The Art of Tetman Callis

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Indirectly can be any direction

February 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

“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

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  • 1 Averil Dean // Feb 19, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I do love your post titles. One delicious slice of toasted wry.

  • 2 Tetman Callis // Feb 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    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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