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The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
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Jun 12, 07

bookshelves: humour, literary
Read in November, 2004

its not something one reads in a day, but a good book to have while browsing at your desk or to inject humour into our writings.
His definition of Oblivion:The state or condition in which the wicked cease from struggling and the dreary are at rest. fame's eternal dumping ground. Cold storage for high hopes. A place where ambitious authors meet their works without pride and their betters envy. A dormitory without an alarm clock.

The author in 1913 set off for Mexico which was in the middle of a revolution & was never seen again...

a must have along with the staid dictionary & thesaurus on your desk
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