Saturday, November 24, 2007

For the Election Year Ahead

From a book I'm teaching next week
to my high school students:

The History of Rasselas, Prince
of Abissinia by Samuel Johnson:

"The prince, whose humanity would
not suffer him to insult misery without
reproof, went away convinced of the
emptiness of rhetorical sound, and the
inefficacy of polished periods and
studied sentences."

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