Wednesday, October 25, 2006

In which we play Guess the Text

[Yes, it's a meme-thing, grabbed from Dr. Crazy, she of the miraculous grading checklist. I'll be back with complaints soon, but in the meantime, this can be a clue as to what I've been up to lately, as the book came directly from my bookbag. A clue: instead of the fifth sentence, I had to pick the fifth line.)

1. Grab the nearest book.

2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

"Without perdition, and loss assume all reason
Without revolt. This is and is not Cressid.
Within my soul there doth conduce a fight
Of this strange nature that a thing inseparate
Divides more wider than the sky and earth"

7 comments:

Lee said...

I won't even bother to post this on my (defunct anyway) blog, because this game is clearly rigged against me. The final sentence of the requested passage in the book nearest me: "But Mrs. Dalloway had not." Yeah, guess what book I'm reading.

St.Eph said...

Wow, that is even more of a ringer than mine. Good reading, at least.

Al said...

I picked the book out of my bag (where my bookmark is on page 124), and voila (I'll edit it to make it a bit shorter):

"Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins, and Hunter Lovins, in their seminal book Natural Capitalism convincingly argue that "the world stands on the threshold of basic conditions of business. Companies that ignore the message of natural capitalism do so at their peril...". One difficulty with this view is simply that financial and material capital operate mostly by the laws of greed and smartness, while human capital and our willingness to protect that of nature work mostly by the laws of affection and foresight...."

Etc.

St.Eph said...

We are nerds.

Al said...

...mostly because we're all enjoying what we're reading.

Bardiac said...

At least we're having fun!

I'm at a loss, though. The verse doesn't look like Chaucer OR Henryson... but I don't have either with me here. /sigh

jp said...

From start to finish, the ocean, in sight but never in play, makes for a beautiful and bebign distraction. The longer, but less penal, South Course builds in drama as the round progresses. A breaching humpback in the distance might be your target line on several holes. At Makena the conditions aren't as immaculate as at Kapalua, but the layouts hold their own.