Wednesday, September 11, 2013


Behind the Times

B.L. Gildersleeve (1831-1924), "Brief Mention," American Journal of Philology 29 (1908) 368-380 (at 368), rpt. in Selections from the Brief Mention of Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1930), p. 166:
To be hopelessly behind the times means nothing more to me than the hopelessness of living until the pendulum swings back, until the whirligig comes round.

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