For poetry was all written before time was, and whenever we are so finely organized that we can penetrate into that region where the air is music, we hear those primal warblings and attempt to write them down, but we lose ever and anon a word or a verse and substitute something of our own, and thus miswrite
The ancient biblical authors did not miswrite
these genealogies; we moderns have simply misread them.
Contained in Wilson's address, but sidelined by the attention given the matters stated above, are important comments on the economics of subscriptions, his challenge of the notion of a talented tenth, his call for a national gathering of black playwrights in 1998 in the South (a very good idea which will require underwriting), and his advocacy for a vigorous defense against non-blacks who do not properly credit black accomplishments or who miswrite
And as there is so great diversity In English and in writing of our tongue, So pray I God that no one miswrite
thee, Nor thee mismeter for default of tongue; And wheresoever thou be read or sung That thou be understood, dear God I pray.
Furcht und Zittern as Furcht und Sitte (fear and habit or manners or custom).