Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

For December, when everyone's mind is occupied with shopping, partying and general stress, we'll be doing Simple Trivia.

Richard Lederer, in Literary Trivia, notes that some of the best known book titles are inspired by other literature. Can you identify the book, and author, from this snippet?
The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men,
Gang aft a-gley,
An' lea'e us naught but grief an' pain
for promised joy!
--Robert Burns, "To a Mouse"

Here are the answers to last week's trivia questions:
(Also from Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia)

Can you identify the title of the book, and author, this snippet inspired

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall:
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King's horses and all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty Dumpty back together again.
--Nursery Rhyme
All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren

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