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    RiveroftheWest, Miss Bianca

    "occasionally gripping my imaginary pulpit, fixing my audience with a gimlet eye"

    You anecdote well.

    When I damage some small thing, I'll put on an apologetic dormouse expression, and protest "But it was the best butter."

    And when I'm asked to do something that suits me not, I'll pronounce "I would prefer not to."

    My non-literary friends find me exasperating.

    "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

    by Brecht on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 09:23:02 AM PST

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      Brecht, RiveroftheWest

      ...and the rest of the R'n'B Kossack Krewe (since you're really the only ones who'll appreciate this)...

      I have long dreamed of taking over one of the bars here in my mountain town.  It's only been relatively recently that I've started to dream of rechristening it The Golden Orb. : )

      For what is the crime of robbing a bank, compared to the crime of owning one? BBrecht, Happy End

      by Miss Bianca on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 08:12:18 AM PST

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      •  After college, I moved to Chicago with a friend; (0+ / 0-)

        we planned to open a theatre-nightclub. Alas, we didn't. But we had some colorful dreaming.

        From the way you say it, it sounds like "The Golden Orb" is a literary reference - which I'm entirely missing. But it's a good name for a bar - with a golden orb hanging out front, of course.

        Oh, I found it:

        “Think, in mounting higher, The angels would press on us, and aspire To drop some golden orb of perfect song Into our deep, dear silence.”                                                    - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
        One of it, anyway. I'd guess others have used it, too.

        "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

        by Brecht on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 07:00:09 PM PST

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        •  Alas, nothing so poetical was in mind... (1+ / 0-)
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          Brecht

          "The golden orb" was the point where poor Flora always got stuck in her effusions. At least in the movie. ; )

          For what is the crime of robbing a bank, compared to the crime of owning one? BBrecht, Happy End

          by Miss Bianca on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 07:34:00 PM PST

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