[PW] The things of nature do not really belong to us . . . attributed to Oscar Wilde

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
Fri Jun 18 11:43:30 PDT 2021

Apologies to those who are unable to see the updated Quote
Investigator (QI) article. Unfortunately, the updated version is not
visible to all visitors yet. When I visit with the Chrome mobile
browser or the Safari mobile browser the updated article is displayed
to me, but when I visit with the Microsoft Edge desktop browser the
old version of the article is displayed.

The QI website uses a distributed content delivery system. I have
tried to flush the cached articles, but it does not work. Currently, I
do not know how to force a global update through the content delivery
system. Also, if your internet service provider (ISP) is caching
articles then I cannot force an update of  the ISP cache.

This problem is aggravating.


On Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 7:18 AM ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
> Back in May I posted to this list about a quotation attributed to
> Oscar Wilde, and received some helpful responses. Now the Quote
> Investigator article on this topic has been updated although it may
> take several hours before the changes are visible to all visitors.
> The Things of Nature Do Not Really Belong To Us. We Should Leave Them
> To Our Children As We Have Received Them
> https://quoteinvestigator.com/2021/05/03/nature/
> [Begin excerpt from acknowledgements]
> Special thanks to Donna Halper who performed excellent research on
> this topic. She contacted the Toronto Public Library, the Ottawa
> Public Library, and the Ottawa City Archives as part of her efforts.
> She located the important 1882 “Ottawa Citizen” citation, and several
> other citations from Wilde’s tour of North America.
> Also, many thanks to Stephen Goranson who found pertinent citations
> listed in Kevin O’Brien’s 1973 Ph.D. dissertation.
> Also, thanks to Randy Boswell of Carleton University who shared with
> QI his worthwhile 2016 article “Cholera, the ‘Sawdust Menace,’ and the
> River Doctor: How Fear of an Epidemic Triggered Canada’s First
> ‘Pollution’ Controversy” from the journal “Histoire sociale / Social
> History”.
> Additional thanks to Brian Whatcott for his efforts to track down citations.
> [End excerpt from acknowledgments]
> Garson

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