Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido

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Schott's Miscellany 7 June 2009

Prince announced he was changing his name to an unpronounceable, androgynous symbol (1993)


In autumn before rain some flies bite, and others become very troublesome, and gnats are more apt to sting.

When flocks of wild geese are observed flying in a westward or southern direction in autumn, it indicates a hard winter.

The floating of gossamer, and its alighting on the rigging of ships, foretells fine weather.

The appearance of beetles flying about of an evening in summer, indicates that the next day will be fair.

Before rain dogs are apt to grow very sleepy and dull, and to lay all day before the fire.

Before rain moles throw up the earth more than usual.

When spiders are seen crawling on the walls more than usual, rain will probably ensue.

When the trees and hedges are very full of berries, it indicates a hard winter.

From The Every-Day Book, 1825-26 by William Hone

It must be a peace without victory...only a peace between equals can last
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)

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