April 2, 2006

We are all on our last cruise...

...We sail in leaky bottoms and on great and perilous waters; and to take a cue from the dolorous old naval ballad, we have heard the mermaidens singing, and know that we shall never see dry land any more. Old and young, we are all on our last cruise. If there is a fill of tobacco among the crew, for God's sake pass it round, and let us have a pipe before we go.

        -- Robert Louis Stevenson, from his essay
Crabbed Age and Youth.
Posted by John Weidner at April 2, 2006 10:44 PM
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