[Loch-Ruadh] Word of the Day
sonja_crocker at usa.com
Wed Feb 13 09:27:13 PST 2002
Sorry I haven't been putting up the word of the day. I had a serious bought with Tendonitis. It is doing better, but still flares up from time to time. So, while it is doing ok, here is the word of the day....
Elevated; in good spirits: [from] Anglo-Saxon a, on, and headhu, height.
--Edward Lloyd's Encyclopaedic Dictionary, 1895
On this date in 1763, the diary of James Boswell contained the following observations on the stimulating effects of a favorite beverage: "I was really a good deal low-spirited all the forenoon. In the evening, my mind cleared up. I was pleased and lively, and my genius was in fine humour for composition. I wrote several fanciful essays that pleased my highly. The human mind is really curious; I can answer for my own. For here now, in the space of a few hours, I was a dull and miserable, a clever and a happy mortal, and all without the intervention of any external cause, except a dish of green tea, which indeed is a most kind remedy in cases of this kind. Often I have found relief from it. I am so fond of tea that I could write a whole dessertation on its virtues. It comforts and enlivens without the risks attendant on spiritous liquors. Gentle herb! Let the florid grape yield to thee."
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