Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Noble Knight

In a place at La Mancha, which name I do not want to remember, not very long ago lived a country hidalgo, one of those gentlemen or hidalgos who keep a lance in the lance-rack, an ancient shield, a skinny old horse, and a fast greyhound.
--Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, "The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The sea-swept hero

Stately, plump Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.
--James Joyce, "Ulysses"