May

18

 I ran across a poem by Alexander Pope today titled, "An Essay on Criticism." As I read the poem I came along four particular lines that reminded me of the Daily Spec.

"A little Learning is a dang'rous Thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring: There shallow Draughts intoxicate the Brain, And drinking largely sobers us again."

According to the Oxford dictionary the definition of Pierian is "a district in northern Thessaly, the reputed home of the muses."

The American Heritage Dictionary defines it as "a region of ancient Macedonia. It included Mount Olympus and Mount Pierus, seat of the worship of Orpheus and the Muses."

So, if one is to drink from the Daily Spec, don't sip. Drink deep or don't taste it at all. Personally, I'm still in the intoxicated stage hoping to chug down as much as I can so I can sober up again.

Cheers.


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