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The old masters were a verbose bunch

No TV, no internet, no recorded music, no movies, no phones... and some source of income that provided one with plenty of free time.  So... letter writing, socializing - including a highly developed art of conversation, gambling, flirtation... and for the less socially minded - reading and writing. Lots and lots of reading and writing.  Plus a lot less stuff to be learned about any subject before one could be considered qualified to write about it by oneself and others.

Great piece btw. More please.

by MarekNYC on Mon May 1st, 2006 at 05:52:05 PM EST

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