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Web Source for Writers, or "What's the Source...?"

Postby timberline » Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:46 am

This may be old stuff to some Wordtrippers, but to newbies let me recommend http://www.bartleby.com/. It's one-stop shopping for dictionaries, gazeteers, encyclopedias and thesauruses in addition to other references. What a wealth of information at your fingertips!

About 3 a.m., I thought of the "hound of heaven" as a way to add a literary layer to my "Abby the Teenaged Witch Hunter" series. Sure 'nuff, Bartleby gave me the source from Columbia Encyclopedia: Francis Thompson (1859–1907) QUOTATION: I fled Him, down the nights and down the days;
I fled Him, down the arches of the years;
I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways
Of my own mind; and in the midst of tears
I hid from Him, and under running laughter.

Jeez, what'd I do before the 'net? I sure didn't pay attention in school.
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