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#991 casandra

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:42 PM

I wonder if it's about a person dying instead (literally :))...any of Dickens dying people- from Nicholas Nickleby or Bleak House?
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:19 AM

No to both guesses. Bob1's guess was closer.

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#993 hobglobin

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:39 AM

Edgar Allan Poe? Pit and Pendulum or something

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:56 AM

No.

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:32 AM

oooh..The Pit and The Pendulum is a very good guess (very horrifying :P)...so it's not about dying, torture...probably not supernatural as well and if closer to Bob's guess Frankenstein- then it has to be about monsters...one very obvious guess is Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hide...:D
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:47 AM

Yes, it's one of the last sentences of Dr Jekylls written confession, your turn now casandra !

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:48 PM

ok...this is a bit long...19th century, english....and quite well-known.:P

“This is what you shall do: Love the earth and the sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, reexamine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:59 PM

Could be Thoreau's Walden

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.


#999 casandra

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:13 PM

Could be Thoreau's Walden

nope...a very good guess but Walden is not this preachy...:lol: a very good clue is in the quote itself...
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:19 PM

something by Dickens ?
And the next person to post will make the 1000th post in this thread.... Posted Image

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:26 PM

something by Dickens ?
And the next person to post will make the 1000th post in this thread.... Posted Image

omg.....then it would be moi....:lol:....and nope...not from Dickens......Thoreau is "closer" to this author than Dickens....
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:33 PM

by Jefferson ?

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:27 PM

by Jefferson ?

Thomas Jefferson? The Declaration of Independence? That's late 18th century I think....:D most of his writings on religious freedom would be during that time....and moral philosophy and liberalism in the early 19th....but still, nope...not correct...ooooh.....can't wait for spring...
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:22 AM

Well I didn't mean the declaration of course and it was just a random guess because I always associate him with Thoreau. Posted Image
You gotta give us some clues then Posted Image

Il dort. Quoique le sort fût pour lui bien étrange,
Il vivait. Il mourut quand il n'eut plus son ange;
La chose simplement d'elle-même arriva,
Comme la nuit se fait lorsque le jour s'en va.

 


#1005 hobglobin

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:31 AM

Walt Whitman then perhaps (Leaves of Grass or Democratic Vistas?)
Yeats or Waldo Emerson didn't wrote such stuff as far as I know...Emerson anyway not in 19th century...

One must presume that long and short arguments contribute to the same end. - Epicurus
...except casandra's that belong to the funniest, most interesting and imaginative (or over-imaginative?) ones, I suppose.

That is....if she posts at all.





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