Chapter & Verse
A correspondence corner for not-so-famous lost words
James Lyon asks for the source of the poem: "I know not to what strange and mystic ends/Fate willed that I survived my friends;/Though in a dream I seemed to hear them say/'Only the strong survive--the strong may stay'/And I awoke to hate my living day."
Marcella Calabi would like the source and full text, if any, of the fragment "Love loves to love love."
Charles Miller seeks a reliable source for "We may have come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now." He has heard it attributed to Martin Luther King and Barbara Jordan.
William Mullen requests background on a rhetorical passage: "If I could get to the highest place in Athens, I would lift my voice and say, 'What mean you, fellow citizens, that you turn every stone to scrape wealth together, and take so little care of your children, to whom you must one day relinquish all?'"
David Goodman hopes someone can provide a source for the comment, "What is this to me is that to thee."
"architecture...pastry decoration" (March-April). Jack Holt was first to identify French master chef and author Marie-Antoine Carême as the source of the remark, "The fine arts are five in number...: painting, sculpture, poetry, music, and architecture, the principal branch of the latter being pastry"--but no precise citation has yet surfaced.
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