"Those dreams are true which we have in the morning, as the lamp
begins to flicker."
One morning I read a quote from Ovid which I found in my copy of Websters - it's a weighty 1,945 page tome (3 kilos).
I closed the book after reading two more quotes:
One from Edmund Spenser -
"The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone."
And one from Margaret Fuller -
"If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it."
Almost immediately I had a compulsive desire to open the book again, but for what? I couldn't think of a reason. But this strange desire wouldn't go away. So I said to myself I'll close my eyes, open the book, and place my index finger on the opened page and see what it word it points to. And that's what I did.
Here's the word:
a small board . . . to spell out messages . . . independently of the volition of the persons touching it