von englischen Schriftstellern
Simon Beckett Charles Dickens Alfred Edward Housman Mary de la Riviere Manley
Saki, aka Hector Hugh Munro
* 1968 in Sheffield; britischer Journalist und Autor Simon Beckett The Chemistry of Death
|"Nothing like tragedy and fear to make a man of the cloth the
man of the moment"
The Chemistry of Death [deutsch: Die Chemie des Todes] S. 135
Vergleiche dazu: "There are no atheists in foxholes", zitiert in Jeffrey Eugenides: Middlesex
Myth: There Are No Atheists in Foxholes
7.2.1812 Portsmouth 9.6.1870 Gadshill Place (bei Rochester)
|It was the best of times,
it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of
foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it
was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of
hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing
before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the
other wayin short, the period was so far like the present period, that
some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or
for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
Beginn des Romans Tale of Two Cities
| Alfred Edward Housman
26. 3. 1859 Fockbury, Worcestershire, England 30.4. 1936 Cambridge
lad: when the journey's over
There'll be time enough to sleep.
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|Mary de la Riviere Manley
7.4. 1663 Jersey, Kanalinsel 11.7.1724 London
had been a Man, she had been without Fault."
The Adventures of Rivella , S. 7
|Saki, eigentlich: Hector Hugh
18. Dezember 1870 13. November 1916 Saki
|We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other married couples they sometimes live apart. The Unbearable Bassington, Kap. 13 (1912)|