Tolerance, good temper and sympathy — they are what matter really, and if the human race is not to collapse they must come to the front before long.
- E. M. Forster
I guess I'm going to have to rent the movie now... never saw it! I'll be the first lady to thank you for this!
Borepatch:If you haven't read the books, do so. They are the best education in human nature you will ever find. That, and entertaining too...Patrick O'Brian, the best writer of historical nay, any fiction. Ever.Cap'n Jan(a LADY Captain)
I just watched Master and Commander the other night; it's one of my favorite movies. I'll be taking Cap'n Jan's advice & I'm off to find the books. Thanks for the video.
Cap'n Jan, sadly I read almost no fiction. And by "almost no fiction", I mean probably none in the last ten years. It kind of drives my lovely bride crazy, because as she (and you) point out, there's some GREAT fiction out there.I actually started Master And Commander, but gave up after 10 pages or so. It's a character defect, but I find myself going back to Tacitus and that sort of thing.I have no idea why. Like I said, probably a character defect.
Thanks for the share...My eldest preferred what he called, "real books" when he was a pre-schooler; he'll be 28 next month, and non-fiction is still his preference. I am sure that I'm biased; I think it is a gift--we all have different ones, which certainly make the world a little more interesting.
I've spent many an hour on the quarterdeck of HMS Surprise.First served against the perfidious French under Capt. Hornblower. Fought alongside Sharpe through The Peninsular Campaign. Took arms against Her Majesties enemies with Harry Faversham, Trench, Castleton and Willoughby.If you'll excuse me there's port, stilton, and O'Brian on the table. The 19th Century awaits.
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