Sunday, February 26, 2006

he began anywhere

"I have heard Coleridge talk, with eager musical energy, two stricken hours. his face radiant and moist, and communicate no meaning whatsoever to any individual of his hearers, - certain of whom, I for one, still kept eagerly listening in hope; the most had long before given up, and formed (if the room were large enough) secondary humming groups of their own. He began anywhere ..."
(Carlyle's The Life of John Sterling, 1851)

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