Monday, May 21, 2012

Hume-inating

After dinner and the library is empty. Other glittering students with champagne glasses have gone to the hall. We ate mango on the steps in the rare sun. I’ve got a flash of what I thought Oxford would be, but only comes in wisps. I’m trying to find something David Hume wrote about sentiment and sensibility. The only Hume books our college library has are two huge maroon-covered tomes, donated to the college when it was a still a dissenting institution in Manchester. The date on the bookplate says 1878 and some of the pages are uncut. These are a frowning, mutton-chopped Unitarian pair of books, and the typography looks not a little Wild West-ish. Concerning Moral Sentiment, here we go...

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Pajamas and Socks said...
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River's Disguise said...

I read your blog like I often read my favourite books, hug it close to my heart for a while, weighing and waiting for the percolated glee of just the potential of reading it to finally let me in. Please never stop writing. It has now become an essential part of why I continue writing.

Shelf of One's Own said...

Thanks for reading - & for writing.