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“There once was an X from place B,
Who satisfied predicate P,
The X did thing A,
In a specified way,
Resulting in circumstance C.”
Via @claz0r h/t @keyofnight
For though the narration and description, which is made by a great man with you;
- that the descendants of Neptune planted there;
- and of
- the magnificent temple, palace, city, and hill;
- and the manifold streams of goodly navigable rivers, (which as so many chains environed the same site and temple);
- and the several degrees of ascent, whereby men did climb up to the same, as if it had been a scala coeli,
be all poetical and fabulous: yet so much is true, that
- the said country of Atlantis,
- as well as that of Peru, then called Coya,
- as that of Mexico, then named Tyrambel,
were mighty and proud kingdoms in arms, shipping and riches; so mighty, as at one time (or at least within the space of ten years) they both made two great expeditions;
- they of Tyrambel through the Atlantic to the Mediterrane Sea;
- and they of Coya through the South Sea upon this our island;
and for the former of these, which was into Europe, the same author amongst you (as it seemeth) had some relation from the Egyptian priest whom he cited.
Francis Bacon, The New Atlantis, The Echo Library, 2005, p. 11. Bacon’s words, my layout. (Though if I did it properly I wouldn’t use bullets on the lists.) The original is simply one long sentence, which I’ve broken up into lists.
My Twitter favourites were all created in the past, so to preserve the dates I need to.
And the answer appears to be: yes I can, and they get sorted correctly for public display, but on the dashboard they appear in the order created.
Edit (April 8th 2011):
This post is getting a lot of views via Google, from people who’ve searched for things like “backdate posts tumblr”. So here’s how to do it:
When creating or editing the post, simply enter a post date which is in the past. The post then gets sorted on your Tumblr page as though it had been created then.
What I haven’t tested (yet; maybe I will) is whether there’s a limit to how far back the date can go.
Further edit (Jan 24th 2012)