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|“Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.” — Mark Van Doren “Wit is the salt |
of conversation, not the food.” — William Hazlitt “Wit is a form of lightning
calculation; humor the exploitation of disproportion.” — Russell Green “Wit makes
|—Russell Baker, Poor Russell's Almanac, 1972 2 We need words to keep us |
human. ... 3 Wit makes its own welcome and levels all distinctions. ... —Don
Marquis, archy and mehitabel, 1927 9 Wit is the only wall Between us and the
|2954 To His Mistress Going to Bed' Licence my roving hands, and let them go, |
Behind, before, above, between, below. 0 my America, my ... DOREN Mark Van
1894-1972 2965 Wit is the only wall Between us and the dark. DORMAN-SMITH
|"I was at a dinner party," he said, "given by one of my greatest friends, there were |
about twelve of us. Most our age. ... Then suddenly this little blond voice pops up,
'the Black Shark!' Of course we ... Wit is the only wall between us and the dark.
|WIT IS THE ONLY WALL BETWEEN US AND THE DARK. Mark Van, Doren, |
WHEN A FRIEND ASKED what I was writing these days, I replied. "I'm going to
teach you to come up with the words they'll quote inyour obituary." She recoiled
as if ...
|I was amused by the fact that in ASL (American Sign Language) the sign for “|
woman” has to do with the tying of bonnet strings and the sign for man with the
tipping of a ... “Wit,” said Mark Van Doren, “is the only wall between us and the
|LENORE McCALL 2^Qfe •t elweeti CA> it an i tlte ^^U-Jazk Wit is the only wall |
Between us and the dark —Mark Van Doren FOREWORD BY C. CHARLES
BURLINGAME, M.D. Psychiatrist-in-Chief of the Institute of the Living J. B.
|Wit is the only wall Between us and the dark. Wit is perpetual daybreak And |
skylark Springing ofl the unshaken stone Of man's blood and the mind's bone. Wit
is the only breath That keeps our eyelids warm, Facing the driven ice Of an old ...
|only, man and man 1004.73 Red Cotton 3.045 Oh, how distinct enunciating, how |
1010.72 Red Cotton 4M9 Some few meet failure — oh, they wanted faith, . ... 50
Agamemnon 1536 Yet of might to place between us — Oh the barrier! .... 6.24
Pauline 330 Rose as old feelings left — wit, mockery 7.2r7 Pauline 403 Of old
tales, witnessing I had been there) — . ... Paracelsus 1.35 Alone by one old
populous green wall 16.19 Paracelsus 1.37 Now, this new ardour which
supplants the old .