The Witchery of Words

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 16
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1984
Type Text
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Language eng
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Title The Witchery of Words
Description Marshall J. "Milt" Burns1 body was returned to his home town of Mount Pleasant for burial on Saturday afternoon, June 20, 1925. Sheriff Burns was one of the best known peace officers in south-central Utah. Just as he had etched his initials JMB on our cellar wall, he left his iDark as a courageous law officer on the history of the American West. Sources Personal experience and family lore. The Manti Messenger. July 19» 1925-The Lynching of Robert Marshall, by Steve lacy, Castle Press, 1978. * * * THE WITCHERY OF WORDS Dorothy Jacobs Buchanan Richfield, Otah Professional Division Second Place Historical Esaay During my lifetime, I have always been attracted by words-the wonder of words, the excitement, the impact and. posseseiveness of words, the pure witchery of words, which Mr. Webster defines as "irrestible fascination." My favorite quotation on words is from lafcadio Beam, a Japanese-American journalist and author, as follows: "Forme, words have color, form, character; they have tints, tone, personalities. I an affected by the whisperings of words, the eccentricities, the weeping and raging, and rioting of words, the rustling of the procession of letters, the tenderness or hardness, the dryness or juiciness of words-the interchange of values in the gold, the silver, the brass and copper of words."^ I am ever grateful for ny "Sanpete Words," the words of hone, the impressionable words of my youth. Of necessity, I have space to discuss only a few of these words of mine. There are many that could be mentioned. The words I shall speak of here bring clearly defined pictures and impressions to ny mind, some amusing, others soothing and gratifying, a few disturbing but tender. I am partial to -5-
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