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Wakey, wakey, you lot. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
Wakey, wakey, you lot.
The answers to the books meme:
  1. [from the Introduction:] The Treasures Gallery of the British Library is an extraordinary place. [from the first actual chapter:] This was a time when a labourer was paid a penny a day, and when an income of ten pounds a year was enough for a country gentleman to maintain a comfortable lifestyle. - 1215: The Year of Magna Carta, answered by lunaedraconis.
  2. [from the Introduction:] I was not fated to be a warrior. [from the first actual chapter:] War is not the continuation of policy by other means. - A History of Warfare, answered by eagles_rock.
  3. It will appear full plain in this narrative that Mr Wedderburn, the writer from Edinburgh, is as guileful as he’s douce – and that he has need of all the guile that Eve passed on from the Serpent may be supposed, him with his living to make among the lawyers. Gleg he is. - Not guessed.  Lament for a Maker, Michael Innes.
  4. [from the Prologue:] India is a land of vanished supremacies. - Raj, answered by lunaedraconis.
  5. [from the Introduction:] There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there. [from the first actual chapter:] Far away in some strange constellation in skies infinitely remote, there is a small star, which astronomers may some day discover. At least I could never observe in the faces or demeanour of most astronomers or men of science any evidence that they have discovered it; though as a matter of fact they were walking about on it all the time. - The Everlasting Man, partly answered (GKC as author) by lunaedraconis.
And two just for fun:
  1. Dominus et Domina Dursley, qui vivebant in aedibus Gestationis Ligustrorum numero quattuor signatis, non sine superbia dicebant se ratione ordinaria vivendi uti neque se paenitere illius rationis. - Harrius Potter et Philosphi Lapis, answered by lunaedraconis.
  2. SAMUEL JOHNSON was born in Lichfield, in Staffordshire, on the 18th of September, N.S. 1709; and his initiation into the Christian Church was not delayed; for his baptism is recorded in the register of St. Mary's parish in that city, to have been performed on the day of his birth: His father is there stiled Gentleman, a circumstance of which an ignorant panegyrist has praised him for not being proud; when the truth is, that the appellation of Gentleman, though now lost in the indiscriminate assumption of Esquire, was commonly taken by those who could not boast of gentility. His father was Michael Johnson, a native of Derbyshire, of obscure extraction, who settled in Lichfield as a bookseller and stationer. His mother was Sarah Ford, descended of an ancient race of substantial yeomanry in Warwickshire. - Life of Dr Sam: Johnson (Boswell's Life of Johnson), answered by lunaedraconis.


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eagles_rock From: eagles_rock Date: April 29th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. 'Henry Jamesian detective novels' says wiki, re Innes.

'Trainspotting' with Dalziel and Pascoe as written by Henry James? Wow. Don't even think of disabusing me of that notion, Wemyss. :-)
wemyss From: wemyss Date: April 29th, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Wouldn't dream of it.

Innes is a huge influence on me.
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