March 17, 2006

Mr G Strikes Back

This is what Mr G quoted when somebody else was made the next member of the month

“But those gardens made up of letters, it is by way of
play, it seems, that he will sow and write them; and
each time he writes, building up a treasure of
recollection against the forgetfulness of old age, for
him if he ever reaches it, and for all those who
follow in his footsteps, he will find pleasure in
watching the growth of these tender shoots. And when
other men will indulge in other kinds of plays,
drinking-parties and the like, he, on the contrary,
will likely spend his time playing the way I said.
“(Phædrus, 276d)

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