Thursday, April 17, 2008


Tagged by J-GW!
Here are the instructions.

1. Pick up the nearest book (at least 123 pages).
2. Turn to page 123.
3. Find the 5th sentence
4. Post the 5th sentence on your blog.
5. Tag 5 people.

Here's the sentence that results from following steps 1 - 4:

"Here speaks the Comforter, tenderly saying, Earth has no sorrow that heav'n cannot cure."

This sentence comes from the Hymnbook, which I am using as a mousepad. Page 123 has the Hymn "Come Ye Disconsolate" #115, of which this is the fifth sentence.

I tag the last 5 commenters on my blog:
LifeonaPlate, (let's see if his closest book is the Journal of Discourses)
Non Arab-Arab, (I bet 5 bucks his closest book is Tim Weiner's history of the CIA "Legacy of Ashes.")

You can answer here or on your own blog. But leave me a link so everyone can see what you're reading!


Anonymous said...

(b) Except as provided in subsection (e)(2), (f), (g), (h) and (i) of this section, if such objection to a claim is made, the court, after notice and a hearing, shall determine the amount of such claim in lawful currency of the United States as the the date of the filing of the petition, and shall allow such claim in such amount, except to the extent that -

(sub-sub-sections 1-6 omitted)

Bored in Vernal said...

Seth, I'm so sorry. I hope you have time for a good detective novel when you're done with that one! :)

NonArab-Arab said...

"In their infrequent tours of Palestine, the committee members were welcomed by the Zionist leadership, but boycotted by the Palestinian politicians, an imbalance that also contributed to their decision to back the Zionist demand for partition as a logical solution to the conflict."

From Ilan Pappe's "A History of Modern Palestine". You're lucky, next closest book was A Nontechnical Guide: Trading Natural Gas! Legacy of Ashes was tucked away in a bag.

Anonymous said...

Sorry BiV, I was being a bit of a pill.

Here's something better:

"In that moment of truce, of utter surrender, when the rabbit still alive offers no resistance but only waits, is it possible that the rabbit also loves the owl?"

Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

John Gustav-Wrathall said...

Sweet quote!

M said...

An excerpt, my full response is posted on my blog:

"Alas and alack, I have no book close to me when I sit at my computer. I looked to my right (bookshelf along the back hall) and to my left (cupboard above the stove which holds some cookbooks). I then measured - the stove is far closer. I selected my most used cookbook (Better Homes and Gardens NEW Cookbook) and turned to page 123. The first recipe is for Biscuits Supreme and line five reads:

"'resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in center.'

Scintillating, no?"

Lessie said...

Hey BiV, thanks. I'm just going to post mine here since I actually already have this meme on my own blog (the book from my original tag was from Virginia Woolf's "The Voyage Out"). Today's excerpt comes from Marilyn Yalom's "A History of the Wife":

The marriage between John Thynne and Joan Haywire in 1575 was an arranged marriage between a sixteen-year-old girl from a wealthy merchant family and John Thynne, heir to the Longleaf estate.

Thanks to G for the book recommendation.

M said...

Alright, I have to eat a little crow. In my haste, I failed to read "sentence" instead of "line." *blush*

The real answer to your tag:

"Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface."

Not much more enthralling or beautiful but it, at least, a complete sentence.