A man who keeps a diary pays,
Due toll to many tedious days;
But life becomes eventful — then,
His busy hand forgets the pen.
Most books, indeed, are records less
Of fulness than of emptiness.

William Allingham (1824–1889) Irish poet, diarist
A Diary, ch. 6, Entry for 24-28 March, 1864 [eds. Allingham and Radford (1907)]
Added on 23-Dec-10 | Last updated 24-Dec-10
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