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July 31, 2020

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

For an introduction to the film, listen to Johnny Flynn’s “Queen Bee” from the movie Emma.

I think that something about the practiced manner of public behavior attracts us yet today. Emma is the picture of etiquette in almost all instances. When she does behave badly, great lessons are learned.

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August 14, 2015

“Let Fame, which all hunt after in their Lives,/ Live register’d upon our brazen tombs,/ And so grace us in the disgrace of death:/ when spite of cormorant devouring time/ The endeavour of this present breath may buy/ That honor which shall bate his Scythe’s keen edge/ And make us heirs of all eternity.” — William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost, I.i.1-7

What is the difference between ego and pride?

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