It’s a bit advertorial but I was fascinated by this look into the Rainforest.
For anyone who has as dull of a life as I do I just typed up the opening sentence to Paradise Lost Book 9. It explains why all of my class struggles to know what the hell is going on with grammar. Even the website struggled with this one.
“No more of talk where God or angel guest with man, as with his friend, familiar used to sit indulgent, and with him partake rural repast, permitting him the while venial discourse unblamed: I now must change those notes to tragic; foul distrust, and breach disloyal on the part of man, revolt and disobedience: on the part of Heav’n now alienated, distance and distaste, anger and just rebuke, and judgement given, that brought into this world a world of woe, Sin and her her shadow Death, and Misery Death’s harbinger: sad task, yet argument not less but more heroic than the wrath of stern Achilles on his for pursued thrice fugitive about Troy wall; or rage of Turnus for Lavinia disespoused, or Neptune’s ire or Juno’s, that so long perplexed the Greek and Cytherea’s son; if answerable style I can obtain of my celestial patroness, who deigns her nightly visitation unimplored, and dictates to me slumbering, or inspires easy my unpremeditated verse: since first this subject for heroic song pleased me long choosing, and beginning late; not sedulous by nature to indite wars, hitherto the only argument heroic deemed, chief mastery to dissect with long and tedious havoc fabled knights in battles feigned; the better fortitude of patience and heroic martyrdom unsung; or to describe races and games, or tilting furniture, emblazoned shields, impresses quaint, caparisons and steeds; bases and tinsel trappings, gorgeous knights at joust and tournament; then marshalled feast served up in hall with sewers, and seneschals; the skill of artifice or office mean, not that which justly gives heroic name to person or to poem.”
Pretty safe quizzes and general fun for when the Dominion isn’t delivered and you just gotta have your quiz ‘fix’ for the day!