A little too ambitious

ganons donnerfluch besiegen there I picked up the abridged version of Gibbon’s kobold messring gmbh werk ii sindelfingen The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire the other day, just for fun, from a friend’s bookshelf.

vin brule recette check Then I borrowed Jane Austen’s Complete Novels (8 books in 1), and have read the first two in the last week.

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I think perhaps I am a little bit crazy.

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  1. “From his Beirut days until practically the end of his life Shoghi Effendi had the habit of writing vocabularies and typical English phrases in notebooks. Hundreds of words and sentences have been recorded and these clearly indicate the years of careful study he put into mastering a language he loved and revelled in. For him there was no second to English. He was a great reader of the King James version of the Bible, and of the historians Carlyle and Gibbon, whose styles he greatly admired, particularly that of Gibbon whose Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Shoghi Effendi was so fond of that I never remember his not having a volume of it near him in his room and usually with him when he travelled.”

    (Ruhiyyih Khanum, The Guardian of the Baha’i Faith, p. 12)