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Thursday, January 30, 2003
Bloggus interuptus
Sorry for the lack of posts of late -- hopefully things will pick up over the weekend.

In the meantime, I found these words of Shakespeare's, from his play King Henry VI, part 1, oddly appropriate:
Among the soldiers this is muttered,
That here you maintain several factions;
And, whilst a field should be dispatch'd and fought,
You are disputing of your generals.
One would have lingering wars with little cost;
Another would fly swift, but wanteth wings;
A third thinks, without expense at all
By guileful fair words peace may be obtain'd.
I remember reading somewhere that John Adams, the second President, read a great deal of Shakespeare to better understand his contemporaries; I seem to recall that Lincoln did the same.