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Chapter & Verse

Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words

May-June 2016

Orin Tilevitz writes, “One day early in Chem 20, Professor Doering told us that if your experiment was inconsistent with your hypothesis, there must be something wrong with the experiment. (He was joking.) Is there an original source for this?”

“the music they love” (March­April). Jeremiah Jenkins and Sarah Hamilton were the first to identify this borrow­ing from the first chapter of Indian Summer of a Forsyte, the second part of John Galsworthy’s Forsyte Saga. The direct quote is, “By the cigars they smoke, and the composers they love, ye shall know the texture of men’s souls. Old Jolyon could not bear a strong cigar or Wag­ ner’s music.”

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