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Plan A and Plan B

Some people always have excuses for not showing up when they plan to do something with me.  They will promise to be at a place at a certain time, and then not show.   121 more words

over the moon

 

The phrase over the moon means very happy, delighted.

However, the earliest occurrence of the metaphor to leap over the moon has the opposite meaning; in the course of the tragicomedy  623 more words

Literature

Hope: Lisa

Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never is, but always to be blessed: The soul, uneasy and confined from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come. 8 more words

Oscar Pistorius

Alexander Pope is Believed to Have Said it First

A LITTLE LEARNING IS A DANGEROUS THING.

— ALEXANDER POPE

AN ESSAY ON CRITICISM, 1709

12th June 1750. Graveyard Poets.

A number of pre-Romantic poets in the 18th century known as ‘Graveyard Poets’, due to their obsession with moody meditation, mortality, skulls, coffins and epitaphs, were later recognised as precursors of Gothick novels and the Romantic movement. 325 more words

June

Hope Springs Eternal

Alexander Pope, and 18th century English poet wrote in his “An Essay on Man,” 125 more words

Police

Famous Men's Love Letters

There’s nothing like a good handwritten love letter to persuade me that we are losing something important with our endless tapping on phones. I’ve been reading lots of love letters, and couldn’t resist gathering what struck me as the best or most interesting bits. 1,831 more words

Beautiful Men