To clarify: the title is excerpted from Act 1 of Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost. The full quote goes:
"Light, seeking light, doth light of light beguile;
So ere you find where light in darkness lies,
Your light grows dark by losing of your eyes."
It's a warning against spending too much of your life in scholarly pursuits.
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Friday, February 25, 2005
Promiscuous History Bloggery -- The Carnival is Up!
Lotsa good stuff here. Historiography, dying languages, Dresden, Meiji women, privateers, ancient European astronomy, and much, much more. Check it out here, you'll be glad you did.