Saturday, June 19, 2004
Dare To Be Wise
'to be wise' (cf. 'homo sapiens' = 'wise man', an optimistic description if there ever was one).
"A peculiar anthologic maze, an amusing literary chaos, a farrago of quotations, a mere olla podrida of quaintness, a pot pourri of pleasant delites, a florilegium of elegant extracts, a tangled fardel of old-world flowers of thought, a faggot of odd fancies, quips, facetiae, loosely tied" (Holbrook Jackson, Anatomy of Bibliomania) by a "laudator temporis acti," a "praiser of time past" (Horace, Ars Poetica 173).
Michael Gilleland is an antediluvian, bibliomaniac, and curmudgeon.