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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:51 PM

Writing something by hand is a great way of committing it to memory, perhaps he felt the need to both read and remember as much of the bible as possible for once in his life.  I know for myself I only read small portions at a time and while I generally know where all the particulars are in the book it's my favorites only that I can quote without having to look them up for accuracy and context.

"I warn you, whoever you are, oh you who wish to probe the arcanes of nature, if you do not find within yourself that which you seek, neither shall you find it outside.
If you ignore the excellencies of your own house, how do you intend to find other excellencies?
In you is hidden the treasure of treasures, Oh man, know thyself and you shall know the Universe and the Gods."

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:22 PM

And let's not forget, whether he was bored of work or not, he's 63 years old, is suffering from AIDS, and requires two walking canes just to walk around.  it's not like he's got the energy to waste going to local dance parties or talking it up at office Christmas parties.  Unfortunately his partner died several years ago.  I don't think we should make jokes in light of that (you know who you are), especially considering what it likely was that his partner also died from.  He wasn't a 70-year old virgin lazy bugger who thought the easiest way to avoid working was to write out a Bible from start to end.

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:41 PM

View PostAbramelin, on 07 May 2013 - 10:37 AM, said:

Maybe the text was in Latin, but the name is not Latin'. it's Germanic (here: Saxon):

eald = old, wita = 'knower', one who knows

Ooops - I thought the poster was referring to the illustration I posted! I never imagined for a moment he was referring to my user name! (Put it down to age)


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Edited by ealdwita, 08 May 2013 - 04:55 PM.

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I can teach you with a quip, if I've a mind; I can trick you into learning with a laugh; Oh, winnow all my folly and you'll find, A grain or two of truth among the chaff!
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Posted 08 May 2013 - 04:54 PM

The story has an almost pathetic aspect to it, kinda reminding me of the sickly old men who walk on their hands and knees to Lhasa.  To us it seems so pointless, but what in life can we say really has a point anyway.

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