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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
MTC
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 8:47:59 AM
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Only fitting for a compact form.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:06:48 AM

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I was so not expecting that second half. I had half-formed in my head ... 'but very few can hear it' or something equally deep - and then he epigramises! Whistle
Verbatim
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 2:02:29 PM
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Anxious
Daemon wrote:
Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams.

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)


That can't be true, can it?Anxious
MTC
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 4:17:21 PM
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Good ones, yes, it can be true.

What is an Epigram? A dwarfish whole;
Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Here's one of mine:

No man's
Rebuke
So sharp
And mean—
But self
Reproach
We feel
Most keen.

MTC
Verbatim
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 4:44:46 PM
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May not be right but must have the might. (What is an epigram?)
jcbarros
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:55:43 PM

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Wildean.
Christine
Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:26:01 PM
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MTC wrote:

Good ones, yes, it can be true.

What is an Epigram? A dwarfish whole;
Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Here's one of mine:

No man's
Rebuke
So sharp
And mean—
But self
Reproach
We feel
Most keen.

MTC


very good!Applause
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