Myth of Sisyphus, Camus Notes, Quotes

Fundamental question of philosophy, to live or not. What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying —

To run the risk, a passion, allegiance, faith, zeal — to point of death becomes equiv to intensification: a passion of living. Willingness risk “everything” for it.

Balance between evidence and lyricism, according to Camus, can allow for one to achieve simultaneously extent (burdern, infleunce etc) of emotion, and yet without sacrificing lucidity.

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Happy (en)Trails with Fodder Shakespeare

Shakespeare Lexicon. A Complete Dictionary of All the English Words, Phrases and Constructions in the Works of the Poet, Vol 1 & 2. Alexander Schmidt, LL. D. (1902). Revised and enlarged by Georage Sarrazin.

Phrase hunting with The William. In reading terms — this is my tenth or so dictionary. Started off with Brewers Phrase and Fable which loved.

“Phrase hunting” got from book on Beckett. As per usual, am collecting phrasing and usage, as comb thru this gorgeous collected Lexicon — And, am putting ones find interesting up here — as others might find interesting too. It is an ongoing thing. (Volumes consist of 1400 pages approx.)

Note bene: Can get both fab a lot volumes online free at Can get hardcover library edition. Also tons of used out there at very decent prices by any number of sellers.


Abandon. Abandoned her holy grove. Tit. II, 3, 58.

Abreviated. Neighbor abreviated me. LLL V, I, 26.

Abhorring. Flatter beneath abhorring. Cor. I, 1, 172.

Abide. Blood untainted still doth red abide. Lucr 1749.

Abject. His eye reviled me as his abject object. H8 1, 1, 27.

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