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Today's Stichomancy for T. S. Eliot

The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from Oscar Wilde Miscellaneous by Oscar Wilde:

where the sailors lie all day long drinking black wine and playing with dice and I sit down with them.

I made the Prince my slave, and his slave who was a Tyrian I made my lord for the space of a moon.

I put a figured ring on his finger and brought him to my house. I have wonderful things in my house.

The dust of the desert lies on your hair and your feet are scratched with thorns and your body is scorched by the sun. Come with me, Honorius, and I will clothe you in a tunic of silk. I will smear your body with myrrh and pour spikenard on your hair. I will clothe you in hyacinth and put honey in your mouth. Love -

The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson:

will never hesitate.

Note 1, Mr. Nutt reminds me it was "by my sword and Ben Cruachan" the Cameron swore.

Note 2, "A PERIWIG'D LORD OF LONDON." The first Pitt.

Note 3, "CATHAY." There must be some omission in General Stewart's charming HISTORY OF THE HIGHLAND REGIMENTS, a book that might well be republished and continued; or it scarce appears how our friend could have got to China.

HEATHER ALE A GALLOWAY LEGEND

FROM the bonny bells of heather


Ballads
The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson:

to gratify my predominant desire, and, by drinking at the fountain of knowledge, to quench the thirst of curiosity.

"As I was supposed to trade without connection with my father, it was easy for me to become acquainted with the master of a ship, and procure a passage to some other country. I had no motives of choice to regulate my voyage. It was sufficient for me that, wherever I wandered, I should see a country which I had not seen before. I therefore entered a ship bound for Surat, having left a letter for my father declaring my intention."

CHAPTER IX - THE HISTORY OF IMLAC (CONTINUED).

"WHEN I first entered upon the world of waters, and lost sight of