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Indirectly can be any direction

“The knowledge of what tends neither directly nor indirectly to make better men and better citizens is but a knowledge of trifles. It is not learning but a specious and ingenious sort of idleness.” — The Rev. Dr. William Smith (Provost, University of Pennsylvania, 1755-1779), quoted in The Cambridge History of English and American Literature, Vol. XVII, Ch. XXIII, Sec. 15

2 thoughts on “Indirectly can be any direction”

  1. Sometimes they come to me right away. Other times I’ll try two or three or four in the draft before I hit on the one that sticks. Today’s was like that.

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