Thursday, August 26, 2021

Introibo for Buck Mulligan

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 8:23 AM

. . . And then there is . . .

For fans of "Inherent Vice" —


Monday, August 23, 2021

Back to the Future

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:36 AM

A recent view of the approximate former location of Morrell's Bar
in Warren, Pa. (See the previous post, Sunday morning's Bar Exam) —

See too remarks on a fictional  Tim Horton here and in a 2012
film review from a publication at the University of Cambridge

"Although the use of their work for good versus evil
was the concern for three of the main protagonists,
for one character – Dr Tim Horton – the bigger question
was one of academic and intellectual morality."

See as well this  journal on the above article's date — November 20, 2012.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Bar Exam

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:16 AM

"Looking for what was, where it used to be"
— Wallace Stevens

A search for Morrell's Bar, Warren, Pa., yields a newspaper page
from January 21, 1954.  Some law-related stories appear on
the same page.

"So we beat on, boats against the current . . . ."
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Particulars of Language

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:01 AM

This post is in memory of an English church musician whose
death was noted here yesterday evening in a post titled
"The Particulars of Rapture," a phrase from Wallace Stevens.

Sir Philip Ledger, who died on Sunday, was a
"church musician who produced magical settings
of carols," according to The Telegraph  RSS feed.

It is not clear what the Telegraph  meant by "magical settings."

Perhaps the phrase "his settings of carols" in his obituary refers
to the annual service of Nine Lessons and Carols at Cambridge,
where he was for a time director of music at King's College.

If so, the settings would be the Lessons, readings from the Bible
(a "ledger," in the sense defined below).  Such readings should
not be confused with notions from the world of Harry Potter. 

Examples: The Lessons from last Christmas in Cambridge.

IMAGE- Meanings of the word 'ledger'

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