Re: bathos

Robert Owen (
Mon, 06 Dec 1999 16:02:24 -0500

Damien Broderick wrote:

> At 12:11 AM 6/12/99 -0500, Bob Owen wrote in pain and indignation:
> >> > I saw Eternity the other night,
> >> > Like a great ring of pure and endless light
> >> I always crack up when I see that, because the first line is almost a
> >> perfect example of the literary crime of bathos.
> >Your comment, Damien, is neither tasteful, nor literate, nor amusing;
> Oh well.

Dear Damien,

If all you had written was the "Oh well" if would have been sufficient for me to dismount my High Horse. "Pain and Righteous Indignation" would have been even better.

I have loved "The World" forever, and I reacted as I would if someone dishonored my Ancestors or my Country. I know, I know, thoroughly atavistic.

Oh well,


Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA