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"I've been watching you, Jack," intones Morgan Freeman in his best Morpheus voice. "You're curious. What are you looking for in those books?"


So what exactly is that book that our hero finds himself reading? Why, it's Thomas Babbington Macauley's Lays of Ancient Rome, opened right to the most famous passage:

Then out spake brave Horatius,
the Captain of the Gate:
"To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late.

And how can man die better
than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers,
And the temples of his Gods

Good times. And he didn't even need a Kindle to read it!

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Javajoe25 Dec. 12, 2012 @ 12:17 p.m.

The Lays of ancient Rome? Whoopee! I didn't know they wrote a book about that.


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