Thursday, 9 October 2008

Pens


Though I am a computer person from way back, when I choose to write instead of type, I prefer to use a fountain pen, with black ink on plain white paper -- much to the amusement of the increasingly youthful people I work with.

My delight in beautiful writing instruments is well fed at Elizabeth Rosa's store on Leura Mall.

Words to walk with:
I wondered who coined the well worn phase "The pen is mightier than the sword."
Apparently it was Edward Bulwer-Lytton in 1839 for his play Richelieu.

2 comments:

  1. A place to look out for next time we're in the mountains.

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  2. I found you on the portal. The papers are scrumptious. Bulwer-Lytton coined many phrases not the least of which is:
    It was a dark and stormy night...

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