a fool in the forest

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  • A fool, a fool! I met a fool i' the
        forest,
    A motley fool; a miserable world!
    As I do live by food, I met a fool
    Who laid him down and bask'd him
        in the sun,
    And rail'd on Lady Fortune in good
        terms,
    In good set terms and yet a motley
        fool.

    As You Like It,
    Act II, Scene 7

    L'homme y passe à travers des
        forêts de symboles
    Qui l'observent avec des regards
        familiers.

    Les Fleurs du Mal,
    “Correspondances”

    [T]here is almost no subject-matter, and what little one can disentangle is foolish....
    One would call the style verbose, except that by definition verbosity is the use of words in excess of the occasion, and there seems to be no occasion.

    Yvor Winters,
    Forms of Discovery, Ch. 7


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    July 04, 2006

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    Cowtown Pattie

    I did not read your previous post about your very interesting ancestor(albeit a Yankee).

    Fascinating stuff. Have you been to Gettysburg? I can imagine it gives you a strange feeling to walk on the ground where your gg grandfather must have fought for his life.

    My own great great grandfather fought for Company B, Burns Missouri Regiment of Infantry, Parsons Brigade - as listed on his Application of Indigent Soldier of the late Confederacy for pension under the act of May 12, 1899.

    I know so very little about him, just a scant few family stories. He was never at Gettysburg, however.

    www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=697799376

    I'm very interested in Col. James Wallace, of Cambridge, MD. I believe that the camp at Cambridge was called Camp Wharton? Do you know where it was located. I have some idea, but am search for verification. Appreciate any help or clues you might have!!

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