From: Keith Henson (email@example.com)
Date: Fri 23 May 2003 - 10:14:40 GMT
At 09:20 PM 22/05/03 -0400, Scott wrote:
>>From: William Benzon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>To: memetics <email@example.com>
>>Subject: Bonus Points, poetic memes
>>Date: Wed, 21 May 2003 21:53:51 -0400
>>I've got a long-term interest in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Kubla Khan."
>>I've copied part of the poem below. After that I've copied a section I've
>>cut from an essay I'm working on. That section quotes from some of the
>>books Coleridge is likely to have read prior to writing the poem.
>>What memes are in those passages and how did they get from those books into
>I'd heard about the possible influence of Bartram on Coleridge. A March
>2001 article in National Geographic magazine refers to influence on
>Coleridge and Wordsworth. Some of Bartram's naturalist accounts in
>_Travels_ are quite vivid, though if a tad hyperbolic. His laundry list of
>plants he encountered are a good botanical brushup.
In a related effort of trying to locate the origin of a saying, I helped
trace back the origin "May you live in interesting times."
You might be amused that it traced back to an English author.
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