Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido
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Schott's Miscellany 6 October 2009

The first known U.S. train robbery was committed by the infamous Reno Gang (1866)


WINE PROVERBS

A cellar without wine, a home without woman, a purse without money, are three deadly plagues.

A quarrelsome servant, a good horse, and a choice bottle, never stay long with a man.

Burgundy is the wine of princes, Sillery of nobles, Claret of the gentle born; and Port of the citizens.

Burgundy smiles, Hock winks, Champagne laughs, and Lafite puts a heart into all.

---traditional proverbs, cited by Thomas McMullen, Hand-book of Wines, Practical, Theoretical, & Historical, 1852


All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
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