Posted 04 September 2009 - 08:50 AM
And if you have, some opinions, thoughts on his work would be appreciated?
Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:46 AM
Of all yet done; a Creature who not prone
And Brute as other Creatures, but endu'd
With Sanctitie of Reason, might erect
His Stature, and upright with Front serene
Govern the rest, self-knowing, and from thence
Magnanimous to correspond with Heav'n
-- John Milton, Paradise Lost (VII.505-511)
Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:48 AM
Posted 19 June 2011 - 09:40 AM
I've read more than half of his works and would particularly recommend Connecticut Yankee. I thought it was hilarious. His letters and essays are all worth a read as well.
I read "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" some years ago and thought it was very entertaining.
...or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena,
whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly;
who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings;
but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause,
who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly.
So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.-Teddy
Posted 25 October 2011 - 01:15 PM
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