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The Library of Babel

The Library of Babel
The Library of Babel by Jorge Luis Borges By this art you may contemplate the variations of the 23 letters...The Anatomy of Melancholy, part 2, sect. II, mem. IV The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries, with vast air shafts between, surrounded by very low railings. dhcmrlchtdj which the divine Library has not foreseen and which in one of its secret tongues do not contain a terrible meaning. Notes 1 The original manuscript does not contain digits or capital letters. [If you liked this, you should consider checking out some of the stuff over at The Universe of Discourse, such as The Zahir , Luis Briceno y Confuerde de la Juemos: A Look Back and Adolfo Bioy Cassares and the Real World.

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The Enemies of Books by William Blades Revised and Enlarged by the Author Libraries destroyed by Fire. I The Nottingham Coup Nottingham Castle Here Mortimer, paramour of Queen Isabella, and governor of the kingdom during the minority of Edward III, held his court, and he was here surprised by the young king in 1330. Later, King Edward IV, from the good will he bore to Nottingham, very much enlarged the castle by various towers, so that in manner it seemed new. Mortimer's Hole This is a subterranean passage which formerly had six gates at various distances, and is 107 yards in length, seven feet high, and six feet wide. All the way down there are broad steps cut into the rock, and openings on either side to convey light into the passage, and to serve the soldiers to shoot their arrows through upon the enemy.

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