Compilations at Troynovant:
short (but rare & intriguing) quotations,
loading & stoking Trains of Thought;
listed by Title
  

Illuminator's instruments These informal lists of quotations in prose or verse are intended to entertain, and perhaps to stimulate some new and wayward trains of thought. Lists are alphabetical by author, or chronological. Some quotations could as well arrive on one track as another.
  

The engineer said, when they cheered his name,
"We're right on time, but this is yesterday's train."
"The Rock Island Line"
traditional

  
Local Habitation and a Name, A
  the inspiration of words by reality
RW Franson

Mix Pictures of the Mind
  the light of evening
RW Franson

Poetic Troynovant
  renewing Troy in dreaming rhyme
RW Franson

Rhetoric or Else
  persuasive speech, or — ?
RW Franson

Speaking through Texts
  manifest culture; &; action this day
RW Franson

Troywards
  Troy traveling, to and again recurring
RW Franson
  

  
Thine eyes, that taught the dumb on high to sing
And heavy ignorance aloft to fly,
Have added feathers to the learned's wing
And given grace a double majesty.

Yet be most proud of that which I compile,
Whose influence is thine and born of thee.

William Shakespeare
Sonnets, 78


  
On muscular reading,
thinking with a vocabulary,
& the preservation of culture:
So Why Read Anymore?
by Victor Davis Hanson

at Victor Davis Hanson's site:
The Blade of Perseus

  

  

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