Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
That's not helpful
It reminds me of Mark Twain's essay, "The Awful German Language". He read a book in German but didn't understand what happened in the story. You see, all the verbs went to the last page and someone had torn out that page.