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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February

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Decline and Fall

XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,952 ✭✭✭✭✭
I have watched "Decline and Fall" with Jack Whitehall - a film based on a novel by Evelyn Waugh. :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decline_and_Fall


Ha ha it is a very funny satire on English mentality in the twenties of the previous century.

Do you play the organ?
Ah, I can't....
Oh, you are just teaching...


  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 36,127 mod
    I am going to have to read this @Xanthippe!
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,952 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge, I have just begun. It is a lot of fun. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 36,127 mod
    He's a very good author. I have read Brideshead Revisited and his trilogy of Men at Arms, Officers and Gentlemen and Unconditional Surrender but I need to check out more of what he has written @Xanthippe.
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,952 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I haven't read much yet but I like his style. :) Very witty. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 36,127 mod
    I have downloaded it to my tablet and will read it as soon as I have finished the book I'm reading right now @Xanthippe.
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,952 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @mheredge, this is an excellent read after you have completed a maths exam. Phew...
    My mind needs change.
  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,952 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "Little Lord Tangent has come to us this term, the Earl of Circumference's son, you know. Such a nice little chap, erratic, of course, like all his family, but he has tone." :D
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