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Time was, if someone asked me my email address, I'd tell them that just searching the web for "Hugh Denman" would find it. For that to work, though, I need a webpage. So here's one. And mail sent to hdenman [at] excite.com will reach me. hdenman.cjb.net points here for now. But then, home.ml.org died a death...
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I've always been partial to this.
"That Man is the product of causes which had not prevision of the end they were achieving; are but the outcome of accidental collocation of atoms; that no fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought and feeling, can preserve an individual life beyond the grave; that all the labours of the age, all the devotion, all the inspiration, all the noonday brightness of human genius, are destined to extinction in the vast death of the solar system, and that the whole temple of Man's achievement must inevitably be buried beneath the debris of a universe in ruins -- all these things, if not quite beyond dispute, are yet so nearly certain, that no philosophy which rejects them can hope to stand. Only within the scaffolding of these truths, only on the firm foundation of unyielding despair, can the soul's habitation henceforth be safely built."