Who Wrote?

6th May 2005 at 01:00
1 When Anne and I go out for a walk,We hold each other's hand and talkOf all the things we mean to doWhen Anne and I are forty-two.

And when we've thought about a thing,Like bowling hoops or bicycling,Or falling down on Anne's balloon,We do it in the afternoon."

2 "From this day natural philosophy, and particularly chemistry, in the most comprehensive sense of the term, became nearly my sole occupation. I read with ardour those works, so full of genius and discrimination, which modern inquirers have written on these subjects. I attended the lectures and cultivated the acquaintance, of the men of science at the university...

My application was at first fluctuating and uncertain; it gained strength as I proceeded, and soon became so ardent and eager that the stars often disappeared in the light of the morningwhilst I was yet engaged in my laboratory."

3 "But, good gracious, you've got to educate him first. You can't expect a boy to be vicious till he's been to a good school."


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