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Re: Anib

Well said, GoldenMean. The glorious hive, indeed, outside the scope of the spoder's imagination.

posted by anibanerjee on May 15, 2017 at 9:00 PM | link to this | reply

Anib

I think ancients and moderns can be on equal footing,  with their ideas.  But in the story,  I tend to like the bee.  I wonder if the bee informed the spider that he had a glorious hive,  outside the spider's view or experience,  that was far superior to the spider's fragile web. 

posted by GoldenMean on May 15, 2017 at 4:02 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Re: Re: Kabu

So it's reciprocal then, OK? 

posted by anibanerjee on May 15, 2017 at 1:22 AM | link to this | reply

Re: thank you Annicita

posted by anibanerjee on May 15, 2017 at 1:21 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Re: Kabu

and any favorite of yours becomes a favorite of mune. 

posted by Kabu on May 14, 2017 at 8:42 AM | link to this | reply

posted by Annicita on May 13, 2017 at 9:57 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Re: Re: Aba Bhai

None in Blogit is worse than me in keyboarding, dea sis Presta. 

posted by anibanerjee on May 13, 2017 at 1:01 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Re: Aba Bhai

Good one! Glad to hear it, little bro! Now, if only I could learn to keyboard with some degree of accuracy, as they now call typing... This was a particularly enjoyable post to me. Thank you. 

posted by RPresta on May 12, 2017 at 10:28 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Aba Bhai

I am so encouraged by my big sis's encouraging pat on my 'intellectual' hat. Ha ha how can I not be glad and grateful? Your sweet words are honey to my ears. 

 

posted by anibanerjee on May 12, 2017 at 9:23 PM | link to this | reply

Oops, from where did that hard appear

 

posted by anibanerjee on May 12, 2017 at 9:19 PM | link to this | reply

Re: C C T Hard

Yes C C T, we can se the power of casual frivolity over learning.  On the other, hard work, indeed, may have no effect on buttering parsnips. Cheers 

posted by anibanerjee on May 12, 2017 at 9:18 PM | link to this | reply

Re: FSI

It is a short story of about thirty or so pages but see his abilities in swinging the debate in his benefactor's favour. Thanks 

posted by anibanerjee on May 12, 2017 at 9:11 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Kabu

Jonathan Swift's has been hailed as one of the most witty and humorously cutting writers of his time and probably only Vikram Seth comes nearest to him today. How he, on behalf of Sir Temple, wrote a classic defending and  saving him from disgrace or becoming a laughing stock. Such sharp-witted as Swift are my favourites. Thank you ma'am. 

posted by anibanerjee on May 12, 2017 at 9:09 PM | link to this | reply

Aba Bhai

A big "WOW!" from me on this! I loved your post. There is so much stated and unstated by you in this deeply ingenius write. Perhaps one could consider the Moderns needed teh Ancients upon which to build further thought. Regardless, there is an intellectual exercise at play here which is delightful. What is life without the sweetness of the honey? Well don, dear brother Aba. 

posted by RPresta on May 12, 2017 at 12:52 PM | link to this | reply

Of course the problem if it still exists is probably only so called learned men appreciated.

the words of that time. I should not think the slaves or working folk could hardly read.

Jump to today and we have moved to another dimension. Not many want to fathom what a former genius of literature was meaning to portray. Yourself excluded maybe.

Frivolity has so much power over learning, one must accept that the escape from boring work entitles the subject to his own source of entertainment. I like reading your ideas though in preference to the real subject matter. It is a shame sometimes that hard work does not butter parsnips.   

 

 

posted by C_C_T on May 12, 2017 at 10:50 AM | link to this | reply

I was unaware that such a debate existed back then. It sounds like it got very heated.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on May 12, 2017 at 5:30 AM | link to this | reply

what an interesting debate. I love the clever story of the Spider and the bee, Everyone delights in watching a bee busy pollinating flowers. The thought conjures up laughing children in sun hats and rolling in grasses filled with fragrant flowers. While the dusty Library with its spider and eb in the corner is such as one does not wish to contemplate. Thus ensuring that those who read the spider and the bee will continue to argue for the ancients over modern thinking...however there is a tidal wave of knowledge coming way out there on the horizon and even back then, it could be felt. Scientific method approaches.

posted by Kabu on May 12, 2017 at 4:54 AM | link to this | reply

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