Chapter & Verse
Correspondence on not-so-famous lost words
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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