Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky, / That dost not bite so nigh / As benefits forgot: / Though thou the waters warp, / Thy sting is not so sharp / As friend remember'd not.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
"It was on the fifteenth of October, in the gloom of evening, as I sat musing on the Capitol, while the barefooted fryars were chanting their litanies in the temple of Jupiter that I conceived the first thought of my history." -Gibbon