NABOKV-L post 0005837, Sat, 17 Mar 2001 16:58:53 -0800

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At 11:26 AM 03/17/2001 -0800, you wrote:
> From: Malcolm Reynolds <reynoldsm001@hawaii.rr.com>
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>A minuscule observation perhaps tying in with influences on VN's
>writing:

>"Death: It's What Ails You" by Arthur Krystal. (Harper's, Feb., 2001)

>
>The author quotes Carlyle about our lives: "a little gleam of time
>between two eternities." And also William Hazlitt: "There was a time
>when we were not: this gives us no concern---why then should it
trouble
>us that a time will come when we will cease to be?"


To which Mary Krimmel <mary@krimmel.net> adds.....

And
"Out of a misty dream
Our life emerges for a while, then closes,
Within a dream."
Ernest Dowson