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Hogwarts, Hogwarts,
Hoggy Warty Hogwarts,
Teach us something please,
Whether we be old and bald,
Or young with scabby knees,
Our heads could do with filling,
With some interesting stuff,
For now they're bare
And full of air,
Dead flies and bits of fluff.
So teach us stuff worth knowing,
Bring back what we forgot,
Just do your best
We'll do the rest,
And learn until our brains all rot!



1: The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2: Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3: There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
4: Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
5: Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6: His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7: The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
8: The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9: The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10: More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11: Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12: Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
13: Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
14: Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merlin guest posts on HogPro

This is a notification to let our readers know that I have written a post that is now up on John Granger's Hogwarts Professor site (link below for cut-and-paste into browser addy bar). The post is my fuller exposition (3500 words, so basically the equivalent of a 12 page double-spaced paper) of thoughts that I have posted here on Muggle Matters concerning my definition of narrative as an intersection of "chronos" and "kairos" conceptions of time, and the presence of this in the symbol of Harry's wristwatches.

I will probably be doing posts on HogPro occasionally (but will always put a notification and link here). Pursuant to meeting with John when he spoke in NYC in October and several emails back and forth after that, in which I mentioned the work on time and narrative, he has installed me at the staff table in his great hall.

I will also hopefully be able to keep doing smaller posts here (I have several that have been in the drafts section of my blogger profile for a bit, and I hope to get around to finishing them here over my Christmas break, although I am getting into desperate need of turning in work on my dissertation proposal, so I will only spend a week - Christmas to New Year's - in my home town and be back out here several weeks before classes to re-tool my syllabus for spring courses and work on the diss prop, but also hopefully have some time to finish posts and put them up here).

To any and all who check out the post at HogPro, I hope you enjoy it.

And I hope you and all of your families and loved ones have a blessed Christmas,
Merlin

Link:

http://www.hogwartsprofessor.com/story-time-chronos-and-kairos-in-harry-potter/#more-3211
posted by Merlin at 11:12 AM


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