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Times are not good here September 7, 2006

Posted by The Typist in Uncategorized.
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“Times are not good here. The city is crumbling into ashes. It has been buried under a lava flood of taxes and frauds and maladministrations so that it has become only a study for archaeologists. Its condition is so bad that when I write about it, as I intend to do soon, nobody will believe I am telling the truth. But it is better to live here in sackcloth and ashes than to own the whole state of Ohio.”

— Lafcadio Hearn, nineteenth century author and observer of Creole culture.

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1. profacero - October 31, 2006

Fantastic quotation! I love Lafcadio Hearn.

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