Chapter & Verse

A correspondence corner for not-so-famous lost words

Howard Hillman seeks a "botanically correct" poem describing two adjacent climbing vines that fall in love with each other and embrace for eternity.

 

John Pickering would like to find a source for the phrase "the extravagant luxury of scruple."

 

Beth Doyle hopes someone can provide the full text, date, and author of a fragment stitched on a sampler: "Come lead me to some lofty shade/Where turtles moan their loves/Tall shadows were for lovers made/And grief be...."

 

"earth happy...heaven sure" (November-December 2001). William Atkinson was the first to recognize this line from a sonnet by George Santayana, A.B. 1886, that begins, "What riches have you that you deem me poor...?"

 

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