Leaps & Bounds

I leapt and bounded in the desert for a while.

This book presents pictures of my leaps and bounds (it is up to the viewer to decide whether any one particular picture is of a leap or a bound).

The book also contains all the quotes in a standard quote book that use the words “leap,” “bound,” or a standard derivation of those words. The book presents a randomly-selected quote interspersed among the photos.

A selection of the images:

A selection of the quotes:

“Lest we leap out of the frying pan into the fire; or, out of God’s blessing into the warm sun.” –Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote

“Look ere ye leape.”–John Heywood, Proverbes

“I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap into the dark.”–Thomas Hobbes, last words

“And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years.”–Revelation 20:2

“Thou seest the world, Volumnius, how it goes; Our enemies have beat us to the pit: It is more worthy to leap in ourselves, Than tarry till they push us.”–William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

“Jarrocks, who is not afraid of “the pace” so long as there is no leaping.”–R.S. Surtees, Jorrocks’s Jaunts and Jollities: Swell and the Surrey

“This truth within thy mind rehearse, That in a boundless universe, Is boundless better, boundless worse.”–Sir Alfred Tennyson, “The Two Voices”

“Dark-heaving–boundless, endless, and sublime, The image of eternity.”–Lord Byron, “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage”

“Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one’s horse as he is leaping.”–Julius and Augustus Hare, Guesses at Truth

“This is the monstrosity in love, lady, that the will is infinite, and the execution confined; that the desire is boundless, and the act a slave to limit.”–William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida

This was presented as a mini-book. Some other mini-books from the same era included Pretty Average, Perform Past Terms: An Impersonation Being a Separate Actor, The Book Book, The First 100 T-shirts I Saw Today, and Changing My Face by Practicing Smiling. They were all 3.5″ x 4.25″, digitally printed at home, and hand-bound.

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