...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



Oil at nearly $80 a barrel has lost its power to shock energy hungry consumers who have grown immune to its steady advance.
The Sawtooth fire's advance had been snuffed on the eastern front but still raged out of control to the west. Officials said the blaze was 40 percent contained.

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