But here the herald of the self-same mouth|
Came breathing o'er the aromatic south,
Not like a ``bed of violets'' on the gale,
But such as wafts its cloud o'er grog or ale,
Borne from a short frail pipe, which yet had blown
Its gentle odours over either zone,
And, puff'd where'er winds rise or waters roll,
Had wafted smoke from Portsmouth to the pole,
Opposed its vapour as the lightning flash'd,
And reek'd, 'midst mountain billows, unabash'd,
To Aeoleus a constant sacrifice,
Through every change of all the varying skies.
And what was he who bore it ? -- I may err,
But deem him sailor or philosopher.
Sublime tobacco! which, from east to west,
Cheers the tar's labor or the Turkman's rest,
Which on the Moslem's ottoman divides
His hours, and rivals opium and his brides;
Magnificent in Stamboul, but less grand,
Though not less loved, in Wapping on the Strand;
Divine in hookahs, glorious in a pipe,
When tipped with amber, mellow, rich, and ripe;
Like other charmers, wooing the caress
More dazzlingly when daring in full dress...
Yet thy true lovers more admire, by far,
Thy naked beauties--give me a cigar!
-- from Lord Byron's The Island, 1823
|ME||Me and my contact information|
|Saab, the makers of aeroplanes and automobiles was also into computers in the 1950-70's. Info, pictures and music created on Datasaab computers can be found here.|
|DR BOMAN ORERAR||Carl-Erik Boman, min kemilärare på gymnasiet, sa ett och annat tänkvärt.|
|COCA-COLA ADS||Swedish Coca-Cola ads from 1959-60.|
|ANGULUS LATINUM||Useless Latin phrases|
|SUPCON -98||Fjärde svenska Fido-konventet featuring ägg, grill, ThinkJet, vatten, fidonötter m m.|
|THE Q-FILES||Pictures of the Lysator and Ctrl-C academic computer societies' building at Linköping University until 2004.|
|FOO||Pictures of the interior of Lysator and Ctrl-C's computer room in 2001.|
|DATA GENERAL ECLIPSE MV/9500||The infamous mini I owned for a while.|
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