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post #45 of Old 01-18-2013
nolatom
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Re: Great Literary Quotes

I fell in love with Rudyard Kipling's "McAndrew's hymn", figuratively told by a veteran chief engineer in the late 1800's trying to nurse his engines/ship along a world voyage:

Poems - McAndrew's Hymn

I like "predestination in the stroke of your connecting rod". Who says poetry about machinery ain't beautiful? And this from a sailor no less. Give it a read and read the back notes linked at the bottom.
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