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September 25, 2008 (Day 243)

Edify: to instruct and improve


So brain-dead from work, no synapses are left to fire for a jolt of creativity.

If you ever wanted to know how to be a courtier during the Italian Renaissance, Castiglione's The Book of the Courtier would be perfect for you. It sounds droll, but it's actually an amusing read. Of course, I find most medieval literature to be humorous, particularly Icelandic sagas, so it may be just my skewed thought process that makes it so.

I thought I had a copy of Machiavelli's The Prince for this shot instead, but I was surprised not to find it on my shelves. At least this book is from the same time period. :P

And, yes, many of my books retain such haphazard placeholders in them. Heh.

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