Hopefully, a thread where we can all share bits of work we love. Fiction, non-fiction, whatever. Little snippets of works, the odd paragraph, perhaps, that you think wonderful or exemplary. Clearly, it would seem appropriate to only share those bits that are in the public domain. Gutenberg. org is a wonderful resource and they have an admirably liberal policy on the sharing of their downloadable works. Below is an excerpt from one of Samuel Johnson's Rambler essays, written in 1752. It is typical Johnson: saying things that are perhaps pretty obvious but with such power and such clarity that it's like being punched in the face (in a very very nice way). Lovers of the semi-colon should brace themselves for a feast.