Thursday, June 1, 2006

Classic Quiz Answers:

The first quote, about the forest primeval, is from Longfellow’s “Evangeline.”

The second quote is from Lincoln’s farewell address in Springfield from the train station when he was leaving for Washigton, D. C.

The third quote from the middle of a famous poem was from The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe.

Two of you came close! Congratulations! It shows you’re not cheating!

Personal Aside:

To Cal Skinner who was one of the most creative lawmakers ever in Illinois history: thanks for your kind words.

1 comment:

  1. I have a favorite poem- one of many- that I dwell on every time this month of the year rolls around. I wonder if you can tell me who wrote these lines and what the name of the poem is:

    For a cap and bells our lives we pay,
    Bubbles we buy with a whole soul's tasking;
    Tis heaven alone that is given away,
    Tis only God may be had for the asking;
    No price is set on the lavish summer;
    June may be had by the poorest comer.