Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Guardian: All this and Correction of the Day too

There's no denying it: the Guardian is on a roll. Not only is it busy engineering the fall of the House of Murdoch: it has won my prestigious Corrections of the Day award for this effort from this morning's edition:
A light-hearted column ... attributed two quotations on ambition to Macbeth. The first, "vaulting ambition which o'erleaps itself" is indeed from Macbeth. The second, however, "ambition is a good servant, but a poor (sic) master" comes from Laura Ingalls Wilder's These Happy Golden Years.

1 comment:

Edis said...

The good servant bad master idea I have mostly seen applied to Fire. (jonathan Swift and many others)

So the Wilders quote may also hint at a likeness between fire and ambition?