It little profits that an idle king,This round, our topic is people who achieved greatness early in life. Sometimes it's art, sometimes business, sometimes war, but there are certain people who always live after their greatest moment. What happens to them later in life? Who makes it? Who is never the same? We'll look to books to find the answer.
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know me not...
Much have I seen and known: cities of menLike both Tennyson and his subject, the author of your book may be dead. But this time, you may also read a living author, so long as your subject is dead. Post any ideas you have here in the comments section, to help others who are looking for topics.
And manners, climates, councils, governments,
Myself not least, but honor'd of them all;
And drunk delight of battle with my peers,
Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy...
There's no location planned yet, but we're working on getting one, after which we'll have a better idea of a date too. At this point we're looking at early June. Enjoy the reading. We're trying to revive the presentation system this time, so try to think of a creative way to share the insight your book provided on this topic, so as to keep providing something worth showing up for. The book club has been around for awhile, but unlike our subject this month, still probably has good days ahead of us, so come on out and join us.
Old age hath yet his honor and his toil;
Death closes all; but something ere the end,
Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
Not unbecoming men that strove with gods...