Thursday, April 10, 2008

Mark Twain, on India

... the land of dreams and romance, of fabulous wealth, and fabulous poverty, of splendor and rags, of palaces and hovels, of famine and pestilence, of genii and giants and aladdin lamps, of tigers and elephants, the cobra and the jungle, the country of a hundred nations and a hundred tongues, of a thousand religions and two million gods, cradle of the human race, birthplace of human speech, mother of history grandmother of legend, great-grandmother of tradition, whose yesterdays bear date with the mouldering antiquities of the rest of the nations- the sole country under the sun that is endowed with imperishable interest for alien prince and alien peasant, for lettered and ignorant, wise and fool, rich and poor, bond and free, the one land all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for the shows of all the rest if the globe combined.

Mark Twain


Blogger Tj & Mark said...

Sooo, I wasn't sure... was he impressed by India or not? Of course, I noticed that he didn't use his real name... maybe I even want to go to India. What did Rudyard Kipling have to say on the matter? mark

9:06 PM  
Blogger WONDERWOMAN said...

Well if he didn't use his real name what name did he use?
You had better want to go to India, because buddy, you're going.

9:13 PM  
Blogger mommasara said...

i could care less if i ever saw india
Lebanon, though, is another story

11:16 AM  
Blogger Tj & Mark said...

Lebanon...... They have big cedars, right? Didn't Jesus go there? India, Shmindia. mark

9:01 PM  
Blogger Tj & Mark said...

Time for another post, dearie.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Tj & Mark said...


7:40 PM  
Blogger Tj & Mark said...

Enough already! I'll buy you a latte, just post. mark

9:44 PM  
Blogger Tj & Mark said...

She must have danced herself into oblivion again. Tj

6:16 PM  
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10:06 AM  
Blogger WONDERWOMAN said...

you guys are so silly, I haven't had my laptop, cause I accidently dropped it so my friend is fixing it,but I will haveit soon

4:12 PM  

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