August 9th, 2009

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Schott's Miscellany 8 August 2009

Napoleon was banished to the South Atlantic island of St. Helena (1815)


THE QUALITIES OF A GOOD GREYHOUND

A greyhound should be heeded [headed] lyke a SNAKE,
And necked lyke a DRAKE, Backed lyke a BREAM,
Footed lyke a CATTE, Taylled lyke a RATTE.

---Juliana Berners, Book of St. Albans, 1486


The only way to be sure of catching a train is to miss the one before it.
G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)
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