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Simon BeckettBeckett – Charles dickens Dickens – Alfred Edward housman Housman – Mary de la Riviere manley Manley
manley Saki, aka Hector Hugh Munro
Simon Beckett
* 1968 in Sheffield; britischer Journalist und Autor – Simon BeckettBeckett The Chemistry of Death
"Nothing like tragedy and fear to make a man of the cloth the man of the moment"
The Chemistry of Death [deutsch: Die Chemie des Todes] S. 135
Vergleiche dazu: "There are no atheists in foxholes", zitiert in Beckett Jeffrey Eugenides: Middlesex
foxholeMyth: There Are No Atheists in Foxholes
Charles Dickens
7.2.1812 Portsmouth – 9.6.1870 Gadshill Place (bei Rochester)

Rechtsanwalt Mr. Jaggers zu Pip:
“Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There's no better rule.”
Great Expectations,  Kap. 40

Dickens Rezension
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”

Beginn des Romans Tale of Two Cities
Alfred Edward Housman
26. 3. 1859 Fockbury, Worcestershire, England – 30.4. 1936 Cambridge
Up, lad: when the journey's over
There'll be time enough to sleep.

Abschlußzeilen aus dem Gedicht "Reveille", das gesamte Gedicht auf
Mary de la Riviere Manley
7.4. 1663 Jersey, Kanalinsel – 11.7.1724 London
"If she had been a Man, she had been without Fault."
The Adventures of Rivella [1714], S. 7
Saki, eigentlich: Hector Hugh Munro
18. Dezember 1870 – 13. November 1916 – sakiSaki
“We all know that Prime Ministers are wedded to the truth, but like other married couples they sometimes live apart.” The Unbearable Bassington, Kap. 13 (1912)

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