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Topic: [Fwd: Shakespeare's comment on espresso machines] (52 lines)
1) From: J.W.Bullfrog
Subject: Shakespeare's comment on espresso machines
Date: Sun, 01 May 2005 23:11:14 GMT
From: Andy Schecter 
Organization: Road Runner
Newsgroups: alt.coffee
It is not commonly known that William Shakespeare was a keen student of
espresso machine technology. He tested a lot of home machines, but kept 
coming
back to the one he loved best. So true was his love that he composed a 
verse:
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WHO is Silvia? What is she?
          That all our swains commend her?
Holy, fair, and wise is she;
          The heaven such grace did lend her,
That she might admired be.
Is she kind as she is fair?
          For beauty lives with kindness:
Love doth to her eyes repair,
          To help him of his blindness;
And, being help'd, inhabits there.
Then to Silvia let us sing,
          That Silvia is excelling;
She excels each mortal thing
          Upon the dull earth dwelling:
To her let us garlands bring.
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Technology marches on, of course. But I have found that, with the 
addition of
  a few PID controllers and several other key modifications, Shakespeare's
evaluation of Silvia is just as true today as it was in 1601.
-- 
Life in the fast lane ......
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the juice of aribica that thoughts acquire speed,
the lips acquire stains.
The stains become a warning.
It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.


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