It’s the first week of December here in the South–and I imagine other regions as well–so you know what that means. College Football Playoffs! So we’ll start the Open Thread a bit early.
Let’s browse through this old book, to which I plan to attend when I am not otherwise occupied.
Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims. François Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marsillac. J.W. Willis Bund and J. Hain Friswell, trans. Samson Low, Marston, Dearle & Rivington (limited), London. 1888.
Mine is a book in good shape, but still fragile, so excuse the phone pics. After the quite lengthy Preface and Introduction, we read 500+ Sentences and Moral Maxims, many of which are sourced to literature, and then on to the Reflections. There is an Index.
Along the we find this newspaper clipping.
It is not a crime to fail, but it is a crime against one’s better nature to brood upon failures.If I had nothing to do I would use Newspapers dot com to track this down. Bu as I have mentioned, it’s College Football Playoff Weekend.
And you? What are you reading?
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