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

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Schott's Miscellany 19 August 2009

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel born (1883)


Only a few years ago bicycling was looked upon as a pastime quite unsuited to women. The tricycle was used by a few who felt they needed more vigorous exercise than could be obtained by walking or playing a quiet game of croquet.... But now there is a reaction in its favor and only a few of the obstinately blind are found in opposition.... There is no doubt that the bicycle has brought health to many a nervous, overwrought woman. All depends, of course, on the common sense displayed by the individual.... No woman should ride if she has any serious weakness, except with great caution, and the permission of a doctor who not only understands her constitution, but who has also made a special study of cycling in all its phases.

---Susan, Countess of Malmesbury, 1897

We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected teh Sermon on the Mount.
Omar Bradley (1893-1981)

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