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ex Class 73, John Macdonald, A Naval, Military and Political Telegraphic Dictionary, Numerically Arranged on a Very Comprehensive Scale, and calculated to express… (Whitehall, 1817)

About, thinking about about
...I will try to face the danger I see by refraining from spreading my ideas about literary matters, by not talking about, so as to avoid augmenting the chatter with further chatter.

Ingeborg Bachmann to Paul Celan, Uetikon am See, 5 August 1959, in their Correspondence (Seagull Books, 2010)

18 November 2012
tags: about; lexicon; nothing; philosophize, to; Ingeborg Bachmann; John Macdonald (1817)