1128
1129 "Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1130 Doctor Who, in the Tardis
1131 Doctor Who, hey Doctor Who
1132 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who
1133 Doctor Who, Doc, Doctor Who"
1134
1135Gibberish of course, but every lad in the country under a certain
1136age related instinctively to what it was about. The ones slightly
1137older needed a couple of pints inside them to clear away the mind
1138debris left by the passing years before it made sense. As for
1139girls and our chorus, we think they must have seen it as pure crap.
1140A fact that must have limited to zero our chances of staying at The
1141Top for more than one week.
1142
1143Stock, Aitkin and Waterman, however, are kings of writing chorus
1144lyrics that go straight to the emotional heart of the 7" single
1145buying girls in this country. Their most successful records will kick
1146into the chorus with a line which encapsulates the entire emotional
1147meaning of the song. This will obviously be used as the title. As
1148soon as Rick Astley hit the first line of the chorus on his debut
1149single it was all over - the Number One position was guaranteed:
1150
1151 "I'm never going to give you up"
1152
2ee7da68 1153=head2 v5.15.7 - Penelope Lively, "The Voyage of QV66"
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1156
1157"Laboratories," announced Henry. "Kindly don't touch anything."
1158
1159He led us into a long low brick shed. Outside there was a
1160notice on a piece of board, crudely printed in red paint,
1161which said GRATE SIENCE DISCOVERYS DONE HERE SSSH! BRING YOUR
1162OWN BUKKIT NO PINCHING ANYWUN ELSE'S EXPERRYMENTS CANTEEN OPEN
1163ALL DAY CHIMPS ONLY.
1164
1165There were a lot of large black monkeys inside, all intently
1166busy on what they were doing. Some of them were pouring stuff
1167out of bottles into buckets and carefully stirring the ensuing
1168mixture; others were at work with glass tubes and jars, blowing
1169and measuring and mixing; others were crouched over long benches
1170with tools and heaps of bits and pieces of metal, cutting and
1171bending and constructing. There was a great deal of noise and
1172chatter. Every now and then one of them would give a whoop of
1173excitement and all the others would gather round and jump up and
1174down cheering and applauding.
1175
1176"Chimps," said Henry. "They're awfully clever."
1177
2ee7da68 1178=head2 v5.15.6 - Ursula K. Leguin, "A Wizard of Earthsea"
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1181
1182Ged had thought that as the prentice of a great mage he would enter at once
1183into the mystery and mastery of power. He would understand the language of the
1184beasts and the speech of the leaves of the forest, he thought, and sway the
1185winds with his word, and learn to change himself into any shape he
1186wished. Maybe he and his master would run together as stags, or fly to Re Albi
1187over the mountain on the wings of eagles.
1188
1189But it was not so at all. They wandered, first down into the Vale and then
1190gradually south and westward around the mountain, given lodging in little
1191villages or spending the night out in the wilderness, like poor
1192journeyman-sorcerers, or tinkers, or beggars. They entered no mysterious
1193domain. Nothing happened. The mage's oaken staff that Ged had watched at first
1194with eager dread was nothing but a stout staff to walk with. Three days went
1195by and four days went by and still Ogion had not spoken a single charm in
1196Ged's hearing, and had not taught him a single name or rune or spell.
1197
2ee7da68 1198=head2 v5.15.5 - Nikolai Gogol, trans. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, "The Diary of a Madman"
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1201
1202This day - is a day of the greatest solemnity! Spain has a king. He has
1203been found. I am that king. Only this very day did I learn of it. I
1204confess, it came to me suddenly in a flash of lightning. I don't understand
1205how I could have thought and imagined that I was a titular councillor. How
1206could such a wild notion enter my head? It's a good thing no one thought of
1207putting me in an insane asylum. Now everything is laid open before me. Now
1208I see everything as on the palm of my hand. And before, I don't understand,
1209before everything around me was in some sort of fog. And all this happens, I
1210think, because people imagine that the human brain is in the head. Not at
1211all: it is brought by a wind from the direction of the Caspian Sea. First
1212off, I announced to Mavra who I am. When she heard that the king of Spain
1213was standing before her, she clasped her hands and nearly died of fright.
1214The stupid woman had never seen a king of Spain before. However, I
1215endeavoured to calm her down and assured her in gracious words of my
1216benevolence and that I was not at all angry that she sometimes polished my
1217boots poorly. They're benighted folk. It's impossible to tell them about
1218lofty matters. She got frightened because she's convinced that all kings of
1219Spain are like Philip II. But I explained to her that there was no
1220resemblance between me and Philip II, and that I didn't have a single
1221Capuchin . . . I didn't go to the office . . . To hell with it! No friends,
1222you won't lure me there now; I'm not going to copy your vile papers!
1223
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1224=head2 v5.15.4 - Steve Jobs
1225
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1227
1228A lot of people in our industry haven't had very diverse experiences. So they
1229don't have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions
1230without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one's understanding of
1231the human experience, the better design we will have.
1232
2ee7da68 1233=head2 v5.15.3 - Oscar Wilde, From the preface to "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
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1237All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath
1238the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol
1239do so at their peril.
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1241It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors.
1242Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the
1243work is new, complex, and vital. When critics disagree, the
1244artist is in accord with himself.
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1246We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as
1247he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless
1248thing is that one admires it intensely.
607b15aa 1249
4ed12d4a 1250All art is quite useless.
607b15aa 1251
2ee7da68 1252=head2 v5.15.2 - Rainer Maria Rilke, trans., C. F. MacIntyre, "Duino", The First Elegy
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1256 True, it is strange to live no more on earth,
1257 no longer follow the folkways scarecely learned;
1258 not to give roses and other especially auspicious
1259 things the significance of a human future;
1260 to be no more what one was in infinitely anxious hands,
1261 and to put aside even one's name, like a broken plaything.
1262 Strange, to wish wishes no longer. Strange, to see
1263 all that was related fluttering so loosely in space.
1264 And being dead is hard, full of catching-up,
1265 so that finally one feels a little eternity.–
1266 But the living all make the mistake of too sharp discrimination.
1267 Often angels (it's said) don't know if they move
1268 among the quick or the dead. The eternal current
1269 hurtles all ages along with it forever
1270 through both realms and drowns their voices in both.
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1272=head2 v5.15.1 - Greg Egan, "Permutation City"
1273
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1275
1276Carter held out a hand towards the middle of the room. `See that
1277fountain?' A ten-metre-wide marble wedding cake, topped with a
1278winged cherub wrestling a serpent, duly appeared. Water cascaded
1279down from a gushing wound in the cherub's neck. Carter said, `It's
1280being computed by redundancies in the sketch of the city. I can
1281extract the results, because I know exactly where to look for them --
1282but nobody else would have a hope in hell of picking them out.'
1283
1284Peer walked up to the fountain. Even as he approached, he noticed
1285that the spray was intangible; when he dipped his hand in the water
1286around the base he felt nothing, and the motion he made with his
1287fingers left the foaming surface unchanged. They were spying on
1288the calculations, not interacting with them; the fountain was a
1289closed system.
1290
1291Carter said, `In your case, of course, nobody will need to know
1292the results. Except you -- and you'll know them because you'll
1293/be/ them.'
1294
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1295=head2 v5.15.0 - Neil Gaiman, "The Graveyard Book"
1296
1297L<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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4ed12d4a 1299If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.
452ead5e 1300
c682aa67 1301=head2 v5.14.4 - Arthur C. Clarke, "The Nine Billion Names of God"
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1305He began to sing, but gave it up after a while. This vast arena of
1306mountains, gleaming like whitely hooded ghosts on every side, did not
1307encourage such ebullience. Presently George glanced at his watch.
1308
1309'Should be there in an hour,' he called back over his shoulder to
1310Chuck. Then he added, in an afterthought: 'Wonder if the computer's
1311finished its run. It was due about now.'
1312
1313Chuck didn't reply, so George swung round in his saddle. He could just
1314see Chuck's face, a white oval turned towards the sky.
1315
1316'Look,' whispered Chuck, and George lifted his eyes to heaven. (There
1317is always a last time for everything.)
1318
1319Overhead, without any fuss, the stars were going out.
1320
1321=head2 v5.14.3 - William Shakespeare, "As You Like It"
1322
1323L<Announced on 2012-10-12 by Dominic Hargreaves|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/10/msg194057.html>
1324
1325 The poor world is almost six thousand years old, and in all
1326 this time there was not any man died in his own person,
1327 videlicit, in a love-cause. Troilus had his brains dashed
1328 out with a Grecian club; yet he did what he could to die
1329 before, and he is one of the patterns of love. Leander, he
1330 would have lived many a fair year, though Hero had turned
1331 nun, if it had not been for a hot midsummer night; for, good
1332 youth, he went but forth to wash him in the Hellespont and
1333 being taken with the cramp was drowned and the foolish
1334 coroners of that age found it was 'Hero of Sestos.' But these
1335 are all lies: men have died from time to time and worms have
1336 eaten them, but not for love.
1337
1338=head2 v5.14.2 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
1339
1340L<Announced on 2011-09-26 by Florian Ragwitz|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/09/msg177618.html>
1341
1342It's not so much that people don't value the programs after they have them--they
1343do value them. But they're not the sort of thing that would ever catch on if
1344they had to overcome the marketing barrier. (I don't yet know if perl will
1345catch on at all--I'm worried enough about it that I specifically included an
1346awk-to-perl translator just to help it catch on.) Maybe it's all just an
1347inferiority complex. Or maybe I don't like to be mercenary.
1348
1349So I guess I'd say that the reason some software comes free is that the
1350mechanism for selling it is missing, either from the work environment, or from
1351the heart of the programmer.
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c684cf36 1353=head2 v5.14.1 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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1355L<Announced on 2011-06-16 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/06/msg173650.html>
1356
1357At this point I'm no longer working for a company that makes me sign
1358my life away, but by now I'm in the habit. Besides, I still harbor
1359the deep-down suspicion that nobody would pay money for what I write,
1360since most of it just helps you do something better that you could
1361already do some other way. How much money would you personally pay
1362to upgrade from readnews to rn? How much money would you pay for
1363the patch program? As for warp, it's a mere game. And anything you
1364can do with perl you can eventually do with an amazing and totally
1365unreadable conglomeration of awk, sed, sh and C.
1366
c684cf36 1367=head2 v5.14.0 - L<< Larry Wall, January 12, 1988 <992@devvax.JPL.NASA.GOV> |http://groups.google.com/group/comp.sources.d/msg/5d17fa68c250b9b2 >>
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1369L<Announced on 2011-05-14 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172326.html>
1370
1371At the start of any project, I'm programming primarily to please
1372myself. (The two chief virtues in a programmer are laziness and
1373impatience.) After a while somebody looks over my shoulder and says,
1374"That's neat. It'd be neater if it did such-and-so." So the thing
1375gets neater. Pretty soon (a year or two) I have an rn, a warp, a patch,
1376or a perl. One of these years I'll have a metaconfig.
1377
1378I then say to myself, "I don't want my life's work to die when this
1379computer is scrapped, so I should let some other people use this. If I
1380ask my company to sell this, it'll never see the light of day, and nobody
1381would pay much for it anyway. If I sell it myself, I'll be in trouble with
1382my company, to whom I signed my life away when I was hired. If I give it
1383away, I can pretend it was worthless in the first place, so my company
1384won't care. In any event, it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission."
1385
1386So a freely distributable program is born.
1387
1388=head2 v5.14.0-RC3 - American Airlines Gate Agent, last call
1389
1390L<Announced on 2011-05-11 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/05/msg172282.html>
1391
1392This is the last call for flight 1697 with service to Chicago and
1393continuing service to San Francisco. All passengers should already be
1394aboard. If you aren't aboard at this time, you will be denied boarding
1395and your bags will be offloaded.
1396
2ee7da68 1397=head2 v5.14.0-RC2 - Greg Grandin, "Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City"
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1400
1401Over the course of nearly two decades, Ford would spend tens of millions
1402of dollars founding not one but, after the plantation was defastated
1403by leaf blight, two American towns, complete with central squares,
1404sidewalks, indoor plumbing, hospitals, manicured lawns, movie theaters,
1405swimming pools, golf courses, and, of course, Model Ts and As rolling
1406down their paved streets.
1407
1408Back in America, newspapers kept up their drumbeat celebration, only
1409obliquely referencing reports that things were not progressing as the
1410company had hoped. But there was one note of skepticism. In late 1928,
1411the Washington Post ran an editorial that read in its entirety: "Ford will
1412govern a rubber plantation in Brazil larger than North Carolina. This is
1413the first time he has applied quantity production methods to trouble"
1414
1415=head2 v5.14.0-RC1 - Bill Bryson, "In a Sunburned Country"
1416
1417L<Announced on 2011-04-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/04/msg171253.html>
1418
1419But then Australia is such a difficult country to keep track of. On
1420my first visit, some years ago, I passed the time on the long flight
1421reading a history of Australian politics in the twentieth century,
1422wherein I encountered the startling fact that in 1967 the prime minister,
1423Harold Holt, was strolling along a beach in Victoria when he plunged into
1424the surf and vanished. No trace of the poor man was ever seen again.
b86ac955 1425This seemed doubly astounding to me—first that Australia could
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1426just I<lose> a prime minister (I mean, come on) and second that news of
1427this had never reached me.
1428
2ee7da68 1429=head2 v5.13.11 - Walt Whitman, L<"Leaves of Grass"|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass>
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1432
1433 When the full-grown poet came,
1434 Out spake pleased Nature (the round impassive globe, with all its
1435 shows of day and night,) saying, He is mine;
1436 But out spake too the Soul of man, proud, jealous and unreconciled,
1437 Nay he is mine alone;
1438 --Then the full-grown poet stood between the two, and took each
1439 by the hand;
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1440 And to-day and ever so stands, as blender, uniter, tightly
1441 holding hands,
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1442 Which he will never release until he reconciles the two,
1443 And wholly and joyously blends them.
1444
2ee7da68 1445=head2 v5.13.10 - Egill Skalla-Grímsson, L<"Egils saga Skalla-Grímssonar"|http://www.heimskringla.no/wiki/Egils_saga_Skalla-Gr%C3%ADmssonar>
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1449 Skalat maðr rúnar rísta,
1450 nema ráða vel kunni.
1451 Þat verðr mörgum manni,
1452 es of myrkvan staf villisk.
1453 Sák á telgðu talkni
1454 tíu launstafi ristna.
1455 Þat hefr lauka lindi
1456 langs ofrtrega fengit.
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1458=head2 v5.13.9 - John F Kennedy, L<Inaugural Address January 20, 1961|http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy%27s_Inaugural_Address>
1459
1460L<Announced on 2011-01-20 by Jesse Vincent|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2011/01/msg168335.html>
1461
1462In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been
1463granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I
1464do not shrink from this responsibility -- I welcome it. I do not believe
1465that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other
1466generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this
1467endeavor will light our country and all who serve it. And the glow from
1468that fire can truly light the world.
1469
1470And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
1471ask what you can do for your country.
1472
1473My fellow citizens of the world, ask not what America will do for you,
1474but what together we can do for the freedom of man.
1475
1476Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world,
1477ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which
1478we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history
1479the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love,
1480asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God's
1481work must truly be our own.
1482
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1487The aliens called the box a "matter generator," but we'd be more inclined
1488to call it a matter duplicator. By connecting switches and potentiometers
1489between the copper posts it was possible to make the box mark off two
1490cubic rectangular areas of volume. Make a certain contact, and these
1491areas would be isolated within perfectly reflective fields. They could
1492be expanded or contracted by altering resistances between other posts.
1493As I worked out the user interface I built a little control panel for
1494the device. It was actually a clever way for the aliens to do things;
1495instead of trying to build controls we could use, they built us an
1496interface we could attach to controls that made sense to us. It could
1497also be automated.
1498
1499Once you had made the contact that established the shielded volumes,
1500if you made another certain contact the contents of the first volume
1501were copied to the second. The machine copied metal, plastic, steel,
1502and diamond with equal ease. Copies of copies of copies of copies were
1503indistinguishable from the originals at any magnification, even using
1504techniques like X-ray crystallography.
1505
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1511
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1513
1514[Everyone freezes right in their tracks]
1515
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1516 Trinity: What did you just say?
1517 Neo: Nothing. Just had a little deja vu.
1518 Trinity: What did you see?
1519 Cypher: What happened?
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1520 Neo: A black cat went past us, and then another that looked just
1521 like it.
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1522 Trinity: How much like it? Was it the same cat?
1523 Neo: It might have been. I'm not sure.
1524 Morpheus: Switch! Apoc!
1525 Neo: What is it?
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1526 Trinity: A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when
1527 they change something.
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1530
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1533The boy called Crow softly rests a hand on my shoulder, and with that
1534he storm vanishes.
1535
1536"From now on -- no matter what -- you've got to be the world's toughest
1537fifteen-year-old. That's the only way you're going to survive. And in order
1538to do that, you've got to figure out what it means to be tough. You following
1539me?"
1540
1541I keep my eyes closed and don't reply. I just want to sink off into sleep
1542like this, his hand on my shoulder. I hear the faint flutter of wings.
1543
1544"You're going to be the world's toughest fifteen-year-old," Crow whispers
1545as I try to fall asleep. Like he was carving the words in a deep blue tattoo
1546on my heart.
1547
1548(Translated from Japanese by Philip Gabriel)
1549
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1554Candle in hand I stepped in. I do not know whether the quality of
1555air, long undisturbed, is peculiar; to me it has always seemed so, and
1556the damp smell of the old masonry hung in this atmosphere. My candle
1557faintly lighted the bare stone wall that enclosed the stair, the foot
1558of which I could not see. Down I went, and a few turns brought me to
1559the stone floor. Here was another door, of the simple, old, oak kind,
1560deep sunk in the thickness of the wall. The large end of the key
1561fitted this. The lock was stiff; I set the candle down upon the
1562stair, and applied both hands; it turned with difficulty, and as it
1563revolved, uttered a shriek that alarmed me for my secret.
1564
1565For some minutes I did not move. In a little time, however, I took
1566courage, and opened the door. The night-air floating in puffed out
1567the candle. There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a
1568jungle, close about the door. I should have been in pitch-darkness,
1569were it not that through the topmost leaves there twinkled, here and
1570there, a glimmer of moonshine.
1571
1572Softly, lest any one should have opened his window at the sound of the
1573rusty bolt, I struggled through this till I gained a view of the open
1574grounds. Here I found that the brushwood spread a good way up the
1575park, uniting with the wood that approached the little temple I have
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1582`How the creatures order one about, and make one repeat lessons!' thought Alice;
1583`I might as well be at school at once.' However, she got up, and began to repeat
1584it, but her head was so full of the Lobster Quadrille, that she hardly knew what
1585she was saying, and the words came very queer indeed:--
1586
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1587 "'Tis the voice of the Lobster; I heard him declare,
1588 "You have baked me too brown, I must sugar my hair."
1589 As a duck with its eyelids, so he with his nose
1590 Trims his belt and his buttons, and turns out his toes.'
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1591
1592
1593`That's different from what I used to say when I was a child,' said the Gryphon.
1594
1595`Well, I never heard it before,' said the Mock Turtle; `but it sounds uncommon
1596nonsense.'
1597
1598Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if
1599anything would ever happen in a natural way again.
1600
1601`I should like to have it explained,' said the Mock Turtle.
1602
1603`She can't explain it,' said the Gryphon hastily. `Go on with the next verse.'
1604
1605`But about his toes?' the Mock Turtle persisted. `How could he turn them out
1606with his nose, you know?'
1607
1608`It's the first position in dancing.' Alice said; but was dreadfully puzzled by
1609the whole thing, and longed to change the subject.
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1615Look at Crowley, doing 110 mph on the M40 heading towards
1616Oxfordshire. Even the most resolutely casual observer would
1617notice a number of strange things about him. The clenched teeth,
1618for example, or the dull red glow coming from behind his
1619sunglasses. And the car. The car was a definite hint.
1620
1621Crowley had started the journey in his Bentley, and he was
1622dammned if he wasn't going to finish it in the Bentley as well.
1623Not that even the kind of car buff who owns his own pair of
1624motoring goggles would have been able to tell it was a vintage
1625Bentley. Not any more. They wouldn't have been able to tell
1626that it was a Bentley. They would only offer fifty-fifty that it
1627had ever even been a car.
1628
1629There was no paint left on it, for a start. It might still have
1630been black, where it wasn't a rusty, smudged reddish-brown, but
1631this was a dull charcoal black. It traveled in its own ball of
1632flame, like a space capsule making a particularly difficult
1633re-entry.
1634
1635There was a thin skin of crusted, melted rubber left around the
1636metal wheel rims, but seeing that the wheel rims were still
1637somhow riding an inch above the road surface this didn't seem to
1638make an awful lot of difference to the suspension.
1639
1640It should have fallen apart miles back.
1641
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1646We deal in the moral equivalent of black holes, where the normal laws -
1647the rules of right and wrong that people imagine apply everywhere else
1648in the universe - break down; beyond those metaphysical event-horizons,
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1650
1651=head2 v5.13.1 - Miguel de Unamuno, "The Sepulchre of Don Quixote"
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1655And if anyone shall come to you and say that he knows how to construct
1656bridges and that perhaps a time will come when you will wish to avail
1657yourself of his science in order to cross over a river, out with him! Out
1658with the engineer! Rivers will be crossed by wading or swimming them, even
1659if half the crusaders drown themselves. Let the engineer go off and build
1660bridges somewhere else, where they are badly wanted. For those who go in
1661quest of the sepulchre, faith is bridge enough.
1662
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1667The heat still remained at quite a supportable degree. With an
1668involuntary shudder, I reflected on what the heat must have been
1669when the volcano of Sneffels was pouring its smoke, flames, and
1670streams of boiling lava -- all of which must have come up by the
1671road we were now following. I could imagine the torrents of hot
1672seething stone darting on, bubbling up with accompaniments of
1673smoke, steam, and sulphurous stench!
1674
1675"Only to think of the consequences," I mused, "if the old
1676volcano were once more to set to work."
1677
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1679
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1682 Music oft hath such a charm
1683 To make bad good, and good provoke to harm.
1684
1685=head2 v5.12.4 - William Schwenck Gilbert, "Trial By Jury"
1686
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1689 You cannot eat breakfast all day,
1690 Nor is it the act of a sinner,
1691 When breakfast is taken away,
1692 To turn his attention to dinner;
1693 And it's not in the range of belief,
1694 To look upon him as a glutton,
1695 Who, when he is tired of beef,
1696 Determines to tackle the mutton.
1697 Ah! But this I am willing to say,
1698 If it will appease her sorrow,
1699 I'll marry this lady today,
1700 And I'll marry the other tomorrow!
1701
1702=head2 v5.12.4-RC2 - James Russell Lowell, "Eleanor makes macaroons"
1703
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1705
1706 Now for sugar, -- nay, our plan
1707 Tolerates no work of man.
1708 Hurry, then, ye golden bees;
1709 Fetch your clearest honey, please,
1710 Garnered on a Yorkshire moor,
1711 While the last larks sing and soar,
1712 From the heather-blossoms sweet
1713 Where sea-breeze and sunshine meet,
1714 And the Augusts mask as Junes, --
1715 Eleanor makes macaroons!
1716
1717=head2 v5.12.4-RC1 - Ogden Nash, "The Clean Plater"
1718
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1721 Pheasant is pleasant, of course,
1722 And terrapin, too, is tasty,
1723 Lobster I freely endorse,
1724 In pate or patty or pasty.
1725 But there's nothing the matter with butter,
1726 And nothing the matter with jam,
1727 And the warmest greetings I utter
1728 To the ham and the yam and the clam.
1729 For they're food,
1730 All food,
1731 And I think very fondly of food.
1732 Through I'm broody at times
1733 When bothered by rhymes,
1734 I brood
1735 On food.
1736
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1741 I saw a huge steam roller,
1742 It blotted out the sun.
1743 The people all lay down, lay down;
1744 They did not try to run.
1745 My love and I, we looked amazed
1746 Upon the gory mystery.
1747 'Lie down, lie down!' the people cried.
1748 'The great machine is history!'
1749 My love and I, we ran away,
1750 The engine did not find us.
1751 We ran up to a mountain top,
1752 Left history far behind us.
1753 Perhaps we should have stayed and died,
1754 But somehow we don't think so.
1755 We went to see where history'd been,
1756 And my, the dead did stink so.
1757
1758=head2 v5.12.2 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
1759
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1762CPUs. Cayce Pollard Units. That's what Damien calls the clothing
1763she wears. CPUs are either black, white, or gray, and ideally
1764seem to have come into this world without human intervention.
1765
1766What people take for relentless minimalism is a side effect
1767of too much exposure to the reactor-cores of fashion. This
1768has resulted in a remorseless paring-down of what she can and
1769will wear. She is, literally, allergic to fashion. She can
1770only tolerate things that could have been worn, to a general
1771lack of comment, during any year between 1945 and 2000. She's a
1772design-free zone, a one-woman school of and whose very austerity
1773periodically threatens to spawn its own cult.
1774
1775=head2 v5.12.2-RC1 - William Gibson, "Pattern Recognition"
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1779The front page opens, familiar as a friend's living room. A frame-grab
1780from #48 serves as backdrop, dim and almost monochrome, no characters in
1781view. This is one of the sequences that generate comparisons with
1782Tarkovsky. She only knows Tarkovsky from stills, really, though she did
1783once fall asleep during a screening of The Stalker, going under on an
1784endless pan, the camera aimed straight down, in close-up, at a puddle on
1785a ruined mosaic floor. But she is not one of those who think that much
1786will be gained by analysis of the maker's imagined influences. The cult
1787of the footage is rife with subcults, claiming every possible influence.
1788Truffaut, Peckinpah -- The Peckinpah people, among the least likely, are
1789still waiting for the guns to be drawn.
1790
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1792
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1795"Now suppose," chortled Dr. Breed, enjoying himself, "that there were
1796many possible ways in which water could crystallize, could freeze.
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1798what we might call ice-one -- is only one of several types of ice.
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1799Suppose water always froze as ice-one on Earth because it had never
1800had a seed to teach it how to form ice-two, ice-three, ice-four
1801...? And suppose," he rapped on his desk with his old hand again,
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1803hard as this desk -- with a melting point of, let us say, one-hundred
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1805and-thirty degrees."
1806
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1811San Lorenzo was fifty miles long and twenty miles wide, I learned from
1812the supplement to the New York Sunday Times. Its population was four
1813hundred, fifty thousand souls, "...all fiercely dedicated to the ideals
1814of the Free World."
1815
1816Its highest point, Mount McCabe, was eleven thousand feet above sea
1817level. Its capital was Bolivar, "...a strikingly modern city built on a
1818harbor capable of sheltering the entire United States Navy." The principal
1819exports were sugar, coffee, bananas, indigo, and handcrafted novelties.
1820
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1825Which brings me to the Bokononist concept of a wampeter. A wampeter is
1826the pivot of a karass. No karass is without a wampeter, Bokonon tells us,
1827just as no wheel is without a hub. Anything can be a wampeter: a tree,
1828a rock, an animal, an idea, a book, a melody, the Holy Grail. Whatever
1829it is, the members of its karass revolve about it in the majestic chaos
1830of a spiral nebula. The orbits of the members of a karass about their
1831common wampeter are spiritual orbits, naturally. It is souls and not
1832bodies that revolve. As Bokonon invites us to sing:
1833
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1835 With feet of lead and wings of tin . . .
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1841'Please would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, for she was
1842not quite sure whether it was good manners for her to speak first, 'why
1843your cat grins like that?'
1844
1845'It's a Cheshire cat,' said the Duchess, 'and that's why. Pig!'
1846
1847She said the last word with such sudden violence that Alice quite
1848jumped; but she saw in another moment that it was addressed to the baby,
1849and not to her, so she took courage, and went on again:--
1850
1851'I didn't know that Cheshire cats always grinned; in fact, I didn't know
1852that cats COULD grin.'
1853
1854'They all can,' said the Duchess; 'and most of 'em do.'
1855
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1860'Not QUITE right, I'm afraid,' said Alice, timidly; 'some of the words
1861have got altered.'
1862
1863'It is wrong from beginning to end,' said the Caterpillar decidedly, and
1864there was silence for some minutes.
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1867
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1870'It was much pleasanter at home,' thought poor Alice, 'when one wasn't
1871always growing larger and smaller, and being ordered about by mice and
1872rabbits. I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole--and yet--and
1873yet--it's rather curious, you know, this sort of life! I do wonder what
1874can have happened to me! When I used to read fairy-tales, I fancied that
1875kind of thing never happened, and now here I am in the middle of one!
1876
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1878
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1881At last the Mouse, who seemed to be a person of authority among them,
1882called out, 'Sit down, all of you, and listen to me! I'LL soon make you
1883dry enough!' They all sat down at once, in a large ring, with the Mouse
1884in the middle. Alice kept her eyes anxiously fixed on it, for she felt
1885sure she would catch a bad cold if she did not get dry very soon.
1886
1887'Ahem!' said the Mouse with an important air, 'are you all ready? This
1888is the driest thing I know. Silence all round, if you please! "William
1889the Conqueror, whose cause was favoured by the pope, was soon submitted
1890to by the English, who wanted leaders, and had been of late much
1891accustomed to usurpation and conquest. Edwin and Morcar, the earls of
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1902So she was considering in her own mind (as well as she could, for the
1903hot day made her feel very sleepy and stupid), whether the pleasure of
1904making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and
1905picking the daisies, when suddenly a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran
1906close by her.
1907
1908There was nothing so VERY remarkable in that; nor did Alice think it so
1909VERY much out of the way to hear the Rabbit say to itself, 'Oh dear! Oh
1910dear! I shall be late!' (when she thought it over afterwards, it
1911occurred to her that she ought to have wondered at this, but at the time
1912it all seemed quite natural); but when the Rabbit actually TOOK A WATCH
1913OUT OF ITS WAISTCOAT-POCKET, and looked at it, and then hurried on,
1914Alice started to her feet, for it flashed across her mind that she had
1915never before seen a rabbit with either a waistcoat-pocket, or a watch to
1916take out of it, and burning with curiosity, she ran across the field
1917after it, and fortunately was just in time to see it pop down a large
1918rabbit-hole under the hedge.
1919
1920In another moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how
1921in the world she was to get out again.
1922
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1931 A little child, a limber elf,
1932 Singing, dancing to itself,
1933 A fairy thing with red round cheeks,
1934 That always finds, and never seeks,
1935 Makes such a vision to the sight
1936 As fills a father's eyes with light;
1937 And pleasures flow in so thick and fast
1938 Upon his heart, that he at last
1939 Must needs express his love's excess
1940 With words of unmeant bitterness.
1941 Perhaps 'tis pretty to force together
1942 Thoughts so all unlike each other;
1943 To mutter and mock a broken charm,
1944 To dally with wrong that does no harm.
1945 Perhaps 'tis tender too and pretty
1946 At each wild word to feel within
1947 A sweet recoil of love and pity.
1948 And what, if in a world of sin
1949 (O sorrow and shame should this be true!)
1950 Such giddiness of heart and brain
1951 Comes seldom save from rage and pain,
1952 So talks as it's most used to do.
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1954=head2 v5.11.4 - Fyodor Dostoevsky, "Crime and Punishment"
1955
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1958And you don't suppose that I went into it headlong like a fool? I went
1959into it like a wise man, and that was just my destruction. And you
1960mustn't suppose that I didn't know, for instance, that if I began to
1961question myself whether I had the right to gain power -- I certainly
1962hadn't the right -- or that if I asked myself whether a human being is a
1963louse it proved that it wasn't so for me, though it might be for a man
1964who would go straight to his goal without asking questions.... If I
1965worried myself all those days, wondering whether Napoleon would have
1966done it or not, I felt clearly of course that I wasn't Napoleon.
1967
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1969
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4363636d 1972"Say -- I'm going in a swimming, I am. Don't you wish you could? But of
d517a16a 1973course you'd druther work -- wouldn't you? Course you would!"
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1975Tom contemplated the boy a bit, and said: "What do you call work?"
1976
1977"Why ain't that work?"
1978
1979Tom resumed his whitewashing, and answered carelessly: "Well, maybe it
1980is, and maybe it aint. All I know, is, it suits Tom Sawyer."
1981
1982"Oh come, now, you don't mean to let on that you like it?"
1983
1984The brush continued to move. "Like it? Well I don't see why I oughtn't
1985to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day?"
1986
1987That put the thing in a new light. Ben stopped nibbling his apple. Tom
1988swept his brush daintily back and forth -- stepped back to note the effect
1989-- added a touch here and there-criticised the effect again -- Ben
1990watching every move and getting more and more interested, more and more
1991absorbed. Presently he said: "Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little."
1992
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1994
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1997The streets were pretty quiet, which was nice. They're always quiet here
1998at that time: you have to be wearing a black jacket to be out on the
1999streets between seven and nine in the evening, and not many people in
2000the area have black jackets. It's just one of those things. I currently
2001live in Colour Neighbourhood, which is for people who are heavily into
2002colour. All the streets and buildings are set for instant colourmatch:
2003as you walk down the road they change hue to offset whatever you're
2004wearing. When the streets are busy it's kind of intense, and anyone
2005prone to epileptic seizures isn't allowed to live in the Neighbourhood,
2006however much they're into colour.
2007
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2009
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2012Milo had been caught red-handed in the act of plundering his countrymen,
2013and, as a result, his stock had never been higher. He proved good as his
2014word when a rawboned major from Minnesota curled his lip in rebellious
2015disavowal and demanded his share of the syndicate Milo kept saying
2016everybody owned. Milo met the challenge by writing the words "A Share"
2017on the nearest scrap of paper and handing it away with a virtuous disdain
2018that won the envy and admiration of almost everyone who knew him. His
2019glory was at a peak, and Colonel Cathcart, who knew and admired his
b10ee209 2020war record, was astonished by the deferential humility with which Milo
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2021presented himself at Group Headquarters and made his fantastic appeal
2022for more hazardous assignment.
2023
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2025
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2028Whispers of an "evil power" were heard in lines at dairy shops, in
2029streetcars, stores, arguments, kitchens, suburban and long-distance
2030trains, at stations large and small, in dachas and on beaches. Needless
2031to say, truly mature and cultured people did not tell these stories
2032about an evil power's visit to the capital. In fact, they even made fun
2033of them and tried to talk sense into those who told them. Nevertheless,
2034facts are facts, as they say, and cannot simply be dismissed without
2035explanation: somebody had visited the capital. The charred cinders of
2036Griboyedov alone, and many other things besides, confirmed it. Cultured
2037people shared the point of view of the investigating team: it was the
2038work of a gang of hypnotists and ventriloquists magnificently skilled in
2039their art.
2040
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2042
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2045'Briefly, sir, I am the Permanent Under-Secretary of State, known as
2046the Permanent Secretary. Woolley here is your Principal Private
2047Secretary. I, too, have a Principal Private Secretary, and he is the
2048Principal Private Secretary to the Permanent Secretary. Directly
2049responsible to me are ten Deputy Secretaries, eighty-seven Under
2050Secretaries and two hundred and nineteen Assistant Secretaries.
2051Directly responsible to the Principal Private Secretaries are plain
2052Private Secretaries. The Prime Minister will be appointing two
2053Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and you will be appointing your own
2054Parliamentary Private Secretary.'
2055
2056'Can they all type?' I joked.
2057
2058'None of us can type, Minister,' replied Sir Humphrey smoothly. 'Mrs
2059McKay types - she is your Secretary.'
2060
2061I couldn't tell whether or not he was joking. 'What a pity,' I said.
2062'We could have opened an agency.'
2063
2064Sir Humphrey and Bernard laughed. 'Very droll, sir,' said Sir
2065Humphrey. 'Most amusing, sir,' said Bernard. Were they genuinely
2066amused at my wit, or just being rather patronising? 'I suppose they
2067all say that, do they?' I ventured.
2068
2069Sir Humphrey reassured me on that. 'Certainly not, Minister,' he
2070replied. 'Not quite all.'
2071
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2084He would often declare, in speaking his thoughts upon the subject, that
2085he did not conceive how the greatest family in England could stand it
2086out against an uninterrupted succession of six or seven short
2087noses.--And for the contrary reason, he would generally add, That it
2088must be one of the greatest problems in civil life, where the same
2089number of long and jolly noses, following one another in a direct line,
2090did not raise and hoist it up into the best vacancies in the kingdom.
2091
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2099
2100=head2 v5.9.5 - no announcement
2101
2102L<Pre-announced on 2007-07-07 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2007/07/msg126358.html>,
2103available on CPAN with same date, but never actually announced.
2104
2105=head2 v5.9.4 - no epigraph
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2113=head2 v5.9.2 - Thomas Pynchon, "V"
2114
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2116
2117This word flip was weird. Every recording date of McClintic's he'd
2118gotten into the habit of talking electricity with the audio men and
2119technicians of the studio. McClintic once couldn't have cared less
2120about electricity, but now it seemed if that was helping him reach a
2121bigger audience, some digging, some who would never dig, but all
2122paying and those royalties keeping the Triumph in gas and McClintic
2123in J. Press suits, then McClintic ought to be grateful to
2124electricity, ought maybe to learn a little more about it. So he'd
2125picked up some here and there, and one day last summer he got around
2126to talking stochastic music and digital computers with one
2127technician. Out of the conversation had come Set/Reset, which was
2128getting to be a signature for the group. He had found out from this
2129sound man about a two-triode circuit called a flip-flop, which when
2130it turned on could be one of two ways, depending on which tube was
2131conducting and which was cut off: set or reset, flip or flop.
2132
2133"And that," the man said, "can be yes or no, or one or zero. And
2134that is what you might call one of the basic units, or specialized
2135`cells' in a big `electronic brain.' "
2136
2137"Crazy," said McClintic, having lost him back there someplace. But
2138one thing that did occur to him was if a computer's brain could go
2139flip or flop, why so could a musician's. As long as you were flop,
2140everything was cool. But where did the trigger-pulse come from to
2141make you flip?
2142
2143=head2 v5.9.1 - Tom Stoppard, "Arcadia"
2144
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2147Aren't you supposed to have a pony?
2148
2149=head2 v5.9.0 - Doris Lessing, "Martha Quest"
2150
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2152
2153What of October, that ambiguous month
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2156
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2159Frank and I, unlike the civil servants, were still puzzled that such a
2160proposal as the Europass could even be seriously under consideration by
2161the FCO. We can both see clearly that it is wonderful ammunition for the
2162anti-Europeans. I asked Humphrey if the Foreign Office doesn't realise
2163how damaging this would be to the European ideal?
2164
2165'I'm sure they do, Minister, he said. That's why they support it.'
2166
2167This was even more puzzling, since I'd always been under the impression
2168that the FO is pro-Europe. 'Is it or isn't it?' I asked Humphrey.
2169
2170'Yes and no,' he replied of course, 'if you'll pardon the
2171expression. The Foreign Office is pro-Europe because it is really
2172anti-Europe. In fact the Civil Service was united in its desire to make
2173sure the Common Market didn't work. That's why we went into it.'
2174
2175This sounded like a riddle to me. I asked him to explain further. And
2176basically his argument was as follows: Britain has had the same foreign
2177policy objective for at least the last five hundred years - to create a
2178disunited Europe. In that cause we have fought with the Dutch against
2179the Spanish, with the Germans against the French, with the French and
2180Italians against the Germans, and with the French against the Italians
2181and Germans. [The Dutch rebellion against Phillip II of Spain, the
2182Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and the Second World War - Ed.]
2183
2184In other words, divide and rule. And the Foreign Office can see no
2185reason to change when it has worked so well until now.
2186
2187I was aware of this, naturally, but I regarded it as ancient history.
2188Humphrey thinks that it is, in fact, current policy. It was necessary
2189for us to break up the EEC, he explained, so we had to get inside. We
2190had previously tried to break it up from the outside, but that didn't
2191work. [A reference to our futile and short-lived involvement in EFTA,
2192the European Free Trade Association, founded in 1960 and which the UK
2193left in 1972 - Ed.] Now that we're in, we are able to make a complete
2194pig's breakfast out of it. We've now set the Germans against the French,
2195the French against the Italians, the Italians against the Dutch... and
2196the Foreign office is terribly happy. It's just like old time.
2197
2198I was staggered by all of this. I thought that the all of us who are
2199publicly pro-European believed in the European ideal. I said this to Sir
2200Humphrey, and he simply chuckled.
2201
2202So I asked him: if we don't believe in the European Ideal, why are we
2203pushing to increase the membership?
2204
2205'Same reason,' came the reply. 'It's just like the United Nations. The
2206more members it has, the more arguments you can stir up, and the more
2207futile and impotent it becomes.'
2208
2209This all strikes me as the most appalling cynicism, and I said so.
2210
2211Sir Humphrey agreed completely. 'Yes Minister. We call it
2212diplomacy. It's what made Britain great, you know.'
2213
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2218There was silence in the office. I didn't know what we were going to do
2219about the four hundred new people supervising our economy drive or the
2220four hundred new people for the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office, or
2221anything! I simply sat and waited and hoped that my head would stop
2222thumping and that some idea would be suggested by someone sometime soon.
2223
2224Sir Humphrey obliged. 'Minister... if we were to end the economy drive
2225and close the Bureaucratic Watchdog Office we could issue an immediate
2226press announcement that you had axed eight hundred jobs.' He had
2227obviously thought this out carefully in advance, for at this moment he
2228produced a slim folder from under his arm. 'If you'd like to approve
2229this draft...'
2230
2231I couldn't believe the impertinence of the suggestion. Axed eight
2232hundred jobs? 'But no one was ever doing these jobs,' I pointed out
2233incredulously. 'No one's been appointed yet.'
2234
2235'Even greater economy,' he replied instantly. 'We've saved eight hundred
2236redundancy payments as well.'
2237
2238'But...' I attempted to explain '... that's just phony. It's dishonest,
2239it's juggling with figures, it's pulling the wool over people's eyes.'
2240
2241'A government press release, in fact.' said Humphrey.
2242
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2247A jumbo jet touched down, with BURANDAN AIRWAYS written on the side. I
2248was hugely impressed. British Airways are having to pawn their Concordes,
2249and here is this little tiny African state with its own airline, jumbo
2250jets and all.
2251
2252I asked Bernard how many planes Burandan Airways had. 'None,' he said.
2253
2254I told him not to be silly and use his eyes. 'No Minister, it belongs to
2255Freddie Laker,' he said. 'They chartered it last week and repainted it
2256specially.' Apparently most of the Have-Nots (I mean, LDCs) do this - at
2257the opening of the UN General Assembly the runways of Kennedy Airport are
2258jam-packed with phoney flag-carriers. 'In fact,' said Bernard with a sly
2259grin, 'there was one 747 that belonged to nine different African airlines
2260in a month. They called it the mumbo-jumbo.'
2261
2262While we watched nothing much happening on the TV except the mumbo-jumbo
2263taxiing around Prestwick and the Queen looking a bit chilly, Bernard gave
2264me the next day's schedule and explained that I was booked on the night
2265sleeper from King's Cross to Edinburgh because I had to vote in a
2266three-line whip at the House tonight and would have to miss the last
2267plane. Then the commentator, in that special hushed BBC voice used for any
2268occasion with which Royalty is connected, announced reverentially that we
2269were about to catch our first glimpse of President Selim.
2270
2271And out of the plane stepped Charlie. My old friend Charlie Umtali. We
2272were at LSE together. Not Selim Mohammed at all, but Charlie.
2273
2274Bernard asked me if I were sure. Silly question. How could you forget a
2275name like Charlie Umtali?
2276
2277I sent Bernard for Sir Humphrey, who was delighted to hear that we now
2278know something about our official visitor.
2279
2280Bernard's official brief said nothing. Amazing! Amazing how little the FCO
2281has been able to find out. Perhaps they were hoping it would all be on the
2282car radio. All the brief says is that Colonel Selim Mohammed had converted
2283to Islam some years ago, they didn't know his original name, and therefore
2284knew little of his background.
2285
2286I was able to tell Humphrey and Bernard /all/ about his background.
2287Charlie was a red-hot political economist, I informed them. Got the top
2288first. Wiped the floor with everyone.
2289
2290Bernard seemed relieved. 'Well that's all right then.'
2291
2292'Why?' I enquired.
2293
2294'I think Bernard means,' said Sir Humphrey helpfully, 'that he'll know how
2295to behave if he was at an English University. Even if it was the LSE.' I
2296never know whether or not Humphrey is insulting me intentionally.
2297
2298Humphrey was concerned about Charlie's political colour. 'When you said
2299that he was red-hot, were you speaking politically?'
2300
2301In a way I was. 'The thing about Charlie is that you never quite know
2302where you are with him. He's the sort of chap who follows you into a
2303revolving door and comes out in front.'
2304
2305'No deeply held convictions?' asked Sir Humphrey.
2306
2307'No. The only thing Charlie was committed too was Charlie.'
2308
2309'Ah, I see. A politician, Minister.'
2310
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2315 It's not that easy bein' green
2316 Having to spend each day the color of the leaves
2317 When I think it could be nicer being red or yellow or gold
2318 Or something much more colorful like that
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2320 It's not easy bein' green
2321 It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things
2322 And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
2323 Not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
2324 Or stars in the sky
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2326 But green's the color of Spring
2327 And green can be cool and friendly-like
2328 And green can be big like an ocean
2329 Or important like a mountain
2330 Or tall like a tree
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2332 When green is all there is to be
2333 It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
2334 Wonder I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful
2335 And I think it's what I want to be
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2338
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4ed12d4a 2341 Greenback: And the world is mine, all mine. Muhahahahaha. See to it!
51caa79e 2342
4ed12d4a 2343 Stiletto: Si, Barone. Subito, Barone.
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2345=head2 v5.8.7 - Sergei Prokofiev, "Peter and the Wolf"
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2349And now, imagine the triumphant procession: Peter at the head; after him the
2350hunters leading the wolf; and winding up the procession, grandfather and the
2351cat.
2352
2353Grandfather shook his head discontentedly: "Well, and if Peter hadn't caught
51caa79e 2354the wolf? What then?"
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2357
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2360And now this is how things stood: The cat was sitting on one branch. The
2361bird on another, not too close to the cat. And the wolf walked round and
2362round the tree, looking at them with greedy eyes.
2363
2364In the meantime, Peter, without the slightest fear, stood behind the
2365gate, watching all that was going on. He ran home,got a strong rope and
2366climbed up the high stone wall.
2367
2368One of the branches of the tree, around which the wolf was walking,
2369stretched out over the wall.
2370
2371Grabbing hold of the branch, Peter lightly climbed over on to the tree.
2372Peter said to the bird: "Fly down and circle round the wolf's head, only
2373take care that he doesn't catch you!".
2374
2375The bird almost touched the wolf's head with its wings, while the wolf
2376snapped angrily at him from this side and that.
2377
2378How that bird teased the wolf, how that wolf wanted to catch him! But
51caa79e 2379the bird was clever and the wolf simply couldn't do anything about it.
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51caa79e 2386you."
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51caa79e 2388"So did I,", said Pooh. "What are you doing?"
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2389
2390"I'm planting a haycorn, Pooh, so that it can grow up into an oak-tree,
2391and have lots of haycorns just outside the front door instead of having
51caa79e 2392to walk miles and miles, do you see, Pooh?"
4363636d 2393
51caa79e 2394"Supposing it doesn't?" said Pooh.
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2395
2396"It will, because Christopher Robin says it will, so that's why I'm
2397planting it."
2398
2399"Well," aid Pooh, "if I plant a honeycomb outside my house, then it will
51caa79e 2400grow up into a beehive."
4363636d 2401
51caa79e 2402Piglet wasn't quite sure about this.
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2403
2404"Or a /piece/ of a honeycomb," said Pooh, "so as not to waste too much.
2405Only then I might only get a piece of a beehive, and it might be the
51caa79e 2406wrong piece, where the bees were buzzing and not hunnying. Bother"
4363636d 2407
51caa79e 2408Piglet agreed that that would be rather bothering.
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2409
2410"Besides, Pooh, it's a very difficult thing, planting unless you know
2411how to do it," he said; and he put the acorn in the hole he had made,
51caa79e 2412and covered it up with earth, and jumped on it.
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2414=head2 v5.8.6-RC1 - A. A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"
2415
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2416L<Announced on 2004-11-11 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/11/msg95786.html>
2417
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2418"Hallo!" said Piglet, "whare are /you/ doing?"
2419
2420"Hunting," said Pooh.
2421
2422"Hunting what?"
2423
2424"Tracking something," said Winnie-the-Pooh very mysteriously.
2425
2426"Tracking what?" said Piglet, coming closer.
2427
2428"That's just what I ask myself, I ask myself, What?"
2429
2430"What do you think you'll answer?"
2431
2432"I shall have to wait until I catch up with it," said Winnie-the-Pooh.
2433"Now, look there." He pointed to the ground in front of him. "What do
2434you see there?"
2435
2436"Track," said Piglet. "Paw-marks." He gave a little squeak of
2437excitement. "Oh, Pooh!" Do you think it's a--a--a Woozle?"
2438
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2439=head2 v5.8.5 - wikipedia, "Yew"
2440
f3d08688 2441L<Announced on 2004-07-19 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg93189.html>
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2443Yews are relatively slow growing trees, widely used in landscaping and
2444ornamental horticulture. They have flat, dark-green needles, reddish
2445bark, and bear seeds with red arils, which are eaten by thrushes,
2446waxwings and other birds, dispersing the hard seeds undamaged in their
2447droppings. Yew wood is reddish brown (with white sapwood), and very
2448hard. It was traditionally used to make bows, especially the English
2449longbow.
2450
2451In England, the Common Yew (Taxus baccata, also known as English Yew) is
2452often found in churchyards. It is sometimes suggested that these are
2453placed there as a symbol of long life or trees of death, and some are
2454likely to be over 3,000 years old. It is also suggested that yew trees
2455may have a pre-Christian association with old pagan holy sites, and the
2456Christian church found it expedient to use and take over existing sites.
2457Another explanation is that the poisonous berries and foliage discourage
2458farmers and drovers from letting their animals wander into the burial
2459grounds. The yew tree is a frequent symbol in the Christian poetry of
51caa79e 2460T.S. Eliot, especially his Four Quartets.
4363636d 2461
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2462=head2 v5.8.5-RC2 - wikipedia, "Beech"
2463
f3d08688 2464L<Announced on 2004-07-09 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg92934.html>
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2466Beeches are trees of the Genus Fagus, family Fagaceae, including about
2467ten species in Europe, Asia, and North America. The leaves are entire or
2468sparsely toothed. The fruit is a small, sharply-angled nut, borne in
2469pairs in spiny husks. The beech most commonly grown as an ornamental or
2470shade tree is the European beech (Fagus sylvatica).
2471
2472The southern beeches belong to a different but related genus,
2473Nothofagus. They are found in Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, New
51caa79e 2474Caledonia and South America.
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2476=head2 v5.8.5-RC1 - wikipedia, "Pedunculate Oak" (abridged)
2477
f3d08688 2478L<Announced on 2004-07-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/07/msg92840.html>
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2480The Pedunculate Oak is called the Common Oak in Britain, and is also
2481often called the English Oak in other English speaking countries It is a
2482large deciduous tree to 25-35m tall (exceptionally to 40m), with lobed
2483and sessile (stalk-less) leaves. Flowering takes place in early to mid
2484spring, and their fruit, called "acorns", ripen by autumn of the same
2485year. The acorns are pedunculate (having a peduncle or acorn-stalk) and
2486may occur singly, or several acorns may occur on a stalk.
2487
2488It forms a long-lived tree, with a large widespreading head of rugged
2489branches. While it may naturally live to an age of a few centuries, many
2490of the oldest trees are pollarded or coppiced, both pruning techniques
2491that extend the tree's potential lifespan, if not its health.
2492
2493Within its native range it is valued for its importance to insects and
2494other wildlife. Numerous insects live on the leaves, buds, and in the
2495acorns. The acorns form a valuable food resource for several small
2496mammals and some birds, notably Jays Garrulus glandarius.
2497
2498It is planted for forestry, and produces a long-lasting and durable
51caa79e 2499heartwood, much in demand for interior and furniture work.
4363636d 2500
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2501=head2 v5.8.4 - T. S. Eliot, "The Old Gumbie Cat"
2502
f3d08688 2503L<Announced on 2004-04-22 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90984.html>
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2505 I have a Gumbie Cat in mind, her name is Jennyanydots;
2506 The curtain-cord she likes to wind, and tie it into sailor-knots.
2507 She sits upon the window-sill, or anything that's smooth and flat:
2508 She sits and sits and sits and sits -- and that's what makes a Gumbie Cat!
2509
2510 But when the day's hustle and bustle is done,
2511 Then the Gumbie Cat's work is but hardly begun.
2512 She thinks that the cockroaches just need employment
2513 To prevent them from idle and wanton destroyment.
2514 So she's formed, from that a lot of disorderly louts,
2515 A troop of well-disciplined helpful boy-scouts,
2516 With a purpose in life and a good deed to do--
2517 And she's even created a Beetles' Tattoo.
2518
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2519 So for Old Gumbie Cats let us now give three cheers --
2520 On whom well-ordered households depend, it appears.
2521
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2522
2523=head2 v5.8.4-RC2 - T. S. Eliot, "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
2524
f3d08688 2525L<Announced on 2004-04-16 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90796.html>
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2527 Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden Paw --
2528 For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law.
2529 He's the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad's despair:
2530 For when they reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2531
2532 Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity,
2533 He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity.
2534 His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,
2535 And when you reach the scene of crime -- /Macavity's not there/!
2536 You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air --
2537 But I tell you once and once again, /Macavity's not there/!
2538
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2539=head2 v5.8.4-RC1 - T. S. Eliot, "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat"
2540
f3d08688 2541L<Announced on 2004-04-05 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/04/msg90422.html>
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2543 There's a whisper down the line at 11.39
2544 When the Night Mail's ready to depart,
2545 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble has he gone to hunt the thimble?
2546 We must find him of the train can't start.'
2547 All the guards and all the porters and the stationmaster's daughters
2548 They are searching high and low,
2549 Saying 'Skimble where is Skimble for unless he's very nimble
2550 Then the Night Mail just can't go'
2551 At 11.42 then the signal's overdue
2552 And the passengers are frantic to a man--
2553 Then Skimble will appear and he'll saunter to the rear:
2554 He's been busy in the luggage van!
2555 He gives one flash of his glass-green eyes
c5fb089a 2556 And the signal goes 'All Clear!'
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2557 And we're off at last of the northern part
2558 Of the Northern Hemisphere!
2559
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2560=head2 v5.8.3 - Arthur William Edgar O'Shaugnessy, "Ode"
2561
f3d08688 2562L<Announced on 2004-01-14 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg87317.html>
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2564 We are the music makers,
2565 And we are the dreamers of dreams,
2566 Wandering by lonely sea-breakers,
2567 And sitting by desolate streams; --
2568 World-losers and world-forsakers,
2569 On whom the pale moon gleams:
2570 Yet we are the movers and shakers
2571 Of the world for ever, it seems.
4363636d 2572
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2573=head2 v5.8.3-RC1 - Irving Berlin, "Let's Face the Music and Dance"
2574
f3d08688 2575L<Announced on 2004-01-07 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2004/01/msg86969.html>
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2577 There may be trouble ahead,
2578 But while there's music and moonlight,
2579 And love and romance,
2580 Let's face the music and dance.
2581
2582 Before the fiddlers have fled,
2583 Before they ask us to pay the bill,
2584 And while we still have that chance,
2585 Let's face the music and dance.
2586
2587 Soon, we'll be without the moon,
2588 Humming a different tune, and then,
2589
2590 There may be teardrops to shed,
2591 So while there's music and moonlight,
2592 And love and romance,
2593 Let's face the music and dance.
2594
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2595=head2 v5.8.2 - Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"
2596
f3d08688 2597L<Announced on 2003-11-05 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84822.html>
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2599 Passage, immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins!
2600 Away O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
2601 Cut the hawsers - hall out - shake out every sail!
2602 Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
2603 Have we not grovel'd here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
2604 Have we not darken'd and dazed ourselves with books long enough?
2605
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2606 Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
2607 Reckless O soul, exploring, I with the and thou with me,
2608 For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
2609 And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.
2610
2611 O my brave soul!
2612 O farther farther sail!
2613 O daring job, but safe! are they not all the seas of God?
2614 O farther, farther, farther sail!
2615
2ee7da68 2616=head2 v5.8.2-RC2 - Eric Idle and John Du Prez, "Accountancy Shanty"
4363636d 2617
f3d08688 2618L<Announced on 2003-11-03 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84645.html>
2831a86c 2619
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2620 It's fun to charter an accountant
2621 And sail the wide accountan-cy,
2622 To find, explore the funds offshore
2623 And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy.
2624
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2625=head2 v5.8.2-RC1 - Edward Lear, "The Jumblies"
2626
f3d08688 2627L<Announced on 2003-10-27 by Nicholas Clark|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/10/msg84194.html>
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2629 They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
2630 In a Sieve they went to sea:
2631 In spite of all their friends could say,
2632 On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
2633 In a Sieve they went to sea!
2634 And when the Sieve turned round and round,
2635 And everyone cried, "You'll all be drowned!"
2636 They cried aloud, "Our Sieve ain't big,
2637 But we don't care a button, we don't care a fig!
2638 In a Sieve we'll go to sea!"
2639
2640 Far and few, far and few,
2641 Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
2642 Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
2643 And they went to sea in a Sieve.
2644
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2645=head2 v5.8.1 - epigraph same as v5.7.1
2646
2647L<Announced on 2003-09-25 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82678.html>
2648
2649=head2 v5.8.1-RC5 - Terry Pratchett, "Lords and Ladies"
2650
2651L<Announced on 2003-09-22 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/09/msg82476.html>
2652
2653No matter what she did with her hair it took about
2654three minutes for it to tangle itself up again,
2655like a garden hosepipe in a shed [Footnote: Which,
2656no matter how carefully coiled, will always uncoil
2657overnight and tie the lawnmower to the bicycles].
2658
2659=head2 v5.8.1-RC4 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2660
2661L<Announced on 2003-08-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/08/msg79184.html>
2662
2663Grand Viziers were /always/ scheming megalomaniacs.
2664It was probably in the job description: "Are you a
2665devious, plotting, unreliable madman? Ah, good,
2666then you can be my most trusted minister."
2667
2668=head2 v5.8.1-RC3 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2669
2670L<Announced on 2003-07-30 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg79048.html>
2671
2672Lord Hong had a mind like a knife, although possibly
2673a knife with a curved blade.
2674
2675=head2 v5.8.1-RC2 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2676
2677L<Announced on 2003-07-11 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78102.html>
2678
2679Many an ancient lord's last words had been, "You can't kill
2680me because I've got magic aaargh."
2681
2682=head2 v5.8.1-RC1 - Terry Pratchett, "Interesting Times"
2683
2684L<Announced on 2003-07-10 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/07/msg78009.html>
2685
2686Cohen was familiar with city gates. He'd broken down a number
2687in his time, by battering ram, siege gun, and on one occasion
2688with his head.
2689
2690But the gates of Hunghung were pretty damn good gates. They
2691weren't like the gates of Ankh-Morpork, which were usually wide
2692open to attract the spending customer and whose concession to
2693defense was the sign "Thank You For Not Attacking Our City.
2694Bonum Diem." These things were big and made of metal and there
2695was a guardhouse and a squad of unhelpful men in black armor.
2696
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2697=head2 v5.8.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
2698
2699L<Announced on 2002-07-18 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63720.html>
2700
2701There was the faint sound of footsteps.
2702"Chap with a whip got as far as the big sharp spikes last week,"
2703said the low priest.
2704There was a sound like the flushing of a very old dry lavatory.
2705The footsteps stopped. The High Priest smiled to himself.
2706"Right," he said. "See your two pebbles and raise you two pebbles."
2707The low priest threw down his cards. "Double Onion," he said.
2708The High Priest looked down suspiciously.
2709The low priest consulted a scrap of paper. "That's three hundred
2710thousand, nine hundred and sixty-four pebbles you owe me," he said.
2711There was the sound of footsteps. The priests exchanged glances.
2712"Haven't had one for poisoned-dart alley for quite some time,"
2713said the High Priest.
2714"Five says he makes it", said the low priest. "You're on."
2715There was a faint clatter of metal points on stone.
2716"It's a shame to take your pebbles."
2717There were footsteps again.
2718
2719=head2 v5.8.0-RC3 - no epigraph
2720
2721L<Announced on 2002-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/07/msg63234.html>
2722
2723=head2 v5.8.0-RC2 - no epigraph
2724
2725L<Announced on 2002-06-21 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg62013.html>
2726
2727=head2 v5.8.0-RC1 - no epigraph
2728
2729L<Announced on 2002-06-01 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/06/msg60317.html>
2730
2731=head2 v5.7.3 - Terry Pratchett, "Reaper Man"
2732
2733L<Announced on 2002-03-04 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2002/03/msg53652.html>
2734
2735Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong.
2736No matter how fast light travels it finds the darkness has always
2737got there first, and is waiting for it.
2738
2739=head2 v5.7.2 - Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"
2740
2741L<Announced on 2001-07-13 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/07/msg40370.html>
2742
2743His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools --
2744the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up
2745all three of them in his famous phrase, "You can't trust any
2746bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing
2747you can do about it, so let's have a drink."
2748
2749=head2 v5.7.1 - Terry Pratchett, "The Colour of Magic"
2750
dd047fac 2751L<Announced on 2001-04-09 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33851.html>
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2753"What happens next?" asked Twoflower.
2754
2755Hrun screwed a finger in his ear and inspected it absently.
2756
2757"Oh,", he said, "I expect in a minute the door will be
2758flung back and I'll be dragged off to some sort of temple
2759arena where I'll fight maybe a couple of giant spiders
2760and an eight-foot slave from the jungles of Klatch and then
2761I'll rescue some kind of a princess from the altar and then
2762I'll kill off a few guards or whatever and then this girl
2763will show me the secret passage out of the place and we'll
2764liberate a couple of horses and escape with the treasure."
2765Hrun leaned his head back on his hands and looked at the
2766ceiling, whistling tunelessly.
2767
2768"All that?" said Twoflower.
2769
2770"Usually."
2771
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2772=head2 v5.7.0 - Terry Pratchett, "Moving Pictures"
2773
2774L<Announced on 2000-09-02 by Jarkko Hietaniemi|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/09/msg17730.html>
2775
2776The Librarian had seen many weird things in his time,
2777but that had to be the 57th strangest.
2778[footnote: he had a tidy mind]
2779
2ee7da68 2780=head2 v5.6.2 - Laurence Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
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f3d08688 2782L<Announced on 2003-11-15 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg85222.html>
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2783
2784When great or unexpected events fall out upon the stage of this
2785sublunary word--the mind of man, which is an inquisitive kind of
2786a substance, naturally takes a flight, behind the scenes, to see
2787what is the cause and first spring of them--The search was not
2788long in this instance.
2789
2ee7da68 2790=head2 v5.6.2-RC1 - Laurence Sterne, "Tristram Shandy"
c7bed260 2791
f3d08688 2792L<Announced on 2003-11-08 by Rafael Garcia-Suarez|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/11/msg84953.html>
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2793
2794"Pray, my dear", quoth my mother, "have you not forgot to wind up the clock?"
2795
2831a86c 2796=head2 v5.6.1 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", Riddles in the Dark
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2831a86c 2798L<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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2800`What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to
2801himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully
2802upset.
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2804`Not fair! not fair!' he hissed. `It isn't fair, my precious, is it,
2805to ask us what it's got in its nassty little pocketses?'
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2807Bilbo seeing what had happened and having nothing better to ask
2808stuck to his question, `What have I got in my pocket?' he said
2809louder.
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2811`S-s-s-s-s,' hissed Gollum. `It must give us three guesseses,
2812my precious, three guesseses.'
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4363636d 2815
dd047fac 2816L<Announced on 2001-04-01 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/04/msg33421.html>
3e340399 2817
2831a86c 2818=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL3 - I can't find the announcement
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2820No announcement available.
2821
2831a86c 2822=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL2 - no epigraph
4363636d 2823
2831a86c 2824L<Announced on 2001-01-31 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2001/01/msg29934.html>
4363636d 2825
2831a86c 2826=head2 v5.6.1-TRIAL1 - no epigraph
4363636d 2827
2831a86c 2828L<Announced on 2000-12-18 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/12/msg27738.html>
4363636d 2829
2831a86c 2830=head2 v5.6.0 - J R R Tolkien, "The Hobbit", The Last Stage
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2832L<Announced on 2000-03-23 by Gurusamy Sarathy|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2000/03/msg10341.html>
2833
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2834 The dragon is withered,
2835 His bones are now crumbled;
2836 His armour is shivered,
2837 His splendour is humbled!
2838 Though sword shall be rusted,
2839 And throne and crown perish
2840 With strength that men trusted
2841 And wealth that they cherish,
2842 Here grass is still growing,
2843 And leaves are a yet swinging,
2844 The white water flowing,
2845 And elves are yet singing
2846 Come! Tra-la-la-lally!
2847 Come back to the valley.
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2861=head2 v5.005_04-RC2 - Rudyard Kipling, "The Jungle Book"
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2865The monkeys called the place their city, and pretended to despise
2866the Jungle-People because they lived in the forest. And yet they
2867never knew what the buildings were made for nor how to use
2868them. They would sit in circles on the hall of the king's council
2869chamber, and scratch for fleas and pretend to be men; or they would
2870run in and out of the roofless houses and collect pieces of plaster
2871and old bricks in a corner, and forget where they had hidden them,
2872and fight and cry in scuffling crowds, and then break off to play up
2873and down the terraces of the king's garden, where they would shake
2874the rose trees and the oranges in sport to see the fruit and flowers
2875fall.
2876
2877=head2 v5.005_04-RC1 - Lewis Carroll, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
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2881Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had
2882plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was
2883going to happen next. First, she tried to look down and make out what
2884she was coming to, but it was too dark to see anything; then she looked
2885at the sides of the well, and noticed that they were filled with
2886cupboards and book-shelves; here and there she saw maps and pictures
2887hung upon pegs. She took down a jar from one of the shelves as she
2888passed; it was labelled 'ORANGE MARMALADE', but to her great
2889disappointment it was empty: she did not like to drop the jar for fear
2890of killing somebody, so managed to put it into one of the cupboards as
2891she fell past it.
2892
2893=head2 v1.0_16 - Johan Vromans, extemporarily
2894
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2895L<Announced on 2003-12-18 by Richard Clamp|http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2003/12/msg86423.html>
2896
2897 't was 16 years ago today
2898 Larry taught us a new game
2899 of lazyness, impatience, and hubris
2900 Happy birthday, Perl!
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2903
0e6b8110 2904This document was originally compiled based on a list of epigraphs
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2906L<Recent Perl Release Announcement|http://perlmonks.org/?node_id=372406>
2907by ysth.
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