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Topic: movers & shakers from the 1870's (4 msgs / 64 lines)
1) From: John Abbott
AUTHOR:Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy (1844–1881) QUOTATION:
We are the music-makers,
  We are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
  And sitting by desolate streams;—
World-losers and world-forsakers,
  On whom the pale moon gleams:
We are the movers and shakers
  Of the world forever it seems.
WE O'Shaughnessy probably knew nothing of coffee roasting - with a name
like that he MUST have been an expert at Scotch Whiskey.
In that vain - I'm currently roasting a 100% bourbon - tastes better and
has no morning after!
John

2) From: Gene Smith
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Well, in *that* vein, I believe you spelled it correctly.
Gene Smith
thanking you for the excellent poem, in Houston

3) From: John Abbott
You know - I thought about that for a split second.  Of course you've
exposed my loss of vocabulary/spelling skill.  I get too reliant on the
spell checker to correct me.  So... Oops! Caught me.
I was actually posting to a comment made by Dan Bollinger regarding the
origin of "movers and shakers" but was operating under a handicap (you
need to know my mind to understand that) and couldn't find the original.
So - my 100% bourbon is now cooling!  Smells like its another winner.
On Sun, 2004-02-08 at 12:35, Gene Smith wrote:
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4) From: Gene Smith
<Snip>
 > John
And if I had read a bit more carefully, I would have realized you were
talking about coffee and not the other Bourbon, John, wherein the hope of
'no morning after' really is vain.  Mea Culpa!
Gene Smith
riding the wild learning curve, in Houston


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