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What things there are to write, if one could only write them!  My mind is full of gleaming thoughts; gay moods and mysterious, moth-like meditations hover in my imagination, fanning their painted wings.  They would make my fortune if I could catch them; but always the rarest, those freaked with azure and the deepest crimson, flutter away beyond my reach.
The ever-baffled chase of those filmy nothings often seems, for one of sober years in a sad world, a trifling occupation.  But have I not read of the Great Kings of Persia who used to ride out to hawk for butterflies, nor deemed this pastime beneath their royal dignity?
     —    Logan Pearsall Smith
From the book: “More Trivia
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