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Tom Hillman
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quick to laugh; read all the right books; sudden and often inexorable bouts of scholarly zeal; pilgrim in a dark wood; always heard a different drummer; working my way through Beowulf with silence and slow relish.
quick to laugh; read all the right books; sudden and often inexorable bouts of scholarly zeal; pilgrim in a dark wood; always heard a different drummer; working my way through Beowulf with silence and slow relish.

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Toxic Advice from C. S. Lewis
In The Discarded Image , his otherwise marvelous introduction to the medieval model of the world, C. S. Lewis tells us: Mercury produces quicksilver. Dante gives his sphere to beneficent men of action. Isidore, on the other hand, says this planet is called ...

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It's sentences like this that make me love reading grammar books:

"It has already been pointed out ... that unreality is timeless in O[ld] E[nglish]."

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