Text Patterns - by Alan Jacobs

Friday, November 13, 2009

gliding over

I’ve made it clear that I think Edward Tufte is great, but I can't help but smile at this comment on his use of T. S. Eliot: “There are many wonderful lines in Four Quartets and I simply glide over the heavy-handed religious material.”

This could be a useful approach elsewhere: “There are many wonderful lines in the Aeneid and I simply glide over the heavy-handed founding-of-Rome material.” “There are many wonderful lines in Pride and Prejudice and I simply glide over the heavy-handed courtship-and-marriage material.”

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