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    An entertainment is something which distracts us or diverts us from the routine of daily life. It makes us for the time being forget our cares and worries; it interrupts our conscious thoughts and habits, rests our nerves and minds, though it may incidentally exhaust our bodies. Art, on the other hand, though it may divert us from the normal routine of our existence, causes us in some way or other to become conscious of that existence.
    Sir Herbert Read (1893–1968)

    Simile and Metaphor differ only in degree of stylistic refinement. The Simile, in which a comparison is made directly between two objects, belongs to an earlier stage of literary expression; it is the deliberate elaboration of a correspondence, often pursued for its own sake. But a Metaphor is the swift illumination of an equivalence. Two images, or an idea and an image, stand equal and opposite; clash together and respond significantly, surprising the reader with a sudden light.
    —Sir Herbert Read (1893–1968)

    It is indolence ... indolence and love of ease; a want of all laudable ambition, of taste for good company, or of inclination to take the trouble of being agreeable, which make men clergymen. A clergyman has nothing to do but be slovenly and selfish; read the newspaper, watch the weather, and quarrel with his wife. His curate does all the work and the business of his own life is to dine.
    Jane Austen (1775–1817)

    They warsled up, they warsled down,
    Till Sir John fell to the ground,
    And there was a knife in Sir Willie’s pouch,
    Gied him a deadlie wound.
    Unknown. The Twa Brothers (l. 5–8)

    life is straight,
    Straight as a line, and ever tends to Thee,
    —George Herbert (1593–1633)