Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Fun Meme - Guess the Text

As seen over at Anastasia's:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

"Death, a cause of terror to the sinner, is a blessed moment for him who has walked in the right path, fulfilling the duties of his station in life, attending to his morning and evening prayers, approaching the holy sacrament frequently and performing good and merciful works. For the pious and believing catholic, for the just man, death is no cause of terror. Was it not Addison, the great English writer, who, when on his deathbed, sent for the wicked young earl of Warwick to let him see how a christian can meet his end. He it is and he alone, the pious and believing christian, who can say in his heart:
O grave, where is thy victory?
O death, where is thy sting?"

A kind of strange thing for me to post but I did pick the book nearest me. And it is a "cool" and "intellectual" book - but this isn't what I'd have chosen as four sentences to post from it. Hmmm. Shall anyone guess it?


Anonymous said...

i am big fat cheater.
i know only because I looked it up.
so i won't tell. it was just so interesting i had to google it!

comebacknikki said...

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man!!

I only know this b/c my advisor (in undergrad) was obsessed w/Joyce. He constantly referenced him & had us read all things Joyce. As soon as I read the quote, it all came rushing back.

Dr. Crazy said...

Comebacknikki has it! (I wonder if I know your undergrad advisor....)

STM said...

Clarification on the task...
Do I grab whatever book is closest? Or whatever book of mine is closest?

Do you dare me to grab the book of the RA's desk that I'm sitting near? Or should I wait until I get back to the car?

Bardiac said...

I grabbed it, and boy do we read different stuffs!

Fun meme, though!