Tuesday, February 08, 2005


The Economist is running an unsigned review of David Herlihy's Bicycle: The History in their Feb 5th-11th issue. Regarding the late 19th century, which saw an explosion in bicycle technology and popularity, they say:

Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive.

Fantastic sentence.


At Apr 20, 2005, 12:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Bliss it was that dawn to be alive" being of course a quote of the great English poet William Wordsworth referring to the French Revolution.

At Apr 20, 2005, 11:58:00 PM, Blogger Micah Sittig said:

Hey, nice catch. I never would have known.

At Nov 23, 2005, 3:11:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said:

What it could be useful for?

At Nov 23, 2005, 9:43:00 AM, Blogger Micah Sittig said:

The bicycle? Nothing, probably. I'm sure it's just a fad.


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