Daily Archives: December 8, 2006

Men who gather pearls

Sea waves – no bottom – and the pearls sunk in the sea; And men who gather pearls – doomed to death by gathering. Of a myriad men doomed to death – one finds a pearl; A bushel measure will … Continue reading

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Proteus: Then let her alone. Valentine: Not for the world: why, man, she is mine own, And I as rich in having such a jewel As twenty seas, if all their sand were The water nectar and the rocks pure … Continue reading

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La fille aux yeux d’or

In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls. HonorĂ© de Balzac, ‘La fille aux yeux d’or (The Girl with the Golden Eyes)’ (1834-35)

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