Thursday, 26 April 2018

The last man who knew everything

quote [ It hardly seems likely that the life of an obscure Anglican clergyman should recommend itself to the attention of a modern biographer; the shelves of second-hand bookshops are the sepulchers of many an Essex parson's dutifully compiled Life and Letters. But Sabine Baring-Gould happens to have been the last man who knew everything. ]

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5th Earth said @ 11:32pm GMT on 26th April
He sounds a bit like Isaac Asimov, who supposedly published over 500 books depending on who you ask and how you count.

See also, A.J. Jacobs book The Know-It-All wherein the author reads the entire Encyclopedia Britannica.


5th Earth said @ 11:32pm GMT on 26th April
He sounds a bit like Isaac Asimov, who supposedly over 500 books (depending on who you ask and how you count).

See also, A.J. Jacobs book The Know-It-All wherein the author reads the entire Encyclopedia Britannica.



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5th Earth said @ 11:32pm GMT on 26th April
He sounds a bit like Isaac Asimov, who supposedly over 500 books (depending on who you ask and how you count).

See also, A.J. Jacobs book The Know-It-All wherein the author reads the entire Encyclopedia Britannica.




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