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Journal, Day Five February 24, 2006: “And think’st thou, Britain, still to sit at ease, An island queen amidst thy subject seas, While vext billows, in their distant roar, But soothe thy slumbers, and but kiss thy shore? To sport in wars, while danger keeps aloof, Thy grassy turf unbruised by hostile hoof? So sing thy flatterers;–but, Britain know, Thou who hast shared [...] by

Journal, Day Four February 23, 2006: “Turning towards the men, he said, ‘What do you mean? What do you demand of your captain? Are you, then, so easily turned from your design? Did you not call this a glorious expedition?’” (Mary Shelley, Frankenstein) Astonished or not nearly astonished enough, I seem to have gone to work and come home from work, a full head of doing [...] by

Journal, Day Three February 22, 2006: “Wed. 16 Feb. 1825. Heard the Skylark sing at Swordy Well saw a piece of bayonet & gun barrel found while digging a stone pit this proves the story that superstition tells of a battle fought here by the rebels in Cromwell’s time—it is said were there is smoke there is fire & I often think were superstition lingers with her storys there is [...] by

Journal, Day Two February 21, 2006: “Modern society is … an engine assumed to be for useful purposes, whose force is by a system of subtle mechanism augmented to the highest pitch, but which, instead of grinding corn or raising water acts against itself and is perpetually wearing away or breaking to pieces the wheels of which it is composed.” (Shelley) Right now I am [...] by

Journal, Day One February 20, 2006: “There is secret sympathy between Destruction and Power, between Monarchy and War; and the long experience of all the history of all recorded time teaches us with what success they have played into each other’s hands. War is a kind of superstition; the pageantry of arms and badges corrupts the imagination of men. How far more appropriate would [...] by