Saturday Quiz: Literary Meme

30 June 2007

(via Junia’s Daughter)

This one is the literary meme. The instructions are:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 161.
3. Find the fifth full sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence along with these instructions.
5. Don’t search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.

The book is Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. The fifth full sentence on page 161 is:

Somewhere within their walls shall all that forwards perfect human life be started
Tried, taught, advanced, visibly exhibited.

Huh.

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3 Responses to “Saturday Quiz: Literary Meme”

  1. Mike Farley Says:

    My book is Anglicanism: the answer to modernity ed. by Duncan Dormer et al. The fifth full sentence on page 161 is:
    “Over a century of liturgical renewal has ironed out many of the once striking differences between Anglicans and others in forms of public worship.”

    H’mm. Has it?

    I wanted the seventh full sentence:

    “Simply being a Christian by itself marks you out now as different.”

  2. Scott Says:

    My book is Doing Business by the Good Book: 52 Lessons on Success Straight From the Bible by David L. Steward. The sentence is “Those who failed to obey his mandate would be thrown into a furnace of blazing fire.”

  3. Beth Says:

    This is great. Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison. The sentence is this: “You will need particularly warm socks.”

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