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Old 03-30-2008, 01:22 AM
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This is just a random thought, but I think there are some pretty strange quotes on here sometimes. I just got one that said, "Hope is like a hairball, trembling from its birth." I mean, really, who says sh*t like that? It makes them a little tougher I guess. I certainly wasn't expecting the word "hairball" to be sure!
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Old 10-10-2008, 08:18 PM
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Maybe this quote was said by Sgt Mick Belker?
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:33 PM
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As best I can tell, it was written by Christina Rossetti, a nineteen century British poet, of Italian ancestry, who suffered from depression, as well as nervous breakdown.

She also wrote:

"O Earth, lie heavily upon her eyes; Seal her sweet eyes weary of watching, Earth; Lie close around her; leave no room for mirth. With its harsh laughter, nor for sound of sighs. She hath no questions, she hath no replies, Hush'd in and curtain'd with a bless'd dearth. Of all that irk'd her from the hour of birth; With stillness that is almost Paradise. Darkness more clear than noonday holdeth her, Silence more musical than any song; Even her very heart has ceased to stir: Until the morning of Eternity, Her rest shall not begin nor end, but be; And when she wakes she will not think it long."
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:47 PM
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That is lovely, but I can just imagine a cryptogram with "hush'd" or "curtain'd" in it...not to mention "bless'd dearth". That would be a stumper.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:13 PM
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Stephen does slip in some archaic poetic contractions occasionally like "hush'd". It does make the crypto more challenging.

I agree the hairball thing is weird though.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:58 PM
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Christina R. was a Victorian lady and much too refined to write about hairballs.

I bet what she wrote was "Hope is like a harebell . . ." (flower).
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