Wednesday, May 28, 2008

How to justify to an increasingly sceptical wife the true value of all of those very old obscure books that keep mysteriously appearing in our house


I found this great quote today, which I know will appeal to many of you!

"The venerable dead are waiting in my library to entertain me and relieve me from the nonsense of surviving mortals."
Samuel Davies

4 comments:

d@\/ e said...

Is it something to do with dust? :-)

I reckon this blog post deserves to win an award for one of the best blog titles seen on the Northern Irish blogosphere for this month.

Mark Thompson said...

Thanks for the feedback - you're very generous! It could well be dust (better not tell the wife you said that!)

GOODNIGHTSAFEHOME said...

Hey boy! You've been a busy beaver wi' all these postings o' late. I really enjoyed Senator Webb's book on "Born Fighting" which I picked up second hand while on holiday in the North o' England. Kind o' ruined the holiday a bit though as I was glued to every page. Guid stuff. he weaves the history o' oor peopple wi' his own family stuff very well.

Fair fa' ye

Mark Thompson said...

Colin,
Aye, I've been blattering away lately - all this Covenanters stuff gets the oul grey matter going again. I wonder who the poor crater in the North o England was that didnt enjoy Webb's book and sold it to the second hand shop?

Maybe he didnae enjoy the content - Bannockburn and the American Revolution is hardly the type of thing that would warm the heart of your average Englishman! (says him with an English wife!)