December 11, 2009

So We'll Go No More A-Roving

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--Description: 2, Byron G. G., Celestial, Love, Night--

So we'll go no more a-roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart still be as loving,
And the moon still be as bright.

For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul outwears the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.

Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we'll go no more a-roving
By the light of the moon.

Lord George G. Byron

--Did You Know:(22 January 1788– 19 April 1824) Lord Byron was a British poet and a leading figure in Romanticism. Amongst Byron's best-known works are the brief poems She Walks in Beauty, When We Two Parted, and So, We'll Go no More a Roving, in addition to the narrative poems Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential, both in the English-speaking world and beyond. Byron's notability rests not only on his writings but also on his life, which featured aristocratic excesses, love affairs with both sexes, huge debts, and self-imposed exile. He was notably described by Lady Caroline Lamb as "mad, bad, and dangerous to know". Byron served as a regional leader of Italy's revolutionary organization, the Carbonari, in its struggle against Austria. He later travelled to fight against the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence, for which Greeks revere him as a national hero. He died from a fever contracted while in Messolonghi in Greece. Read more at: Lord G. Byron

--Word of the Day: fatuous \FACH-oo-uhs\, adjective:
1. Inanely foolish and unintelligent; stupid.
2. Illusory; delusive.
Example:
Publishers persist in the fatuous belief that a little hocus-pocus in the front flap blurb will so dazzle readers that they'll be too dazed to notice the quality of what's on the pages inside.
-"A night in the city", Irish Times, October 7, 1997

--Quote of the Day: As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
-William Shakespeare -


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--TRIVIA FUN: What country is almost twice as large as either the U.S. or China?

ANSWER TO YESTERDAY'S TRIVIA:
What game was created by French mathematician Blaise Pascal, which he discovered when doing experiments into perpetual motion?
Answer: Roulette

...SEE TOMORROW'S POST for today's Answer...
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