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Bede  : Ecclesiastical History (Bk 5 ch 13)

Passages in E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book (1944) include two short quotations, from Bede ('Two most wicked spirits rising with forks in their hands[...]') and Amiel ('S'en aller toute d'un fois est un privilege; tu periras par morceaux'), accompanied by note: 'I encounter these two mournful small fry on the same day. Boo hoo down the ages.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Edward Morgan Forster      Print: Book


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