LIT BITS V3 #270
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 100 17:20:52 -0700
Subject: LIT BITS V3 #270
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Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR V3 #270
Today is Wednesday, 27 September 2000; on this day,
300 years ago (1700),
William Congreve (_The Way of the World_) writes a married lady-friend:
"For my part I keep the Commandments, I love my neighbour as my selfe,
and to avoid Coveting my neighbour's wife I desire to be coveted by
her; which you know is quite another thing."
208 years ago (1792),
English caricaturist and illustrator George Cruikshank is born in
London. His colored etchings will enliven Dickens' _Sketches by Boz_
and later works.
73 years ago (1927),
In St. Abbondio, Switzerland, Hugo Ball, a founder of the Dada
movement, dies. Apart from his connection to the movement, he is also
known for an early critical biography of German novelist Hermann Hesse.
A Hue and Cry after Fair Amoret
Fair Amoret is gone astray
Pursue and seek her, ev'ry lover;
I'll tell the signs by which you may
The wand'ring Shepherdess discover.
Coquette and coy at once her air,
Both studied, tho' both seem neglected;
Careless she is, with artful care,
Affecting to seem unaffected.
With skill her eyes dart ev'ry glance,
Yet change so soon you'd ne'er suspect them,
For she'd persuade they wound by chance,
Tho' certain aim and art direct them.
She likes herself, yet others hates
For that which in herself she prizes;
And, while she laughs at them, forgets
She is the thing hat she despises.
© 2000 Peter Langston