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10 Great Works of Literature in 10 Lines

Plus illustrative quotations¬†(ūüėĮ)


blood m numbered
“The kid spat”

(Blood Meridian, p. 11, 16, 29, 34, 39, 43, 46, 55, 57, 62, 77, 101, etc.)

 

rime

“The Mariner hath his will”

(The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, part one)

 

Samuel_Johnson

“SHABBY.¬†adj. A word that has crept into conversation and low writing; but ought not to be admitted into the language. ¬† Mean; paltry.”

(A Dictionary of the English Language, qtd. in Mugglestone, 2011, p.14)

 

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“Swedenborg boasts that what he writes is new; tho’ it is only the Contents or Index of already publish’d books”

“Swedenborg’s writings are a recapitulation of all superficial opinions”

“Now hear a plain fact: Swedenborg has not written one new truth. Now hear another: he has written all the old falsehoods.”

“A man carried a monkey about for a shew, & because he was a little wiser than the monkey, grew vain, and conceiv’d himself as much wiser than seven men. It is so with Swedenborg”

(The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, plate 21)

 

Beowulf

“BEOWULF IS THE BEST AND EVERYONE LOVES HIM EXCEPT FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DON’T BUT THEY ARE STUPID AND WILL DIE.”

(Beowulf, lines 1-3182)

 

teeth

“I’m Zadie Smith, an awesome genius person, and everyone wants to be my friend.”*


(*may not be an exact quotation)

 

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“No, wait; what does the portrait represent?”

– Mandy

 

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“….like honey to the throat
But poison in the blood”

(Goblin Market, lines 554-5)

 

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“‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty'”–that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.”

…yep, that’s about an urn.
(Ode on a Grecian Urn, lines 49-50)

 

tess yes

I don’t even want to quote it.

 

 

 

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