florafloraflora (florafloraflora) wrote,

  • Mood:

Can't stop won't stop

The past couple of days have seen much insanity Chez Flora, and it's still going on. This is just a quick note to ask all my dear readers a question about a literary quotation. I can't remember where I found it, but I have been using this as my email signature:

"I have an affection for a great city. I feel safe in the neighbourhood of man, and enjoy the sweet security of the streets."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The thing is, I have no idea whether it's authentic or not. All I can find on Google is that isolated line, attributed to Longfellow, with no clue as to which larger work it came from (or whether he said it in a speech, or whatever).

Does anybody have any ideas?
Tags: all about me

  • The Sensible and the Insane

    Two ends of the spectrum in today's New York Times: First, here's what strikes me as a smart proposal to reincorporate newspapers as nonprofits.…

  • Hydrocephalic, I say!

    I have a new favorite webcomic: Basic Instructions. Click here to learn How to Write a Haiku. I tried to copy and paste it here but it didn't work,…

  • What Else Can I Say

    I was going to put this up even before atenea_nike made her latest post, I swear. It's all a coincidence. Click the link to read the…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded