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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 10:00 pm 
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Does anyone know where this saying came from?
"Hail memory and oblivion, to each we owe a debt. For the joys that we remember, and the sorrows we forget".


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Memory and oblivion, all hail! Memory for goodness, oblivion for evil~Greek saying


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"Darknesse and light divide the course of time, and oblivion shares with memory, a great part even of our living beings: we slightly remember our felicities, and the smartest stroaks of afflicton leave but short smart upon us." Sir Thomas Browne, Hydriotaphia [from that famous chapter 5 I believe]


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Thanks for the info, it's curious how this stuck in my mind - someone quoted this to me some 30 years ago -seems it was something my memory decided was worth holding on to, but I'd always wondered where it originated.


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