Answers - Summer 1998 Puzzle

Taken Titles

We’ve finally done it! Not one of the 60-odd tenacious title-finders who sent in responses to Roy Meador’s “Taken Titles” quiz from the last issue found an error in the contest (although one entrant did complain that all the winners of the previous contest were male – a testament to the true randomness of our scientific winner-selection process). To celebrate our first mistake-free Last Word, we’ve awarded ourselves a gift certificate to Borders Books and Music! While we’re there, we’ll keep an eye out for our five lucky winners: Christine Day ’88, Kimberly Bateman ’80, Robert McCoy Ph.D. ’74, Joyce Peim and Stephen H. Slagle ’73, who thanks his 9th grade honors English class in Walnut, CA. Their correct answers are shown below.
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1. Macbeth, William Shakespeare
Fleance: “The moon is down; I have not heard the clock.”

2. “The Wasteland,” T.S. Eliot
“...I will show you fear in a handful of dust.”

3. “Tithonius,” Alfred, Lord Tennyson
“...And after many a summer dies the swan.”

4. Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman
“Pioneers! O pioneers!”

5. “Gentlemen Rankers,” Rudyard Kipling
“...Gentlemen rankers out on the spree Damned from here to eternity...”

6. “Requiem,” Robert Louis Stevenson
“...Home is the sailor, home from sea
And the hunter home from the hill”

7. An Essay on Criticism, Alexander Pope
“...for fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”

8. Sonnet XVIII, William Shakespeare
“And summer’s lease hath all too short
a date.”

9. The Tempest, William Shakespeare
Miranda: “O brave new world, that has such people in ’t.”

10. “Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions,” John Donne
“...any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde.
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”

11. “The Song of Wandering Aengus,” William Butler Yeats
“And pluck till time and times are done The silver apples of the moon
The golden apples of the sun.”

12. “Crossing the Bar,” Alfred, Lord Tennyson
“Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of
the bar,
When I put out to sea.”

13. “To His Coy Mistress,” Andrew Marvell
“Had we but world enough, and time, This coyness, lady, were no crime.”

14. The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
“It beareth the neame of Vanity Fair, because the town where ’tis kept is
lighter than vanity.”


 


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