"The discovery of the alphabet will create forgetfulness in the learners' souls, because they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written characters and not remember of themselves... You give your disciples not truth but only the semblance of truth; they will be heroes of many things, and will have learned nothing; they will appear to be omniscient and will generally know nothing." --Plato, Phaedrus 


Michael Patrick Foight

Director of Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement

Villanova University

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Lists of many things







  The Archaic English Project Social Security  
Death Index
Hazlitt's Essays Glossa : a latin dictionary Dictionary of Phrase and Fable Dictionary of the History of Ideas Perseus Project The Modern World "It is a treadmill, squirrel-trap culture -- drugged and frenzied with the hasheesh of industrial servitude and material luxury. It is wholly a material body-culture, and its symbol is the tiled bathroom and steam radiator rather than the Doric portico and the temple of philosophy." --H.P. Lovecraft.  
Silva Rhetoricae
Drudgereport Counterpunch "I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing.  Such a waggish leering as lurks in all your horribles!"-- Stubb. Rexroth Archive Strange Horizons
MSNBC J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes
CNN "The beginning of political wisdom is the realization that despite everything you’ve always been taught, the government is not really on your side; indeed, it is out to get you." -Robert Higgs.
Clarkesworld Magazine
Cinevault IAMPETH
The Melville Room
Three-lobed Burning Eye
Google Video /

@ Google Talks

@Google Authors

Lapham's Quarterly Oral Tradition
"Do not hold as gold all that shines as gold" 
--Alain de Lille, Parabolae
The Jolly Roger Phaedrus Paul Morphy Index Public Shelter Switchboard Glossary of Rhetorical Terms  

"Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you."


NUTTALL ENCYCLOPAEDIA edited by the Rev. James Wood. Progressive Librarian Hakim Bey and Ontological Anarchy W.B. Yeats Discography
Voice of the Shuttle Unknown News Labyrinth Lord Tennyson Thomas Gray Archive Everyman's Library Golden Age of Iron Men  


PA's Past : Digital Books Thomas Paine National Historial Association Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1894) What does the future hold?TP Digital History Library of America SourceWatch
"The subterranean miner that works in us all, how can one tell whither leads his shaft by the ever shifting, muffled sound of his pick? Who does not feel the irresistible arm drag?  What skiff in tow of a seventy-four can stand still?" -- Ishmael
Loeb Classical Library Irish Political  
Media History Project Wikileaks "The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, or hell of heaven."--John Milton, Paradise Lost Memory Hole Skeptic's Dictionary Urban Legends : Reference
The anatomy of Melancholy CLC Latin Etsy




"Cool things become warm, the warm grows cool; the wet dries, the parched becomes wet."--Heraclitus Trendwatching.com Something Awful Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Times Wikinews Today's Space 
Shadow Government Statistics Metafilter CNET A-word-a-day Inside China Today
Death by Caffeine Prelinger Internet Movie Archive "It is perilous to study too deeply the arts of the Enemy, for good or for ill." -- J.R.R. Tolkien
Strange New Products (Caution!) Wayback Machine Spunk Library  
Slashdot Linux Today Library of Economics (Caution!) Philadehpia Weather (L) Neal Stevenson Short Stories Wired News Philadelphia Inquirer
CNN Sight and Sound Arts and Letters Daily Science Daily zen virtual library ZDNN The Death Clock Quotations
National Weather Service Live Weather Images Tash Malls of American (Photos) World Clock Librarian News Fox News
"If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen - but what if you are in the library not the kitchen, then where is your escape?" -- MPF    





U.S. Copyright Office National Institute of Standards & Technology National Archives and Records Administration "Surely the hum of wheels and clatter of printing presses, let alone the lecturers with their black coats and tumblers of water, have driven away the Goblin Kingdoms and made silent the feet of the little dancers."--W. B. Yeats, Fairy and Folk Tales of Ireland
ACRL: Rare Books and Manuscripts Section The Academic Library in the American University [fulltext] SAA Library of Congress  50 Most Cited Books of the 20th Century American Society for Information Science History of the Book Weekend Stubble
ACRL Proceedings National Interest
"But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean."- H.P. Lovecraft, "The White Ship"
"We are proud of our museums where we display a way of living that we have made impossible."--A. K. Coomaraswamy Exlibris Cataloguer's Toolbox American Library Association "When your hand is in the dog's mouth, draw it out gently."--Irish Proverb


Information Revolution


Paul Graham Christinger Tomer "Has any of you gentlemen an explanation of the missing quart of strawberries?"--Captain Queeg Cultures of the Book Technological or Media Determinism Nicholas Negroponte
"Heaven is our heritage, Earth but a player's stage; Mount we unto the sky."--Thomas Nashe, A litany in the time of plague The World as Blog Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine Hobbes' Internet Timeline Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography Journal of Memetics
Bartley Business Information Center / Virtual Reading Room Neil Gaiman "Men thought it a region of sunshine and rest, And they called it Hy-Brasail, the isle of the blest."--Gerald Griffin, Hy-Brasail Ethics and the Internet Digital History : Links Netsurfer Digest Resource Shelf First Monday
Cryptome "See how ignorant you are of your own self; there is no land so distant or so unknown to you, nor one about which you will so easily believe falsehoods."

Guigo, Meditations (circa 1110-1116)
"Know the power of the Dark Side, Anakin.…" —Palpatine. Digital Library@Villanova


"In the world I see -- you're stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You will wear leather clothes that last you the rest of your life. You will climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower. You will see tiny figures pounding corn and laying-strips of venison on the empty car pool lane of the  ruins of a superhighway." - Tyler Durden, Fight Club Kevin's Crash Course in Unix
World's best database   Falvey Library  "Look for a long time at what pleases you ... and longer still at what pains you."--Colette Richard Cox


"A book is a loaded gun in the house next door.  Burn it.   Take the shot from the weapon.  Breach man's mind." - Captain Beatty.   Fahrenheit 451



History   Matters Eire-Ireland
Foight Family (PA-Roots)
Pax et Spiratus


Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Abington Monthly Meeting Quaker FAQ Swarthmore Peace Collection
Journal of Quaker History Magic Ritual, and Witchcraft Logos Catholic Historical Review

Maudlin Wonderment


"I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam." -- J.R.R. Tolkien

Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser

Home Before The Leaves Fall

site / blog / fb / tw

The Eldritch Dark  

Societas Magica


Rohan Kriwaczek

Dictionary of Victorian London

Cat Meat's Shop

Victorian Poetry Database of Mid-Victorian Illustration
Neil Gaiman Austro-Hungarian Empire SurLaLune Fairy Tales Marvels and Tales The anatomy of Melancholy
"I've got it, the disease. Love. You're better off without it, and I'm better off without mine. This vessel, I give, she takes. She won't permit me my life. I've got to live hers." -- Kirk Swanwick Victorian Studies "I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter, scraped over too much bread."
- Bilbo Baggins on the occasion of his 111st Birthday

S.T. Joshi



Medieval and Late Antiquity and Early Modern


Essays in Medieval Studies PIMS Tolkien Studies Parergon
Medieval Academy of America

Journal of Late Antiquity

Centre from Medieval Studies
See the Sea  


Naval Social History



Naval history of Great Britain
William James



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