On the home page, when TOC was a Google blog, there was a slightly altered quotation from Humbert Wolfe’s 1930 book of poems, The Uncelestial City. Due to limitations in my WordPress theme, (at least with my OS, browser and add-ons) that now appears on the Blogroll and Contact pages.
It occurs to me that few people who visit TOC since the WordPress conversion ever click over to those pages, so I offer Wolfe’s little poem here as presently relevant:
You cannot hope to bribe or twist
thank God! The Main Stream journalist.
But, seeing what the man will do
unbribed, there’s no occasion to.
– After Humbert Wolfe (1886 – 1940)
In case you’re wondering, the alteration I made was from “British journalist” to “Main Stream Journalist.”
ABE books has 32 copies starting at $17.50 should you be interested. Since Amazon’s jettison of Parler, do not buy it there.
For “pecksniff” see here.