Chapter & Verse

Lester Welch hopes to find a source for "You Care--I Dare," a didactic passage that ends, "If you love me, don't sing me your song. Teach me to...

Lester Welch hopes to find a source for "You Care--I Dare," a didactic passage that ends, "If you love me, don't sing me your song. Teach me to sing. For when I am alone, it is then I'll need the melody."

Alan Grometstein asks, after fruitless search through the published works of Gertrude Stein, who said about modern art: "It looks strange and it looks strange and it looks very strange; and then suddenly it doesn't look strange at all and you can't understand what made it look strange in the first place."

"[From] mud,...the lotus" (July-August 1999). Brian Bohn provided a more exact match than our previous answer (September-October 1999). In Guidelines of Faith (1980), Satoru Izumi states, "The water of the lotus pond is foul and muddy," a well-known Buddhist adage.

"elegant clockworks" (March-April). William Pritchard located this reference to the new criticism's treatment of literature in Benjamin DeMott's essay "Reading, Writing, Reality, Unreality," published in Supergrow (1970), page 153.

"Great Cham" (March-April). William Waterhouse found this assertion about two-thirds of the way through partition 3, section 2, member 3 ("Symptoms or Signs of Love-Melancholy") of Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy (1621).

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