Something New Under the Sun

Dalrymple in FrontPage Magazine:

Alas, the life of man is but threescore year and ten, or even fourscore year and ten; so can there be any justification in a world of ceaseless activity for spending several hours of so short a span, several precious and never-to-be recovered hours, on the idle perusal of dusty and forgotten essays, however charming they might be?

Actually, I think there can.

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