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IDEAS AS POSSESSIONS




(* THE POSSESSIONS OF THE LEARNED CLASSES ARE LOCKED UP FOR THE MOST PART IN THEIR HEADS.*)
[[Text: source p.21/2]]
{The possessions are ideas.}

But the ache in his limbs was worse and he was [p.362:] (* POSSESSED OF A HEAVY WEARINESS *) which made intolerable even the effort of getting out of bed. He closed his eyes. (* A dream remained, trailing faint tatters of memory, like soiled rags across his mind, half-dissolving but still clear enough *) to leave (* A LEGACY OF UNEASE.*)
[[Text: source p.362]]

(* He reached into the back of his mind. Prying fingertips just touching a tiny neglected nugget of information. AND SUDDENLY HE HAD IT. IT HAD BEEN GIVEN TO HIM WHEN HIS ATTENTION HAD BEEN CONCENTRATED ON THE PERFECT CASE *) and he had contrived for that reason to ignore it. *)
[[Text: source p.216]]

So do come and see me if its (* A PROBLEM YOU'VE GOT THAT YOU THINK NEEDS SORTING OUT *)
[[Speech: source; <jab 79>]]

(* HAS ANYBODY GOT A QUESTION OR TWO...? *)
[[Speech: source; <jab 50>]]

(* I DON'T REALLY HAVE ANY IDEA *)
[[Speech: source; <jab 26>]]

(* HE HAD A BETTER IDEA *)
[[Speech: source; <jab 22>]]

(* [Her mind] shut down *)---not completely---but enough that only some images were processed, some sounds heard, a portion of the pain felt---(* THE REST TO BE HELD IN TRUST.*)
[[Text: source p.184]]

I've (* INHERITED HIS THOUGHTS AND IDEAS.*) But I've got some [thoughts/ideas] of my own.
[[Speech: source]]
{said by new manager of Arsenal footbal club; ``his'' = old manager}
{NB: transfer of possession of thoughts from one person to another}




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