On the Number 70

70 in Mathematics
1) The 35th even number = 70
2) The 4th Sphenic number = 30, 42, 66, 70
(product of 3 distinct prime numbers: 2x5x7)
3) The 7th Pell number = 0, 1, 2, 5, 12, 29, 70.
4) The 7th Pentagonal number = 1, 5, 12, 22, 3, 51, 70.
5) The 4th Tridecagonal number = 1, 13, 36, 70
6) The 5th Pentatope number = 1, 5, 15, 35, 70
7) The 1st Weird number = 70, 836, 4030, 5830, 7192
8) The 14th Abundant number = 70
9) The 50th Composite number = 70
10) Sum of 22nd & 24th composite numbers = 34 + 36 = 70
11) Sum of 5th & 7th abundant numbers = 30 + 40 = 70
12) Sum of the 2nd & 19th prime numbers = 3 + 67 = 70
13) Sum of the 2nd & 16th lucky numbers = 3 + 67 = 70
14) Sum of the 5th & 10th triangular numbers = 15 + 55 = 70
15) Sum of the 1st, 4th & 18th prime numbers = 2 + 7 + 61 = 70
16) Sum of the 3rd, 5th & 6th square numbers = 9 + 25 + 36 = 70
17) Sum of the 3rd, 7th & 10th Fibonacci number = 2 + 13 + 55 = 70
18) Square root of 70 = 8.366600265
19) Cube root of 70 = 4.1212853
20) ln 70 = 4.248495242 (natural log to the base e)
21) log 70 = 1.84509804 (logarithm to the base 10)
22) Sin 70o = 0.93969262
Cos 70o = 0.342020143
Tan 70o = 2.747477419
23) 1/70 expressed as a decimal = 0.014285714
24) The 42nd & 43rd digits of e = 70
e = 2.7182818284 5904523536 0287471352 6624977572 4709369995
          9574966967 6277240766 3035354759 4571382178 5251664274
          2746639193 2003059921 8174135966 2904357290 0334295260
25) The 96th & 97th digits of pi, π = 70
The 120th & 121st digits of pi, π = 70
The 166th & 167th digits of pi, π = 70
3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679
   8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 4811174502 8410270193 8521105559 6446229489 5493038196
   4428810975 6659334461 2847564823 3786783165 2712019091 4564856692 3460348610 4543266482 1339360726 0249141273
   7245870066 0631558817 4881520920 9628292540 9171536436 7892590360 0113305305 4882046652 1384146951 9415116094
26) The 64th & 65th digits of phi, φ = 70
The 82nd & 83rd digits of phi, φ = 70
Phi or φ = 1.61803 39887 49894 84820 45868 34365 63811 77203 09179 80576
                      28621 35448 62270 52604 62818 90244 97072 07204 18939 11374
                      84754 08807 53868 91752 12663 38622 23536 93179 31800 60766
                      72635 44333 89086 59593 95829 05638 32266 13199 28290 26788
                      06752 08766 89250 17116 96207 03222 10432 16269 54862 62963
1.61803398874989484820 is a irrational number,
also called the Golden Ratio (or Golden number).
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) first called it the sectio aurea,
(Latin for the golden section) and related it to human anatomy.
Ratios may be found in the Pyramids of Giza & the Greek Parthenon.
27) Binary number for 70 = 1000110
(Decimal & Binary Equivalence; Program for conversion)
28) ASCII value for 70 = F
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
29) Hexadecimal number for 70 = 46
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
30) Octal number for 70 = 106
(Octal #, Hexadecimal #, & ASCII Code Chart)
31) The 70th day of the year (non-leap year) = March 11
[American inventor Vannevar Bush (1890-1974) was born on March 11, 1890]
32) The Roman numeral for 70 is LXX.
33) Qi Shí is the Chinese ideograph for 70.
34) (60, 10) is the Babylonian number for 70
Georges Ifrah, From One to Zero: A Universal History of Numbers,
Penguin Books, New York (1987), pp. 326-327
35) The Hebrew letter Ayin = 70 signifies the Source and
Nothingness out of which everything has emanated.
(Hebrew Alphabet, Hebrew Gematria)
36) 70 in different languages:
Dutch: zeventig, French: septante, German: siebzig, Hungarian: hetven,
Italian: settanta, Spanish: setenta, Swedish: sjuttio, Turkish: yetmis

70 in Science & Technology
37) Atomic Number of Ytterbium (Yb) = 70 (70 protons & 70 electrons)
Ytterbium is a soft, malleable and ductile chemical element that displays a bright silvery luster
when pure. It is 14th and penultimate element in the lanthanide series. Atomic weight: 173.045.
In 1878, Swiss chemist Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac separated it from the rare earth "erbia".
A pure sample of the metal was not obtained until 1953. It is mainly used as a dopant of stainless
steel or active laser media, and less often as a gamma ray source.
38) Chemical Compounds with Molecular Weight = 70
Fluoroform, CHF3 = 70.01
Propiolic acid, C3H2O2 = 70.047
Vinyl ether, C4H6O = 70.09
Cyclobutanone, C4H6O = 70.09
Perfluoroperoxide, F2O2 = 69.9956
39) p-Chloroaniline, C6H6ClN1 has a melting point of 70o Celsius
2-Chlorobenzyl alcohol, C7H7ClO has a melting point of 70o Celsius
40) Ethylcyclobutane, C6H12, has a boiling point of 70o Celsius
41) 70th amino acid in the 141-residue alpha-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Valine (V)
70th amino acid in the 146-residue beta-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Alanine (A)
Single-Letter Amino Acid Code
Alpha-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
VLSPADKTNVKAAWGKVGAHAGEYGAEALERMFLSFPTTKTYFPHFDLSH
GSAQVKGHGKKVADALTNAVAHVDDMPNALSALSDLHAHKLRVDPVNFKL
LSHCLLVTLAAHLPAEFTPAVHASLDKFLASVSTVLTSKYR
Beta-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
VHLTPEEKSAVTALWGKVNVDEVGGEALGRLLVVYPWTQRFFESFGDLST
PDAVMGNPKVKAHGKKVLGAFSDGLAHLDNLKGTFATLSELHCDKLHVDP
ENFRLLGNVLVCVLAHHFGKEFTPPVQAAYQKVVAGVANALAHKYH
42) The 70th amino acid in the 153-residue sequence of sperm whale myoglobin
is Threonine (T). It is next to Leucine-69 & Alanine-71.
It is designated E13, 13th-residue of the 20-residues E-helix.
— Richard E. Dickerson & Irving Geis,
The Structure and Action of Proteins (1969), p. 52
[A.B. Edmundson, Nature 205, 883-887 (1965)]
43) The 70th amino acid in the 124-residue enzyme Bovine Ribonuclease
is Threonine (T) It is next to Glutamine-69 and Aspargine-71
[C. H. W. Hirs, S. Moore, and W. H. Stein, J. Biol. Chem. 238, 228 (1963)]
44) "Functional Characteristics of Small Proteins (70 Amino Acid Residues)
Forming Protein-Nucleic Acid Complexes"

[By Katarzyna Prymla & Irena Roterman,
Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics, Vol. 26, 663-677 (2008)]
45) "A Synthetic S-Protein 70-Amino Acid Residue Analog
of Ribonuclease S-Protein with Enzymic Activity"

[By Bernd Gutte, J. Biological Chemistry, Vol. 250, 889-904 (1975)]
46) Messier M70 (M70, NGC 6681) is a globular cluster of stars to be found
in the south of Sagittarius. It was discovered by Charles Messier in 1780.
The famous comet Hale-Bopp was discovered near this cluster in 1995.
It is about 29,400 light years away from Earth and around 6,500 light-years
Photo by Hubble Space Telescope.
47) Wedgewood Rose with 70 petals
Rose pink.
Medium-strong, Fruity.
Diameter 3.5"
Height 5' 11" to 9' 10"
Bred by David Austin (U.S., 2009)
48) NGC 70 is a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Andromeda. It was discovered on
October 7, 1855 by R. J. Mitchell. Also observed on December 19, 1897 by Guillaume
Bigourdan from France who described it as "extremely faint, very small, round,
between 2 faint stars". (Image)
49) Asteroid 70 Panopaea is a large main belt asteroid. Its orbit is close to those of the Eunomia
asteroid family. Panopaea was discovered by Hermann Goldschmidt on 5 May 1861. Named
after Panopea, a nymph in Greek mythology. Dimensions: 122.17 km. Mass: 4.33 x 1018 kg.
Rotation period: 15.87 hours. The asteroid is orbiting the Sun with a period of 5.14 years.
50) USS 0-9 (SS-70) USS O-9, a 521-ton O-1 class submarine built
at Quincy, Massachusetts, was placed in commission in late
July 1918. She patrolled against German submarines off the
U.S. Atlantic Coast for the next several months. Recommissioned
in mid-April 1941, she was sent to New London, CT, to resume service
as a training submarine. While undergoing tests on 20 June 1941 O-9
failed to surface after a dive. Salvage ships located her in more that
400 feet of water, but she had suffered crushing damage from water pressure
at that depth and all 33 men on board had been killed. Photo Source: ibiblio.org
51) German submarine U-70 was a Type VIIC submarine of Nazi Germany's
Kriegsmarine during World War II. It was laid down on 19 December 1939
at the Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft shipyard at Kiel as yard number 604,
launched on 12 October 1940, and commissioned on 23 November under the
command of Kapitanleutnant Joachim Matz to serve with 7th U-boat Flotilla
from 23 November 1940 until she was sunk on 7 March 1941. Tonnage: 757 tons;
Speed: 58 knots; Maximum Depth: 750 ft. Photo Source: wows-gamer-blog.com
52) T-70 Russian Tank was a light tank used by the Red Army during World War II, replacing
both the T-60 scout tank for reconnaissance and the T-50 light infantry tank for infantry
support. The T-80 light tank was a more advanced version of the T-70 with a two-man turret—
it was produced only in very small numbers when light tank production was abandoned.
Mass: Combat loaded: 38 tons (76,000 lbs); Length: 4.29 m (14 ft 1 in); Width: 2.32 m (7 ft 8 in);
Height: 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in); Crew: 2; Main armament: 45 mm anti-tank gun; Speed: 28 mph.
Photo Source: wikipedia.org
53) Fokker 70 is a narrow-body, twin-engined, medium-range, turbofan regional airliner
produced by Fokker as a smaller version of the Fokker 100. Both the F70 and F100
were preceded by the first jet airliner manufactured by Fokker, the Fokker F28
Fellowship. Since its first flight in 1993, 47 aircraft, plus one prototype, have been
manufactured. As of 2021, 23 are still in active service with airlines around the world.
Photo Source: wikimedia.org
54) The British Rail Class 70 is a six-axle Co-Co mainline freight GE PowerHaul
locomotive series manufactured by General Electric in Erie, Pennsylvania.
They are operated in the United Kingdom by Freightliner and Colas Rail.
The locomotives were given the Class 70 TOPS code. First two locomotives
arrived at Newport Docks on 8 November 2009. The delivery gave GE its first
locomotives in service on British rail network. Wheel diameter 42.0 in; Length
71 ft 2.7 in; Width 8 ft 8.0 in; Height 12 ft 10.2 in; Weigt 127 log tons; Fuel capacity
1600 gallons; Max. speed 75 mph (121 km/hr) Photo Source: wikipedia.org
55) The Polson Logging No. 70 is a 2-8-2 "Mikado" type steam locomotive built by
the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1922 for the Polson Logging in Hoquiam, WA.
The locomotive spent years working on the Polson Logging railroad hauling
log trains. It was later purchased by Rayonier Corp. in 1945. It was later
retired from service in 1962 when Rayonier purchased two Baldwin diesels
to replace their steam locomotives. It is now operational on the Mount Rainier
Scenic Railroad. Photo Source: pinterest.com
56) Chicago Fire Engine 70
from Firehouse 70 is located at 6060 N. Clark St., Chicago.
It belongs to the 2nd Fire District and 9th Batallion,
operating in the neighborhood of Edgewater.
Photo Source:: pinterest.com
57) #70 Nascar Car of Derrik Cope
was a Dodge in Roninson-Blakeney Racing in 2012 of the Xfinity Series Race.
Cope piloted the No. 70 Youtheory Chevrolet to a 22nd-place points finish.
Derrike Cope (born Nov. 3, 1958) is an American professional stock car
racing driver and team owner. He is known for his win in the 1990
Daytona 500. Photo Source: pinterest.com

70 in Mythology & History
58) 70 B.C.
• Crassus and Pompey break with the Roman nobility and use
    their troops to gain the consulship. They restore the privileges
    of the tribunate which were removed by Sulla.
• Armenia's Tigranes II completes conquests that extend his
    empire from the Ararat Valley in the north to the ancient
    Phoenician city of Tyre on the Mediterranean coast. Calling
    himself "king of kings". Tigranes begins construction of a new
    capital to be called Tigranocerta at headwaters of the river Tigris.
• The Seleucid king Phraates III begins to restore order in Parthia but
    will not be able to repel the Roman legions of Lucullus & Pompey.
— James Trager (Ed.) The People's Chronology
    Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, 1979, p. 31
• In Rome, Cicero prosecutes former governor Verres;
    Verres exiles himself to Marseille before the trial is over.
Lucullus captures Sinop, then invades Armenia.
• October 15— Virgil, Roman poet is born (d. 19 BC).
70 B.C. (Wikipedia.com)
59) 70 A.D.
• The emperor Vespasian returns to Rome, leaving his son Titus
    to continue the siege of Jerusalem. He turns his energies
    to repairing the ravages of civil war. He suppresses an
    insurrection in Gaul, restores discipline to he demoralized Roman army,
    renews old taxes and institutes new ones, and rebuilds the Capitol which
    was burned in the fighting that raged in the city last autumn.
• Jerusalem falls September 7. The Romans sack the city and destroy most
    of the Third Temple, which was completed only 6 years ago. The one
    wall left standing will become famous as the "Wailing Wall".
Titus gives some of Judea to Marcus Julus "Herod" Agrippa II but return
    most as an imperial domain. Rome quarters a legion in Jerusalem
    under a senatorial legate whose position is higher than that of the procurator.
    The Romans abolish Jewish high priesthood & Sanhedrin (Jewish national council),
    and they divert the 2-drachma tax paid by Jews for support of the Great Temple to
    a special account in the imperial treasury (fiscus Judaicus).
— James Trager (Ed.) The People's Chronology
    Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New York, 1979, p. 38
• The building of the Colosseum starts
Pliny the Elder served as procurator in Gallia Narbonensis.
• Roman general Titus Flavius, destroy the Temple in Jerusalem
Petillius Cerealis puts down Batavian rebellion of Civilis.
Frontinus is praetor of Rome.
Avignon becomes the seat of a bishopric
70 A.D. (fact-index.com)
60) 1970 was the 70th year of the 20th century
and the 1st year of the 1970s decade.
1-11-1970: Super Bowl IV: The Kansas City Chiefs upset heavily favored Minnesota Vikings 23-7.
1-14-1970: Diana Ross & The Supremes perform their farewell live concert together at Frontier Hotel
                  in Las Vegas. Ross's replacement, Jean Terrell, is introduced onstage at end of the last show.
3-15-1970: The Expo '70 World's Fair opens in Suita, Osaka, Japan.
4-1-1970: The 1970 United States Census begins. There are 203,392,031 U.S. residents on this day.
4-22-1970: The first Earth Day is celebrated in the U.S.
5-4-1970: Kent State shootings: Four students at Kent State University in Ohio, USA are killed and
                nine wounded by Ohio National Guardsmen, at a protest against the incursion into Cambodia.
5-8-1970: The Beatles release their 12th and final album, Let It Be.
5-8-1970: New York Knicks win their first NBA championship, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers
                113-99 in Game 7 of the world championship series at Madison Square Garden.
5-10-1970: Boston Bruins win their first Stanley Cup since 1941 when Bobby Orr scores a goal 40 seconds
                  into overtime for a 4–3 victory which completes a four-game sweep of St. Louis Blues.
6-4-1970: Tonga gains independence from the United Kingdom.
7-12-1970: Thor Heyerdahl's papyrus boat Ra II arrives in Barbados, sailing the Atlantic Ocean.
9-18-1970: American musician Jimi Hendrix dies at age 27 from an overdose of sleeping pills in London.
10-4-1970: American singer Janis Joplin dies at age 27 from an overdose of drugs.
10-26-1970: Garry Trudeau's comic strip Doonesbury debuts in two dozen newspapers in the U.S.
12-23-1970: North Tower of World Trade Center in NYC is topped out at 1,368 feet, making it world's tallest building.
61) 70th Armor Regiment is an armored (tank) unit of the U.S. Army. It was constituted as the 70th Tank Battalion
in July 1940, an independent tank battalion to provide close support to infantry units. In this role, it saw action
in the Mediterranean & European Theater of Operations, making assault landings & fighting with the 9th Infantry
Division in North Africa, & with the 1st Infantry Division in Sicily. The battalion supported 4th Infantry Division
on Utah Beach during D-Day landings in France, and fought with 4th Infantry Division through the remainder of
World War II. With 13 unit awards & 22 campaign streamers, 70th Armor Regiment is most decorated armor unit in
the U.S. Army. Nickname: "Thunderbolts"; Motto: "Strike Swiftly". Photo Source: 70th Armor Regiment Insignia (wikimedia.org)
62) 70th U.S. Infantry Division was a unit of the U.S. Army in World War II, spearheading the 7th U.S. Army's drive
into Germany, south of Saarbrücken. Activated at Camp Adair, Oregon, in 1943, the 70th Division served throughout
WW II in European Theater of Operations, it was deactivated in October 1945 at Camp Kilmer, NJ following its return
to the U.S. The name "Trailblazers" originated from pioneers moving west into Oregon & "blazing" trails through thick
evergreen forests of Pacific Northwest. The 70th Infantry Division adopted "Trailblazer" title when they were activated
in 1943, and known as Trailblazer Division. Shoulder patch: Red, in shape of axe-blade with white axe-head superimposed
on red background; below the axe, in white is a replica of Oregon's Mount Hood, beside which is a green fir tree, symbolizing
91st Infantry Division from which officers & NCOs of 70th were drawn before its activation. Photo: US 70th Infantry Division (wikipedia.org)
63) 70th Infantry Regiment of New York was one of five infantry regiments formed by former U.S. Congressman
Daniel Sickles and established as part of the Excelsior Brigade which fought with the Union Army during
multiple key engagements of the American Civil War, including the Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and
Overland campaigns. Leaders from the 70th New York recruited men from New Jersey, as well as from
cities and small towns across the State of New York. The regiment was organized in New York City in
May 1861 under the authority of the War Department as the 1st Regiment, Sickles' Brigade, at Camp Scott
on Staten Island. It mustered into service on June 20, 1861. The 70th left the state for Washington, D.C.,
on July 23, 1861. It was subsequently attached to Sickles' Brigade, Division of Potomac, until October, 1861.
Then, it was reassigned to Sickles' Brigade, Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac, until March 1862.
(It was formally designated as the 70th Regiment New York Infantry on December 11, 1861.)
Photo Source: 70th New York Infantry Regiment's Monument at Gettysburgh (museum.dmna.ny.gov)
64) At Age 70:
Socrates (469 BC-399 BC) was a Greek philosopher from Athens who is credited as a founder of Western philosophy and the first moral philosopher of the Western ethical tradition of thought. An enigmatic figure, Socrates authored no texts and is known mainly through the posthumous accounts of classical writers, particularly his students Plato and Xenophon. Socrates was forced to poison himself with hemlock, having been condemned to death at age 70 for leading astay the youth of Athens. He dies at sunset, having had a last dialogue with the tearful Plato. The Dialogues of Plato shows the wisdom of Socrates in love (Symposium), cosmology (Timaeus), & metaphysics (Parmenides). Translations
by Marsilio Ficino & Thomas Taylor inspired the Italian Renaissance & British Romantic Movement. (Photo Source: Socrates wikimedia.org)
Mencius (372 BC-289 BC) was a Chinese Confucian philosopher who has often been
described as the "second Sage", that is, after only Confucius himself. He is part of
Confucius' fourth generation of disciples. Mencius inherited Confucius' ideology
and developed it further. Living during the Warring States period, he is said to have
spent much of his life travelling around the states offering counsel to different rulers.
Conversations with these rulers form the basis of "Works of Mencius" (age 70), which
would later be canonised as a Confucian classic in The Four Books. His key belief was
that humans are innately good, but this quality requires cultivation and the right
environment to flourish. "The sage is one who never loses his childlike heart." (
4B.12)
(Photo Sources: ericgerlach.com)
Galen (129-199 AD) was a Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher in the Roman Empire. Considered to be one of the most accomplished of all medical researchers
of antiquity, Galen influenced the development of various scientific disciplines, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, and neurology, as well
as philosophy and logic. He was around 70 years old when he died in Rome.
His medical theories are dominant in Europe for another 1300 years. Born Claudius Galenus in Pergamum, his contributions to the knowledge of medicine rank him second only to Hippocrates. Galen was also a very prolific writer and wrote at
least 400 books. However, only about 80 of them survive, though they have been translated into many languages. One of the best known books is On the Natural Facilities. (Photo Sources: Galen (famousbiologists.org)
Sir John Soane (1753-1837) was an English architect who specialised in the Neo-Classical style.
Son of a bricklayer, he rose to top of his profession, becoming professor of architecture at Royal
Academy & an official architect to the Office of Works. He received a knighthood in 1831. His
best-known work was Bank of England (largely destroyed), a building which had a widespread
effect on commercial architecture. He designed Dulwich Picture Gallery, which, with its top-lit
galleries, was a major influence on planning of subsequent art galleries & museums. He retires
in 1833 at age 70 due to blindness. He bestows museum in Lincoln's Inn Fields in his former
home & office, to display art works & architectural artefacts collected during his lifetime.
The museum is described in Oxford Dictionary of Architecture as "one of the most complex,
intricate, and ingenious series of interiors ever conceived". [Photo Source: John Soane (npg.org.uk)
Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) was a German philosopher, economist, historian,
political theorist and revolutionary socialist. He was also a businessman, journalist
and political activist. Engels developed what is now known as Marxism together
with Karl Marx. In 1845, he published The Condition of the Working Class in England,
based on personal observations & research in English cities. In 1848, Engels co-authored
The Communist Manifesto with Marx. Engels supported Marx financially, allowing him
to do research and write Das Kapital. After Marx's death, Engels edited the second
and third volumes of Das Kapital. At age 70, Engels continues to read seven daily
newspapers, in three languages, and he reads 19 weeklies, in 8 languages. He has
one of the first telephones, and employs three servants.
[Photo Source: wikipedia.org)
Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911) was an English Victorian era polymath: a statistician, sociologist, psychologist,
anthropologist, tropical explorer, geographer, inventor, meteorologist, proto-geneticist, psychometrician and
a proponent of social Darwinism, eugenics and scientific racism. He was knighted in 1909. Galton produced
over 340 papers & books. He created the statistical concept of correlation and widely promoted regression
toward the mean. He was first to apply statistical methods to study of human differences and inheritance
of intelligence, & introduced the use of questionnaires & surveys for collecting data on human communities,
which he needed for genealogical and biographical works and for his anthropometric studies. At age 70,
he published Finger Prints (1892), in which he points out uniqueness of the print of each finger. This leads
to the first collection of criminal fingerprints. He devised first weather map. [Photo Source: Galton (wikipedia.org)
Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) was an Italian conductor. He was one of the most acclaimed
and influential musicians of the late 19th and of the 20th century, renowned for his intensity,
his perfectionism, his ear for orchestral detail and sonority, and his eidetic memory. He was
at various times the music director of La Scala in Milan and the New York Philharmonic.
Later in his career he was appointed the first music director of the NBC Symphony Orchestra
(1937-1954) at age 70. He coninues to work with them till he is 87. This led to his becoming a
household name (especially in the United States) through his radio and television broadcasts
and many recordings of the operatic and symphonic repertoire. Honored with 25¢ U.S. postage
stamp #2411
(issued 3-16-1989), also 40 lira Italian postage stamp #948 (issued 3-25-1967) for his
birth centenary, and 0.60 Euro Italian stamp (issued 1-16-2007) for 50th anniversary of his death.
Photo Source: Toscanini (pinterest.com)
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) was a British statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
from 1940 to 1945, during the Second World War, and again from 1951 to 1955. Although best known for his
wartime leadership as Prime Minister, Churchill was also a Sandhurst-educated soldier, a Nobel Prize-winning
writer and historian, a prolific painter, and one of the longest-serving politicians in British history. Apart from
two years between 1922 and 1924, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1900 to 1964 and represented a
total of five constituencies. Ideologically an economic liberal & imperialist, he was for most of his career a member
of the Conservative Party, which he led from 1940 to 1955, though he was also a member of the Liberal Party from
1904 to 1924. At age 70, Churchill declares that World War II is over (May 8, 1945). Joe Wright's film "Darkest Hour"
(2017), won Best Actor Oscar to Gary Oldman for portraying Churchill. Photo Source: Churchill (wikipedia.org)
Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded
analytical psychology. Jung's work has been influential in psychiatry, anthropology,
archaeology, literature, philosophy, psychology and religious studies. He disagreed
with his mentor Sigmund Freud. Jung emphasized individuation— the lifelong
psychological process of differentiation of the self out of each individual's conscious
and unconscious elements. Jung considered it to be the main task of human development.
He created some of the best known psychological concepts, including synchronicity,
archetypal phenomena, the collective unconscious, the psychological complex and
extraversion and introversion. Jung was also an artist, craftsman, builder and a prolific
writer. The Phenomenology of the Spirit in Fairy Tales (1935) was written at age 70.
(Photo Source: nytimes.com)
Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972) was a French singer, actor and entertainer. He is perhaps best known
for his signature songs, including "Livin' In The Sunlight", "Valentine", "Louise", "Mimi", and
"Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and for his films, including The Love Parade, The Big Pond,
The Smiling Lieutenant, One Hour with You
and Love Me Tonight. His trademark attire was
a boater hat and tuxedo. At age 70, Chevalier performed splendidly in Vincente Minnelli's
musical movie Gigi (1958) with Leslie Caron, that won 9 Academy Awards. It held the record
for the highest clean sweep of nominations until The Lord of the Rings (2004). Songs in Gigi:
"I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore" (slow waltz music); "Thanks Heaven for Little Girls"
Photo Source: Maurice Chevalier (wikipedia.org)
Lillian Gish (1893-1993) was an American actress of the screen and stage, and a director and writer.
Her film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912, in silent film shorts, to 1987. Gish was called
"The First Lady of American Cinema", & is credited with pioneering fundamental film performance
techniques. Gish was a prominent film star from 1912 into the 1920s, being particularly associated
with the films of director D. W. Griffith. This included her leading role in the highest-grossing film
of the silent era, Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915). At the dawn of the sound era, she returned to
the stage and appeared in film infrequently, including well-known roles in the controversial western
Duel in the Sun (1946) & the thriller The Night of the Hunter (1955). At age 70, she publishes her memoir
The Movies, Mr. Griffith, an Me (1969). Loved her performances in Broken Blossoms (1919) and Way Down
East
(1920). Dennis James told me that Lillian Gish was ego-less when he toured with her in the 1980s.
Photos of Lillian Gish. Photo Source: Lillian Gish (thevintagenews.com)
Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979) was a German-American philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist,
associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory. Born in Berlin, Marcuse studied at the Humboldt
University of Berlin and then at Freiburg, where he received his Ph.D. He was a prominent figure in
the Frankfurt-based Institute for Social Research— what later became known as the Frankfurt School.
He was married to Sophie Wertheim (1924-1951), Inge Neumann (1955-1973), and Erica Sherover
(1976-1979). In his written works, he criticized capitalism, modern technology, Soviet Communism
and entertainment culture, arguing that they represent new forms of social control. His best known
works are Eros and Civilization (1955) and One-Dimensional Man (1964). His Marxist scholarship
inspired many radical intellectuals and political activists in the 1960s and 1970s, both in the U.S.
and internationally. Marcuse suddenly becomes world famous (1968) at age 70 when his books
are taken up by leaders of 1960s student revolts.
Photo Source: Herbert Marcuse (britannica.com)

Richard Strauss (1864-1949), wrote opera "The Silent Woman" (1934) at age 70
Sir Henry Wood (1869-1944), stopped conducting promenade concerts (1895-1939) in 1939 at age 70
Frank Richards (1876-1961)), wrote 38 more books on Billy Bunter after age 70
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), says on her 70th birthday (1963): "Promise me I won't get old".
Pola Negri (1897-1987), has cameo in Moon-Spinners (1964) at age 70
Pope Paul VI (1897-1978), promulgated his encyclical Humanae vitae on 25 July 1968, at age 70
George Cukor (1899-1983), directs film Justine (1969) at age 70
Helen Hayes (1900-1993), stowaway in Airport (1970), Oscar Best-Supporting Actress at age 70
Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992), is touring Australia (1976), singing onstage at age 70
S.I. Hayakawa (1906-1992), becomes U.S. Senator from California (1977-1983) at age 70
Fred Zinnermann (1907-1997), directs Julia (1977) with Jane Fonda & Vanessa Redgrave, at age 70
Robert Young (1907-1998), last episode of "Marcus Welby, M.D." (1977) at age 70.
Laurence Olivier (1907-1989), stars in film The Betsy (1978) at age 70
Alberto Moravia (1907-1990) publishes The Inner Life (1978) at age 70, his first novel in 7 years
Dan Maskell (1908-1992), continues as BBC's chief commentator at Wimbledon tennis games
    (1978) at age 70. He hs attended every single day of Wimbledon since age 21.
Simon Weisenthal (1908-2005), continues in his work as Nazi hunter (1979) at age 70
James Reston (1909-1995), continues his column in the New Yok Times (1979) at age 70.
Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998), directs film Kagemusha (1980) at age 70.
Danny Thomas (1912-1991), stars in TV sitcom I'm a Big Girl Now" (1981) at age 70
    [Sources: Jeremy Baker, Tolstoy's Bicycle (1982), pp. 452-458, and Wikipedia.org.]


70 in Geography
65) Cities located at 70o longitude:
Oranjestad, Aruba, Netherlands: 70o 02' W longitude & 12o 31' N latitude
Iquique, Chile: 70o 09' W longitude & 20o 13' S latitude
Copiapó: 70o 20' W longitude & 27o 22 S latitude
Arica, Chile: 70o 20' W longitude & 18o 29 S latitude
66) Cities located at 70o latitude:
Vadsø, Norway: 70o 05' N latitude & 29o 44' E longitude
Nuorgam, Finland: 70o 05' N latitude & 27o 53' E longitude
Deadhorse, Alaska, U.S.: 70o 12' N latitude & 148o 31' W longitude
Hammerfest, Norway: 70o 40' N latitude & 23o 41' E longitude
67) 70 is not used as the country code for telephones in any countries.
68) European Route E70 is an A-Class West-East European route, extending from A Coruna
in Spain in the west to the Georgian city of Poti in the east. The E 70 routes through ten
European countries, and includes one sea-crossing, from Varna in Bulgaria to Samsun in
Turkey. E 70 passes through Spain (426 mi), France (610 mi), Italy (403 mi), Slovenia (115 mi),
Croatia (190 mi), Serbia (126 mi), Romania (431 mi), Bulgaria (115 mi), Turkey (316 mi), and
Georgia (56 mi). Total distance = 2788 miles. (Photo Source: commons.wikimedia.org)
69) U.S. Route 70 is an east-west U.S. highway that runs for 2,381 miles from eastern North Carolina
to east-central Arizona. It is a major east-west highway of Southeastern, Southern & Southwestern
U.S. It formerly ran from coast to coast, with current Eastern terminus near the Atlantic Ocean
in Atlantic, North Carolina, & former Western terminus near the Pacific Ocean in Los Angeles, CA.
The current Western terminus is at US 60 / SR 77 in Globe, Arizona. Before completion of Interstate
system, U.S. Highway 70 was sometimes referred to as the "Broadway of America", due to its status
as one of main east-west thoroughfares in the nation. It was also promoted as "Treasure Trail" by
U.S. Highway 70 Association as of 1951. (Photo Source: commons.wikimedia.org)
70) Connecticut Route 70 is a 10.92-mile-long (17.57 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Connecticut,
connecting towns of Cheshire & Meriden. The western half of the route is an important link between
Greater New Haven & Greater Waterbury areas and is part of the state primary highway system.
Route 70 begins as a continuation of SSR 801', known as Waterbury Road & East Main Street, near
its interchange with Interstate 84 (at Exit 26) in Cheshire. Route 70 proceeds southeast on Waterbury
Road into Mixville section of Cheshire, then meets Route 68 about 2.4 miles (3.9 km) east of the I-84
junction. Route 70 carries average traffic volumes of about 15,400 vehicles per day west of Route 10
and about 6,300 vehicles per day east of Route 10. (Photo Source: commons.wikimedia.org)
71) M-70 Michigan Highway was a state trunkline highway in the US state of Michigan. In the 1920s,
the highway originally connected Sterling in southwest Arenac County with Prescott in southeast
Ogemaw County. The route was later adjusted to run from M-76 near Sterling along a convoluted
route through Maple Ridge and Prescott to end at M-55 in Nester's Corners. The highway was still
a gravel road when the designation was removed by 1960. M-70 was first shown on a state map on
July 1, 1919, with the debut of the Michigan state trunkline highway system. The original routing
was shown between M-76 at Sterling and M-55 at Prescott. Its length was 22.1 miles.
(Photo Source: commons.wikimedia.org)
72) King's Highway 70 was a major highway linking Kenora and Fort Frances from 1937 up until 1960.
The route of Highway 70 was originally known as the "Heenan Highway", named after Peter Heenan,
who was the Minister of Northern Development under Mitch Hepburn's government during the 1930s.
Heenan was a big proponent of road construction in Northern Ontario, including the new highway link
between Kenora & Fort Frances which ultimately became Highway 70. Years in Existence: 1937-1960;
Southern Terminus: Hwy 71— West of Emo; Northern Terminus: Hwy 17— Longbow Corners.
Length in 1960: 156.0 km / 96.9 miles. (Photo Source: thekingshighway.ca/)
73) India's National Highway 70 commonly referred to as NH 70
is a primary national highway in India. NH-70 traverses the
state of Rajasthan in India. It is part of Bharatmala pariyojana.
Route: NH25 near Munabao, Sundra, Myajlar, Dhanana, Asutar,
Ghotaru, Longewala, NH68 near Tanot. Junctions: NH 25 Terminal
near Munabao; NH 68 Terminal near Tanot. Length 323 km (201 miles).
(Photo Source: commons.wikimedia.org)
74) M70 motorway is an motorway in Hungary, connecting the M7 motorway to the A5 motorway
in Slovenia. The road is 21 km long (13 miles) & has a speed limit of 130 km/hr. The last section
was completed in 2006. After opening of the last missing sections of the M7 on August 19, 2008,
there is a direct motorway link from Budapest to Slovenia. The expressway originally consisted
of two lanes between Letenye and Tornyiszentmiklós interchanges. As a four-lane, full profile
motorway, it opened on December 13, 2019. It was built by the Colas Group.
(Photo Source: commons.wikimedia.org)
75) 70th Street Station San Digo, CA is served by the Green Line in La Mesa, California,
in the U.S. The next station west is Alvarado Medical Center and the next station east
is Grossmont Transit Center. One of the newer stations in San Diego Trolley network
having opened in 2005, the facility is noted for its artwork using California native plants
and recycled materials. Parts of the platform are paved with chips of colored used glass,
benches are made of cobblestones excavated from the site during the station's construction,
& bench seats are made of recycled plastics. The station provided direct service to Qualcomm
Stadium during San Diego Chargers home games. (Photo Source: wikipedia.org)
76)
154 West 70th Street, Manhattan
The Ormonde is in the heart of the Upper West Side and blends classic pre-war New York
charm & modern convenience. In 2017, the building underwent high end renovations,
including a Grand Marble Lobby with floating marble stairs as well as condo-style
apartment finishes. The Ormonde is a full service building featuring 24 hour concierge,
laundry facilities, state of the art fitness center, as well as a landscaped and furnished
rooftop overlooking spectacular views. Designed by architect Robert Maynicke in 1899,
the Ormonde, a 12-story landmark stands out and defines prewar elegance among its
modern neighbors. (Photo Source: Ormonde streeteasy.com)
77) Creel & Gow at 131 East 70th Street (at corner of Lexington Ave) in Manhattan
is a boutique founded in 2012. Creel and Gow is incorporating and adding to
the collection of Ruzzetti and Gow and has an extensive range of fascinating
& exquisite objects sourced from all over the world by Paris-based Jamie Creel
and former Sotheby’s expert, Christopher Gow. Both are avid collectors.
It is the perfect source to embellish one’s life with originality or find that
unique gift for discerning individuals. Rare minerals, taxidermy, coral, silver
shells, unusual decorative objects and exotic accessories fill this veritable
cabinet of curiosities. (Photo Source<>/U>: littleshoponmainstreet.wordpress.com)
78)
70th Street Manhattan Residential Buildings
Howard Gardiner Cushing House, 121 East 70st Street (Built in 1863);
The Hague Sisters' House 161 East 70th Street (Built in 1912);
Henri P. Wertheim Carriage House, 165-167 East 70th St (Built in 1902);
Johnston L. Redmond Mansion, 117-119 East 70th St (Built in 1932);
Theodore Luling House, 118 East 70th Street (Built 1901);
I. Townsend Burden House 115 East 70th Street (Built in 1922);
William McNamara's 1874 Building 162 East 70th Street (Built in 1874)
(Photo Source: 121 East 70th St. daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com)
79) 70 Rue Alexandre Dumas in Paris is the site of Le Sot-l'y-laisse.
Located at just a stone's throw away the Père Lachaise cemetery in a history-free
neighbourhood, you'll find a welcoming table here where colors, textures and
flavors give visitors a delicious feeling of pleasure and simplicity at the same time.
From appetizers to desserts to carefully presented wines, 'harmony' is the key word
here. There's no need to outdo anyone— the savoir-faire of French cuisine is combined
with a touch of Japanese originality. Osaka-trained chef Eiji Doihara's influence is clear
throughout Le Sot-l'y-laisse in the form of soy and wasabi condiments to accompany
flawlessly cooked meat and fish or black sesame seeds sprinkled over an irresistible
blancmange. Listed as 10 Must-Try Restaurants in Paris. (Photo Source: cope.lefigaro.fr)
80) American International Building is located at 70 Pine Street in New York City.
70 Pine Street is a 67-story building rising 952 feet (290 m) tall. The roof is 850 feet (260 m) tall
while the top story is 800 feet (240 m) high. Like its contemporaries, 70 Pine Street has a Gothic-like
spire-topped appearance. Clinton & Russell, Holton & George designed 70 Pine Street in the Art Deco
style, & was the last large commission by these architects. Of that firm's principals, the New York City
Landmarks Preservation Commission states that Thomas J. George was likely the most involved with
the design. The building was constructed as part of an ongoing skyscraper race in NYC, which resulted
in the city having the world's tallest building from 1908 to 1974. When completed, 70 Pine Street was
the third-tallest building in the world, after the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building in
Midtown Manhattan. (Photo Source: wikimedia.org)
81)
Stanford Bronze Plaque 70 is on the ground 70 yards to the right
of Stanford University's Memorial Church. It is in front of the archway
between Buildings 60 & 70. The plaque is dedicated to Class of 1970.
First graduating class at Stanford was 1892. In 1980, Stanford Provost
Don Kennedy strolled around the Inner Quad and calculated that it
would take 512 years for the bronze class plaques embedded in the
walkways to circle the entire area ending with the Class of 2403.
(Photo by Peter Y. Chou, 8-14-2020)

70 in Art, Books, Music, & Films
82)
Woodblock Print #70
Hiroshige's 100 Views of Edo

"Nakagawa River Mouth"
(1857) Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum Notes:
The two passenger boats in the lower half of this print
are crossing paths on the Onagi Canal at the point where
it joins the Nakagawa River, the broad stream in the center.
They are passing in front of a guard station barely visible
at the lower left. This checkpoint, established for military
security in the early Edo period, was apparently once quite
strict. By Hiroshige's time, however, after more than two
centuries of peace, the inspection procedure was a mere
formality. A memory of the inspection station survives
today in Guardhouse Bridge, which spans the entrance
to the Onagi Canal.

Photo Source: Woodblock #70 (wikipedia.org)
83) Krishna Print #70 shows "Krishna with flute surrounded with flowers"
from Krishna Darshan Art Gallery featuring 188 paintings of Lord Krishna.
84)
"Calm Before the Storm" is "Painting #70" painted on May 16, 2019 by Daniel Minter. Size: 10" x 20" canvas. It was done after Hurricane Michael (October 7-16, 2018) that devasted his home and businesses all over town. The painting was done from a reference photo. The photo was taken the night right before the storm hit. Photo Source: "Calm Before the Storm" (happypaintingsbycraig.com)

85) Bach Cantata 70 "Wachet! betet! betet! wachet! " (Watch! Pray! Pray! Watch!), is the title
of two church cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed a first version, BWV 70a,
in Weimar for the second Sunday in Advent of 1716 and expanded it in 1723 in Leipzig to
BWV 70, a cantata in two parts for the 26th Sunday after Trinity. Bach first performed the
cantata on 6 December 1716. The instrumentation was scored in Leipzig for soprano, alto,
tenor, and bass soloists, a four-part choir, trumpet, oboe, bassoon, two violins, viola, and
basso continuo. YouTube performance: Karl Richter conducting; Bach-Collegium Stuttgart.
Photo Source: Bach Cantata 70 (amazon.com)
86) Symphony 70 by Joseph Haydn in in D major, Hoboken 1/70, was written by Joseph Haydn
to mark the start of construction of a new opera house on the Eszterháza estate. It was
premiered on December 18, 1779— one of the few Haydn symphonies where the exact
premiere date is known. The work is in standard four-movement form and is scored for
flute, two oboes, bassoon, two horns, two trumpets, timpani and strings. The first draft
had neither trumpet and timpani parts, that was added later. YouTube performances by
Giovanni Antonini conducts; Christopher Hogwood conducts Academy of Ancient Music;
Antal Dorati conducts Philharmonia Hungarica Photo Source: Symphony 70 (youtube.com)
87) Piano Trios, Op. 70 is a set of two Piano Trios by Ludwig van Beethoven, written for piano,
violin, and cello. Both trios were composed during Beethoven's stay at Countess Marie von
Erdödy's estate, and both are dedicated to her for her hospitality. They were published in
1809. The first, in D major, known as the Ghost, is one of his best known works in the genre
(rivaled only by the Archduke Trio). The D major trio features themes found in the second
movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 2. YouTube performances: Daniel Barenboim,
Pinchas Zukerman, Jaquelin du Pré
; Annette von Hehn, Thomas Hoppe, Stefan Heinemeyer;
Photo Source: Beethoven's Cello Sonata #3 (amazon.com)
88) Four Songs Op. 70, were written by Johannes Brahms between 1875 and 1877.
They were published in 1877. A typical performance of the four songs takes
around 11 minutes. Op. 70, #1 "In the Garden"; Op. 70, #4 "Evening Rain".
Op. 70 contrasts three songs of unusual brevity with one of unusual length.
As is typical, the songs in the group share a similar theme, in this case a stoic,
reserved sense of regret or sadness for something lost in the past. Translations
of the songs are found Op. 70, No.3: Lovely Child. YouTube performances:
Op. 70, #2 "Lark's Song". Photo Source: Brahm's Op. 70: Four Songs (musopen.org)
89) Elvis Presley's 1970 Las Vegas (Blog By Martin Oaks, 8-29-2016)
The International Hotel, where Elvis was playing, had a 2,000 seat showroom. Elvis's
performance was stellar. He was in clarion voice, band was tight, & backup singers (Sweet
Inspirations) helped redefine him in a 1970’s uptown trendy fashion. Setting the tone for
the evening was Elvis's charismatic entrance: he took the stage to Richard Strauss' blaring
Thus Spake Zarathustra. The audience exploded. Songs included "Hound Dog", "Blue Suede
Shoes", "Proud Mary", and his always effective closing number, "I Can't Help Falling in Love
with You". Photo Source: (theultimatebootlegexperience7.blogspot.com)
90) 70s Rhythm & Blues is a record album released on September 26, 2017 by Warner Music Group.
There are 25 songs in the record, including "Mighty Love" & "Mr. Big Man" by Spinners,
"Showdown" & "Chica Boom" by The Staple Singers, "Day Dreaming" & "Something He Can
Feel" by Aretha Franklin, "Both Ends Against the Middle" & "Precious, Precious" by Jackie
Moore, "How Many Broken Wings" & "The Morning Song" by Les McCann, "Them Boys" &
"Evidence" by The Sweet Inspirations and "Respect Yourself" by Herbie Mann. YouTube:
"Mighy Love"; "Day Dreaming"; "Precious, Precious"; "The Morning Song"; "Respect Yourself"
Image Source: 70s Rhythm & Blues (
amazon.com)
91) 1970s Jazz is a YouTube site showcasing 70s jazz funk and 70s jazz bass
and jazz instrumental in #Jazz and #JazzMusicl. Featured in this 70s and
70s jazz playlist are: Track 1: Dawn of joy; Track 2: On a night like this;
Track 3: Bring me tomorrow; Track 4: Memories of dusk; Track 5:
Close to you; Track 6: When tomorrow comes; Track 7: Echoes
of paradise; Track 8: Flashback; Track 9: Uptown girl; Track 10:
Cruising midnight. YouTube. Photo Source: 1970s Jazz (youtube.com)

70 in Sports & Games
92) Baseball's 70th World Series (1973) matched American League champion Oakland Athletics
and the National League champion New York Mets. The Athletics won the series in seven
games for their second of three consecutive World Series titles. This was first World Series
in which all weekday games started at night. Oakland reliever Darold Knowles became
the first pitcher to appear in every game of a seven-game World Series. Reggie Jackson
won MVP with .310 batting, 9 hits, 6 RBI with 3 doubles & homer. A's won first game 2-1.
Mets won 2nd game 10-7 in 12 innings, setting a new record for longest game in Series
history at four hours and 13 minutes. A's won 3rd game 3-2 in 11 innings. Mets won
4th game 6-1. Mets won h game 2-0. A's won 6th game 3-1. A's won 7th game 5-2.
— Joseph Reichler (Ed.), The Baseball Encyclopepia (7th Ed.), (1988), p. 2796.
Photo Source: 1973 World Series Program (ebay.com)
93) Baseball's 70th All-Star Game (1999) between the all-stars of American League (AL)
and National League (NL). The game was held on July 13, 1999, at Fenway Park in
Boston, MA, home of the Boston Red Sox of the American League. AL starting pitcher
Pedro Martínez struck out the first four batters of the National League, becoming the
first pitcher in history to begin the All-Star Game striking out the side. In all he struck
out five of the six batters he faced, earning him Game MVP honors. American League
won 4-1. Photo Source: 1999 All-Stars Logo (wikipedia.org)
94) Highest Sluggimg Average in a Season since 1893
Ranked 35th with .700: Babe Ruth, NY, 1931
(#1 Barry Bonds .863; #2 Babe Ruth .847, #3 Babe Ruth .846)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Books, 3rd Ed. (2007), p. 109
95) Most Extra-base Hits in a Season, before 1893
Ranked 2nd with 70: Harry Stovey, AA, Philadelphia 1889
(#1 Tip O'Neill, AA, St. Louis, 1887)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Books, 3rd Ed. (2007), p. 123
96) Most Extra-base Hits in a Season by a Switch-hitter
Ranked 33rd with 70: Eddie Murray, Baltimore, 1980; Carl Everett, Boston, 2000; Dmitri Young, Detroit, 2003
(#1 Lance Berkman 94, Houston, 2001; #2 Ripper Collins 87, NL, St. Louis, 1934)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Books, 3rd Ed. (2007), p. 126
97) Most Home Runs in a Season, since 1893
Ranked 2nd with 70: Mark McGwire, NL, St. Louis, 1998
(#1 Barry Bonds 73, NL, San Francisco, 2001)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Books, 3rd Ed. (2007), p. 163
98) Most Career Wins in Relief—
Ranked 27th with 70— Willie Hernande & Roger McDowell
(#1 Hoyt Wilhelm 124, #2 Lindy McDaniel 119, #3 Goose Gossage 115)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Books, 3rd Ed. (2007), p. 215
99) Most Career Double Plays by an Outfielder—
Ranked 10th with 70— Fielder Jones
(#1 Tris Speaker 139, #2 Ty Cobb 107, #3 Max Carey 86)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Books, 3rd Ed. (2007), p. 298
100) Troy Aikman is #1 in Super Bowl Career Pass Completion %,
completing 56 passes in 80 attempts for 70.0% with 689 yards
& 5 touchdowns for Dallas Cowboys in 3 NFL Super Bowl games
(#2: Joe Montana 68%, 4 games; #3 Peyton Manning 66.5%, 4 games)
Mike Meserole, The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists 1998
DK Publishing, Inc. New York, 1997, p. 55
101) Highest Scoring in NBA for Single Game
Wilt Chamberlain ranks 9th with 70 points
(#1: Wilt Chamberlain 100, #2 Wilt Chamberlain 78)
Mike Meserole, The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists 1998
DK Publishing, Inc. New York, 1997, p. 110
Note: Kobe Bryant scored 81 (1-22-2006) is #2 now,
pushing Chamberlain's 70 points to 10th place.
102) Most goals scored in a NHL season
Ranked 12th with 70 goals scored by Brett Hull, St. Louis, 1991-92;
Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh, 1987-88; Bernie Nichols, L.A., 1988-89;
(#1: Wayne Gretzsky 92, Edmonton, 1981-83; #2: Gretzsky 87, 1983-84)
Mike Meserole, The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists 1998
DK Publishing, Inc. New York, 1997, p. 128
103) Rickey Henderson sets single season stolen bases with 130. His 70th stolen base came on
June 25, 1982 against Frank Tanana of Texas Rangers when he stoled 2nd base in 3rd inning.
104) Baseball Manager & Football Players with Uniform #70

Joe Maddon #70
Chicago Cubs (2015-2019)
LA Angels (2020-present)

Jim Marshall #70
Cleveland Browns (1960)
Minnesota Vikings (1961-1979)

Sam Huff #70
New York Giants (1956-1963)
Redskins (1964-1967, 1969)

Art Donovan #70
Dallas Texans (1952)
Baltimore Colts (1953-1961)

Charlie Krueger #70
San Francisco 49ers (1959-1973)
Texas A&M (1955-59)
Joe Maddon (born 2-8-1954) is an American professional baseball manager for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball.
Previously, he managed the Tampa Bay Rays (2006-2014) and the Chicago Cubs (2015-2019). In 2016, Maddon managed the Cubs
to their first World Series title since 1908. When Joe Maddon was hired to manage Tampa Bay after the 2005 season, he decided to
keep the No. 70 he had worn for 28 years with the Angels.
Jim Marshall (born 12-30-1937) is a former American football player who was a defensive end for the Cleveland Browns (1960)
and the Minnesota Vikings (1961-1979). At the time of his retirement, he owned the career records for most consecutive starts (270)
and games played (282). He still holds the NFL record for most fumbles recovered (30) in a career. Marshall is infamous for his
"wrong-way run" a play in which he recovered a fumble and returned it 66 yards in the wrong direction into his own end zone,
where he threw the ball out of bounds, resulting in a safety for the San Francisco 49ers.
Sam Huff (born 10-4-1934) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL)
for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982. Career
Interceptions: 30, Touchdowns: 5, Fumbles recovered: 17. NFL champion (1956); 5x Pro Bowl (1958-1961, 1964); NFL 1950s
All-Decade Team. Huff became the first NFL player to be featured on the cover of Time magazine on November 30, 1959.
Art Donovan (1924-2013) nicknamed the Bulldog, was an American football defensive tackle who played for three
National Football League (NFL) teams, most notably the Baltimore Colts. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall
of Fame in 1968. Teams played: Baltimore Colts (1950), New York Yanks (1951), Dallas Texans (1952), Baltimore Colts
(1953-1961). 2x NFL champion (1958, 1959); 5x Pro Bowl (1953-1957). Appeared 10x on David Letterman Late Show.
Charlie Krueger (1937-2021) was an American professional football player who was a defensive tackle for 15 seasons
in the National Football League (NFL), all with the San Francisco 49ers. He played college football at Texas A&M,
where he was a two-time All-American. 2x Pro Bowl (1960, 1964). San Francisco 49ers No. 70 retired. Member of
College Football Hall of Fame and San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame.
Reference: Sporting News, Best By Number: Who Wore What With Distinction (2006), pp. 178-179;
Photo Sources: Joe Maddon (halosheaven.com); Jim Marshall (wikipedia.org);
Sam Huff (nygiantsrush.com/); Art Donovan (walmart.com); Charlie Krueger (ebay.com);
105) 70th Kentucky Derby was won by Pensive in 2:04.2 with jockey Conn McCreary aboard (May 6, 1944).
106) 70th Preakness was won by Polynesian in 1:58.8 with jockey Wayne D Wright aboard (June 16, 1945);
107) 70th Belmont Stakes was won by Pasteurized in 2:29.6 with jockey James Stout on board (June 4, 1938)
108) 70th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Lew Hoad defeated Ken Rosewallin the final,
6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 to win the Gentlemen's Singles tennis title on July 7, 1956
109) 70th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Karen Susman defeats Vera Suková
6-4, 6-4 to win the Ladies' Singles tennis title on July 7, 1962
110) 70th U.S. Open Tennis: Art Larsen defeats Herb Flam
6-3, 4-6, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 on 9-5-1950
111) 70th U.S. Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shot under-par in all four rounds on his
way to a 7-stroke victory and his only U.S. Open title. He scored 281 at the
Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, on June 21, 1970.
112) 70th Boston Marathon: Kenji Kimihara of Japan wins in 2:17.11.
Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon and
finished in 3 hours & 21 minutes to place 126th overall. (April 19, 1966).

70 in Collectibles, Coins & Postage Stamps
113) 1870-S U.S. Seated Liberty Silver Half Dollar,
Obverse: Seated Liberty with 13 Stars & Coinage Year
Reverse: Bald Eagle holding Olive Branches & Arrows
with banner "IN GOD WE TRUST" above the eagle.
Years of Minting: 1840-1873; Mintage: 1,004,000
at San Francisco; Designer: Christian Gobrecht;
Metal Composition: 90% Silver & 10% Copper.
Mint Coin selling for $2255 at auction
Photo Source: usacoinbook.com
114) 1870 U.S. Shield Nickel,
Obverse: Shield & Coinage Year, "In God We Trust" at top
Reverse: 13 Stars surround "5" with Cents at bottom
Years of Minting: 1866-1883; Mintage: 4,806,000
at Philadelphia; Designer: James B. Longacre;
Metal Composition: 75% Copper & 25% Nickel.
Estimated Value is Worth $33 in Average Condition
and $229 to $334 in Uncirculated Mint Condition.
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115) 1870 France Military Medal
Instituted 22nd January 1852 for award to non-commissioned officers and other
ranks for acts of bravery in action. Common features of the medal: made of silver,
a 28mm diameter laurel wreath design. Obverse; a central gilt medallion within
a blue enamel circlet. Reverse: A central gilt medallion bearing the inscription
VALEUR ET DICIPLINE, again within a blue enamel circlet. Ribbon; 38mm wide,
yellow with 5mm green edges. Third Republic types: obverse head of la Republique
with the circlet inscription; "REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE 1870" suspension in the
form of a trophy of arms (1870-1951). (Photo Source: northeastmedals.co.uk)
116) 1870 Charles Dickens Bronze Medallion
Obverse of Medal: Bust of Charles Dickens
with his birth & death dates 1812-1870
Medal's Reverse: Place of manufacture:
MADE IN BRITAIN at bottom
Composition: bronze; Weight 23.75 gm;
Size: 39.81 mm (1.567 in.); Thickness: 3.02 mm (0.12 in.);
Shape: round; Price: $9.00 Photo Source: Medal (en.numista.com)
117) There are 100 Marvel Value Stamps
issued 1974-1976 in Marvel Comic Books
Stamp #70 Super Skrull from
Thor #142, page 8
Artist: Jack Kirby
Comic Issues containing this stamp:
Avengers #128, October 1974
Avengers #131, January 1975, p. 19
Daredevi #111, July 1974
118) There are 200 cards in Wings: Friend or Foe (Topps 1952)
Card #70 is DC-4 Skymaster: C-54 U.S. Air Force Transport
119) There are 160 cards in World on Wheels (Topps 1953)
Card #70 is 1500 Gallon Pumper Fire Engine
120) There are 135 cards in Look 'n See (Topps 1952)
Card #70 is Samuel B.F. Morse (American Inventor)
121) There are 156 cards in Scoop (Topps 1954)
Card #70 is Mount Everest Climbed (May 28, 1953)
122) There are 80 cards in Flags of the World (Topps 1956)
Card #70 is Jordan
123) There are 80 cards in Davy Crockett (Topps 1956, orange back)
Card #70 is Defenses Crumble
124) Postage Stamps from United States with 70¢ denomination

U.S. R65D, 70¢
Washington
Revenue stamp
(issued 1862)

United States C136, 70¢
9-Mile Prairie, Nebraska
(issued 3-6-2001)


United States 4881, 70¢
Yes I Do
(issued 3-21-2014)

United States 4859, 70¢
Butterfly (Speyeria cybele)
(issued 2-10-2014)


United States 4867
70¢ Wedding Cake
(issued 2-22-2014)
125) Postage Stamps from Canada, Netherlands, & Suriname with 70¢ denomination

Canada FPS56, 70¢
Revenue stamp
(issued 1967)

Netherlands 772, 70¢
Numeral 70¢
(issued 6-25-1991)

Suriname 300, 70¢
Zeelandia Fortress
(issued 4-1-1961)

Suriname C53, 70¢
Butterfly (Nessaea obrinus)
(issued 7-26-1972)
126) Foreign Postage Stamps with 70 denomination

Central African Republic 617, 70 francs
Black Rhinoceros
(issued 11-14-1983)

People's Republic of China 1398, 70 fen
Galloping Horse
(issued 5-5-1978)

PRC 1539, 70 fen
Hybrid Camellias
(issued 11-10-1979)

PRC 1554, 70 fen
Monkey King
(issued 12-1-1979)

Curaçao C14, 70¢
Mercury Head
(issued 1-20-1931)

Curaçao C28, 70¢
Map of Atlantic Ocean
(issued 10-20-1942)

Mozambique Co. 185, 70c.
Native Woman
(issued 5-16-1937)

Portugal M4530, 0.70 Euro;
Harry Potter & Owl
(issued 8-27-2019)

Israel C10, 70 pruta
Ein Gev, Sea of Galilee
(issued 1-20-1954)

Italy 823, 70 lire
Prophet Zecharah
(issued 3-6-1961)

Italy 850, 70 lire
Glowing Lamp
(issued 4-6-1962)

Japan C39, 70 yen
Kamakura Buddha
(issued 8-15-1953)

Spanish Guinea 347, 70c.
Grey Parrot
(issued 6-1-1957)

Spanish Guinea 349, 70c.
African Elephant
(issued 11-23-1957)

Spanish Sahara 84, 70c.
Camels
(issued 4-10-1957)

Spanish Sahara 87, 70c.
Golden Eagle
(issued 6-1-1957)

Spanish Sahara 87, 70c.
Miguel de Cervantes
(issued 7-15-1958)
Note: Postage stamps with 70 denomination were found on the web. Consulted 2021 Scott Standard Postage
Stamp Catalogue Volumes 1-6
(Los Altos Library) for Scott Catalogue #s. The stamps shown above were
all downloaded from the web using Google Images and eBay searches. Click on catalogue #s for image
source where the stamp appears. The dates of issue were found in Scott Catalogues as well as the Scott
Catalogue #s. Click on stamp to enlarge.

70 in Books & Quotes
127) A man of seventy should
know what he wants
Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902-1991), The New Year Party (1970)
Cited in 100 Years (Wisdom from Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life),
Joshua Prager (selections) & Milton Glaser (visualizations),
W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 2016
128) You must take living so seriously
That even at seventy, for example,
    you 'll plant olive trees—
And not for your children, either,
But because although you fear death
    you don't believe it,
Because living, I mean, weighs heavier.
Nâzim Hikmet (1902-1963), "On Living"" (1994)
Cited in 100 Years (Wisdom from Famous Writers on Every Year of Your Life),
Joshua Prager (selections) & Milton Glaser (visualizations),
W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 2016
129) Volume 70 of Time Magazine (1st issue: March 3, 1923)
runs from July 1, 1957, LXX, No. 1 (Chief Justice Earl Warren)
to Dec. 30, 1957, LXX, No. 26 (Cover: Music in the Air)
Nikita Khruschev (7-22-1957, LXX:4);
Kim Novak (7-29-1957, LXX:5)
Prince Phillip (10-21-1957, LXX:11);
Edward Teller (11-18-1957, LXX:21);
John F. Kennedy (12-2-1957, LXX:23);
Photo Source: John F. Kennedy (time.com)
130) Volume 70 of the Dictionary of Literary Biography
is titled "British Mystery Writers, 1860-1919
(Dictionary of Literary Biography, 70)"
Edited by Bernard Benstock, Gale Research, Detroit, 1988
DLB 70 This is the first DLB volume of a planned series on British mystery writers.
Because there has been little scholarship devoted to individual mystery writers
except for the most prominent, this volume is particularly useful as a stimulus
to further study. Mystery fiction arose in Britain when the middle 19th-century
phenomenon of middle-culture literary art blurred the distinction between serious
literature & popular fiction. With prose fiction, and particularly the novel,
fixed as the primary literary vehicle of 19th & 20th centuries, the mystery novel
in its various guises has claimed a prominent position in mainstream literary art.
35 entries include: Grant Allen, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, John Buchan, G.K. Chesterton,
Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, William Le Queux,
E. Phillips Oppenheim, Angus Reach, Bram Stoker, H.G. Wells.
131) The Book of Seventy (2009) by Alicia Suskin Ostriker seizes
the opportunity to take us where too few poets have been able
to take us: into a domain of what our fabulists like to call the
"golden years" as we live longer, we become inevitably curious
about the actual texture of these late years, curious about what
happens in the soul. Out of that curiosity is a new kind of poetry
born, an elderstile that has passion and irony, wisdom, folly, clarity
and tenderness. In her keen engagement with the self and the world,
Ostriker offers us a voice and a perspective that explore the territory
of seventy and beyond. (5-stars rating by 8 readers at Amazon.com).
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132) 70 Things To Do When You Turn 70 (2019, 2nd Edition) by Ronnie Sellers
celebrates the opportunities to have meaningful and fulfilling lives at 70 and beyond.
This inspiring collection of 70 essays follows the popular success of other books in the
series like 50 Things to Do When You Turn 50. The contributors include a wide diversity
of people 70 years old and beyond who have taken on exciting challenges and have
found fun, intriguing, & surprising ways to make their lives rewarding. This book
features such luminaries as world-renowned poet Nikki Giovanni, American Book
Award-winning author Gary Zukav, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Elaine Madsen,
and acclaimed writer Daniel Klein. Portions of Mark Twain's famous 70th-birthday speech,
in which he reveals the secrets of his longevity, will be included. (4.5 out of 5 stars from
71 readers at Amazon.com) Photo Source: amazon.com/

70 in the Bible
133) 70 is cited 67 times in the Bible:
And Cainan lived seventy years, and begat Mahalaleel:Genesis 5:12
all the souls of house of Jacob, which came into Egypt, were 70Genesis 46:27
twelve wells of water, and 70 palm treesExodus 15:27
one silver bowl of seventy shekelsNumbers 7:13
went down into Egypt with seventy personsDeuteronomy 10:22
70 kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut offJudges 1:7
And Solomon had 70 thousand that bare burdensI Kings 5:15
brought 70 bullocks, an hundred rams, and two hundred lambsII Chronicles 29:32
she kept sabbath, to fulfil seventy yearsII Chronicles 36:21
The days of our years are 70 yearsPsalms 90:10
that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy yearsIsaiah 23:15
these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy yearsJeremiah 25:11
there stood before them seventy men of the ancientsEzekial 8:11
the end toward the west was seventy cubits broadEzekial 41:12
he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.Daniel 9:2
Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people & upon thy holy cityDaniel 9:24
against which thou hast had indignation these seventy yearsZechariah 1:12
Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times:
    but, Until seventy times seven.
Matthew 18:22
After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also,Luke 10:1
And the seventy returned again with joyLuke 10:17
and seventy horsemen, and two hundred spearmenActs 23:23
Source: The Complete Concordance to the Bible: New King James Version,
Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN, 1983, p. 863.
134) In 70th Psalm David prays to God for destruction
of the wicked and preservation of the godly:
1. Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O Lord.
2. Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul:
    let them be turned backward, and put to confusion,
    that desire my hurt.
3. Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame
    that say, Aha, aha.
4. Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee:
    and let such as love thy salvation say continually,
    Let God be magnified.
5. But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me,
    O God: thou art my help and my deliverer;
    O Lord, make no tarrying.
      — Psalms 70 (1023 BC)
135) 70th Book of Enoch: The Final Translation of Enoch:
1. And it came to pass after this that his name during
his lifetime was raised aloft to that Son of Man and to
the Lord of Spirits from amongst those who dwell on the earth.
2. And he was raised aloft on the chariots of the spirit
and his name vanished among them.
3. And from that day I was no longer numbered amongst them:
and he set me between the two winds, between the North and
the West, where the angels took the cords to measure for me
the place for the elect and righteous.
4. And there I saw the first fathers and the righteous
who from the beginning dwell in that place.

Book of Enoch, LXX (circa 105 B.C.-64 B.C.)
    translated by R. H. Charles, S.P.C.K., London, 1917, pp. 92-93
136) 70th Saying of Gospel of Thomas:
Jesus said: When you bring forth that in yourselves,
that which you have will save you. If you do not have that
in yourselves, that which you do not have in you will kill you.

Gospel of Thomas 7 (114 sayings of Jesus, circa 150 A.D.)
(translated by Thomas O. Lambdin, 1988)
137) In Chapter 70 of The Aquarian Gospel, Jesus and his disciples at a marriage feast in Cana.
Jesus speaks on marriage. He turns water into wine. The people are amazed.
  1. In Cana, Galilee, there was a marriage feast, and Mary and her sister
      Miriam, and Jesus and his six disciples were among the guests.
  2. The ruler of the feast had heard that Jesus was a master
      sent from God, and he requested him to speak.
  3. And Jesus said, There is no tie more sacred than the marriage tie.
  4. The chain that binds two souls in love is made in heaven,
      and man can never sever it in twain.
  8. As Jesus stood apart in silent thought his mother came
      and said to him, The wine has failed; what shall we do?
  9. And Jesus said, Pray what is wine? It is but water with flavouring of grapes.
10. And what are grapes? They are but certain kinds of thought made manifest,
      and I can manifest that thought, and water will be wine.
11. He called the servants, and he said to them, Bring in six
      water pots of stone, a pot for each of these, my followers,
      and fill them up with water to the brims.
12. The servants brought the water pots, and filled them to their brims.
13. And Jesus with a mighty thought stirred up the ethers till they
      reached the manifest, and, lo, the water blushed, and turned to wine.
16. And when the ruler and the guests were told that Jesus, by the power
      of thought, had turned the water into wine, they were amazed;,
17. They said, This man is more than man; he surely is the christed
      one who prophets of the olden times declared would come.
18. And many of the guests believed on him, and gladly would have followed him.
The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, Chapter 70
    Transcribed from the Akashic Records by Levi H. Dowling
    DeVorss & Co., Santa Monica, CA, 1908, Reset 1964, pp. 111-112.

70 in Books on Philosophy and Religion
138) Hymn 70 in Book 1 of the Rig Veda is a song of praise to Agni, the God of Fire:
1. MAY we, the pious, win much food by prayer, may Agni with fair light pervade each act,—
    He the observer of the heavenly laws of Gods, and of the race of mortal man.
2. He who is germ of waters, germ of woods, germ of all things that move not and that move,—
    To him even in the rock and in the house: Immortal One, he cares for all mankind.
3. Agni is Lord of riches for the man who serves him readily with sacred songs.
    Protect these beings thou with careful thought, knowing the races both of Gods and men.
4. Whom many dawns and nights, unlike, make strong, whom, born in Law, all things that move and stand,—
    He hath been won, Herald who sits in light, making effectual all our holy works.
5. Thou settest value on our cows and woods: all shall bring tribute to us to the light.
    Men have served thee in many and sundry spots, parting, as 'twere, an aged father's wealth.
6. Like a brave archer, like one skilled and bold, a fierce avenger, so he shines in fight.

Rig Veda Book 1, 70.1-6 (circa 1500 B.C.)
139)

Book of the Dead cover
Chapter 70 in The Papyrus of Ani, Egyptian Book of the Dead
is "Chapter on Son of Osiris & His Travels"—
Otherwise said: My place of slaughter belongs to Him who is over
the place of sacrifice. I am happy and pleased with the altar of my
father Osiris. I rule in Busiris. I travel about on its river-banks.
I breathe the east wind because of its tresses. I grasp the north wind
by its braided lock. I grip the south wind by its plaits. I grasp the
west wind by its nape. I travel around the sky on its four sides.
I give breath to the blessed ones among those who eat bread. As for him
who knows this book on earth, he shall come out into the day, he shall
walk on earth among the living, and his name shall not perish forever.
Egyptian Book of the Dead: Book of Going Forth by Day
    Complete Papyrus of Ani, Chapter 70, (circa 1250 B.C.), p. 108
    (translated by Raymond Faulkner), Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1994
    Image Source:: Book Cover (wisdomportal.com)
140)
Lao Tzu (604 BC-517 BC), Tao Te Ching, Verse 70:
My teachings are easy to understand
and easy to put into practice.
Yet your intellect will never grasp them,
and if you try to practice them, you'll fail.

My teachings are older than the world.
How can you grasp their meaning?

If you want to know me,
look inside your heart.

(translated by Stephen Mitchell,
Tao Te Ching (4th century BC)
Harper & Row, New York, 1988)

Lao Tzu (detail)
Silk Painting in
British Museum
141) Lao Tzu (604-517 BC), Hua Hu Ching, Verse 70:
The cords of passion and desire weave a binding net around you. Worldly confrontation
makes you stiff and inflexible. The trap of duality is tenacious. Bound, rigid, and trapped,
you cannot experience liberation. Through dual cultivation it is possible to unravel the net,
soften the rigidity, dismantle the trap. Dissolving your yin energy into the source of universal
life, attracting the yang energy from that same source, you leave behind individuality and your
life becomes pure nature. Free of ego, living naturally, working virtuously, you become filled
with inexhaustible vitality and are liberated forever from the cycle of death and rebirth.
Understand this if nothing else: spiritual freedom and oneness with the Tao are not randomly
bestowed gifts, but the rewards of conscious self-transformation and self-evolution.

(translated by Brian Walker, Hua Hu Ching: The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu,
Harper San Francisco 1992)
142)
Verse 70 of Pythagoras's Golden Verses:
And when, after having thrown aside thy mortal body,
thou comest to the realms of most pure ether

— Pythagoras (580 BC-500 BC), Golden Verses, Verse 70
(translated by A.E.A., Collectanea Hermetica, Vol. V, 1894)
reprinted in Percy Bullock, The Dream of Scipio,
Aquarian Press, Northamptonshire, UK, 1983, p. 56
Photo Source: Greece #584 Pythagoras (issued 8-20-1955)

143) Aphorism 70 of Symbols of Pythagoras:
In sepulchro nedormito.
Sleep not upon a grave. — Dacier.
Do not rest content with the property left to you
by your parents, but make a living of your own.
— PPythagoras (580 BC-500 BC), Symbols of Pythagoras
(translated by Sapere Aude, Collectanea Hermetica, Vol. V, 1894)
reprinted in Percy Bullock, The Dream of Scipio, Aquarian Press,
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK, 1983, p. 84
144) Fragment 70 of Heraclitus (540 B.C.-480 B.C.):
Chapter V: In Religious Perspective
Greater dooms win greater destinies.
— Philip Wheelwright, Heraclitus,
Athenum, New York (1964), p. 68
Originally published by Princton University Press, 1959
Romania #1442, 10 Bani stamp honoring 2500th anniversary
of birth of Heraclitus of Ephesus (issued October 25, 1961)
Image Source: Heraclitus Romanian Stamp (stampsoftheworld.co.uk)
145) Section 70d-70e of Plato's Phaedo
Socrates to Cebes on living coming from the dead:
If this is so— that the living come into being again
from the dead— does it not follow that our souls exist
in the other world?...Let us consider whether it is a necessary
law that everything which has an opposite is generated from that
opposite and from no other source. For example, when a thing becomes
bigger, it must, have been smaller first before it became bigger?

Plato (428-348 BC), Phaedo 70d- 70e (360 BC)
(trans. Hugh Tredennick), Edited by Edith Hamilton & Huntington Cairns,
Plato: The Collected Dialogues, Bollingen Series LXXI,
Princeton University Press, 1961, p. 53
146) Section 70b-70e of Plato's Timaeus— The Heart & Lung in the Body:
The heart, the knot of the veins and the fountain of the blood
which races through all the limbs, was set in the place of guard, that
when the might of passion was roused by reason making proclamation of
any wrong assailing them from without or being perpetrated by the desires
within, quickly the whole power of feeling in the body, perceiving these
commands and threats, might obey and follow through every turn and alley,
and thus allow the principle of the best to have the command in all of them.
But the gods... formed and implanted as a supporter to the heart the lung,
which was, in the first place, soft and bloodless, and also had within hollows
like the pores of a sponge, in order that by receiving the breath and drink,
it might give coolness and the power of respiration and alleviate the heat.
Wherefore they cut the air channels leading to the lung, and placed the lung
about the heart as a soft spring, that, when passion was rife within, the heart,
beating against a yielding body, might be cooled and suffer less, and might
thus become more ready to join with passion in the service of reason.

Plato (428-348 BC), Timaeus 70b-70e (360 BC)
(trans. Benjamin Jowett), Edited by Edith Hamilton & Huntington Cairns,
Plato: The Collected Dialogues, Bollingen Series LXXI,
Princeton University Press, 1961, pages 1193-1194
147) 70th Verse of Buddha's Dhammapada: Canto V— The Fool
Though a fool (practicing austerity) may eat his food from the tip
of a blade of kusa grass for months and months, he is not worth
one-sixteenth part of those who have realized the Good Law.

Dhammapada Verse 70 (240 B.C.)
(translated by Harischandra Kaviratna,
Dhammapada: Wisdom of the Buddha, 1980)
148) 70th Verse of Chapter 2 of Bhagavad Gita
(Krishna's lecture to Arjuna on karma yoga):
Even as all the water flow into the ocean, but the ocean never overflows,
even so he sage feels desires, but he is ever one in his infinite peace.
(2:70)
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, Verse 70
(Translated by Juan Mascaro, Penguin Books, 1962, p. 54)
149) 70th Verse of Chapter 18 of Bhagavad Gita
(Krishna's lecture to Arjuna on renunciation & surrender):
He who learns in contemplation the holy words of our discourse,
the light of his vision is his adoration. This is my truth.
(18:70)
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18, Verse 70
(Translated by Juan Mascaro, Penguin Books, 1962, p. 121)
150) 70th Verse in Chapter 18 of Ashtavakra Gita
(Sage Ashtavakra's dialogue with King Janaka):
The Pure One knows with certitude that this universe is
the product of illusion, and that nothing really exists.
The Imperceptible Self is revealed to him and he, becomes tranquil.
Ashtavakra Gita, Chapter 18, Verse 70 (circa 400 B.C.)
Translated by Swami Chinmayananda (1972), pp. 337-338
Chinmayananda's Commentary: After the direct experience of the Self,
there cannot be even a trace of doubt, because he has actually woken up.
Such a Wise-man continuosly experiences the Effulgent Self..
151) 70th Aphroism Patanjali's Yoga Sutra:
The one who thinks that Atma is a slayer,
And the one who thinks that Atma is slain,
Both are ignorant,
Because Atma neither slays nor is slain.

Patanjali (circa 200 B.C.), Yoga Sutra II.19: Aphroism 70 (circa 200 B.C.)
translated by Rama Prasada, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, New Delhi, 1995, p. 129
152) 70th Aphroism in Book 7 of Marcus Aurelius's Meditations:
The gods, though they live for ever, feel no resentment at having
to put up eternally with the generations of men and their misdeeds;
nay more, they even show every possible care and concern for them.
Are you, then, whose abiding is but for a moment, to lose patience—
you who are yourself one of the culprits?.

Marcus Aurelius (121-180), Meditations
7:70: Aphroism 70 (circa 161-180)
translated by Maxwell Staniforth,
Penguin Books, Baltimore, MD, 1964, p. 118
Image Source: Marcus Aurelius (rationalwalk.com)
153) Text 70 of On Prayer: 153 Texts
of Evagrios the Solitary (345-399 AD)
Stand on guard and protect your intellect from thoughts while you pray.
Then your intellect will complete its prayer and continue in the tranquillity
that is natural to it. In this way He who has compassion on the ignorant will
come to you, and you will receive the blessed gift of prayer.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 63)
154) Text 70 of On Those who Think that They are Made Righteous by Works: 226 Texts
of Saint Mark the Ascetic (early 5th century AD)
A seed will not grow without earth and water; and a man
will not develop without voluntary suffering and divine help.
The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 131)
155) Text 70 of On Watchfulness and Holiness
of Saint Hesychios the Priest (circa 7th century AD)
He who has renounced such things as marriage, possessions and other
worldly pursuits is outwardly a monk, but may not yet be a monk inwardly.
Only he who has renounced the impassioned thoughts of his inner self,
which is the intellect, is a true monk. It is easy to be a monk in one's
outer self if one wants to be; but no small struggle is required to be
a monk in one's inner self.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, pp. 174-175)
156) Text 70 of On Spiritual Knowledge and Discrimination: 100 Texts
of Saint Diadochos of Photiki (400-486 AD)
When the door of the steam baths is continually left open, the heat inside
rapidly escapes through it; likewise the soul, in its desire to say many
things, dissipates its remembrance of God through the door of speech,
even though everything it says may be good. Thereafter the intellect,
though lacking appropriate ideas, pours out a welter of confused thoughts
to anyone it meets, as it no longer has the Holy Spirit to keep its
understanding free from fantasy. Ideas of value always shun verbosity,
being foreign to confusion and fantasy. Timely silence, then, is precious,
for it is nothing less than the mother of the wisest thoughts.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 276) Full Text; Google Text
157) Text 70 of For the Encouragement of the Monks in India who had Written to Him: 100 Texts
of Saint John of Karpathos (circa 680 AD)
It may happen that for a certain time a man is illumined and refreshed by
God's grace, and then this grace is withdrawn. This makes him inwardly
confused & he starts to grumble; instead of seeking through steadfast prayer
to recover his assurance of salvation, he loses patience and gives up. He is
like a beggar who receives alms from the palace, and feels put out because
he was not asked inside to dine with the king.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 315)
158) Text 70 of On the Character of Men: 170 Texts
of Saint Anthony of Egypt (251-356 AD)
To gain possession of one's soul is the only acquisition which is
safe and inviolable. It is achieved through a way of life that is holy
& conforms to God's will through spiritual knowledge & the practice
of good actions. By contrast, wealth is a blind guide and a foolish
counsellor, and he who uses wealth in an evil and self-indulgent
manner loses his obtuse soul.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 340)
159) 70th Verse of Chapter 2 in Lankavatara Sutra:
Mahamati the Bodhisatva-Mahasattva's Questions to the Buddha:
Whence is cause and effect? Varioous errors? and also reason?
There is nothing but Mind, that there is no objective world,
that there is no ascending of the stages?
70th Verse of Chapter 3 in Lankavatara Sutra:
Released of bound and binding and free from all expediencies,
the philosophers imagine they are emancipated,
but emancipation is not to be found there.

The Lankavatara Sutra (before 443 AD)
(translated from the Sanskrit by D. T. Suzuki, 1932, pp. 28, 160)
160) Chapter 70 of Mohammed's Holy Koran is titled "The Ways of Ascent"
[70.3] From Allah, the Lord of the ways of Ascent.
[70.4] To Him ascend the angels and the Spirit in a day
          the measure of which is fifty thousand years.
[70.5] Therefore endure with a goodly patience.
[70.22] Except those who pray,
[70.23] Those who are constant at their prayer
[70.33] And those who are upright in their testimonies,
[70.34] And those who keep a guard on their prayer,
[70.35] Those shall be in gardens, honored.
[70.38] Does every man of them desire that he should be
            made to enter the garden of bliss?
— Mohammed, Holy Koran Chapter 70 (7th century AD)
(translated by M. H. Shakir, Koran, 1983)
161) 70th Verse of Chapter 7 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
Like the bearer of a vessel of oil, who standing in the midst
of naked swords fears death if he stumbles, so is the one
who has taken the [Bodhisattva] vow.
Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
VII.70 (Perfection of Strength: Virya-paramita) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, p. 192)
162) 70th Verse of Chapter 9 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
But [it is argued] the self is immutable. What then happens
to consciousness? Its essence is imagined to be like space:
uncreated and unconscious!

Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
IX.70 (Perfection of Wisdom: Prajña-paramita) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, p. 218)
163)
Koan 70 of Joshu aka Chao-Chou (778-897):
Someone asked, "For one who has gone beyond the world of passions,
beyond the world of forms, and beyond the formless— what is it like?"
Joshu said, "You cannot confine him."
Chao-Chou (778-897), Radical Zen: The Sayings of Joshu
translated with commentary by Yoel Hoffman,
Autumn Press, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1978, p. 37

Joshu
164) Case 70 of Hekiganroku: Isan's "I Would Ask You to Say It"
Main Subject: Isan, Goho, and Ungan were standing together
in attendance on Hyakujo. Hyakujo said to Isan, "With your
mouth and lips closed, how would you say it?" Isan said,
"I would ask you to say it." Hyakujo said, "I could say it.
But if I did so, I fear I should have no successors."
Setcho's Verse:
"I would ask you to say it."
The tiger has got a crest
And sprung from the jungle!

In the ten lands, spring is over.
Eternal under the golden sun
The fields of coral lie..

Setcho (980-1052), Hekiganroku, 68 (Blue Cliff Records)
(translated by Katsuki Sekida, Two Zen Classics, 1977, pp. 332-333)
165)
Ch'eng Hao (1032-1085), Selected Sayings, Section 70:
Nature is identical with principle. By spirit is meant
the mystery of the ten thousand things. The Lord is
so-called because it is the master of things.

(Wing-Tsit Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, 1963, p. 541)

Ch'eng Hao
166) Ch'eng I (1033-1107), Selected Sayings, Section 70:
Spoken as one, Heaven is the Way (Tao). This is the meaning
when it is said that "Heaven will not be in opposition."
Spoken of in its different aspects, it is called heaven with
respect to its physical body, the Lord (Ti) with respect to its
being master, negative and positive spiritual forces with
respect to its operation, spirit (shen) with respect to its wonderful
functioning, and ch'ien with respect to its nature and feelings.
Ch'ien is the beginning of all things. Therefore it is Heaven,
yang, father and ruler. Origination, flourish, advantage, and firmness
are called the Four Moral Qualities. Origination is the beginning of
all things, flourish the growth of all things, advantage the success
of all things, and firmness the completion of all things.
(Wing-Tsit Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, 1963, p. 570)
167) Section 70 of Chu Hsi's Chin-ssu lu:
Know that human nature is originally good and hold loyalty
and faithfulness as fundamental. This is the way to build up,
first of all, the noble part of your nature.

Chu Hsi (1130-1200),
Reflections on Things at Hand (Chin-ssu lu)
Chapter II: The Essentials of Learning
translated by Wing-Tsit Chan
Columbia University Press, NY, 1967, p. 68
168)
Koan 70 of Master Kido's Every End Exposed
"No One Saw"
Master Kokei was asked by Master Fuketsu, "When
Buddhism was destroyed [in China, 845 AD], where
had our guardian god gone?" Kokei said, "He was in
the marketplace all the time, only no one saw him.
Fuketsu said, "You have understood."
Master Kido
Fuketsu says, "I know you are weak."
Master Hakuin
We meet not knowing each other.
We talk not knowing each other's name.
Plain Saying
There's nothing to be done— you minds
are not strong enough to keep the faith.

Kido Chigu
(1185-1269)
aka Xutang Zhiyu
NOTE: The koan and comments suggest that Buddhism is not
something dependent on supernatural powers. As weak and unreliable
as human beings may be, faith is solely a matter of self-realization.
Master Kido (1189-1269), Koan 70,
Every End Exposed (100 Koans
of Master Kido with the Answers of Hakuin-Zen)
Translated with Commentary by Yoel Hoffman,
Autumn Press, Brookline, MA, 1977, p. 93
Image Source: Kido (terebess.hu)
169)
Letter 70 (De anima: On the Soul) of Letters of Marsilio Ficino
is titled "The usefulness of the leisured life":
Marsilio Ficino to Andrea Cambini, Guardian of the fortress: greetings.
First, I am indeed glad that you say you have found leisure in the heights
of your fortress; certainly, only in the high watchtower of the serene mind
does one find that heavenly and joyous peace... the divine, being within us
and everywhere, is comprehended in stillness, leisure, and peace. Thus if,
as you say, you are truly at leisure it is only the human things you lack
that all require excessive activity, because the divine you have in abundance,
whose infinite light shining everywhere is reflected in the clear & penetrating
eye of the mind as often as that eye turns toward it aright. But the eye of the
mind, as if divine by its own nature, turns toward that light once it is not
distracted by the anxieties of human affairs. In fact to be turned toward the
divine sun is simply not to be turned away from it... through leisure, you have
been freed from cares about lower things and by your nature have been reunited
with the peace of the highest... I shall direct the pupil of my eye toward you.
Looking into this pupil, you will clearly see both yourself and me at the same
time. For those who live with a single heart can also see with a single eye,
and in a single eye are seen.
Marsilio Ficino (1433-1499), Letter to Andrea Cambini
Meditations on the Soul: Selected Letters of Marsilio Ficino,
Inner Traditions, Rochester, VT, 1996, pp. 150-151

Marsilio Ficino
(1433-1499)
170)
Section 70 of Wang Yang Ming's Instructions for Practical Living:
I asked, "When the mind is inclined to chase
after material things, what can be done?"
The Teacher said, "When a ruler folds his arms, sits erect,
and is at leisure & at peace, & each of his chief ministers
attends to his duties, the state will be in order. The mind
should command the five sense organs in the same way. But if
when the eye wants to see, the mind itself pursues the color,
or when the ear wants to hear, the mind itself pursues the sound,
it will be as though a ruler himself occupied the position of
the minister of personnel when he wanted officials selected or
the position of the minister of military affairs when he wanted
an army transferred. When he does so not only is the true nature
of a ruler gone; the six departments cannot function either."

Wang Yang Ming (1472-1529),
Instructions for Practical Living or Ch'uan-hsi lu (1518), I.70
translated by Wing-tsit Chan,
Columbia University Press, NY, 1963, pp. 48-49

Wang Yang Ming
Harvard Fogg Museum
171) 70th Section of Swedenborg's Worlds in Space (1758):
I was further informed that in that world [Jupiter], there are
also some people who call themselves the Saints, and order their
large numbers of servants on pain of punishments to address them
as lords... They call the sun of their world the face of the Most High
Lord, and believe He has His dwelling there; for which reason
they also worship the sun... To my surprise their faces shine as
if on fire; this is due to their belief in having been saints. But for
all their fiery faces they are actually cold and desperately anxious
to get warm.... They saw logs to gain warmth by their work.

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), The Worlds in Space, 70
(translated from Latin by John Chadwick, Swedenborg Society, London, 1997, pp. 47-49)
172) Chapter 70 of Wei Wu Wei's Ask the Awakened (1963) is titled "The Mechanism of Duality":
Subjectivity manifests (objectivises), and we, identified subjects
(subjects identified with objects), see, hear, feel, taste, smell, know.
We see lightness and darkness,
We hear sound and silence,
We feel pleasure and pain,
We taste sweetness and sourness,
We smell odour and freshness,
We know good and bad
(discrimination applied to each category).
All are subjectivity manifesting, all are we, identified sujects, interpreting
the experience of subjectivity in ourselves-as-subjectivity (which is all we are).
There is no experiencer, there is nothing experienced.
there is only an experiencing— and that is subjectivity manifesting.
There is no subject, there is no object. There is only subjectivity...
all duality is interpretation of unity or non-duality.
This is subject understanding— understanding via subject.
Objective understanding— understanding via objects, methodical
and by logical syllogism, cannot reach the truth, it can only lead to the brink
of the void that separates duality from non-duality. It requires a leap to the
other shore, a leap which will still be from objectivity to subjectivity.
Wei Wu Wei (1895-1986), Ask the Awakened (1963), pp. 166-168 (Archive)
173) Chapter 70 of Wei Wu Wei's Open Secret (1965) is titled "Apperceiving":
Identity of Opposites: There is no non-manifestation apart from manifestation.
    But manifestation itself , and in the totality of its sensorially perceptible aspects,
is nothing whatever but what is called 'mind' (if that be the term employed),
because in itself manifestation is no thing at all. Indeed it is not even 'mind'.
    By that I mean to make it clear that objects as such are not composed of mind-stuff:
they are not composed of anything— for they are not there, or anywhere.
They are just perceptions integral in their perceiving, which perception
and perceiving is the supposed 'mind' that they are assumed to be.
    Nevertheless there is not 'a mind', nor anything to take its place
(such as 'a consciousness'). Its only existence— conceptual at that that—
is in manifestation, i.e., as the phenominal objects, physical or psychic,
which are apperceived.
    Objects are seen as nothing but 'mind', and 'mind' is seen as nothing but objects.
That is to say that 'mind' only apparently exists in order to render that manifestation
perceptible, accompanying it as do the concepts of 'time' and 'space'.
    There is no 'mind': what the term signifies is apperceiving itself.
    (Note: Apperceiving is what is called prajna in Sanskrit)
    Apart from manifestation manifested there is no such thing as non-manifestation.
Manifestation is the only non-manifestation. There is no other non-manifestation at all.
To conceive it as 'the source' of manifestation, that is, as some thing-in-itself, is as
misleading as to conceiving manifestation as a thing-in-itself.
    There is no other apart from self.
    No non-being apart from being.
    No non-manifestation apart from manifestation.
    Not because that is conceptually inevitable.
    But because their mutual existence is Apperceiving.
Wei Wu Wei (1895-1986), Open Secret (1963), pp. 147-148
(Archive, "How Open Secret led me to Wei Wu Wei")
174)

        Paul Brunton
          (1898-1981)

Paul Brunton, Notebooks
Volume XVI, Paras #70
from various chapters
Volume 16:
Enlightened Mind,
Divine Mind

Larson Publications
Burdett, NY, 1988,
Part 1:
pp. 12, 41, 86, 159, 198;
Part 2: pp. 11, 47, 66
Part 3: pp. 12, 22
Part 4: pp. 11, 30

Poem: "What a Soap
Box Taught Me
About Sage & Sin"

before my first
meeting with PB
in Montreux
(8-30-1972)

Visit with PB
at his home,
Corseaux sur Vevey
in September 1979
Para #70 from Volume 16, Part 1
of Paul Brunton's Enlightened Mind, Divine Mind
Notebooks: "World-Mind in Individual Mind—
    It would be sheer arrogance were it not mere ignorance to believe that because
we can go beyond the limited ego, therefore we can go beyond the divine soul
and encompass the World-Mind itself in all its entirety.
(1.70)
    Not all persons come into this desirable state through formal methods of meditation
and regular practice of them. Some attain it through adopting a higher attitude to the
happenings, situations, impressions, & emotions which each day's course presents to them.
(2.70)
    Porphyry's statement that Plotinus achieved union with God four times may be misleading.
For he qualified it with the words "during the period I passed with him." Now Plotinus was
59 years old when Porphyry first met him, and died at 66. So seven years is the length of
the period referred to. Against this must be set the 40 earlier years of spiritual seeking
and teaching during which Plotinus must have had other illuminations.
(3.70)
    Unless he is bidden from the higher power (and he is sure of the source)
to become an apostle, he will not take on the task of making available to others in such
a public fashion, truths which most are not ready enough to recognize, which would create
bewilderment or scorn in their minds. Nor, again, will he communicate privately without
the inner command and thus become a guru to others.
(4.70)
    If he can find a Master-Inspirer, he will find his greatest help in the Quest. (5.70)
Para #70 from Volume 16, Part 2 of Paul Brunton's Notebooks: "World-Idea"—
    All the forms and developments, the creatures and objects which make the never-ending
picture of the cosmos derived from the World-Idea; everything conforms to it.
(1.70)
    The objective of Balance is held not only before man but also before the universe
itself. The movements and forces within it are set for attraction and repulsion, opposition
and contrast, so that as they balance themselves its own equilibrium is maintained.
(3.70)
    We must see in each man the beginning of a fresh and unique attempt
of the Infinite to express itself in the finite world of space-time.
(4.70)
Para #70 from Volume 16, Part 3 of Paul Brunton's Notebooks: "World-Mind"—
    I know that the word "God" is a tainted one, that it has been used by hypocrites and
scoundrels, by brainless idiots and selfish vested interests, and had perhaps better be
bypassed. Yet it comes into my consciousness at this point in time, in this particular
place, when my own preference is, as often, to use the words "The World-Mind."
(1.70)
    Mind has its own energy, which mysteriously constructs forms
in space and time, forms of planets, suns, galaxies, the cosmos.
(2.70)
Para #70 from Volume 16, Part 4 of Paul Brunton's Notebooks: "The Alone"—
    In the beginning was Being— Mind; the principle of being, living,
was inseparable from the principle of Knowing, Consciousness. It was transcendental
and eternal. It is only we humans who are compelled to talk of beginnings although
there was no such thing. This is why the Absolute is unapproachable, ineffable.
(1.70)
    Some of the seers even call it blasphemy to proclaim or write down a description of the
Supreme Divinity. By this they mean that the mind cannot bring Truth into any limited thought,
so a description would be false. The most appropriate act is silent awestruck reverence.
(2.70)
175) "Finding Time for a Break" is Lesson 70
of Subramuniyaswami's Merging with Siva (1999):
    People who live under tension all of the time are like a machine. They are a product
of the material world. Only when they release that tension may they become creative
again, products of the soul. In a relaxed state, happiness is found, and the qualities of
the soul shine forth. Selfish, greedy people are tense, concerned, often inhibited.
Tension breeds negative thinking. Relaxation gives birth to positive creations...
    The best time to take a yoga break is when you feel that you have the least time.
If your world were suddenly to fall down around you, leaving you standing alone
with no one to lean on, no finances, no family, no friends, where would your power
come from? You would have to, in that moment, reexperience the same power that
you felt flooding through you as you lay concentrated and relaxed upon the floor.
That effulgent, rejuvenating power is the Self, the real You, flowing through "your"
mind and "your" body.
    Freedom from worldly tensions is only achieved to the degree in which people
are able to control the forces of their own mind. In this control they are able to lean upon
the power of their own inner security, found in the eternity of the moment. In that moment,
your inner strength is found. So, take your yoga break whenever you feel even a little tired
physically, a little nervous, a little distraught. That is the time, not when you have time.
Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927-2001)
Merging with Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Metaphysics
Himalayan Academy, Kapaa, Hawaii, 1999, pp. 144-145.
176) Koan 70 of Zen Master Seung Sahn—
Without a Single Law:
The precepts are only for the wicked.
Without a single law,
the just will love all living things,
holding God's life in awe.
  1. The just will love all living things." What does this mean?
  2. How do you hold God's life in awe?
Commentary:
The sky is blue, the water is flowing.
If you attain the true meaning of this,
God smiles on you.
Seung Sahn (1927-2004),
The Whole World Is A Single Flower
365 Kong-ans for Everyday Life
, Tuttle, Boston, 1992, p. 55

70 in Poetry & Literature
177) Poem 70 of Su Tung-p'o (1036-1101)
is titled "Eastern Slope" (1081):
Waste fields buried the bush,
but high and low will have a use.
Dump lowland— plant rice there;
jujubes and chestnuts on the eastern rise.
My Shu friend south of the river
has already promised mulberry seeds;
good bamboo's not hard to grow
(only watch it doesn't spread out of hand).
Now to choose the best site,
the safest place to build my house.
The boy burning off old dead grass
races to tell me he's found a well.
It's too soon to promise a hearty meal,
but we know where to fill our drinking gourds!

translated by Burton Watson,
Selected Poems of Su Tung-p'o,
Copper Canyon Press, 1994, pp. 89-90)

Su Tung-p'o
(1036-1101)
178) Verse 70 of Rubáiyát, of Omar Khayyam (1048-1122):
The Ball no question makes of Ayes and Noes,
But Here or There as strikes the Player goes;
And He that toss'd you down into the Field,
He knows about it all— He knows— HE knows!
(translated by Edward Fitzgerald, London, 1st Ed. 1859, 2nd Ed. 1868)
179) Verse 70 of Rumi's Daylight
How should Spring bring forth a garden on hard stone?
Become earth, that you may grow flowers of many colors.
For you have been a heart-breaking rock.
Once, for the sake of experiment, be earth!.

Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273),
Mathnawi, I. 1911-2, Rumi Daylight,
(Translated Camille & Kabir Helmminski, 1999, p. 51)

Rumi
(1207-1273)
180) Verse 70 of The Gift: Poems by Hafiz, the Great Sufi Master:
is "Let Thought Become Your Beautiful Lover"
Let thought become the beautiful Woman.
Cultivate your mind and heart to that depth
That it can give you everything
A warm body can.
Why just keep making love with God's child—
Form
When the Friend Himself is standing
Before us
So open-armed?
My dear,
Let prayer become your beautiful Lover
And become free,
Become free of this whole world
Like Hafiz.




Hafiz
(1320-1389)
Hafiz (1320-1389)
The Gift: Poems by Hafiz, the Great Sufi Master, Verse 70
translated by Daniel Ladinsky, Penguin Press, NY, 1999, p. 110
181) Line 70 from the Pearl Poet's Pearl: "A lea with light most ambient!"
Towarde a foreste I bere be face,
Where rych rokke3 wer to dyscreuen.
Þe ly3t of hem my3t no mon leuen,
Þe glemande glory bat of hem glent;
For wern never webbes that wyyes weven
Of half so dere adubbement
Above the trees I turned to spy,
Rich rocks were ranged along that hill.
Those stunning, stately stones would fill
A lea with light most ambient!
No man-made finery or frill
Was woven with such wonderment!
Pearl (c. 1370-1400) Lines 67-72
(Ed. Malcolm Andrew & Ronald Waldron, 1987, p. 47)
(Another Pearl translation: by Bill Stanton, another by Vernon Eller)
182) Line 70 from the Pearl Poet's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight:
Then gallants gather gaily, hand-gifts to make,
Called them out clearly, claimed them by hand,
Bickered long and busily about those gifts.
Ladies laughed aloud, though losers they were,
And he that won was not angered, as well you will know.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (c. 1375-1400) Lines 66-70
Translated by Marie Borroff, Norton, NY, 2010, p. 5 (Part I)
1999 Translationn by Paul Deane
183) Poem 70 of Kabir's 100 Poems of Kabir:
HE who is meek and contented, he who has an equal vision,
whose mind is filled with fullness of acceptance and of rest;
He who has seen Him and touched Him,
he is freed from all fear and trouble.
To him the perpetual thought of God is like sandal paste
smeared on the body, to him nothing else is delight:
His work and his rest are filled with music:
he sheds abroad the radiance of love.
Kabir says: "Touch His feet, who is one and indivisible,
immutable and peaceful; who fills all vessels
to the brim with joy, and whose form is love."
Kabir (1398-1518), 100 Poems of Kabir, Poem LXX
Translated by Rabindranath Tagore,
assisted by Evelyn Underhill,
Macmillan & Co., London, 1915, p. 72

India #237 Kabir
(issued Oct. 1, 1952)
184)
Defending his beloved's beauty against slander
in 70th Sonnet (1609) of William Shakespeare:
That thou art blamed shall not be thy defect,
For slander's mark was ever yet the fair;
The ornament of beauty is suspect,
A crow that flies in heaven's sweetest air.
So thou be good, slander doth but approve
Thy worth the greater, being wooed of time;
For canker vice the sweetest buds doth love,
And thou present'st a pure unstained prime.
Thou hast passed by the ambush of young days
Either not assailed, or victor being charged;
Yet this thy praise cannot be so thy praise,
To tie up envy, evermore enlarged,
    If some suspect of ill masked not thy show,
    Then thou alone kingdoms of hearts shouldst owe.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616),
Sonnets LXX, Commentary

Hungary CB3: William Shakespeare
1 forint airmail (issued 10-16-1948)
185) 70th Haiku of Basho's Haiku (1678):
it's a beginning poem
the name of the renga master
at home on New Year's
Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), Basho: The Complete Haiku, Haiku 70
(translated by Jane Reichhold, Kodansha International, Tokyo, 2008, p. 39)
186)
"Wherever nature led: more like a man"
in Line 70 of Wordsworth's "Tintern Abbey":
And now, with gleams of half-extinguished thought,
With many recognitions dim and faint,
And somewhat of a sad perplexity,
The picture of the mind revives again:
While here I stand, not only with the sense
Of present pleasure, but with pleasing thoughts
That in this moment there is life and food
For future years. And so I dare to hope,
Though changed, no doubt, from what I was when first
I came among these hills; when like a roe
I bounded o'er the mountains, by the sides
Of the deep rivers, and the lonely streams,
Wherever nature led: more like a man
William Wordsworth (1770-1850),
"Tintern Abbey" (1798), Lines 58-70

William Wordsworth
by Benjamin R. Haydon
187) "The helmsman steered us through!"
in Line 70 of Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner":
At length did cross an Albatross,
Thorough the fog it came;
As if it had been a Christian soul,
We hailed it in God's name.
It ate the food it ne'er had eat,
And round and round it flew.
The ice did split with a thunder-fit;
The helmsman steered us through!
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834),
"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (1798), Lines 63-70
The Complete Poems of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Penguin Books, London, 1997, p. 149
188) Chapter 70 of Melville's Moby-Dick (1851) is titled "The Sphynx":
Now, the beheading of the Sperm Whale is a scientific anatomical feat,
upon which experienced whale surgeons very much pride themselves: and not
without reason. Consider that the whale has nothing that can properly be
called a neck; on the contrary, where his head and body seem to join, there,
in that very place, is the thickest part of him. Remember, also, that the surgeon
must operate from above, some eight or ten feet intervening between him and his
subject, and that subject almost hidden in a discolored, rolling, and oftentimes
tumultuous & bursting sea. Bear in mind, too, that under these untoward circumstances
he has to cut many feet deep in the flesh; and in that subterraneous manner, without
so much as getting one single peep into the ever-contracting gash thus made, he must
skillfully steer clear of all adjacent, interdicted parts, and exactly divide the spine
at a critical point hard by its insertion into the skull. Do you not marvel, then,
at Stubb's boast, that he demanded but ten minutes to behead a sperm whale?...
When this last task was accomplished it was noon, and the seamen went below to their
dinner. Silence reigned over the before tumultuous but now deserted deck. An intense
copper calm, like a universal yellow lotus, was more and more unfolding its noiseless
measureless leaves upon the sea... "Better and better, man. Would now St. Paul would
come along that way, and to my breezelessness bring his breeze! O Nature, and O soul
of man! how far beyond all utterance are your linked analogies; not the smallest atom
stirs or lives on matter, but has its cunning duplicate in mind."

Herman Melville (1819-1891), Moby-Dick, Chapter 70: The Sphynx
189) 70th Poem of Emily Dickinson (1859):
"Arcturus" is his other name—
I'd rather call him "Star."
It's very mean of Science
To go and interfere!
I slew a worm the other day—
A "Savant" passing by
Murmured "Resurgam"— "Centipede"!
"Oh Lord— how frail are we"!
I pull a flower from the woods—
A monster with a glass
Computes the stamens in a breath—
And has her in a "class"!
Whereas I took the Butterfly
Aforetime in my hat—
He sits erect in "Cabinets"—
The Clover bells forgot.
What once was "Heaven" Is "Zenith" now—
Where I proposed to go
When Time's brief masquerade was done
Is mapped and charted too.
What if the poles should frisk about
And stand upon their heads!
I hope I'm ready for "the worst"—
Whatever prank betides!
Perhaps the "Kingdom of Heaven's" changed—
I hope the "Children" there
Won't be "new fashioned" when I come—
And laugh at me— and stare—
I hope the Father in the skies
Will lift his little girl—
Old fashioned— naught— everything—
Over the stile of "Pearl."
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
(edited by Thomas H. Johnson, 1955), pp. 36-37
190) 70th New Poem of Emily Dickinson:
The will is always near, dear,
though the feet vary.

— Emily Dickinson (Letter 360, Spring 1871)
New Poems of Emily Dickinson
(edited by William H. Shurr, University of North Carolin Press, 1993, p. 25)
191) "The lowing cattle, bleating sheep, the crowing cock at dawn"
in Line 70 of Walt Whitman's "Proud Music of the Storm" (1891):
The psalm in the country church or mid the clustering trees,
    the open air camp-meeting,
The fiddler in the tavern, the glee, the long-strung sailor-song,
The lowing cattle, bleating sheep, the crowing cock at dawn.
All songs of current lands come sounding round me,
The German airs of friendship, wine and love,

Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
"Proud Music of the Storm" Lines 68-72
From Leaves of Grass ("Death-Bed" Edition),
Barnes & Noble Books, New York, 1993, p. 338)
192)
70th Verse in Tagore's Gitanjali:
Is it beyond thee to be glad with the gladness of this rhythm?
to be tossed and lost and broken in the whirl of this fearful joy?
    All things rush on, they stop not, they look not behind,
no power can hold them back, they rush on.
    Keeping steps with that restless, rapid music,
seasons come dancing and pass away— colours, tunes,
and perfumes pour in endless cascades in the abounding
joy that scatters and gives up and dies every moment.
of ages dancing in my blood this moment.
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
Gitanjali: Song Offerings (1912), Verse 70

Rabindranath Tagore
(1861-1941)
193)
70th Page of A.E.'s Song and Its Fountains (1932)
Aye, and deep and deep and deeper let me drink and draw
From the olden fountain more than light or peace or dream;
Such primaeval being as o'erfills the heart with awe
Growing one with its silent stream..

    By the magic of that music which so rose within me
the universe seemed to reel away from me, and to be
remote and unsubstantial as the most distant nebulae,
and for some minutes I was able to re-create within
myself the musical movement of the power, and
could stay the soul upon the high uplands... It made
me understand a little those mystics who speak of
travelling up a Jacob's Ladder of Sound to the Logos,
the fountain of all melody.
    I found later if meditation on the Spirit is prolonged
and profound enough we enter on a state where our
being is musical, not a music heard without but felt
within as if the soul itself had become music, or had
drawn nigh to the ray of the Logos, the Master Singer,
and was for that instant part of its multitudinous song.
A.E. aka George William Russell (1867-1935)
Larson Publications, Burdett, New York, 1991, Ch. 8, p. 70
Photo Source: A.E. (wikipedia.org)

George W. Russell
(1867-1935)
194)
70th Page lines in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, (15 samples):
Now you must know, franksman, to make a heart of glass, that (70.10)
the game of gaze and bandstand butchery was merely a Patsy (70.11)
O'Strap tissue of threats and obuses such as roebucks raugh at (70.12)
pinnacle's peak and after this sort. Humphrey's unsolicited visitor, (70.13)
Davy or Titus, on a burgley's clan march from the middle west, (70.14)
a hikely excellent crude man about road who knew his Bullfoost (70.15)
Mountains like a starling bierd, after doing a long dance untidled (70.16)
to Cloudy Green, deposend his bockstump on the waityoumay- (70.17)
wantme, after having blew some quaker's (for you! Oates!) in (70.18)
through the houseking's keyhole to attract attention, bleated (70.19)
through the gale outside which the tairor of his clothes was hog- (70.20)
would crack a nut with a monkeywrench and, last of all, be the (70.24)
stirabouter, that he would give him his (or theumperom's or any- (70.25)
bloody else's) thickerthanwater to drink and his bleday steppe- (70.26)
from eleven thirty to two in the afternoon without even a lunch- (70.33)
James Joyce (1882-1941), Finnegans Wake, (1939), p. 70

James Joyce
(1882-1941)
195) Sonnet 70 in Edna St. Vincent Millay's Collected Sonnets (1941)
"Fatal Interview I"
What thing is this that, built of salt and lime
And such dry motes as in the sunbeam show,
Has power upon me that do daily climb
The dustless air?— for whom those peaks of snow
Whereup the lungs of man with borrowed breath
Go labouring to a doom I may not feel,
Are but a pearled and roseate plain beneath
My wingèd helmet and my wingèd heel.
What sweet emotions neither foe nor friend
Are these that clog my flight? what thing is this
That hastening headlong to a dusty end
Dare turn upon me these proud eyes of bliss?
Up, up, my feathers!— ere I lay you by
To journey barefoot with a mortal joy.

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), Sonnet 70
Collected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay
HarperPerennial, NY, 2011, p. 630

Edna St. Vincent Millay
(1892-1950)

196) Poem 70 is "Three Autumns"
in Anna Akhmatova's Selected Poems (2006)
The fifth act of the drama
Blows in the wind of autumn,
Each flower-bed in the park seems
A fresh grave, we have finished
The funeral feast, and there's nothing
To do. Why then do I linger
As if I am expecting
A miracle? It's the way a feeble
Hand can hold fast to a heavy
Boat for a long time by the pier
As one is saying goodbye
To the person who's left standing.

Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966),
Poem 70 (1921), Selected Poems
translated by D.M. Thomas,
Penguin Classics, NY, 2006, pp. 74-75

Anna Akhmatova
(1889-1966)

197) e. e. cummings, Xaipe (1950)
Poem 70

blue the triangular why
of a dream(with
crazily
eyes of windov;)may

be un

less it
were(floati
ng through

never)a kite

like face of
the child who's
every

child(&
therefore invisible)anyhow you
've(whoever
we are)stepped carefully o

ver(& i)some

newer
than life(or than
death)is on

f

ilthi
es
t

sidewalk blossoming glory


Xaipe
e. e. cummings (1894-1962),
Xaipe (1958), "Poem 70"
From E.E. Cummings,
Complete Poems 1904-1962
Edited by George J. Firmage,
Liveright, New York,1991, p. 668
198) e. e. cummings published 95 Poems in 1958 (Norton).
This was the last book of new poems published in Cummings's lifetime.
Poem 70

whatever's merely wilful,
and not miraculous
(be never it so skilful)
must wither fail and cease
—but better than to grow
beauty knows no

their goal(in calm and fury:
through joy and anguish)who've
made her,outglory glory
the little while they live—
unless by your thinking
forever's long

let beauty touch a blunder
(called life)we die to breathe,
itself becomes her wonder
—and wonderful is death;
but more, the older he's
the younger she's
95 Poems
e. e. cummings (1894-1962),
95 Poems (1958), "Poem 70"
From E.E. Cummings,
Complete Poems 1904-1962
Edited by George J. Firmage,
Liveright, New York,1991, p. 742
199) Four months after e. e. cummings' death in September 1962,
his widow Marion Morehouse collected the typescripts of
29 new poems, along with uncollected poems to make up
73 Poems published in 1963. (Liverwright).
Poem 70
pity his how illimitable plight
who dies to be at any moment born—
some for whom crumbs of colour can create

precision more than angels fear to learn

and even fiends:or,if he paints with sound,
newly one moving cadence may release
the fragrance of a freedom which no mind

contrives(but certainly each spirit is)

and partially imagine whose despair
when every silence will not make a dream
speak;or if no millionth metaphor
opens the simple agony of time

—small wonder such a monster's fellowmen
miscalled are happy should his now go then


73 Poems
e. e. cummings (1894-1962),
73 Poems (1963), "Poem 70", p. 87
Also from E.E. Cummings,
Complete Poems 1904-1962
Edited by George J. Firmage,
Liveright, New York, 1991, p. 841
200) Sonnet 70 in Pablo Neruda's 100 Love Sonnets (1960)
Maybe— though I do not bleed— I am wounded, Walking
along one of the rays of your life.
In the middle of the jungle the water stops me,
the rain that falls with its sky.

Then I touch the heart that fell, raining:
there I know it was your eyes
that pierced me, into my grief's vast hinterlands.
And only a shadow's whisper appears,

Who is it? Who is it?, but it has no name,
the leaf or dark water that patters
in the middle of the jungle, deaf along the paths:

so, my love, I knew that I was wounded,
and no one spoke there except the shadows,
the wandering night, the kiss of the rain.

Pablo Neruda
(1904-1973)
Nobel Prize 1971
Love Sonnet LXX, 100 Love Sonnets: Cien Sonetos de Amor
Editorial Losada, Buenos Aires, 1960 (trans. Stephen Tapscott, 1986, p. 149)
201)
Poem 70 of The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch:
is "Dostoyevski's The Gambler"
Dostoevski's The Gambler
Lay on the table.
I opened to page one:
Neshish stroggen baihoosh.

Mantegna's white sculpture,
The Tail of a Dolphin,
Lay slumbering in Italy;
The sea it was blue.

Don Mozart's Concerto
Alexander von Wertheim
,
The Fifth, for piano
And table legs, bouncers and flute

Was silent, on separate pages.
A painting of bankruptcy spilt through the walls;
Its yellow and gray
Exposed it as a goldfish Juan Gris.

My sailboat has crashed
Against a wall,
My domino is splattered with black
Mud. But where is the hashish of Toledo?

Kenneth Koch, (1925-2002)
The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2006, p. 180
(Note: Koch was my Freshman English Professor at Columbia, 1959-60;
He taught children to write poetry in NYC; My teaching at CPITS)

Kenneth Koch
(1925-2002)
202) Poem 70 in Tomas Tranströmer's The Half-Finished Heaven (1987)
(There are 70 poems in this edition; Poem 70 is "Grief Gondola #2")
Grief Gondola #2

VII
When Liszt plays tonight he holds down
the sea-pedal so that the ocean's green force
rises through the floor and penetrates
every stone of the building.
Good evening to you, beautiful deep!
The heavily loaded gondola carries life,
it is simple and black.
VIII
I dreamt that I was to start school but arrived late.
Everyone in the room wore white masks on their faces.
It was impossible to know which was the teacher.

— Tomas Tranströmer, The Half-Finished Heaven
Chosen & Translated by Robert Bly
Graywolf Press, Minneapolis 2001, p. 97


Tomas Tranströmer
(1931-2015)
Nobel Prize 2011
203) There are 207 poems in Robert Creeley's Selected Poems, 1945-2005 (2008)
Poem #70 is "Some Afternoon"—

Why not ride
with pleasure
and take oneself
as measure,
making the world
tacit description
of what's taken
from it

for no good reason,
the fact only.
There is a world
elsewhere, but here

the tangible faces
smile, breaking
into tangible pieces.
I see

myself and family,
and friends, and
animals attached,
the house, the road,

all go forward
in a huge
flash, shaken
with that act.

Goodbye, goodbye.
Nothing left
after the initial
blast but

some echo like this.
Only the faded
pieces of paper
etc.

Robert Creeley
Robert Creeley (1926-2005), Selected Poems, 1945-2005
    University of California Press, Berkeley, 2008, pp. 94-95
204)
There are 284 poems in Robert Bly's
Stealing Sugar from the Castle (2013)
Poem #70 is "In the Month of May"
In the month of May when all leaves open,
I see when I walk how well all things
lean on each other, how the bees work,
the fish make their living the first day.
Monarchs fly high; then I understand
I love you with what in me is unfinished.

I love you with what in me is still
changing, what has no head or arms
or legs, what has not found its body.
And why shouldn't the miraculous,
caught on this earth, visit
the old man alone in his hut?

And why shouldn't Gabriel, who loves honey,
be fed with our own radishes and walnuts?
And lovers, tough ones, how many there are
whose holy bodies are not yet born.
Along the roads, I see so many places
I would like us to spend the night.

Robert Bly (born 12-23-1926)
Stealing Sugar from the Castle:
Selected & New Poems 1950-2013

W.W. Norton & Co., NY, p. 107
(2008 Stanford Workshops, Reading)
205) There are 229 poems in Kay Ryan's
The Best of It (2010), 70th poem
DOUBT
A chick has just so much time
to chip its way out, just so much
egg energy to apply to the weak spot
or whatever spot it started at.
It can't afford doubt. Who can?
Doubt uses albumen
at twice the rate of work.
One backward look by any of us
can cost what it cost Orpheus.
Neither may you answer
the stranger's knock;
you know it is the Person from Porlock
who eats dreams for dinner,
his napkin stained the most delicate colors.

Kay Ryan,
US Poet Laureate
2008-2010
Kay Ryan (born 9-21-1945),
    The Best of It (New & Selected Poems),
    Grove Press, NY, 2010, p. 86
    from Elephant Rocks (1996)
    (2010 Stanford Workshops)
206)
In James Richardson's By the Numbers (2010)
the poem "Vectors 3.0: Even More Aphroisms
and Ten-Second Essays" has 170 aphroisms.
Aphroism 70
For Sisyphus the trouble of pushing the rock uphill
was worth it for the thrill of watching it smash
everything on the way down.
James Richardson (born 1-1-1950),
    By the Numbers
    Copper Canyon Press,
    Port Townsend, WA, 2010, p. 39

James Richardson
207)
There are 173 poems in Jane Hirshfield's
Women in Praise of the Sacred (1994)
(43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women)
70th poem is by Hadewijch of Antwerp (13th century),
"The Madness of Love" (translated by Oliver Davies)
The madness of love
Is a blessed fate;
And if we understood this
We would seek no other:
It brings into unity
What was divided,
And this is the truth:
Bitterness it makes sweet,
It makes the stranger a neighbor,
And what was lowly it raises on high.

Jane Hirshfield
Jane Hirshfield (born 2-24-1953),
    Editor of Women in Praise of the Sacred
    (43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women)
    HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 1994, p. 103

70 in Numerology
208) Numerology: words whose letters add up to 70

PHILOSOPHERS:
(7 + 8 + 9 + 3 + 6 + 1 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 5 + 9 + 1) = 70

ETERNAL UNICORN:
(5 + 2 + 5 + 9 + 5 + 1 + 3) + (3 + 5 + 9 + 3 + 6 + 9 + 5) = 30 + 40 = 70

FOURTEEN SEVENTY (1470):
(6 + 6 + 3 + 9 + 2 + 5 + 5 + 5) + (1 + 5 + 4 + 5 + 5 + 2 + 7) = 41 + 29 = 70

POINT UNIVERSE:
(7 + 6 + 9 + 5 + 2) + (3 + 5 + 9 + 4 + 5 + 9 + 1 + 5) = 29 + 41 = 70

PYRAMID WISDOM:
(7 + 7 + 9 + 1 + 4 + 9 + 4) + (5 + 9 + 1 + 4 + 6 + 4) = 41 + 29 = 70

SECRET MARRIAGE:
(1 + 5 + 3 + 9 + 5 + 2) + (4 + 1 + 9 + 9 + 9 + 1 + 7 + 5) = 25 + 45 = 70

SERPENT JOURNEY:
(1 + 5 + 9 + 7 + 5 + 5 + 2) + (5 + 7 + 5) + (1 + 6 + 3 + 9 + 5 + 5 + 7) = 34 + 36 = 70

SEVENTEEN NINETY (1790):
(1 + 5 + 4 + 5 + 5 + 2 + 5 + 5 + 5) + (5 + 9 + 5 + 5 + 2 + 7) = 37 + 33 = 70

SPINNING LOOP:
(1 + 7 + 9 + 5 + 5 + 9 + 5 + 7) + (3 + 6 + 6 + 7) = 48 + 22 = 70

SPRING DRAGON:
(1 + 7 + 9 + 9 + 5 + 7) + (4 + 9 + 1 + 7 + 6 +5) = 38 + 32 = 70

TREASURE MOUNTAIN:
(2 + 9 + 5 + 1 + 1 + 3 + 9 + 5) + (4 + 6 + 3 + 5 + 2 + 1 + 9 + 5) = 35 + 35 = 70

YGGDRASIL TREES:
(7 + 7 + 7 + 4 + 9 + 1 + 1 + 9 + 3) + (2 + 9 + 5 + 5 + 1) = 48 + 22 = 70


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