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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    I thought his name was BGM.
    wd a. This is good work.

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by Burney View Post
    WB Yeats has it right, m.

    ‘Not dread, nor hope attends a dying animal.
    Man awaits his end, dreading and hoping all’

    It’s a distinction that lies at the heart both of human misery and our absurd attitudes to animals.
    In fairness, he pinched that from Burns:

    But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
    In proving foresight may be vain;
    The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'men
    Gang aft agley,
    An'lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
    For promis'd joy!

    Still thou art blest, compar'd wi' me
    The present only toucheth thee:
    But, Och! I backward cast my e'e.
    On prospects drear!
    An' forward, tho' I canna see,
    I guess an' fear!
    "Plenty of strikers can score goals," he said, gesturing to the famous old stands casting shadows around us.

    "But a lot have found it difficult wearing the number 9 shirt for The Arsenal."

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by redgunamo View Post
    In fairness, he pinched that from Burns:

    But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane,
    In proving foresight may be vain;
    The best-laid schemes o' mice an 'men
    Gang aft agley,
    An'lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
    For promis'd joy!

    Still thou art blest, compar'd wi' me
    The present only toucheth thee:
    But, Och! I backward cast my e'e.
    On prospects drear!
    An' forward, tho' I canna see,
    I guess an' fear!
    Yes, but Yeats wrote his in English, r.

  4. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by Burney View Post
    Yes, but Yeats wrote his in English, r.
    Yes, fair point.
    "Plenty of strikers can score goals," he said, gesturing to the famous old stands casting shadows around us.

    "But a lot have found it difficult wearing the number 9 shirt for The Arsenal."

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