Tuesday, February 04, 2003

Another reason not to like Mark Twain
I entered the first line of Phyllis McGinley's verse on St. Philip into the Google search engine, to see if it is online anywhere. ("When Phlip Neri walked abroad/Beside the Tiber, praising God...") It seems that that verse is not online, since the first result was a quote from Mr. Twain's Innocents Abroad , in which Mr. Twain mocked St. Philip's Pentecost experience, saying that he wondered what Philip had had for dinner.
Apparently the smug materialists around nowadays are nothing new...


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