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Miracle year. Ours wasn’t as notable as Philip Larkin’s, though.
Sexual intercourse began
In nineteen sixty-three
(Which was rather late for me)…
Compare Ezra Pound’s famous declaration that:
…music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance…poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music. (The ABC of Reading)
His wife: Jane Welsh.
The Carlyles' marriage was notoriously unhappy. Victorian author Samuel Butler quipped:
It was very good of God to let Carlyle and Mrs Carlyle marry one another, and so make only two people miserable and not four.
Thomas Carlyle, famously irascible Scottish philosopher, satirist, and historian, author of Sartor Resartus and other famous works.
Words that start with X are just confusing in general, am I wrong?
Waist is the body part just above your hips. Waste means to squander.
Handy mnemonic: the “waist” that means the body part has an “i” in it, because it’s MY body.
What would Schopenhauer have made of the age of jackhammers, airplanes, and ambient music in malls?
Variation of “while.” Through language choices like these, Stewart connects with her roots as a Victorian Englishwoman.
She picks up her iPhone to check the time, in bed, in the dark.
Something like this?
Maybe an indirect allusion to this?