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Twenty-Fourth Khanda

1. “Where one sees nothing else, hears nothing else, understands nothing else, that is the Infinite. Where one sees something else, hears something else, understands something else, that is the fini…

Mister Ed

The TV comedy Mister Ed ran on the CBS network from 1961 to 1966. The title star was a cantankerous talking horse who would speak only to his owner, Wilbur Post, and played dumb when anyone else was …

Archduke Ferdinand

Name at birth: Franz Ferdinand Karl Ludwig Josef von Habsburg-LothringenWhatever else he may have done in life, Archduke Franz Ferdinand is known now as the man whose assassination touched off World W…

John Donne: Break of Day

Break of DayStay, O sweet, and do not rise; The light that shines comes from thine eyes; The day breaks not, it is my heart, Because that you and I must part. Stay, or else my joys will …

The Devil's Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce APRIL FOOLARCHITECTARCHBISHOP -n. An ecclesiastical dignitary one point holier than a bishop. If I were a jolly archbishop, On Fridays I'd eat all the fish up — Sa…

The Devil's Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce CONGRESSCONSERVATIVECONNOISSEUR -n. A specialist who knows everything about something and nothing about anything else. An old wine-bibber having been smashed in a rail…

The Devil's Dictionary

by Ambrose Bierce MARTYRMAUSOLEUMMATERIAL -adj. Having an actual existence, as distinguished from an imaginary one. Important. Material things I know, or feel, or see; All else is im…