Who wrote?

20th May 2005 at 01:00
1. "Who can say

Why Today

Tomorrow will be yesterday?

Who can tell

Why to smell

The violet, recalls the dewy prime

Of youth and buried time?

The cause

is nowhere found in rhyme."

2."The sound of laughing children, screaming children, jeering children, thinned away to their suppers. The hammock was empty - oh no! the little girl's doll lolled in it, forgotten till somebody remembered it. But I knew it had always lolled there, and would loll there forever; and forever under the apple tree a spotted toy horse would stand, when the children now sitting at their suppers came out in the latter years to sit on a seat in the evening sun."

3."For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it. The greatest minds, as they are capable of the highest excellences, are open likewise to the greatest aberrations; and those who travel very slowly may yet make far greater progress, provided they keep always to the straight road, than those who, while they run, forsake it."

(Sent in by Lee Shanks)

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