On the Number 41

41 in Mathematics
1) The 21th odd number = 41
2) The 13th prime number = 41
3) Sum of the 4th & 5th square numbers = 42 + 52 = 16 + 25 = 41
4) Sum of the 1st six prime numbers = 2 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 11 + 13 = 41
5) Sum of the 11th & 12th composite numbers = 20 + 21 = 41
6) Sum of the 7th & 17th composite numbers = 14 + 27 = 41
7) Sum of the 9th & 15th composite numbers = 16 + 25 = 41
8) Sum of the 7th even & 3rd cube numbers = 14 + 27 = 41
9) Sum of 3rd, 5th, 9th Fibonacci numbers = 2 + 5 + 34 = 41
(Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci, 1170-1250)
10) Sum of the 1st, 2nd & 6th square numbers = 1 + 4 + 36 = 41
11) Sum of the 2nd, 4th, 7th triangular numbers = 3 + 10 + 28 = 41
12) Sum of the 1st, 2nd & 11th lucky numbers = 1 + 3 + 37 = 41
13) Sum of the 1st, 3rd & 10th lucky numbers = 1 + 7 + 33 = 41
14) Sum of the 2nd, 3rd & 7th lucky numbers = 3 + 7 + 21 = 41
15) Sum of the 1st, 6th & 8th lucky numbers = 1 + 15 + 25 = 41
16) Sum of the 1st, 4th, & 9th lucky numbers = 1 + 9 + 31 = 41
17) Side of the 7th Primitive Pythagorean Triangle = 9-40-41
92 + 402 = 412 = 81 + 1600 + 1681
18) Square root of 41 = 6.403124237
19) Cube root of 41 = 3.44821724
20) ln 41 = 3.713572067(natural log to the base e)
21) log 41 = 1.612783857 (logarithm to the base 10)
22) Sin 41o = 0.656
Cos 41o = 0.755
Tan 41o = 0.869
23) 1/41 expressed as a decimal = 0.02439
24) The 124th & 125th digits of e = 41
e = 2.7182818284 5904523536 0287471352 6624977572 4709369995
        9574966967 6277240766 3035354759 4571382178 5251664274
        2746639193 2003059921 8174135966 2904357290 0334295260
(Note: The 99th-108th digits of e = 7427466391 is the first 10-digit prime in
consecutive digits of e. This is the answer to the Google Billboard question
that may lead to a job opportunity at Google.com, San Jose Mercury News, 7-10-2004)
25) The 2nd & 3rd digits of pi, π = 41
The 36th & 37th digits of pi, π = 41
The 162nd & 162rd digits of pi, π = 41
The 196th & 197th digits of pi, π = 41
26) The 90th & 91st digits of phi, φ = 41
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
1.61803398874989484820 is an 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) Euler discovered the excellent and famous formula x2 + x + 41, which gives prime values for x=0 to 39.
41, 43, 47, 53, 61, 71, 83, 97, 113, 131, 151, 173, 197, 223, 251, 281, 313, 347, 383,
421, 461, 503, 547, 593, 641, 691, 743, 797, 853, 911, 971, 1033, 1097, 1163, 1231,
1301, 1373, 1447, 1523, 1601, 1847, 1933, 2111, 2203, 2297, 2393, 2591, 2693, 2797
(David Wells, Curious and Interesting Numbers, p.101)
28) Binary number for 41 = 1010010
(Decimal & Binary Equivalence; Program for conversion)
29) ASCII value for 41 = )
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
30) Hexadecimal number for 41 = 29
(Hexadecimal # & ASCII Code Chart)
31) Octal number for 41 = 051
(Octal #, Hexadecimal #, & ASCII Code Chart)
32) The Greek-based numeric prefix tetracontakaihena- means 41.
33) The tetracontakaihenagon is a polygon with 41 straight sides.
34) The tetracontakaihenahedron is a solid polyhedron with 41 planar faces.
35) The Latin Quadraginta unus means 41.
36) The Latin-based numeric prefix quadrage- means 40.
A person who is from 40 to 49 years old is a quadragenarian.
37) The Roman numeral for 41 is XLI.
38) Sì Shí Yi (4, 10, 1 ) is the Chinese ideograph for 41.
39) is the Babylonian number for 41
Georges Ifrah, From One to Zero: A Universal History of Numbers,
Penguin Books, New York (1987), pp. 326-327
40) The Hebrew alphabet has numerical equivalence. In Hebrew Gematria
41 means "to glow, burn; lightning", or "to be bright, to gleam".
41) The pattern at left is made from 41 tiles.
It consists of 25 dark squares and 16 light squares.
with 9 tiles across horizontally and vertically.
Richard Phillips, Numbers: Facts, Figures and Fiction
Cambridge University Press, 1994, p. 41
42) 41 in different languages:
Dutch: eenenveertig, French: quarante et un, German: einundvierzig, Hungarian: negyvenegy,
Italian: quarantuno, Spanish: cuarenta y uno, Swedish: fyrtioen, Turkish: kirk bir

41 in Science

43) Atomic Number of Niobium (Nb) = 41 (41 protons & 41 electrons); Atomic weight = 92.906
It is a soft, grey, ductile transition metal, often found in the minerals pyrochlore and columbite.
Its name comes from Greek mythology, specifically Niobe, who was the daughter of Tantalus,
the namesake of tantalum. The name reflects the great similarity between the two elements
in their physical and chemical properties, making them difficult to distinguish.
44) Inorganic compounds with molecular weight = 41:
Calcium monohydride, CaH, MW = 41.086
Beryllium sulphide, BeS, MW = 41.077
Aluminum nitride, AlN, MW = 40.9882
45) Organic compounds with molecular weight = 41:
Methyl isocyanide, (CH3CN), MW = 41.052
Acetonitrile, (C2H3N), MW = 41.052
Allyl, positive ion, (C3H5+), MW = 41.071
46) Organic compounds with boiling point = ±41oC:
Chlorodifluoromethane, (CHClF2), BP = -40.8oC
47) Organic compounds with melting point = ±41oC:
Fluorobenzene, C6H5F, MP = -41.2oC
Phenol, C6H5OH, MP = 40.92oC
48) 41st amino acid in the 141-residue alpha-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Threonine (T)
41st amino acid in the 146-residue beta-chain of Human Hemoglobin is Arginine (R)
Single-Letter Amino Acid Code
Alpha-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
Beta-chain sequence of human hemoglobin:
49) The 41st amino acid in the 153-residue sequence of sperm whale myoglobin
is Glutamic Acid (E). It is next to Leucine-40 & Lysine-42.
Glutamic Acid-41 is the sixth residue of the 7-residues C-helix.
[A.B. Edmundson, Nature 205, 883-887 (1965)]
Richard E. Dickerson & Irving Geis, Structure and Action of Proteins (1969), p. 52
50) The 41st amino acid in the 124-residue enzyme Bovine Ribonuclease
is Lysine (K). It is next to Cysteine-40 (C). and Proline-42.
Cys-40 connected to Cys-95 by a disulfide bridge.
[C. H. W. Hirs, S. Moore, and W. H. Stein, J. Biol. Chem. 238, 228 (1963)]
51) "A 41 amino acid motif in importin-alpha confers binding to importin-beta and hence transit into the nucleus"
D. Görlich, P. Henklein, R. A. Laskey, E. Hartmann, EMBO Journal, Vol. 15, 1810-1817 (1996)
52) "The 41 carboxy-terminal residues of the miniF plasmid CcdA protein
are sufficient to antagonize the killer activity of the CcdB protein"
Philippe Bernard & Martine Couturier, Molecular and General Genetics, Vol. 226, 297-304 (1991)
53) Messier M41 is an open cluster in the Canis Major constellation. It was discovered by Giovanni Batista Hodierna before 1654 and was perhaps known to Aristotle about 325 BC. M41 lies about four degrees almost exactly south of Sirius, and forms a triangle with it and Nu2 Canis Majoris— all three can be seen in the same field in binoculars. The cluster itself covers an area around the size of the full moon. It contains about 100 stars including several red giants, the brightest being a spectral type K3 giant of apparent magnitude 6.3 near the cluster's center, and a number of white dwarfs. The cluster is estimated to be moving away from us at 23.3 km/s. The diameter
of the cluster is between 25 and 26 light years. It is estimated to be 190 million years old,
54) NGC 41 is a spiral galaxy located in constellation Pegasus. (Digital Sky Survey Image)
55) Asteroid 41 Daphne is a large asteroid from the asteroid belt.[1] It is a dark-surfaced body 174 km in diameter is probably composed of primitive carbonaceous chondrites. The spectra of the asteroid displays evidence of aqueous alteration. It was discovered by H. Goldschmidt on May 22, 1856, and named after Daphne, the nymph in Greek mythology who was turned into a laurel tree. It has a mass of 6.8 x10 kg. It has a period of 4.6 years (1679 days) with dimension of 174 km.
56) Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41) also known as the "Black Aces",
is a United States Navy strike fighter squadron based at Naval Air
Station Lemoore, California, flying the F/A-18F Super Hornet.
They are attached to Carrier Air Wing 9 (CVW-9), which are
currently deployed aboard the USS John C. Stennis. Their
radio callsign is "Fast Eagle" and their tailcode is NG.
Photo Source: VFA-41 (wikipedia.org)
57) F-41 aircraft used in growing hostility
between Turkey and Syria.
Photo Source: F-41 (markosun.wordpress.com)
58) Cessna T-41 Mescalero is a military version of the popular Cessna 172,
operated by the United States Air Force and Army, as well as the
armed forces of various other countries as a pilot training aircraft.
It was produced between 1964-1996. Variants of T-41D have been
used by Philippines in 1968, as well as Argentina and South Korea.
Photo Source: Cessna T-41 (CGN-40) (wikipedia.org)
59) Letadlo F-41 Kondor
is a model aircraft
made in Czechoslovakia.
Slide show
Photo Source: Letadki F-41 Kondor (abicko.cz).
60) USS L-2 (SS-41) was an L-class submarine of the U.S. Navy. They were built to slightly
different specifications from the other L boats, which were designed by Lake Torpedo Boat,
& are sometimes considered a separate class. The Electric Boat submarines had a length of 168 feet 6 inches, beam of 17 feet 5 inches, mean draft of 13 feet 7 inches. They displaced 450 long tons on the surface and 548 long tons submerged. The L-class submarines had a crew of 28 officers and enlisted men. Diving depth of 200 feet. Photo Source: SS-41 Submarine (wikipedia.orgm)
61) M41 Walker Bulldog officially 76-mm Gun Tank, M41, was an American light tank developed for armed reconnaissance purposes. It was produced by Cadillac between 1951 and 1954 and marketed successfully to the United States Army as a replacement for its ageing fleet of World War II vintage M24 Chaffee tanks. Although engineered first and foremost as a reconnaissance vehicle, the M41's weight and armament also made it effective in the close infantry support role and for rapid airborne deployments. Upon entering US service, all M41s received the designation Little Bulldog and subsequently, Walker Bulldog after the late General Walton Walker, who was killed in a Jeep accident in 1950. The M41 was the first postwar American light tank to see worldwide service, and was exported in considerable numbers by the US, particularly to Asia.
Photo Source: M41 Walker Bulldog (wikipedia.org)
62) Neptune T-41 Tanker was built to fight forest fires used by U.S. Forest Service. Neptune Aviation Services, is the largest operator of fixed wing aerial tankers. Dan Snyder, Chief Operating Officer of the Missoula, Montana-headquartered company: "Since last fall, we will have invested nearly 18,000 man-hours to prepare our aircraft for the 2015 fire season."
Photo Source: T-41 Tanker (fireaviation.com).
63) RGS 41 Locomotive was originally a Rio Grande Southern steam locomotive
built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1881. Beginning around 1920, Walter Knott and family sold
berries, berry preserves, and pies from a roadside stand along State Route 39. In 1940, Walter Knott
began constructing a replica ghost town on the property. In 1952, there was a train ride around the
park. The RGS-41 pulls the train around Knott's Berry Farm Ghost Town in Buena Park, California. The locomotive is equipped with DRGW 5-chime whistles.
Photo Source: RGS 41 Locomotive (ngdiscussion.net).
64) Bugatti Type 41 better known as the Royale, is a large luxury car built from 1927 to
1933 with a 169.3 inches wheelbase and 21 ft overall length. It weighs 7,000 lb and
uses a 778 cubic inches straight-eight engine. For comparison, against the modern
Rolls-Royce Phantom (2003 onward), the Royale is about 20% longer, and 25%
heavier. The Royale is one of the world's largest cars. Ettore Bugatti planned to
build 25 of these cars and sell them to royalty as the most luxurious car ever
but even European royalty were not buying during the Great Depression. Bugatti was able to sell only
three of the seven made. At 1983 Christie Auction, it sold for $8,700,000. Photo Source: Bugatti Type 41 (wikipedia.org)
65) C-41 process is a chromogenic color print film developing process introduced by Kodak in 1972, superseding the C-22 process. C-41, also known as CN-16 by Fuji, CNK-4 by Konica, and AP-70 by AGFA, is the most popular film process in use, with most photofinishing labs devoting at least one machine to this development process. Processed C-41 negatives, as with all color films, consist of an image formed of dye. Due to the long-term instability of dyes, C-41 negatives can fade or color-shift over time. Photo source: C-41 Kodak film ebay.com)
66) Circus Rose
Yellow-blend Floribunda
Yellow blend turning pink
Blooms with 41+ petals
Height: 30" to 4 feet
Bred in 1955, USA
by Herbert C. Swim
67) Fabulous Rose
White blend Foribunda
White, near white color
Blooms with 41+ petals
Height: 3,5-4 feet
Bred in 1998, USA
by Dr. Keith W. Zary

41 in Mythology & History

68) Paper 41 of The Urantia Book (1924) is titled "Physical Aspects of the Local Universe".
Topics covered include Nebadon Power Centers, Satania Physical Controllers,
Our Starry Associates, Sun Density, Solar Radiation, Calcium: The Wanderer of Space,
Sources of Solar Energy, Solar-Energy Reactions, Sun Stability, Origin of Inhabited Worlds
69) The 41st day of the year = February 10
[Russian poet Boris Pasternak (1890-1960), born February 10, 1890;
British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan (1894-1986), born February 10, 1894;
German playwright Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), born February 10, 1898;
American actor Lon Chaney Jr. (1906-1973), born February 10, 1906;
American Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz, born February 10, 1950]
70) 41 B.C.
• Egypt's Cleopatra meets Marc Antony at Tarsus, and the 41-year-old
    Antony succumbs to the 28-year-ole Cleopatra just as Julius Casear,
    at 51, succumbed to a younger Cleopatra 8 years ago. Antony had
    planned to punish Cleopatra, but he follows her to Egypt.
• Poetry: Eclogues by Roman poet Virgil, 29, are pastoral poems
    expressing emotion at having his lands confiscated. Virgil will
    obtain restitution of his lands by personal appeal to Octavian.
• Farmland in the Campania is confiscated by Rome's triumvirate
    for distribution among returning legionnaires.
— James Trager, The People's Chronology, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, NY, 1979, p. 33
71) 41 A.D.
• The Roman emperor Caligula is murdered January 24
    by a tribune of the guard after a megalomaniacal reign
    of savage tyranny. He is succeeded by a 50-year-old
    nephew of the late emperor Tiberius, a crippled man
    with a speech defect whose name is Tiberius Claudius
    Drusus Nero Germanicus, and who will rule until 54
    as the emperor Claudius.
— James Trager, The People's Chronology, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, NY, 1979, p. 36
72) Forty-one members on the Venetian council, by whom the Doge was elected.
After a deadlocked tie at the election of 1229, the number of electors was
increased from forty to forty-one. None could be elected but by at least
twenty-five votes out of forty-one.
73) Montana is a state in the northwestern region of the United States.
Montana was the 41st State admitted to the Union on November 8, 1889.
Montana's nicknames include "Big Sky Country" and "The Treasure State",
and slogans that include "Land of the Shining Mountains" and more recently
"The Last Best Place". Montana is the 4th largest in area, the 7th least populous,
and the 3rd most sparsely populated of the 50 U.S. states. Millions of tourists
annually visit Glacier National Park, the Little Bighorn Battlefield National
Monument, and Yellowstone National Park
74) George H. W. Bush was the 41st President of the United States (1989-1993).
Born June 12, 1924, in Milton, MA, he was a congressman, U.N. ambassador,
and Director of Central Intelligence. He was the 43rd U.S. Vice President
(1981-1989) under President Ronald Reagan. His eldest son, George W. Bush,
became the 43rd president of the United States. Bush graduated from Yale
in 1948, and was initiated into the Skull and Bones secret society; his father
Prescott Bush had been initiated into the same society in 1917. Historical
events started Bush's Presidency: Fall of the Berlin Wall (November 1989)
and dissolution of the Soviet Union (1990-91). Bush also started the Gulf War
(August 2, 1990-February 28, 1991) attacking Iraq after it had invaded Kuwait.
Bush is the longest-lived president in U.S. history. Photo Source: George H.W. Bush (wikipedia.org)
75) At Age 41:
Marco Polo (1254-1324) was an Italian merchant, explorer, and writer, born in the Republic of Venice. His travels are recorded in Livres des merveilles du monde (Book of the Marvels of the World, also known as Travels of Marco Polo, c. 1300), a book that described to Europeans the wealth and great size
of China, its capital Peking, and other Asian cities and countries. Polo arrives back in Venice (1295)
at age 41 which he had left at age 17. His friends and neighbors are amazed to see him. He had been
taken traveling by his father and uncle, and had spent about 16 years at the court of the emperor of China, Kublai Khan. Now, he gradually begins to write descriptions of his travels; his stories are so amazing that for a long time people cannot believe them. Marco Polo lives until he is about 70.
In 1982, Italy issued a 1000 Lire banknote honoring Marco Polo.
Photo Source: Marco Polo (wikipedia.org)

Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed 4 voyages
across the Atlantic Ocean. Those voyages and his efforts to establish settlements on the island of Hispaniola, initiated the permanent European colonization of the New World. Columbus was
41 years old in 1492 when he discovered the New World, arriving at San Salvador, in his ship
Santa Maria. At this moment, his patron Queen Isabella is 41, King Ferdinand is 40. Columbus leads further voyages across the Atlantic, at 43 and 47. At 49, when he is a colonial administrator, he has
to be brought back home in chains, as his behavior has been virtually insane. He leads his 4th and
last voyage at 51-53, and dies at 55. U.S. Post Office honored 400th anniversary of Columbus landing
in the New World in 1893 with 16 Columbian stamps. Photo Source: Columbus (wikipedia.org)

Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) was a Spanish Basque priest and theologian,
who founded the religious order called the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and became
its first Superior General. The Jesuit order served the Pope as missionaries, and
they were bound by a vow of special obedience to the sovereign pontiff in regard
to the missions. They therefore emerged as an important force during the time of
the Counter-Reformation. Ignatius is remembered as a talented spiritual director.
He recorded his method in a celebrated treatise called the Spiritual Exercises,
a simple set of meditations, prayers, and other mental exercises, published in 1548.
Photo Source: Ignatius of Loyola (wikipedia.org)

Philibert de l'Orme (1514-1570) was a French architect and writer, and one of the great masters
of the French Renaissance. His surname is also written De l'Orme, de L'Orme, or Delorme.
In 1548, Henry II gave him the supervision of Fontainebleau, Saint-Germain-en-Laye— where
he built the Château Neuf and other royal buildings. His masterpiece was the Château d'Anet
(1552-1559), built at age 41 for Diane de Poitiers. His designs for Tuileries (given by Androuet
du Cerceau
), begun by Catherine de' Medici in 1565, were magnificent. His work is also seen
at Chenonceau & other famous châteaux. His tomb of Francis I at aint Denis Basilica remains a
perfect specimen of his art. He wrote two architecture books: Nouvelles inventions pour bien bastir
et à petits frais
(1561) & Le premier tome de l'Architecture (1567). Photo: Philibert de l'Orme (wikipedia.org)

René Descartes (1596-1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist.
Much of Western philosophy is a response to his writings, which are studied closely to this day.
On the night of 10-11 November 1619 (St. Martin's Day), while stationed in Neuburg an der Donau, Descartes had three dreams and believed that a divine spirit revealed to him a new philosophy.
Upon waking, he formulated analytical geometry. His Discourse on Method (1637) Cogito ergo sum:
"I think, therefore I am" was published at age 41. Descartes discovered rainbows with the top
of the arch 42 degrees above the horizon (1637). He proposed the pineal gland as the seat of
the rational soul. Died in Stockholm after teaching Queen Christina mathematics and
philosophy at 5 am (1650). Photo Source: Descartes (wikipedia.org)

Jules Hardouin-Mansart (1646-1708) was a French architect whose work is generally considered
to be the apex of French Baroque architecture, representing the power and grandeur of Louis XIV. Hardouin-Mansart was one of the most important European architects of the seventeenth century.
At age 41 he began construction of Grand Trianon (June 1687) at Versailles. It was completed in
January 1688 for the King Louis XIV & his secret wife Marquise de Maintenon. Among his other
best-known works, in Paris, are the Pont-Royal, the Église Saint-Roch, the Invalides great domed
royal chapel Église du Dôme des Invalides dedicated to Saint Louis (designed in 1680), Place des
(1684-86) followed by Place Vendôme (1690). These works set their stamp on the character
of Paris and can be seen by modern-day tourists. Photo Source: Jules Hardouin-Mansart (wikipedia.org)

John Dalton (1766-1844) was an English chemist, physicist, and meteorologist. He is best known for proposing the modern atomic theory and for his research into colour blindness, sometimes referred
to as Daltonism in his honour. At age 41, his New System of Chemical Philosophy (1808) was published.
This is the first use of particle weights in a systematic way to form a general theory about quantities
by which elements combine. He sets forth concepts of atom and molecule. This is only a part of his
wide-ranging interests in technology, meteorology, teaching, and grammar. At 32, he published the
first systematic study of color blindness. At 36, he publishes Dalton's law (1802), stating that in a mixture of non-reacting gases, the total pressure exerted is equal to the sum of the partial pressures
of the individual gases. Dalton carries on with the same wide interests until his death at 77.
Photo Source: John Dalton (wikipedia.org)

Klemens von Metternich (1773-1859) was a German diplomat and statesman
who was one of the most important of his era, serving as the Austrian Empire's
Foreign Minister (1809-1848) and Chancellor from 1821 until liberal revolutions
of 1848 forced his resignation. Metternich was 41 years old at the Congress of
(1814-1815), for the remaking of Europe after the fall of Napoleon.
He was Austrian Foreign Minister from 36 to 74. Metternich was influential
in bringing about the marriage of Napoleon to Archduchess Marie Louise
of Austria (1810). Metternich's diplomacy & statesmanship became the focus
of praise in the 20th century from biographer Heinrich von Srbik.
Photo Source: Metternich (wikipedia.org)

John James Audubon (1785-1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter.
He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and
for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. At age 41
he issues prospectus Birds of America (1827). He had published his first drawing of a bird
at 39. He lived both in France and U.S.A. and went bankrupt at 33. At 41, he now begins
on his life's work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827-1839), completed
at age 54. It is considered one of the finest ornithological works. Audubon identified 25
new species. The New-York Historical Society holds all 435 of the preparatory watercolors
for The Birds of America. 86% of Amazon readers rated the book 5-stars.
Photo Source: Audubon (wikipedia.org)

Alexander Dumas (1802-1870) also known as Alexandre Dumas, père ("father"), was a French writer.
His works have been translated into nearly 100 languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo (1844), The Three Musketeers (1844), Twenty Years After (1845), and
The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (1850). His novels have been adapted since the early 20th century for nearly 200 films. Dumas' last novel, The Knight of Sainte-Hermine, unfinished at his death, was completed by scholar Claude Schopp and published in 2005. It was published in English in 2008
as Last Cavalier Dumas was 41 years old when his adventure novel The Count of Monte Cristo (1844)
was published. A chocolate bar 3 Musketeers was made by Mars Inc. in 1932. Three Musketeers films
include the 1973 version directed by Richard Lester & 2011 version directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Photo Source: Alexander Dumas (wikipedia.org)

James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) was a Scottish scientist in the field of mathematical physics.
His most notable achievement was to formulate the classical theory of electromagnetic radiation,
bringing together for the first time electricity, magnetism, and light as different manifestations
of the same phenomenon. Maxwell's four equations for electromagnetism have been called
the "second great unification in physics" after the first one realised by Isaac Newton. Maxwell
completes his work on equations for electromagnetic theory (1873). His peak years are roughly
32 to 41. Maxwell also wrote several mystical poems (1, 2). Interesting note: Newton was born
(12-25-1642) the year Galileo died (1-8-1642), Einstein was born (3-14-1879) the year Maxwell died
(11-5-1879), linkage of the souls of these great scientists? Photo Source: James Clerk Maxwell (wikipedia.org)

Edward Elgar (1857-1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British
and international classical concert repertoire. His Enigma Variations (1898) were written at age 41.
It is an orchestral work comprising 14 variations on an original theme. Pomp and Circumstance Marches #1-3 (1901-1904) was used as the Coronation Ode for King Edward VII. In the United States, the Trio section "Land of Hope and Glory" is known as "The Graduation March" and is played as the processional tune at virtually all high school and some college graduation ceremonies. It was played
on June 28, 1905, at Yale University, where Professor of Music Samuel Sanford had invited his friend Elgar to attend commencement & receive an honorary doctorate of music. Salut d'Amour (1888) was dedicated to Caroline Alice Roberts whom he married May 8, 1889. Photo: Edward Elgar (wikipedia.org)

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) was an Italian opera composer who has been called "greatest composer
of Italian opera after Verdi". Puccini's early work was rooted in traditional late-19th-century romantic Italian opera. Later, he successfully developed his work in the realistic verismo style, of which he became one of the leading exponents. Puccini's most renowned works are La bohème (1896), Tosca (1900), Madama Butterfly (1904), and Turandot (1924), all of which are among the important operas played as standard. Puccini wrote Tosca *1899) at age 41 which premiered on January 14, 1900 in Teatro Costanzi, Rome. Puccini dies at 65, still working on Turandot. There is a silver Italian 10 Euro coin honoring the 80th death anniversary of Puccini (2004). Postage stamps honoring Puccini include Italy 0.60 Euro (issued 2004), Italy 1.50 Euro La Bohème (issued 2008), Turkmenistan 120 manat (issed 2000), Monaco 1.40 Euro (issued 2007). San Marino has a 0.41 Euro with two scenes from Puccini's Tosca (issued 1999). Photo Source: Giacomo Puccini (wikipedia.org)

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) was an American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. In addition to his photography, Stieglitz was known for the New York art galleries that he ran in the early part of the 20th century, where he introduced many avant-garde European artists to the U.S. He was married to painter Georgia O'Keeffe. He opens his gallery for photography at 291 Fifth Ave, New York City (1905) at age 41 with Edward J. Steichen (age 26). Stieglitz produced more than 2,500 mounted photographs over his career. Quote: "I have always been a great believer in today. Most people live either in the past or in the future, so that they really never live at all. So many people are busy worrying about the future of art or society, they have no time to preserve what is. Utopia is in the moment. Not in some future time, some other place, but in the here and now, or else it is nowhere." Photo Source: Alfred Stieglitz (wikipedia.org)

Gustav Holst (1874-1934) was an English composer, arranger and teacher. Best known for his
orchestral suite The Planets (1915), composed at age 41. Each movement of the suite is named
after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character defined by Holst.
He composed a large number of other works across a range of genres, although none achieved comparable success. His distinctive compositional style was the product of many influences,
Richard Wagner & Richard Strauss being most crucial early in his development. The subsequent inspiration of the English folksong revival of early 20th century, and the example of such rising
modern composers as Maurice Ravel, led Holst to develop and refine an individual style. The orchestral premiere of The Planets suite, conducted at Holst's request by Adrian Boult, was held
on 29 September 1918, in London's Queen's Hall. Photo Source: Gustav Holst (wikipedia.org)

Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) was a French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher,
political activist, feminist and social theorist. Though she did not consider herself a philosopher,
she had a significant influence on both feminist existentialism and feminist theory. She was known
for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, published at age 41— a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism. Noted for her novels, She Came to Stay (1943)
and The Mandarins (1954). She was also known for her lifelong open relationship with French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1929-1980). Dad was at the Sorbonne from 1928-1930, and told me
his Sorbonne classmates Sartre & Simone de Beauvoir were kissing in the back of the room. Professor Albert Mathiez reprimanded them for not paying attention to his lecture on the French Revolution. They were in love and perhaps knew even then, that they would create an intellectual revolution for the 20th century with their combined creative energies. Photo Source: Simone de Beauvoir (wikipedia.org)

[Sources: Jeremy Baker, Tolstoy's Bicycle (1982), pp. 293-300; and Wikipedia Web Links.]

Harold A. Scheraga (born Oct. 18, 1921), American physical chemist of proteins and macromolecules,
Cornell University Todd Professor Emeritus in Chemistry is still active at age 96 (2017), doing both
experimental & theoretical research on protein structure folding. Scheraga has published over 1170 scientific articles, and is an active editorial & advisory board member of nine scientific journals. He continues to give seminars both at Cornell and around the world. In 2005, he received a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Gdansk. "My 65 years in protein chemistry" [Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics 48, 117-177 (May 2015)] published at age 94. "A Conversation with Harold A. Scheraga" is an Oral History Project of Cornell's Department of Chemistry with extended interviews with senior faculty members. Scheraga shares his life's journey, professional interests and reflections about his department and its nurturing environment. (Web). Scheraga's book Protein Structure was published by Academic Press (1961) at age 39. His paper with George Némethy "The Structure of Water and Hydrophobic Bonding in Proteins" was published in J. Phys. Chem. 66, 1773-1789 (Oct. 1962) at the age 41. He was Chairman of Cornell's Chemistry Department, when I chose him as
my Ph.D. advisor in physical chemistry & mentor (1963-1970), where 40 scientists worked in his lab.
76) Stanford Bronze Plaque 41 on the ground to the right of
Stanford's Memorial Church, is 10 paces from front door
of Building 60 (classrooms of Physics Learning Center).
It is dedicated to the Class of 1941. The 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.

41 in Geography

77) In geography, the latitude of a location on the Earth is the angular distance of that location south or north of the Equator. The latitude is an angle, and is usually measured in degrees (marked with o). The equator has a latitude of 0o. The North Pole has a latitude of 90o north (written 90o N or +90o). The South Pole has a latitude of 90o south (written 90o S or -90o).
78) Cities located at 41o west longitude:
Governador Valadares, Brazil: 41o 56' W longitude & 18o 51' S latitude
79) Cities located at 41o north latitude:
Rome, Italy: 41o 54' N latitude & 12o 30' E longitude
Chicago, IL, USA: 41o53' N latitude & 87o 38' W longitude
Hartford, CN, USA: 41o 46' N latitude & 72o 40' E longitude
Des Moines, IA, USA: 41o 35' N latitude & 93o 37' W longitude
Cleveland, OH, USA: 41o 29' N latitude & 81o 40' W longitude
Barcelona, Spain: 41o 23' N latitude & 2o 11' E longitude
Cheyenne, WY, USA: 41o 09' N latitude & 104o 48' W longitude
Istanbul, Turkey: 41o 01' N latitude & 28o 57' E longitude
80) 41 is used as the country code for telephones in Switzerland.
116) European Route E41 s a European route. Its route is Dortmund - Hagen - Olpe - Siegen - Wetzlar - Hanau - Aschaffenburg - Würzburg - Heilbronn - Stuttgart - Böblingen - Herrenberg - Villingen-Schwenningen - Bad Dürrheim - Singen - Schaffhausen - Winterthur - Zürich - Schwyz - Altdorf.
Length: 490 miles; North end: Dortmund, Germany; South end: Altdorf, Uri, Switzerland.
81) I-41 (Interstate 41) is a 176.33-mile-long (283.78 km) Interstate Highway connecting the interchange of I-94 and U.S. Route 41 (US 41), located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) south of the Wisconsin-Illinois border at the end of the Tri-State Tollway in metropolitan Chicago, to an interchange with I-43 in metropolitan Green Bay, Wisconsin. The designation travels concurrently with US 41, I-894, US 45, I-43, and sections of I-94 in Wisconsin and Illinois. The route was officially added to the Interstate Highway System on April 7, 2015, and connects Milwaukee and the Fox Cities with Green Bay. South end: Russell, IL; North end: Howard, WI.
82) California State Route 41 s a state highway in the U.S. state of California, connecting the Cabrillo
Highway (SR 1) in Morro Bay with Fresno and Yosemite National Park via the San Joaquin Valley.
It has been constructed as an expressway from near SR 198 in Lemoore north to the south part of
Fresno, where the Yosemite Freeway begins, passing along the east side of downtown and
extending north into Madera County. Length: 185.6 miles; Existed 1934-present.
83) U.S. Route 41 in Florida (US 41) in the U.S. state of Florida is a north-south United States Highway.
It runs 479 miles (771 km) from Miami in South Florida northwest to the Georgia border north of
the Lake City area. Within the state, US 41 is paralleled by Interstate 75 (I-75) all the way from
Miami to Georgia (on the northern border), and I-75 has largely supplanted US 41 as a major
highway. Length: 478.920 miles; Existed: Nov. 11, 1926-present; North end: U.S.41 south of
Melrose, GA; South end: U.S. 1 in Miami, FL
84) King's Highway 41 is a provincially maintained highway in the Canadian province of Ontario.
It once travelled from Highway 401 in Napanee north to Highway 17 on the outskirts
of Pembroke. However, the section south of Highway 7 in Kaladar was transferred to
Lennox and Addington County and is now County Road 41. Length: 99.7 miles;
Existed May 1, 1935-present; South end: Highway 7 in Kaladar;
North end: Highway 148 in Pembroke.
85) Israel Highway 41 is an arterial road in south-central Israel. It connects Highway 4
and Highway 7 to the Port of Ashdod. The designation "41" also applied to the
continuation of the road eastward to Gedera until that section of the road was
upgraded and renamed "7". Length: 2.4 miles; East end: Ashdod Interchange;
West end: Entrance to Port of Ashdod.
86) Japan National Route 41 is a national highway connecting Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, and Toyama, Toyama Prefecture, Japan. The bulk of the road run throughs Gifu Prefecture. The route is also
referred to as Yon-ichi and Shippin, based on the Japanese readings for the route numbering.
The road generally follows the route of JR Central's Takayama Main Line, except for a few
locations around the cities of Takayama and Hida. The northern part of the route is generally
used for sightseeing & southern part is for industry. Length: 156.6 miles; Existed 1953-present;
North end: Toyama, Toyama Prefecture; South end: Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
87) New Zeaand State Highway 41 (SH 41) is a New Zealand state highway in the central
North Island that runs from Manunui, just south of Taumarunui on SH 4 to Turangi
ust north of the Desert Road. It compromises part of the western bypass of Lake Taupo
along with SH 32. At Waihi Village, the road descends to the lake, and passes through
Tokaanu, a hydrothermal village with hot springs. Length: 36.3 miles; East End: SH1
at Turangi; West End: SH4 at Taumarunui.
88) 41-story The Heritage at Trump Place (240 Riverside Boulevard, New York).
Built in 2004, The Heritage at Trump Place consists of 41 floors, made up
of 170 apartments, 2 of which are currently for sale, and 3 are available
for rent. Located in New York's Lincoln Square neigborhood, features
of this building include a bicycle room, cinema room, courtyard,
fitness facility and garage. Photo Source: Heritage, Trump Place (nytimes.com)
89) One St. Petersburg Condo Tower is a 41-story high-rise planned in the heart of the city will become St. Petersburg's tallest building and stand among the loftiest buildings in the Tampa Bay area. will offer 253 luxury condominiums with sweeping views of Tampa Bay and, on the highest floors, even the Gulf of Mexico, with most of its spacious terraces on the eastern side providing unobstructed water views above the low-lying St. Petersburg Yacht Club and Ponce de Leon Hotel.
Photo Source: One St. Petersburg Condo Tower (tbo.com)
90) Chicago Westlake 41-story tower developer wants to convert the medical building, which looks to be 13 stories tall, into a 220-room hotel. That hotel conversion will be joined by a new, 41-story residential tower with 478 units. Thirty-nine of those will be designated affordable housing. The tower will also hold a "learning and performance center," though the plans don't say how big the center might be. The new, tall project would be about a block from the Westlake/MacArthur Park the subway station for the Red and Purple lines. The medical building isn’t just any old corporate structure. Built in 1928, the historic building was once a Crocker Bank. Photo Source: Westlake 41-story tower (la.curbed.com)
91) 41-story Kemper Building on the north side of the Loop is being sold, Kemper Corporation will remain
at 1 East Wacker Drive along with their new signs that were installed last year. The buyer is AmTrust
Realty Corporation, a commercial real estate company based in New York, which purchased
the Kemper Building for an undisclosed amount. Built in 1962, the steel and marble building
started out as the United Insurance Building. The name was changed to Unitrin in 2000.
On April 22, 2012, eight months after Unitrin changed its name to Kemper, new signs
were installed by helicopter near the top of the building on the north and south sides.
Photo Source: 41-story Kemper Building (loopnorth.com)
92) East 41st Street Sign, New York City
1st Ave: Robert Moses Playground; 2nd Ave: 325 Essex House; Tunnel Exit Street: WPIX/Channel 11 Station; 3rd Ave: New York Helmsley Hotel; Lexington Ave: Mobil Building & Grand Central
Plaza (Blue Cross Building); Park Ave: Chanin Building & Pershing Square Building;
Madison Ave: Dylan Hotel for Chemists' Club & Library Hotel; 5th Ave: New York
Public Library
; Bryant Park.
Photo Source: East 41st Street Sign NYC (gettyimages.com)
93) West 41st Street, New York City
Hudson River: Pier 81, World Yacht Cruises; 12th Ave: 650 River Place (largest U.S. apartment building with 921 units); 11th Ave: Saints Cyril & Methodius and St. Raphael Croatian Catholic Church 10th Ave: Covenant House; Hunter MFA Building; 9th Ave: Port Authority Bus Terminal; 8th Ave: Nederlander Theater; 7th Ave: Times Square Tower; Broadway: Siemens Building; Verizon Building; New York Chess & Backgammmon Club (closed).
Photo Source: West 41st Street, NYC (gettyimages.com)
94) Building 41 at SLAC is Administration and Engineering Building.
It is located at 2575 Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, California.
Originally named Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (1961),
it was renamed SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (2008).
95) MIT Cryolab is Building 41. It is located at 77 Vasser St., Cambridge, MA 02139.
96) Microsoft Building 41 is located at 15571 NE 31st St., Redmond, WA 98052
It is part of the Redmond Main Microsoft Campus.
97) The Hook at East Cliff Drive & 41st Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
is a popular surfing spot in the Opal Cliffs neighborhood.
98) 41st Street Miami Beach in Florida is a shopping district. focused for the most part
upon the conservative Jewish community living nearby. There are many restaurants
and markets providing Kosher food and most of them (including the branch of
CHASE bank) close Saturdays for the Jewish Sabbath.
99) 41st Street Cinema is Cinelux Capitla Café & Lounge, located at 1475 41st Ave., Capitola, CA 95010.
100) Super Giant Food Store is at 1020 41st Street, Baltimore, MD 21211
It has a bank, florist shop, baby shop, bake shop, beauty shop,
butcher shop, deli shop, pet shop, produce shop, seafood shop.
101) On Forty-One is a restaurant opened in November 2014 by Chef Brannon and Renee Flori. It is located in the 41 Station Shopping Center at the corner of Hwy 41 and 17. Address: 1055 SC Highway 41 #600, M. Pleasant, South Carolina 29466

41 in Sports & Games
102) Baseball's 41st World Series (1944): St.Louis Cardinals beats St. Louis Browns 4-2
at Sportsman's Park. It marked the third and final time in World Series history in which
both teams had the same home field (the other two being the 1921 and 1922 World Series
in the Polo Grounds in New York City). Because of WW II, there was depleted talent as
many players went to war. St. Louis Brown won their only American League pennant
with the lowest winning record 89-65. Musial's 3 hits with homer wins Game 4, 5-1.
Pitching duel in Game 5 as Cardinall's M. Cooper struck out 12 and St. Louis Browns'
D. Galehouse struck out 10. Cardinals win 2-0 on homers by R. Sanders & D. Litwhiler
in 6th and 8th. T. Wilks entered Game 6 in the 6th with one out and men on 2nd and
3rd base, and retired the last 11 batters in a row to preserve the 3-1 lead and win Series.
The World Series was also known as "Trolley Series", "Streetcar Series", or "St. Louis
Showdown." Coincidentally, this World Series was played the same year MGM
released the musical film Meet Me in St. Louis (11-22-1944).
— Joseph L. Reichler (Ed.) The Baseball Encyclopedia, 7th Ed., Macmillian, NY (1988), p. 2757.
Photo Source: 1944 World Series Program (pinterest.com)
103) National Football League's 41st Super Bowl (2007): Indianapolis Colts (AFC) beats
Chicago Bears (NFC) 29-17 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Colts
overcame a 14-6 first-quarter deficit to outscore the Bears 23-3 in the last three quarters.
Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was named the game's Most Valuable Player (MVP),
completing 25 of 38 passes for 247 yards and a touchdown, with one interception for a
passer rating of 81.8. CBS had 93.2 million viewers. Photo Source: Super Bowl XLI (wikipedia.org)
104) 41st NBA Finals (1988) was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)'s 1987-88 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs. Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers defeated Eastern Conference champion Detroit Pistons 4-3.
Piston's Isiah Thomas, despite a badly twisted ankle, scored an NBA Finals record 25
third-quarter points, as Detroit fell valiantly, 103-102, to the Lakers at the Forum. Lakers'
James Worthy was awarded Finals MVP. Photo Source: 1988 NBA Finals Ticket (wikipedia.org)
105) Even though the Stanley Cup Finals was first awarded in 1893, it did not become official
until 1914 Stanley Cups Finals. So the 41st NHL Finals is the 1955 Stanley Cup Finals.
It was contested by the Montreal Canadiens, appearing in their fifth of ten straight Finals
and defending champion Detroit Red Wings, in the third Detroit-Montreal Final series
of the 1950s and second consecutively. The Wings won the series 4-3 to win their second
consecutive Stanley Cup, 4th in 6 seasons, and 7th overall. Detroit would not win the Cup
again until 1997. Gordie Howe set two NHL records, amassing 12 points in this playoffs
round, with 20 points in 11 games. Photo Source: 1955 NHL Champions (icehockey.wikia.com)
106) George Sisler, baseball 1st baseman for St. Louis Browns, 41 consecutive games (July 27-Sept. 17, 1922)
ranks 5th for most consecutive games with a hit in a single season in Major League Baseball (MLB).
[#1 Joe DiMaggio (56), #2 Willie Keeler (44), #3 Pete Rose (44), #4 Bill Dahlen (42), #6 Ty Cobb (40)]
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 147
107) Jack Chesbro (1983) ranks 1st place with 41 wins in a season
since 1893 with the AL's New York Highlanders (1904)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 234
108) Irv Young ranks 1st place with 41 complete games in a season
as a rookie with the NL's Boston Beaneaters (1905)
Young is one of only two pitchers in modern (post-1900) baseball history to win 20 games
for a team that lost 100 games, going 20-21 for the 51-103 Beaneaters of 1905
(other pitcher to do it was Ned Garver, who was 20-12
for the 1951 St. Louis Browns that lost 102 games.)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 358
109) Joe DiMaggio got 91 hits during his 56-game hitting streak.
His 41st hit was on June 15, 1941 (28th consecutive-hit game)
when he homered off Jim Bagby of the Cleveland Indians.
His 41st consective hit game was on June 29, 1941 with hit
off Dutch Leonards of Washington Senators.
110) Rickey Henderson had his 41st stolen base (3rd base)
in the 1st inning against Bob Ojeda of Boston Red Sox
on May 22, 1982 in his season stolen base record of 130 in 1982.
111) Todd Hundley ranks 2nd for most home runs in a season for a catcher41 (video)
with the NL's New York Mets in 1996. It took 43 years to break catcher Campanella's record of 40.
[#1: Javy Lopez (42 in 2003), #3 Roy Campanella (40 in 1953), #3 Mike Piazza (40 in 1997 & 1999)]
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 166
112) 40 Home Runs & 40 Stolen Bases in a Season— (40-40 Club)
Alfonso Soriano, Washington Nationals (2006): 46 Homers, 41 Stolen Bases;
Jose Canseco, Oaland Athletics (1988): 42 Homers, 40 Stolen Bases;
Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants (1996): 42 Homers, 40 Stolen Bases.
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 150
113) Mickey Lolich & Hippo Vaughn rank 8th with 41 career shutouts for left-handed pitchers
(#1: Eddie Planck 69, #2 Warren Spahn 63, #3 Steve Carlton 55)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 206
114) Eddie Guardado ranks as the 8th most saves in a season
by a left-handed pitcher 41 with the Minnesota Twins in 2003.
(#1 Randy Myers 53, Chicago Cubs 1993, #2 Dave Righetti 46, NY Yankees, 1986)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 246
115) 9th most home runs by a shortstop in a season
41 by Ernie Banks, Chicago Cubs, NL, 1960
41 by Alex Rodriguez, Seattle Mariners, AL, 2000
(#1: Alex Rodriguez 57, Texas Rangers, AL, 2002; #2 Alex Rodriguez 52,
Texas Rangers, AL, 2001; #3 Ernie Banks 47, Chicago Cubs, NL, 1958)
Lyle Spatz (Ed.), The SABR Baseball List & Record Book (2007), p. 168
116) 7th widest victory margin in College Football Bowl Games
41— Syracuse beats Clemson 41-0 in 1996 Gator Bowl.
41— Southern Cal beats Txas Tech 55-14 in 1995 Cotton Bowl.
Mike Meserole, The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists 1998
DK Publishing, Inc. New York, 1997, p. 36.
117) 4th most NCAA touchdown passing in a season
41Ty Detmer, Brigham Young, 1990
Mike Meserole, The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists 1998
DK Publishing, Inc. New York, 1997, p. 47.
118) 7th most points in NCAA Finals Four Single Game
41Jack Givens, Kentucky vs. Duke in 1978 NCAA Final
(#1 Bill Bradley scores 58 as Princeton beats Wichita State in 1965 Game 3)
Mike Meserole, The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists 1998
DK Publishing, Inc. New York, 1997, p. 76.
119) Highest Scoring Average in NCAA Playoffs (at least 6 games played)
41.3 by Austin Carr, Notre Dame
(3 years, 7 games, 289 points)
Mike Meserole, The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists 1998
DK Publishing, Inc. New York, 1997, p. 78.
120) 4th Highest Scoring Average in NCAA Single Season
41.7Frank Selvy, Furman, 1954, 1209 points
(#1 Pete Maravich, Louisiana State, 1970, 44.5 avg, 1381 points
Mike Meserole, The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists 1998
DK Publishing, Inc. New York, 1997, p. 86.
121) 4th Oldest Winner of Masters Golf Tournament
41 years, 320 days— Sam Snead,1954, Score 289
(#1 Jack Nicklaus, 46 years, 82 days, 1982 , Score 279)
Mike Meserole, The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists 1998
DK Publishing, Inc. New York, 1997, p. 138.
122) 7th most points in NCAA Finals Four Single Game
41 years, 183 days— Arthur Gore, Kentucky vs. Duke in 1978 NCAA Final
(#1 Bill Bradley scores 58 as Princeton beats Wichita State in 1965 Game 3)
Mike Meserole, The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists 1998
DK Publishing, Inc. New York, 1997, p. 158.
123) Highest Scoring Average in NCAA Playoffs (at least 6 games played)
41.3 by Austin Carr, Notre Dame
(3 years, 7 games, 289 points)
Mike Meserole, The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists 1998
DK Publishing, Inc. New York, 1997, p. 215.
124) 41st Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Brian Norton
(4-6, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, 7-5) on July 2, 1921.
125) 41st Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Lilí Álvarez
(6-2, 6-3) on July 12, 1928.
126) 41st Kentucky Derby was won by Regret in 2.005.40
with Jockey Joe Notter aboard (May 8, 1915).
127) 41st Preakness Stakes was won by Damrosch in 1:54.80
with Jockey Linus McAtee aboard (May 16, 1916).
128) 41st Belmont Stakes was won by Peter Pan in 2:20
with Jockey George Mountain aboard (May, 1907).
129) 41st U.S. Golf Open: Ralph Guldahl shoots a 281 to win over Sam Snead's 283
at South Course of Oakland Hills Country Club in Birmingham, Michigan (June 12, 1937)
130) Baseball & Football Players with Uniform #41

Tom Seaver #41
New York Mets

Eddie Mathews #41
Boston, Milwaukee, Atlanta
Braves (1952-1966)

Jerry Reuss #41
Los Angeles Dodgers

Tom Matte #41
Baltimore Colts

Brian Piccolo #41
Chicago Bears
Tom Seaver (b. Nov. 17, 1944): nicknamed Tom Terrific and The Franchise, is a retired Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher. He pitched from 1967 to 1986 for four different teams, but is noted primarily for his time with the New York Mets and especially for his important role in the team's 1969 World Championship. During a 20-year career, Seaver compiled 311 wins, 3,640 strikeouts, 61 shutouts and a 2.86 ERA. In 1992, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the highest percentage of votes ever recorded at the time (98.84%). Seaver holds MLB record for most consecutive strikeouts in a game with 10 (vs. San Diego, 4-22-1970). Pitched a no-hitter on June 16, 1978.
Eddie Mathews (Oct. 13, 1931-Feb. 18, 2001): was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) third baseman. He played 17 seasons for the Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, and Detroit Tigers, from 1952 through 1968. Mathews was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978. Mathews is regarded as one of the best third basemen ever to play the game. He was an All-Star for 9 seasons. He won the National League (NL) home run title in 1953 and 1959 and was the NL Most Valuable Player runner-up both of those seasons. He hit 512 home runs during his major league career. Between 1954 and 1966 he and Braves teammate Hank Aaron hit 863 home runs (Aaron 442, Mathews 421), moving ahead of the Yankees duo of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig as the all-time leaders in major league history.
Jerry Reuss (b. June 19, 1949): is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, best known for his years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, who had a 22-year career from 1969 to 1990. In 1988 he became the second pitcher in history, joining Milt Pappas, to win 200 career games without ever winning 20 in a single season. His career record is 220-191, ith 3.64 ERA, and 1907 strikouts. In 1980 Reuss had one of the best seasons of his career with eighteen wins and only six losses, and leading the majors in shutouts with six; he also threw a no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants on June 27, striking out only 2 batters, narrowly missing a perfect game due to a throwing error in the first inning by shortstop Bill Russell.
Tom Matte (b. June 14, 1939): Nicknamed the "Garbage Can", is a former American football player who played quarterback in college and primarily running back in the National Football League (NFL) in the 1960s and 1970s and earned a Super Bowl Ring. Matte's 12-year pro career was spent with the Baltimore Colts where he posted career stats of 4,646 rushing yards, 249 receptions for 2,869 yards, 1,367 yards returning kickoffs, and 57 touchdowns (45 rushing, 12 receiving). Late in the 1965 season, Matte also memorably filled in as an emergency quarterback when Colts QBs Johnny Unitas and Gary Cuozzo went down with season-ending injuries.
Brian Piccolo (Oct. 31, 1943-June 16, 1970): was a professional American football player, a running back for the Chicago Bears of the National Football L eague (NFL) for four years. He died at age 26 from embryonal cell carcinoma, an aggressive form of germ cell testicular cancer, first diagnosed after it had spread to his chest cavity. Piccolo's biggest statistical year was 1968, during which he posted career bests with 450 yards on 123 carries (a 3.7 average), two touchdowns, and 28 receptions for 291 yards (a 10.4 average).
Reference: Sporting News, Best By Number: Who Wore What With Distinction (2006), pp. 128-129; Photo Sources: Tom Seaver (baseballhall.org);
Eddie Mathews (pinterest.com); Jerry Reuss (vinscullyismyhomeboy.com); Tom Matte (pinterest.com); Brian Piccolo (qatarday.com)
131) Basketball, Football Players & Sports Figures with Uniform #41

Dirk Nowitzki #41
Dallas Mavericks

Wes Unseld #41
Washington Bullets

Glen Rice #41
Miami Heat

Glenn Davis #41
U.S. Army

Roger Bannister #41
broke 4-minute-mile
(May 6, 1954)
Dirk Nowitzki (b. June 19, 1978) is a German professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. Listed at 7 ft 0 in, Nowitzki is considered to be one of the greatest power forwards of all time. He is also one of only seven players ever to play at least 20 seasons in the NBA and the second to do so with a single franchise. Nowitzki has led the Mavericks to 15 NBA Playoffs (2001-2012; 2014-2016), including the franchise's first Finals appearance in 2006 and only championship in 2011. He is a 13-time All-Star, a 12-time All-NBA Team member. Nowitzki is the highest-scoring foreign-born player in NBA history and the sixth player to achieve over 30,000 regular-season points. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Nowitzki are the only players to achieve four consecutive 30-point, 15-rebound post-season games (2001-2002). Nowitzki is the only player to record at least 30,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 3,000 assists, 1,000 steals, 1,000 blocks and 1,000 3-point field goals.
Wes Unseld (b. March 14, 1946) is an American former basketball player. He spent his entire NBA career with the Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets, and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1988.
In 1969, he became the second player ever to win the Rookie of the Year Award & Most Valuable Player Award in the same year (second only to fellow Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain.) Famed for his rebounding, bone-jarring picks and ability to ignite a fast break with his crisp, accurate outlet passes, Unseld made up for his lack of size (6'7") with brute strength and sheer determination. Unseld took the Bullets franchise to four NBA Finals, and won the championship in 1978 over the Seattle SuperSonics, in which he was named the Finals MVP. His career total: 10,624 points and 13,769 rebounds.
Glen Rice (b. May 28, 1967) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the NBA . A 6'8" guard/forward, Rice was a three-time NBA All-Star, and made 1,559 three-point field goals during his 15-year career.
Rice won both an NCAA championship (1989) and NBA championship (2000) during his collegiate & professional career. He led Michigan to the 1989 NCAA Men's Division I basketball championship, scoring an NCAA-record 184 points in tournament play, a record that still stands. Rice was also voted the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Rice was 3x NBA All-Star (1996-1998) and NBA All-Star Game MVP (1997). His career total: 18,336 points and 4387 rebounds.
Glenn Davis (Dec. 26, 1924-March 9. 2005) was a professional American football player for the Los Angeles Rams. He is best known for his college football career for the United States Military Academy at West Point from 1943 to 1946, where he was known as "Mr. Outside." He was named a consensus All-American three times, and in 1946 won the Heisman Trophy and was named Sporting News Player of the Year and Associated Press Athlete of the Year. Davis averaged 8.3 yards per carry over his career and 11.5 yards per carry in 1945; both results are records which still stand today. Davis led the nation in 1944 with 120 points. He scored 59 touchdowns, including eight on his freshman squad, in his career. His single-season mark of 20 touchdowns stood as a record for 10 years. Davis played for the Los Angeles Rams (1950-1951) in the NFL
Roger Bannister (b. March 23, 1929) is an English former middle-distance athlete, doctor and academic, who ran the first sub-four-minute mile. In the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Bannister set a British record in the 1500 metres and finished fourth. This strengthened his resolve to be the first 4-minute miler. He achieved this feat on 6 May 1954 at Iffley Road track in Oxford, with Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher providing the pacing. When the announcer, Norris McWhirter, declared "The time was three...", the cheers of the crowd drowned out Bannister's exact time, which was 3 minutes 59.4 seconds. Reference: Sporting News, Best By Number: Who Wore What With Distinction (2006), pp. 128-129; Photo Sources: Danny Murtaugh (tradingcarddb.com); Don Wilson (astrosdaily.com); Rick Sutcliffe (mlblogsopeningday.files.wordpress.com); Shawn Kemp (warriorsworld.net); Bill Laimbeer (uk.pinterest.com/)

41 in Collectibles, Coins & Postage Stamps

132) 41¢ in U.S. Coins Currency with 1941 Coins:
25¢ + 10¢ + 5¢ + 1¢ = 41¢

Image sources: Washington Quarter (coinvalues.com; ; Mercury Dime ( usacoinbook.com );
Jefferson Nickel (coins.com); Lincoln Penny (usacoinbook.comcoinvalues.com
133) 1941 U.S. Walking Liberty Half Dollar,
Obverse: Lady Liberty walking, holding branches, sunrise ahead
Reverse: Bald Eagle rising from a mountaintop perch
U.S. 1941 Walking Liberty Half Dollars was a silver 50-cent piece
or half dollar coin issued by the U.S. Mint from 1916 to 1947. It was
designed by Adolph A. Weinman. Obverse resembles Oscar Roty's
"Sower" design for French coins. Art historian Cornelius Vermeule characterized Walking Liberty half dollar to be "one of the greatest
United States coins— if not of the world". American Silver Eagle
(1986-present) uses Weinman's original "Walkimg Liberty" design.
134) 1841 U.S. Seated Liberty Silver Dollar,
Obverse: Seated Liberty with 13 Stars & Coinage Year
Reverse: Bald Eagle with Olive Branches & Arrows
U.S. 1841 Liberty Seated Dollars are scarce coins that are popular
among United States type coin collectors. Designed by U.S. Mint
engraver Christian Gobrecht, Seated Liberty silver dollars were
issued by a variety of mints over their three-decade run, including
the Philadelphia, New Orleans, Carson City, and San Francisco
Mints. The silver dollars were struck from 1840 through 1873.
173,000 were minted on this 1841 coin. Price of $2,600 for
low-end uncirculated specimens. Proofs sell for $70,000.
135) 1841 Foreign Coins & Tokens:

1841 British-India Queen Victoria & Lion
East India Company, One Mohur

1841 France 20 Francs Gold
To Louis Philippe I Laureate

1841 Token: SS Constitution
One Cent Token, Daniel Webster

136) There are 100 Marvel Value Stamps
issued 1974-1976 in Marvel Comic Books
Stamp #41 The Gladiator
from Daredevil #18
Artist: John Romita, Sr. & Frank Giacoia
Comic Issues containing this stamp:
Amazing Spider-Man #138, November 1974
Giant-Size Avengers #3, February 1975, p.42.
Master of Kung Fu #25, February 1975, p.19.
Thor #222, April 1974, p.19.
137) There are 200 cards in Wings: Friend or Foe (Topps 1952)
Card #41 is R-60 Constitution U.S. Navy Strategic Transport
138) There are 160 cards in World on Wheels (Topps 1953)
Card #41 is Stanley Steamer 1911
139) There are 135 cards in Look 'n See (Topps 1952)
Card #41 is Dwight D. Eisenhower (American General) (Source)
140) There are 156 cards in Scoop (Topps 1954)
Card #41 is Babe Ruth Sets Record (September 30, 1927)
141) There are 64 cards in Firefighters (Bowman 1953)
Card #41 is 1922 Triple Combination (Source)
142) There are 80 cards in Flags of the World (Topps 1956)
Card #41 is Philippines
143) There are 48 cards in Antique Autos (Bowman 1953)
Card #41 is Mercedes Racer
(Back of card with 3-D drawing viewed with 3-D glasses in gum packs)
144) There are 80 cards in Davy Crockett (Topps 1956, orange back)
Card #41 is Vote for Davy!
145) United States Postage Stamps with 41¢ denominations
U.S. postal rate 41¢ from May 14, 2007 to May 13, 2008;
Note: Stamps were downloaded from the web; Click on stamp for their source.

U.S. #4153-4156 Pollination 41¢ (issued June 29, 2007)

Pollination: Morrison's Bumblebee; Trumpet Hummingbird;
Long-nosed Bat; Southern Dogface Butterfly
U.S. #4192-4195 41¢ (8-16-2007)

Disney: Mickey Mouse; Peter Pan & Tinker
Bell; Dumbo & Timothy; Aladdin & Genie
U.S. #4203-4204 Aurora Borealis 41¢ (issued October 1, 2007)

Aurora Borealis 41¢
U.S. #4205 (10-25-2007)

Star Wars: Yoda 41¢
U.S. #4265 Tiffany

Louis Comfort Tiffany
41¢ (issued Aug. 9, 2007)
U.S. #4197 Stewart

Jimmy Stewart 41¢
(issued 8-17-2007)
U.S. #4199 Ford

Gerald Ford 41¢
(issued 8-31-2007)
U.S. #4159a 41¢

Spider-Man 41¢
(issued July 26, 2007)
U.S. #4159e 41¢

Captain America 41¢
(issued July 26, 2007)
U.S. #4224-4227 Amrican Scientists 41¢ (issued March 6, 2008)
    41¢ Gerty Cori, biochemist         41¢ Linus Pauling, structural chemist   41¢ Edwin Hubble, astronomer     41¢ John Bardeen, physicist
146) Foreign Postage Stamps with 41 denomination:

France 2892, 0.41 Euro
Leather-Neck Sea Turtle
(issued May 4, 2002)

France 2936, 0.41 Euro
Bird: Colibri à tete bleue
(issued March 22, 2003)

Ireland 1457, 41 cents
Saint Patrick
(issued Feb. 28, 2003)

Ireland 1450, 41 cents
(issued Jan. 28, 2003)

Ireland 1463, 41 cents
Seven-spotted Ladybug
(issued April 1, 2003)

Ireland 1475, 41 cents
Ford Motor Company Centennial
(issued June 30, 2003)

Italy 2477, 0.41 Euro
Year of Mountains
(issued Feb. 1, 2002)

Italy 2413, 0.41 Euro
Madonna of Senigallia
(issued June 9, 2001)

Italy 2431, 0.41 Euro
"Christ & Angels"
(issued Oct. 19, 2001)

Italy 2432, 0.41 Euro
"Madonna & Child"
(issued Oct. 20, 2001)

Italy 2479, 0.41 Euro
Sculpture "Malato Alla Forte"
(issued March 8, 2002)

Italy 2537, 0.41 Euro
"Encounter at Golden Door"
(issued March 20, 2003)

Italy 2442, 0.41 Euro
"Otzi" the Iceman
(issued Sept. 19, 2001)

Italy 2724, 0.41 Euro
Tuscany's 1st Stamp
(issued March 31, 2001)

Italy 2486, 0.41 Euro
Matteo Ricci, Geographer
(issued April 20, 2002)

Italy 2524, 0.41 Euro
Women in Sports
(issued Nov. 20, 2002)
Note: Postage stamps with 41 denomination were found on the web. Consulted 2018 Scott Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue Volumes 2A-3B (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. Some stamps were retouched in Adobe Photoshop for centering and perforations with black background added. The dates of issue were found in Scott Catalogues as well as the Scott Catalogue #s. Click on stamp to enlarge.

41 in Books & Quotes
147) Quotes on 41:
"Lizzie Borden took an axe
    And gave her mother forty whacks;
    When she saw what she had done
    She gave her father forty-one."

  — Anonymous, after the trial of Lizzie Borden in America (1893)
Lizzie Borden was acquitted of the charge of murdering her parents. All of which
adds up to 41 being one of the most consistently wrong numbers in history.
148) When we are forty-one we all think it would be nice to make a fresh start.
It's the kind of thing we laugh at when we're forty-two.
V.S. Naipaul (b. August 17, 1932), Guerrillas (1990)
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
149) I'm forty-two years old— which is a lot more like middle age
than forty or even forty-one. Neither old nor young.
Claire Messud (b. 1966), The Woman Upstairs (2013)
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
150) Bollingen Series LXI is Chapman's Homer: The Iliad, The Odyssey, and the Lesser Homerica
Edited by Allardyce Nicoll (1894-1976)
Princeton University Press, NJ, 1967
151) Volume 41 of Time Magazine (1st issue: March 3, 1923)
runs from January 4, 1943, XLI, No. 1
(Cover: Joseoh Stalin, Man of the Year)
to June 28, 1943, XLI, No. 26 (Bernard Baruch)
General George Patton (4-12-1943, XLI:15);
Sir Thomas Beecham (4-5-1943, XLI:14);
Harry S. Truman (3-8-1943, XLI:10);
Madame Chiang Kai-shek (3-1-1943, XLI:9)
Photo Source: Madame Chiang (time.com)
152) Volume 41 of the Dictionary of Literary Biography
is titled "Afro-American Poets since 1955"
Edited by Thadious M. Davis & Trudier Harris, Gale Research, Detroit, 1985
DLB 41 African-American dramatists and prose writers featured in Vol. 41
with outpouring of poets in mid-1950s. The entries include: Samuel W. Allen,
Jayne Cortez, Margaret Esse Danner, Nikki Giovanni, Etheridge Knight,
Haki R. Madhubuti, May Miller, Sonia Sanchez, Gil Scott-Heron and Tom Weatherly.
153) 41 Stories (2007) by O. Henry (1862-1910)
150th Anniversary Edition (Signet Classics)
Readers the world over recognize O. Henry as the best short story
writer of the early 20th century. Widely known as a master of irony,
O. Henry also displays here dazzling wordplay and a wry combination
of pathos and humor. This anthology includes 41 stories that continue
to captivate generations of readers, including "The Gift of the Magi",
"The Furnished Room", & those which demonstrate the technical genius
and wide range of O. Henry's world. Photo Source: amazon.com
154) 41 Uses for a Grandma (2011) by Harriet Ziefert (b. 1941)
Grandmas get their due in this companion to 40 Uses for a Grandpa.
"Don't be surprised when little ones demand to take Grandma and
Grandpa through these books, page by charming page," declares
Cricket magazine. From one to forty-one, great grandmothers are
celebrated in this perfect-for-giving-and-getting homage. Negative
comments on book that Grandmas love kids more than their parents.
155) 41: A Portrait of My Father (2014) by George W. Bush (b. 1946)
43 men have served as U.S. President. Countless books have been written
about them. But never before has a President told the story of his father,
another President, through his own eyes and in his own words. A unique
and intimate biography, the book covers the entire scope of the elder
President Bush's life & career, including his service in the Pacific during
WW II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise
as a Congressman, U.S. Representative to China and the United Nations,
CIA Director, Vice President, and President. The book shines new light on
both the accomplished statesman and the warm, decent man known best
by his family. George W. Bush also discusses his father's influence on him throughout his
own life, from his childhood in West Texas to his early campaign trips with his father,
and from his decision to go into politics to his own two-term Presidency.
156) 41 Will Come (Holding On When Life Gets Tough—
and Standing Strong Until a New Day Dawns) (2016) by Chuck E. Tate;
In the Bible, it rained for 40 days and 40 nights. 41 came and the rain stopped.
The people of Israel wandered the wilderness for 40 years. 41 came and a new
generation entered their Promised Land. For 40 days Goliath bullied Israel and
taunted anyone to fight him. 41 came and David slew Goliath. Do you see the
theme? Don't quit. Don't give up. Perhaps you're stuck in a downpour or lost
in one of life's deserts. Maybe you're facing someone or something that could
take you down. You might feel stuck on your journey... but day 41 is on its way.

41 in Art, Music, & Film
Krishna Print 41 shows Lord Krishna with Srimati
Radharani in the spiritual world, enjoying each
other's company near the banks of a river,
with confidential assistants Lalita & Vishakha.
Darshan Art Gallery featuring 122 paintings
of Lord Krishna. Source: Krishna (stephen-knapp.com)
158) Woodblock Print 41 of 100 Views of Edo (1856-1858)
by Japanese painter & printmaker Ando Hiroshige (1797-1858) is titled
"Ichigaya Hachiman Shrine" (1858). Notes from Brooklyn Museum:
Ichigaya Hachiman Shrine was not as culturally lofty as this image suggests.
Within the shrine precinct itself was located a theater and numerous tea stalls,
and the bustling street was known throughout Japan for the prostitutes who
plied their trade there. lchigaya Hachiman was located at the western edge
of a long bluff that in the Edo period was one of the estates of the Tokugawa
family of Owari (Nagoya), and a watchtower and part of the outer barrack
walls of the Owari mansion can be seen at the upper left. It was there that
the novelist Mishima Yukio performed his dramatic ritual suicide in 1970.
159) Napa Valley #41 (2017)
is a 60"x96" acrylic painting on canvas
by contemporary Canadian
artist Peter Triantos
The painting shows
splashes of blue streaks
into a bright golden center.
Photo Source: Napa Valley #41 (petertriantos.com)
160) Johann Sebastian Bach's Church Cantata #41 (BWV 41)
"Jesus, now be praised" was composed in Leipzig (1724)
and first performed January 1, 1725, Leipzig.
Soloists: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass; 4-part Chorus;
Orchestra: 3 trumpets, timpani, 3 oboes, 2 violins,
violoncello piccolo, viola, organ, continuo
161) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony #41 in C major K. 551
was the last symphony he wrote, completed on August 10. 1788.
It was not known as "Jupiter" until some 60 years after his death.
The name was bestowed by Johann Baptist Cramer (1771-1858),
a composer & music publisher, who thought it deserved a name
that reflected its grandeur. [William Hartston, Book of Numbers (1997), p. 90]
The symphony is scored for flute, two oboes, two bassoons, two horns in C,
two trumpets in C, timpani in C and G, and strings. It is regarded by many
critics as among the greatest symphonies in classical music. (YouTube: Bernstein)
163) Joseph Haydn's Symphony #41 in C major (1769); Scored for
flute, two oboes, bassoon, two horns, two trumpets, timpani and strings
164) Beethoven's Opus #41 Serenade in D major for Piano and Flute
is based on his Opus 25 for flute, violin and viola.
(Composed 1803, Published in Vienna, September 1803). (YouTube)
165) Franz Schubert's D #41 is a romantic piano piece of 20 minuets
(Composed 1813; Published 1889) (YouTube)
166) Felix Mendelssohn's Opus #41
is Six Lieder composed 1834-1838
1) Im Walde; 2) Entflieh' mt mir;
3) Es fiel ein Reif; 4) Auf ihrem Grab;
5) Mailied; 6) Auf de, See (YouTube)
167) Frederic Chopin's Opus #41 is a set of four Mazurkas for piano
composed and published between 1838 and 1839.
A typical performance of the set lasts about 9.5 minutes.
The set is dedicated to Chopin's friend Stefan Witwicki,
a minor poet, ten of whose poems Chopin set to music
as songs. (YouTube: Artur Rubinstein)
168) Robert Schumann's Opus #41 is three String Quartets composed in 1842.
The quartets Op. 41 are Schumann's only string quartets. They were first
published in 1843 by Breitkopf & Härtel, and dedicated to Felix Mendelssohn. (YouTube)
169) Johannes Brahms' Opus #41 is Five Songs (Lieder) for Four-Voice Men's Chorus
(2 violins, 2 violas, cello) (Composed 1882);
Published 1867; These five songs represent the whole
of Brahms's output for a cappella men's chorus
170) Jean Sibelius's Opus #41 is Kyllikki (subtitled Three Lyric Pieces for Piano),
is a composition written for piano in 1904. Although the title is taken from
the Kalevala, Sibelius' piece has no programmatical base in the national epic.
The work consists of three movements. A typical performance lasts about 12 minutes. (YouTube)
171) Sergei Prokofiev's Opus #41 is Le pas d'acier (The Steel Step or The Leap of Steel).
It is a 1926 ballet in two scenes containing 11 dances.
The ballet was commissioned by impresario Sergei Diaghilev.

Dave Matthews' Song #41
#41 is a song by Dave Matthews Band. It was released
April 30, 1996. Genre: Jam, jazz fusion; Length: 6:39;
Label: RCA. The song is a direct reply to the lawsuits
brought by former Dave mentor Ross Hoffman. Lyrics:
"I will go in this way / And find my own way out /
I won't tell you to begin / But it's coming too much more... /
Only waiting I wanted to stay / I wanted to play /
I wanted to love you... / I will bring water /
Why won't you ever be glad? / It melts into wonder..."

DMB Poster #41
173) Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario. Originally called
Kaspir, the band formed in 1996 and currently consists of lead vocalist/
rhythm guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist Dave Baksh, guitarist
Tom Thacker, bassist Jason McCaslin and drummer Frank Zummo.
In 1999, Sum 41 signed an international record deal with Island Records
and released its first EP, Half Hour of Power, in 2000. The band released its
debut album, All Killer No Filler in 2001. The album achieved mainstream
success with its first single, "Fat Lip", which reached #1 on Billboard Modern
Rock Tracks chart and remains the band's most successful single to date.
174) "American Skin (41 Shots)" is a song written by Bruce Springsteen, inspired by the police shooting death of
Amadou Diallo. It premiered during the band's 1999-2000 reunion tour in concert in Atlanta on June 4, 2000,
the final concert before the tour's final ten-show run at New York City's Madison Square Garden, where
it was featured again. Length: 5:14 (original version 4-24-2001); 7:22 (new version 1-14-2014).
175) The Forty-First is a 1956 Soviet film based on the eponymous novel by Boris Lavrenyev.
It was directed by Grigori Chukhrai and starred Izolda Izvitskaya and Oleg Strizhenov.
The film is set during the Russian Civil War and tells the story of a tragic romance
between a female sniper of the Red Army and an officer of the White Army. Music by
Nikolai Kryukov; Cinematography by Sergey Urusevsky. The Forty-First attracted
25.1 million viewers in the Soviet Union, becoming the tenth most successful picture
at the 1956 box office. At Mosfilm Festival of Young Filmmakers held April 12-15, 1956,
the film won in the categories for Best Film, Best Actor and Best Cinematography.
At 1957 Cannes Film Festival, it won Special Jury Prize & nominated for the Palme d'Or.
176) 41st Academy Awards were presented on April 14, 1969, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion,
Los Angeles. For the first time since the 11th Academy Awards, there was no host.
Best Picture: Oliver! (John Woolf, producer);
Best Director: Carol Reed for Oliver!;
Best Actor: Cliff Robertson for Charly;
Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn for Lion in Winter
                        & Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl;
Best Supporting Actor: Jack Albertson for The Subject Was Roses;
Best Supporting Actress:: Ruth Gordon for Rosemary's Baby;
Best Special Effects: Stanley Kubrick for 2001: A Space Odyssey.

41 in the Bible
177) 41 occurs in the Bible 6 times:
their numbered men of the tribe of Asher were 41,500.
Numbers, 1:41
And his host and those who were numbered of them were
forty and one thousand and five hundred.
Numbers, 2:28
And Rehoboam the son of Solomon reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was 41 years old
when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem.

1 Kings, 14:21
And forty and one years reigned he [Jeroboam] in Jerusalem.
1 Kings, 15:10
Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in Samaria, and reigned 41 years.
2 Kings, 14:23
Rehoboam was 41 years old when he began to reign, and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles, 12:13
The Complete Concordance to the Bible (New King James Version)
Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, TN (1983), p. 325
178) 41th word of the King James Version of the Bible's Old Testament Genesis = God
1: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2: And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
    And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3: And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
    And the evening and the morning were the first day.
    — Genesis I:1-3 (translated 1611)
179) In the 41st Psalm, Prophet David asks God for blessings:
  1. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
  4. I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
  9. Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat
      of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
10. But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.
11. By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
12. And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.
13. Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.
      — Psalms 41 (1048 BC),
180) 41st Book of Enoch describes Enoch seeing secrets of the heavens:
1. And after that I saw all the secrets of the heavens, and how the kingdom
    is divided, and how the actions of men are weighed in the balance.
2. And there I saw the mansions of the elect and the mansions of the holy,
    and mine eyes saw there all the sinners being driven from thence which
    deny the name of the Lord of Spirits, and being dragged off: and they could
    not abide because of the punishment which proceeds from the Lord of Spirits.
3. And there mine eyes saw the secrets of lightning and thunder, and secrets of the winds,
    how they are divided to blow over the earth, and the secrets of the clouds and dew...
4. And there I saw closed chambers out of which the winds are divided, the chamber
    of the hail and winds, the chamber of the mist, and of the clouds...
5. And I saw the chambers of the sun and moon, whence they proceed
    and whither they come again, and their glorious return...
    and the elect ones who hang upon the Lord of Spirits.
6. And first the sun goes forth and traverses his path according to the
    commandment of the Lord of Spirits, and mighty is His name for ever and ever.
7. And after that I saw the hidden and the visible path of the moon, and she
    accomplishes the course of her path in that place by day and by night...
    to come before the Lord of Spirits to accuse them who dwell on the earth.
8. For the sun changes oft for a blessing or a curse,
    And the course of the path of the moon is light to the righteous...
9. For no angel hinders and no power is able to hinder; for He appoints
    a judge for them all and He judges them all before Him.
Book of Enoch, XLI.1-9 (circa 105 B.C.-64 B.C.)
     translated by R. H. Charles, S.P.C.K., London, 1917, p. 60
181) 41st Saying of Gospel of Thomas:
Jesus said, "Whoever has something in hand will be given more,
and whoever has nothing will be deprived of even the little they have."

Gospel of Thomas Saying #40 (114 sayings of Jesus, circa 150 A.D.)
     (trans. Marvin Meyer, 1992; adapted by Elaine Pagels, Beyond Belief, p. 238)
182) Chapter 41 of Pistis Sophia (circa 150 A.D.):
It came to pass then, when John had finished speaking these words to Jesus in the midst of his disciples,
that he said unto him: "Well said, John, the Virgin, who shalt rule in the kingdom of the Light."
Pistis Sophia cried out and uttered the fifth repentance, saying:
  1. Light of my salvation, I sing praise unto thee in the region of the height and again in the chaos.
  3. For my power is filled up with darkness, and my light hath gone down into the chaos.
  4. I am myself become as the rulers of the chaos, who are gone into the darknesses below;
      I am become as a material body, which hath no one in the height who will save it.
11. Will they not utter the mystery of thy name in the chaos?
13. But I have sung praises unto thee, O Light, and my repentance will reach unto thee in the height.
14. Let thy light come upon me,
15. For they have taken my light, and I am in pain on account of the Light from the time
      when I was emanated. And when I had looked into the height to the Light, then I looked
      down below at the light-power in the chaos; I rose up and went down.

Pistis Sophia, Chapter 41
     ((Translated by Violet MacDermott, Edited by Carl Schmidt,
     (Nag Hammadi Studies, IX: Pistis Sophia, E. J. Brill, Leiden, 1978, pp. 54-55)
183) In Chapter 41 of The Aquarian Gospel, Jesus stands by a healing fountain. Reveals the fact that faith is
the potent factor in healing and many are healed by faith. A little child teaches a great lesson of faith.
  1. A flowing spring that people called the Healing Fount, was near Persepolis.
  5. And Jesus, standing in the midst of them, exclaimed, Behold the spring of life!
      These waters that will fail are honoured as the special blessing of your God.
  6. From whence do healing virtues come? Why is your God so partial with his gifts?
      Why does he bless this spring to-day, and then to-morrow take his blessings all away?
  7. A deity of power could fill these waters full of healing virtue every day.
  8. Hear me, you sick, disconsolate: The virtue of this fount is not a special gift of God.
  9. Faith is the healing power of every drop of all the waters of this spring.
10. He who believes with all his heart that he will be made whole by washing in
      this fount will be made whole when he has washed; and he may wash at any time.
11. Let every one who has this faith in God and in himself plunge in these waters now and wash.
12. And many of the people plunged into the crystal fount; and they were healed.
13. And then there was a rush, for all the people were inspired with faith, and
      each one strove to be among the first to wash, lest all the virtue be absorbed.
14. And Jesus saw a little child, weak, faint and helpless, sitting all alone
      beyond the surging crowd; and there was none to help her to the fount.
15. And Jesus said, My little one, why do you sit and wait? Why not arise
      and hasten to the fount and wash, and be made well?
16. The child replied, I need not haste; the blessings of my Father in the sky are
      measured not in tiny cups; they never fail; their virtues are the same for evermore.
17. When these whose faith is weak must haste to wash for fear their faith will fail,
      have all been cured, these waters will be just as powerful for me.
18. Then I can go and stay a long, long time within the blessed waters of the spring.
19. And Jesus said, Behold a master soul! She came to earth to teach to men the power of faith.
20. And then he lifted up the child and said, Why wait for anything? The very air we breathe
      is filled with balm of life. Breathe in this balm of life in faith and be made whole.
21. The child breathed in the balm of life in faith, and she was well.
22. The people marvelled much at what they heard and saw; they said,
      This man must surely be the god of health made flesh.
23. And Jesus said, The fount of life is not a little pool; it is as wide as are the spaces of the heavens.
24. The waters of the fount are love; the potency is faith, and he who plunges deep into the living
      springs, in living faith, may wash away his guilt and be made whole, and freed from sin.
The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ, Chapter 41
     Transcribed from the Akashic Records by Levi H. Dowling
     DeVorss & Co., Santa Monica, CA, 1908, Reset 1964, pp. 80-81

42 in Books on Philosophy and Religion
184) Hymn 41 in Book 3 of the Rig Veda is a song to Indra, the God of Strength:
1. INVOKED to drink the Soma juice, come with thy Bay Steeds, Thunder-armed
    Come, Indra, hitherward to me.
2. Our priest is seated, true to time; the grass is regularly strewn;.
    The pressing-stones were set at morn.
3. These prayers, O thou who hearest prayer are offered: seat thee on the grass.
    Hero, enjoy the offered cake.
4. O Vrtra-slayer, be thou pleased with these libations, with these hymns,
    Song-loving Indra, with our lauds.
5. Our hymns caress the Lord of Strength, vast, drinker of the Soma's juice,
    Indra, as mother-cows their calf.
6. Delight thee with the juice we pour for thine own great munificence:
    Yield not thy singer to reproach.

Rig Veda Book 3, 41.1-6 (circa 1500 B.C.)
Lao Tzu (604-517 BC), Tao Te Ching, Verse 41:
The path into the light seems dark,
the path forward seems to go back,
the direct path seems long,
true power seems weak,
true purity seems tarnished,
true steadfastness seems changeable,
true clarity seems obscure,
the greatest are seems unsophisticated,
the greatest love seems indifferent,
the greatest wisdom seems childish.
The Tao is nowhere to be found.
Yet it nourishes and completes all things.
— translated by Stephen Mitchell
    Tao Te Ching, Harper Perennial, New York (1994)
186) Lao Tzu (604-517 BC), Hua Hu Ching Verse 41:
Good and bad, self and others, life and death: Why affirm these concepts? Why deny them?
To do either is to exercise the mind, and the integral being knows that the manipulations
of the mind are dreams, delusions, and shadows. Hold one idea, and another competes
with it. Soon the two will be in conflict with a third, and in time your life is all chatter &
contradiction. Seek instead to keep your mind undivided. Dissolve all ideas into the Tao.

(translated by Brian Walker, Hua Hu Ching: The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu,
Harper San Francisco 1992)
Confucius (551 BC-479 BC), Confucian Analects, 14:41
Tsze-lu happening to pass the night in Shih-man,
the gatekeeper said to him, "Whom do you come from?"
Tsze-lu said, "From Mr. K'ung". "It is he,— is it not?"—
said the other, "who knows the impracticable nature
of the times and yet will be doing in them."
Confucian Analects, 15:41
1. The music master, Mien, having called upon him, when they came
to the steps, the Master said, "Here are the steps." When they came
to the mat for the guest to sit upon, he said, "Here is the mat."
When all were seated, the Master informed him, saying,
"So and so is here; so and so is here."
2. The music Mien, having gone out. Tsze-chang asked, saying
"Is it the rule to tell those things to the music master?"
3, The Master said, "Yes. This is certainly the rule
for those who lead the blind."
Confucius (551 BC-479 BC), Confucian Analects, 14:41 & 15:41
translated by James Legge (1893); Hong Kong Edition (1962)

China #741 Confucius
(issued 8-27-1946)
188) Verse 41 of Pythagoras's Golden Verses:
Never sleep before going over the acts of the day in the mind.

Pythagoras (580-500 B.C.), Golden Verses, Verse 41
(translated by A.E.A., Collectanea Hermetica, Vol. V, 1894)
reprinted in Percy Bullock, The Dream of Scipio, Aquarian Press,
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, UK, 1983, p. 55
189) Aphorism 41 of Symbols of Pythagoras:
Qui ceciderunt e mensa, ne tollito
Pick not up what has fallen from the table. — Dacier.
This maxim was believed to encourage charity; leave the crumbs
for the birds, and the loose ears of corn for the gleaners
Pythagoras (580-500 B.C.), 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. 77
190) Section 41 of Plato's Philebus— Socrates to Protarchus on pleasure & knowledge:
Then neither can we detect any other sense in which
pleasures are bad, save in that they are false.
Plato (428-348 BC), Philebus 41a (360 BC)
(trans. R. Hackforth), Edited by Edith Hamilton & Huntington Cairns,
Plato: The Collected Dialogues, Bollingen Series LXXI,
Princeton University Press, 1961, p. 1121
191) Section 41 of Plato's Timaeus— Timaeus to Socrates on the creator of the universe:
the creator of the universe addressed them in these words.
Gods, children of gods, who are my works and of whom I am
the artifificer and father, my creations are indissoluble, if so I will.

Plato (428-348 BC), Timaeus 41a (360 BC)
(trans. Benjamin Jowett), Edited by Edith Hamilton & Huntington Cairns,
Plato: The Collected Dialogues, Bollingen Series LXXI,
Princeton University Press, 1961, p. 1170
192) 41st Verse of Buddha's Dhammapada: Canto III— The Mind
Alas! ere long, this corporeal body will lie flat upon the earth,
unheeded, devoid of consciousness, like a useless log of wood.

Dhammapada Verse 41 (240 B.C.)
(translated by Harischandra Kaviratna, Dhammapada: Wisdom of the Buddha, 1980)
193) 41st Verse of Chapter 2 of Bhagavad Gita
(Krishna's lecture to Arjuna on karma yoga):
The follower of this path has one thought, and this is the End
of his determination. But many-branched and endless are
the thoughts of the man who lacks determination.
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2, Verse 41
(Translated by Juan Mascaro, Penguin Books, 1962, p. 52)
194) 41st Verse of Chapter 18 of Bhagavad Gita
(Krishna's lecture to Arjuna on renunciation & surrender):
The works of Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas and Sudras are different,
in harmony with the three powers of their born nature. (18:41)
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 18, Verse 41
(Translated by Juan Mascaro, Penguin Books, 1962, p. 118)
195) 41th Verse in Chapter 18 of Ashtavakra Gita
(Sage Ashtavakra's dialogue with King Janaka):
Cessation of thoughts is natural,
spontaneous and perennial for
the Wise-one delighting in the Self.

Ashtavakra Gita Chapter 18, Verse 41 (circa 400 B.C.)
Translated by Swami Chinmayananda (1972), p. 301
Online translation by John Henry Richards (2015)
196) 41st Aphroism Patanjali's Yoga Sutra:
Becoming like a transparent crystal on the modifications disappearing,
the mind acquires the power of thought-transformation, the power of
appearing in the shape of whatever object is presented to it, be it
the knower, the knowable, or the act of knowing.

Patanjali (circa 200 B.C.), Yoga Sutra I.41: Aphroism 41 (circa 200 B.C.)
translated by Rama Prasada, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, New Delhi, 1998, p. 66
197) 41st Aphroism in Book 6 of Marcus Aurelius's Meditations:
If you suppose anything over which you have no control to be either
good or bad for you, then the accident of missing the one or encountering
the other is certain to make you aggrieved with the gods, and bitter against
the men whom you know or suspect to be responsible for your failure or
misfortune. We do, in fact, commit many injustices through attaching
importance to things of this class. But when we limit our notions of good
and evil strictly to what is within our own power, there remains no reason
either to bring accusations against God or to set ourselves at variance with men.

Marcus Aurelius (121-180), Meditations 6.41: Aphroism 41 (circa 161-180)
translated by Maxwell Staniforth, Penguin Books, Baltimore, MD, 1964, p. 100
Image Source: Marcus Aurelius (rationalwalk.com)
198) 41st Trigraph of the Ling Ch'i Ching: Chen Shou / Perfected Longevity.
Perfected Longevity.
The image of concealed Virtue.
Pure yang responds in three positions.
Ch'ien (Heaven) * Northwest.
The Four Luminaries of Mount Shang nourished.
their nature and practiced the Tao..
Breathing Original Ch'i, they attained
the point of not aging.
With bracken for greens and pine for a meal,
I break off the world's dust;
White clouds, flowing waters for ten thousand springtimes
The vermilion summons of the imperial realm suits me not;
Completing my nature, preserving my mind,
I nourish a solitary purity.
—Tung-fang Shuo,
Ling Ch'i Ching (circa 222-419)
(trans. Ralph D. Sawyer & Mei-Chün Lee Sawyer, 1995, p. 41)
199) Text 41 of On Prayer: 153 Texts
of Evagrios the Solitary (345-399 AD)
See whether you stand truly before God in your prayer,
or are overcome by the desire for human praise,
using prolonged prayer as a disguise.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 60)
200) Text 41 of On Those who Think that They are Made Righteous by Works: 226 Texts
of Saint Mark the Ascetic (early 5th century AD)
There is a sin which is always 'unto death' (I. John, 5:16):
the sin for which we do not repent. For this sin
even a saint's prayers will not be heard.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 129)
201) Text 41 of On Watchfulness and Holiness
of Saint Hesychios the Priest (circa 7th century AD)
The more the rain falls on the earth, the softer
it makes it; similarly, Christ's holy name gladdens
the earth of our heart the more we call upon it.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 169)
202) Text 41 of On Spiritual Knowledge and Discrimination: 100 Texts
of Saint Diadochos of Photiki (400-486 AD)
It is well known that obedience is the chief among the initiatory virtues,
for fist it displaces presumption and then it engenders humility within us.
Thus it becomes, for those who willingly embrace it, a door heading to the love
of God. It was because he rejected humility that Adam fell into the lower depths

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 265) Full Text; Google Text
203) Text 41 of For the Encouragement of the Monks in India who had Written to Him: 100 Texts
of Saint John of Karpathos (circa 680 AD)
Anyone who devotes himself with special intensity to prayer
is assailed by fearsome and savage temptations.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 307)
204) Text 41 of On the Character of Men: 170 Texts
of Saint Anthony of Egypt (251-356 AD)
Men of dull wits should not despair of themselves and become lazy,
disdaining the life of virtue and of love for God as being unattainable
and incomprehensible to them. They should, instead, exercise such
powers as they possess and cultivate themselves. For even if they
cannot attain the highest level in respect of virtue and salvation,
they may, through practice and aspiration, become either better
or at least not worse, which is no small profit for the soul.

The Philokalia (4th-15th century AD),
translated by F.E.H. Palmer, Philip Sherrard, & Kallistos Ware,
Faber & Faber, London, 1979, p. 335)
205) 41st Verse of Chapter 2 in Lankavatara Sutra:
Mahamati the Bodhisatva-Mahasattva's Questions to the Buddha:
How does one retrograde in the Yoga exercises?
How does one make progress in them? How many exercises are there?
and how are men kept abiding in them? Pray tell me.
41st Verse of Chapter 3 in Lankavatara Sutra:
The Tathagata's Jnana is pure, resting in quietude in the most
excellent patience [or recognition of truth]; it is productive
of excellent sense and is devoid of purposiveness.

The Lankavatara Sutra (before 443 AD)
(translated from the Sanskrit by D. T. Suzuki, 1932, pp. 26, 136-137)
206) Chapter 41 of Mohammed's Holy Koran is titled "Ha Mim"
Ha Mim! A revelation from the Beneficent, the Merciful God: A Book of
which the verses are made plain, an Arabic Quran for a people who know:

Mohammed, Holy Koran Chapter 41.1-3 (7th century AD)
(translated by M. H. Shakir, Koran, 1983)
207) 41st Verse of Chapter 5 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
As the mind (manas) should be examined with the thought
"Where does it wander?" so one should not cast off
the yoke of contemplation even for an instant.

Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
V.41 (Guarding of Total Awareness: Samprajanyaraksana) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, p. 166)
208) 41st Verse of Chapter 7 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
If one becomes angered at the motivation which prompts someone
to throw a stick or the like at a person, he too is motivated by hatred;
but for me let there be hatred of the hate.

Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
VI.41 (Perfection of Patience: Ksanti-paramita) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, p. 176)
209) 41st Verse of Chapter 7 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
For those engaged in evil there arises frustration of desire,
and various sorrows, melancholies, and fears.

Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
VII.41 (Perfection of Strength: Virya-paramita) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, p. 189)
210) 41st Verse of Chapter 9 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
But [it is argued] the Mahayana is unproven. How is
your own Scripture proven? It is proven because of
both of us. It is not proven without you.

Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
IX.41 (Perfection of Wisdom: Prajña-paramita) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, p. 215)
211) 41st Verse of Chapter 10 in Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara:
May no being whatsoever be unhappy, sinful, sick, forsaken,
or despised; and none whatsoever wretched or melancholy.

Santideva's Bodhicaryavatara: Entering the Path of Enlightenment
X.41 (Consummation: Parinamana) (circa 700 AD)
(translated by Marion L. Matics, Macmillan, London, 1970, p. 231)
212) Record 41 of Rinzai, aka Linji Yixuan (died 866):
Followers of the Way, if you want to conform to the Dharma,
just keep yourselves from doubting. If expanded, it fills
the Dharmakaya; if contracted, not a single hair has room
to stand on it. It shines solitary and bright, and has never
lacked anything. The eye does not see it, the ear does not
hear it. How to call this thing? An old master said:
"To say it is like a thing is to miss the point."
Just look into your own house! What more is there?
One would never finish speaking of it. Each one by
himself, work diligently! Take good care of yourselves.
Rinzai (d. 866), The Zen Teaching of Rinzai
translated with notes by Irmgard Schloegl,
Shambhala, Berkeley, 1976, p. 64
Koan 41 of Joshu aka Chao-Chou (778-897):
A monk asked, "It is said that true teaching has no form.
But when there is no master and no pupil, how is it then?"
Joshu said: "Who made you come and ask this question?"
The monk said, "No one in particular."
At that, Joshu hit him.
Note: If you say you are "no one", I hit no one.
Chao-Chou (778-897), Radical Zen: The Sayings of Joshu
translated with commentary by Yoel Hoffman,
Autumn Press, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1978, p. 27
214) Record 41 of The Wan Ling Record of Zen Master Huang Po
Q: What is the meaning of the passage: 'Manjusri stood before Gautama with a drawn sword?
A: The 'Five Hundred Bodhisattvas' attained knowledge of their previous lives
and discovered how their previous karma had been constructed. This a fable in which
the 'Five Hundred' really refers to your five senses. On account of their knowledge of
their previous karma, they sought the Buddha, Bodhisattvahood and Nirvana objectively.
It was for this reason that Manjusri took up the Sword of Bodhi and used it to destroy
the concept of a tangible Buddha; and it is for this that he is known as the destroyer of human virtue!
Q: What does the Sword really signify?
A: It signifies the apprehension of Mind.
Q: Knowledge cannot be used to destroy knowledge, nor a sword to destroy a sword.
A: Sword does destroy sword— they destroy each other— and the no sword
remains for you to grasp. Knowledge does destroy knowledge—
this knowledge invalidates that knowledge— and then
no knowledge remains for you to grasp. It is as though
mother and son perished together.
(Blofeld Footnote: This passage is especially profound. Transcendental knowledge
invalidates relative knowledge, but the former is then found to be no knowledge
in the ordinary sense, for knower and known are seen to be one.
Huang Po (d. 850)
The Zen Teaching of Huang Po (On the Transmission of Mind)
Translated by John Blofeld, Grove Press, New York, 1958, pp. 114-116
Chapter XLI How Brother Simone of Assisi, through his great sanctity,
freed a brother from temptation
    In the early days of the Order, while St. Francis was still alive, there entered the Order,
a yound man of Assis called Brother Simone, whom God had adorned and gifted with
such grace and contemplation and elevation of mind that for all of his life he was a
mirror of sanctity, according to those who had been with him for a long time.
    Brother Simone had such gentle and sweet knowledge of the Holy Spirit that
frequently when he sensed the approach of divine visitation he would lie down on his bed,
for the gentle serenity of the Holy Spirit required from him not only the repose of the mind
but also of the body. In those divine visitations he was frequently lifted up to God, and he
would become insensible to corporeal things. Thus once, when he was lifted up in God
and deaf to the world, burning within with divine fire, a friar, wishing to test whether
what seemed to be actually was, took a burning coal and placed it on his bare foot.
Brother Simone felt nothing, and although the coal remained there for some time until
it burned itself out, it did not leave a mark on the foot.
    When Brother Simone would sit down at the table, before taking bodily food,
he would speak of God, giving himself and others spiritual food.
Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)
The Little Flowers of St. Francis and Other Franciscan Writings
Translation by Serge Hughes, Mentor-Omega Book, New York, 1964, pp. 121-123

216) Case 41 of Mumonkan: Bodhidharma's Mind-Pacifying
Bodhidharma sat facing the wall. The Second Patriarch [Hui-k'o] stood
in the snow. He cut off his arm and presented it to Bodhidharma, crying,
"My mind has no peace as yet! I beg you, master, please pacify my mind!"
"Bring your mind here and I will pacify it for you," replied Bodhidharma.
"I have searched for my mind, and I cannot take hold of it," said Hui-k'o.
"Now your mind is pacified," said Bodhidharma.
Mumon's Comment:
That broken-toothed old Hindu came so importantly, thousands of miles
over the sea. This was raising waves where there was no wind. In his last
years he induced enlightenment in his disciple, who to make matters worse,
was defective in the six roots. Why, Shasanro did not know four ideographs.
Mumon's Verse:
Coming east, directly pointing,
You entrusted the Dharma, and trouble arose;
The clamor of the monasteries
Is all because of you.
Mumon Ekai; (1183-1260), Mumonkan, 41
(translated by Katsuki Sekida, Two Zen Classics, 1977, pp. 118-119)
217) Case 41 of Hekiganroku: Joshu and the Great Death
Engo's Introduction: When right and wrong are intermingled, even the holy
ones cannot distinguish between them.. When positive and negative are interwoven,
even the Buddha fails to discern one from the other. The most distinguished man
of transcendent experience cannot avoid showing his ability as a great master.
He walks the ridge of an iceberg, he treads the edge of a sword. He is like
the kirin's horn, like the lotus flower in the fire. Meeting a man of transcendental
experience, he identifies with him as his equal, Who is he? See the following.

Main Subject: Joshu asked Tosu, "What if a man of the Great Death comes back to life
again?" Tosu said, "You should not go by night; wait for the light of day and come."

Setcho's Verse:
Open-eyed, he was all the more as if dead;
What use to test the master with something taboo?
Even the Buddha said he had not reached there;
Who knows when to throw ashes in another's eyes?
Setcho (980-1052), Hekiganroku, 41 (Blue Cliff Records)
(translated by Katsuki Sekida, Two Zen Classics, 1977, pp. 258-259)
218) Chang Tsai (1020-1077), Correcting Youthful Ignorance, Section 41:
With the existence of physical form, there exists physical nature.
If one skillfully returns to the original nature endowed by Heaven
and Earth, then it will be preserved. Therefore in physical nature
there is that which the superior man denies to be his original nature.
(Wing-Tsit Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, 1963, p. 511)
219) Ch'eng Hao (1032-1085), Selected Sayings, "On Understanding
the Nature of Jen (Humanity)" Section 41:
There is one basis for the Way. Some have said that it is better
to embrace the mind with sincerity than to embrace sincerity with
the mind, and it is better to enter into man and things with sincerity
than to become a triad with Heaven and Earth with it. That woud mean
two bases. To know that there are not two bases is the way to be genuinely
respectful and to bring peace to the world.

(Wing-Tsit Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, 1963, p. 537)
220) Ch'eng I (1033-1107), Selected Sayings, Section 41:
Question: "Filial piety and brotherly respect are the root of humanity."
Does that mean that Jen can be achieved through filial piety
and brotherly respect? Answer: No. It means that the practice of
humanity begins with filial piety and brotherly respect. Filial piety
and brotherly respect are items in the practice of humanity. It is all
right to say that they are the root of the practice of humanity but not
all right to say that they are the root of humanity itself. For humanity
is nature, while filial piety and brotherly respect are its function.
There are in our nature only humanity, righteousness, propriety, & wisdom.
Where do filial piety & brotherly respect come in? The controlling factor
of humanity is love, and there is no greater love than to love parents.
Hence it is said, "Filial piety and brotherly respect are the root of jen!"
(Wing-Tsit Chan, A Source Book in Chinese Philosophy, 1963, pp. 559-560)
221) Section 41 of Chu Hsi's Chin-ssu lu:
[Ch'eng Hao] Confucius, standing by a stream, said, "It passes
on like this, never ceasing day or night." [Analects 9:16] None
of the Confucianists from the Han dynasty down has understoocd
the meaning of this. It shows that the mind of the Sage is characterized
by "purity which is unceasing." Purity which is unceasing is the
character of Heaven, He who possesses the character of Heaven is
able to practice the kingly way. The important point of all this
lies in being watchful over oneself when alone.
Chu Hsi (1130-1200), Reflections on Things at Hand (Chin-ssu lu)
Chapter IV: Preserving One's Mind & Nourshing One's Nature
translated by Wing-Tsit Chan, Columbia University Press, NY, 1967, p. 140
222) Section 41 of Complete Works of Lu Hsiang-shan (1139-1193):
The theory of the distinction between the Principle of Nature and
Book of Rites people have repeated it. In the "Record of Music" it is
said that "By nature man is tranquil at birth. When influenced by external
things, he begins to be active, which is desire." If all this is good, then
both activity and tranquility are good. Is there any distinction between
the Principle of Nature and human desires in this respect? If it is not good,
then tranquility is also not good. What is there between tranquility & activity?
Cited in Reflections on Things at Hand (Chin-ssu lu)
translated by Wing-Tsit Chan, Columbia University Press, NY, 1967, pp. 586-587
223) Koan 41 of Master Kido's Every End Exposed
Half a Man
Master Meisho went to Master Tan. Tan said, "In learning [Zen],
you have to go to a place even if there is only one man there.
You have to go even if only half a man is there. Meisho said,
"Let us not ask about the place with one man, but what is the
place with half a man?" Tan was silent. But he later sent a young
disciple to ask Meisho. Meisho said, "So you want to know what
half a man is? You too are only playing with mud."
Master Kido
Tan says, "I must bow to thank you."
Master Hakuin
Indeed a great master.
Plain Saying
Even one like me becomes a teacher of men and gods.
NOTE: In his saying, Tan advocates thoroughness in pursuing
"the way." However, his reference to "half a man" (i.e., an imperfect
master) proves that he is taken in by evaluation.
Master Kido (1189-1269), Koan 41,
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. 64
Section 41 of Wang Yang Ming's Instructions for Practical Living:
[The Teacher said] "Calmness is the original substance of the mind.
It is the Principle of Nature. It is the state in which
activity and tranquility are united."

Wang Yang Ming (1472-1529),
Instructions for Practical Living or Ch'uan-hsi lu (1518), I.41
translated by Wing-tsit Chan,
Columbia University Press, NY, 1963, p. 46-47
225) 41st Section of Swedenborg's Worlds in Space (1758):
Some, after seeing the Lord, were conducted forward towards the right;
and as they advanced they said they could see a much brighter and
purer light than ever before, and no greater light could ever be seen.
At the time it was evening here. There were many spirits who said this.
Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), The Worlds in Space, 41
(translated from Latin by John Chadwick, Swedenborg Society, London, 1997, p. 40)
Section 41 of Sage Ninomiya's Evening Talks:
"No Lean Year to Hard-working Farmers"—
Charged with the duty of giving relief to poeple suffering from famine,
I made trips of inspection of villages in several provinces. From what
I personally saw or heard, I found that fields owned and managed by
hard-working farmers yielded fairly good crops even in a lean year,
so that they were not reduced to the verge of starvation. I have a
short verse of my own composition, which runs:
"None knows what great amount of labour was spent,
But the reward is seen in the rich crops reaped in autumn."

A passage in the Confucian Analects [4:4] says that if one truly sets his
heart on benevolence, he is free from wickedness. This is quite true.
By the same logic, it may be said that a farmer who really sets
his heart on his occupation has no lean year and a merchant
who really sets his heart on his business has no depression.
Sontoku Ninomiya (1787-1856),
Sage Ninomiya's Evening Talks, Section 41
translated by Isoh Yamagata,
The Tokuno Kyokai, Tokyo, 1937, pp. 85-86

Sontoku Ninomiya
227) Chapter 41 of Wei Wu Wei's Open Secret (1965) is titled "Rumours—II":
The practice of meditation is represented by the three famous monkeys,
who cover their eyes, ears and mouths so as to avoid the phenomenal world.
The practice of non-meditation is ceasing to be the see-er, hearer or speaker
while eyes, ears and mouths are fulfilling their function in daily life.
    If time is the fourth dimension of space, the temporal
projection of Subject results in an inferential entity as object,
    In order to answer any question about what one is—
mind would have to be divided into subject and object, and
then the answer could not be the true or whole answer.
    The Masters appeared to attack the reality of objects,
but it was the seeing of objects that they were pointing at.
    Such was the case also as regards objective images (objects in mind):
negating them, they sought to arouse a flash of understanding of their
conceptual nature, and recognition of the source of all ideation.
    Noumenally there is no entity to be bound,
    Phenomenally there is no entity to be free.
    There is nothing theoretical about Ch'an: it is immediate, not mediate, understanding.
    The supposed mystery, so incomprehensible, is only due to seeking the truth as an object.
    "I have no mental processes that would be of use, and no Way to follow." — Hui Hai [720-814]
    Practice: Many Buddhists seem to be trying to awaken the dreamed figures instead of
the dreamer of them. When he dreamer awakens the dreamed figures disappears,
for their manifestation is over. That is why there are no 'others', but only dreamed figures.
    It is the dreamer of each dream that must awaken, the dreamer of the identified dream, whose
dream-figures disappear. He is the identified dreamer, not the impersonal dreamer of the total cosmos.
    The enlightened state is the state of non-being and of non-identity.
Wei Wu Wei (1895-1986), Open Secret (1965), pp. 66-67 (Archive, Open Secret)

        Paul Brunton

Notebooks of Paul Brunton
Volume XVI, Paras #41
from various chapters

Volume 16:
Enlightened Mind,
Divine Mind

Larson Publications
Burdett, NY, 1988,
Part 1:
pp. 8, 36, 81, 155, 195;
Part 2:
pp. 7-8, 44, 63
Part 3:
p. 9, 19, 29
Part 4:
pp. 7, 26

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

before my first
meeting with PB
in Montreux

Visit with PB
at his home,
Corseaux sur Vevey
in September 1979

Conversation with PB
"Can a Cow Be Self-Realized?" (10-26-78)
Para #41 from Volume 16, Part 1
of Paul Brunton's Enlightened Mind, Divine Mind
Notebooks: "World-Mind in Individual Mind—
    Only as a result of being liberated from himself, taken out
of himself, can he find the universal being. (1.41)
    When the glimpse experience has been repeated many times
it will come to be looked upon as a natural experience. the state it
induces will seem to be a normal one. The miracle which the beginner
makes of it will seem an unnecessary exaggeration to the matured proficient man. (2.41)
    There was either a longer past or a loftier planet than our own
behind these great masters. (3.41)
    The thought of the burden that the sage has taken on himself may seem
dreadful, but he has his consolations even though they are intangible. He has
found unbroken peace and ultimate truth. He does not ask for more, not even
ecstatic bliss which delights the mystic, but which is necessarily intermittent.
He knows that the whole creation is moving onwards to self-discovery which
means it is moving onwards to find the same things he has found. The process
is slow and painful, but it will surely be successful. 4.41)
    The man who is to be a true mouthpiece of the Overself, whose teaching or
writing or preaching is to be intrinsically valuable for its revelation or inspiration,
must forsake both the animal and the ego in him. (5.41)
Para #41 from Volume 16, Part 2 of Paul Brunton's Notebooks: "World-Idea"—
    The moment we establish a right relation with the Mind behind the Universe,
in that moment we begin to see as ultimately good certain experience which we
formerly thought to be evil, and we begin to see as dreamlike many sufferings
which we formerly saw as real. (1.41)
    To understand that the universal evolution depends upon a two-way interconnected
movement, and that its comprehension requires us to think about it in oppositional
terms, is to be liberated from the narrow, one-sided, incomplete, and intolerant thinking
which is responsible for so many absurdities and miseries in human history. (3.41)
    All animals must reincarnate but men may take to the Quest
and with time stop the process. (4.41)
Para #41 from Volume 16, Part 3 of Paul Brunton's Notebooks: "World-Mind"—
    Try as much as you can, but in the end you will find God is not something imaginable. (1.41)     Reality is everywhere and nowhere. The world is impregnated with it.
Mind and flesh dwell within it. (2.41)
    Why do I reiterate, "All is Opinion"? Because no one was or could have been
present at creation
— hence all theories of creation and of God are guesses
only. Moreover. God is utterly incomprehensible to finite man. (3.41)
Para #41 from Volume 16, Part 4 of Paul Brunton's Notebooks: "The Alone"—
    When Mind concentrates itself into the World-Mind, it establishes a focus.
However vast, it goes out of its own unlimited condition, it passes from the true
Infinite to the pseudo-Infinite. Consequently the World-Mind, being occupied with
its cosmos, cannot be regarded as possessed of the absolute character of Pure Mind...
Nevertheless the World-Mind, through its deputy the Overself, is still for humans
the highest possible goal.(1.41)
    When the last words have been uttered, the final sentences written down; when
the sermons, books, and articles have exhausted all that human intellect and human
intuition can explain, suggest, or hint; when the profoundest mystical experience has
yielded all that it could reveal, there will still remain an awed feeling before the Grand
Mystery that is God, a tremendous humility before Its unknowableness. (2.41)
229) "Superconscious Signposts" is Lesson 41
of Subramuniyaswami's Merging with Siva (1999):
    When your awareness is in superconsciousness, you see
yourself as pure life force flowing through people, through
trees, through everything. I have seen myself, in a certain
state of Samadhi, as pure life force flowing through a jungle,
through trees, through plants, through water, through air.
That is superconsciousness. It is so permanent. It is so real.
Nothing could touch it. Nothing could hurt it. In this state
we see the external world as a dream, and things begin to
look transparent to us. People begin to look transparent.
This is superconsciousness. It is a very beautiful & natural
state to be in... It is a vast, pure, pale bluish white light—
endless inner-space. It is just on the brink of the Absolute.
Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927-2001)
Merging with Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Metaphysics
Himalayan Academy, Kapaa, Hawaii, 1999, pp. 82-84.
230) Koan 41 of Zen Master Seung Sahn— Just Seeing Is Buddha-Nature
If you want to understand the realm of Buddha, keep a mind which is clear like space.
Let all thinking and external desires fall far away. Let your mind go any place,
with no hindrance. Then what is keeping a mind which is clear like space?
If your mind is not clear, listen to the following:
It is enlightenment nature.
Above is the dwelling place of all Buddhas;
Below are the six realms of existence.
One by one, each thing is complete.
One by one, each thing has it.
It and dust interpenetrate.
It is already apparent in all things.
So, without cultivation, you are already complete—
Understand, understand.
Clear, clear.
(Holding the Zen stick) Do you see?
(Hitting with the Zen stick) Do you hear?
Already you see clearly. Already you hear clearly.
Then what are this stick, this sound and your mind?
Are they the same or different?
If you say "same", I will hit you thirty times.
If you say "different", I will also hit you thirty times.
Why? KATZ! 3 x 3 = 9.
  1. How do you keep a mind which is clear like space?
  2. Understand. understand, Clear, clear." What does this mean?
  3. What does "3 x 3 = 9" mean?
In the springtime, many flowers. In the summer, the trees are green.
In the fall, fruit appears. In the winter, it is very cold. In the beginning,
four legs, next two legs; next, three legs; next, no legs. Where do they stay?
Do you understand that? If you don't understand ask the stone girl.
She will have a good answer for you.
Seung Sahn (1927-2004),
The Whole World Is A Single Flower
365 Kong-ans for Everyday Life
Tuttle, Boston, 1992, pp. 34-35

41 in Poetry & Literature
231) Verse 41 of Rubáiyát, of Omar Khayyam (1048-1122):
Why, be this Juice the growth of God, who dare
Blaspheme the twisted tendril as a Snare?
A Blessing, we should use it, should we not?
And if a Curse--why, then, Who set it there?
(translated by Edward Fitzgerald, London, 1st Ed. 1859, 2nd Ed. 1868)
232) Verse 41 of Rumi's Daylight
Form came forth from formlessness and returned there,
for verily unto Him are we returning.
Every instant, we are dying and returning:
the Prophet declared that this world is but a moment.
Our thought is an arrow shot from Him into the air.
How shall it stay in the air?
It comes back to God.
Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273),
Mathnawi, II.1141-3, Rumi Daylight,
(Translated Camille & Kabir Helmminski, 1999, p. 37)
233) Dante's journey in 41st line of Paradiso:
con miglior corso e con migliore stella
esce congiunta, e la mondana cera
più a suo modo tempera e suggella.
joined to a better constellation and
along a better course, and it can temper
and stamp the world's wax more in its own manner.
Paradiso I.40-42 (Allen Mandelbaum translation, 1984)
234) Ghazal 41 of Hafiz
Though the wine is joyous, and the wind, flowers sorts
Harp music and scent of wine, the officer reports.
If you face an adversary and a jug of wine
Choose the wine because, fate cheats and extorts.
Up your ragged, patched sleeves, hide & keep your cup
Like this flask of wine, fate too bleeds and distorts.
With my teary eyes, I cleanse my robe with wine
Self-restraint and piety is what everyone exhorts.
Seek not your joy in the turn of the firmaments
Even my filtered clear red fluid, dregs sports.
This earth and sky is no more than a bleeding sieve
That sifts and sorts kingly crowns and courts.
Hafiz, your poems invaded Fars and Iraqi ports
It is now the turn of Baghdad and Tabrizi forts.
Hafiz (1320-1389), Ghazal 41
translated by Shahriar Shahriari, Los Angeles, CA, 2000
235) Line 41 from the Pearl Poet's Pearl: "There that pearl rolled into the ground"
Quen corne is coruen wyth croke3 kene.
On huyle þer perle hit trendeled doun
Schadowed þis worte3 ful schyre and schene,
Gilofre, gyngure and gromylyoun,;;
When corn is cut with sickles keen,
There that pearl rolled into the ground,
Shadowed with plants both bright and clean,
Wallflower, ginger, gromwell abound
Pearl (c. 1370-1400) Lines 40-43
(Ed. Malcolm Andrew & Ronald Waldron, 1987, p. 59)
(This Pearl translation: by Bill Stanton, another by Vernon Eller)
236) Line 41 from the Pearl Poet's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight:
Arrayed of the Round Table rightful brothers,
With feasting and fellowship and carefree mirth.
There true men contended in tournaments many,
Joined there in jousting these gentle knights,
Then came to the court for carol-dancing,
For the feast was in force full fifteen days,
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (c. 1375-1400) Lines 39-44
Translated by Marie Borroff, Norton, NY, 2010, p. 4 (Part I)
237) Poem 41 of Kabir's 100 Poems of Kabir:
O Sadhu! the simple union is the best.
Since the day I met with my Lord, there
has been no end to the sport of our love.
I shut not my eyes, I close not my ears,
I do not mortify my body;
I see with eyes open and smile.
and behold His beauty everywhere:
I utter His Name, and whatever I see,
it reminds me of Him; whatever I do,
it becomes His worship.
The rising and the setting are one to me;
all contradictions are solved.
Wherever I go, I move round him,
All I achieve is His service:
When I lie down, I lie prostrate at His feet.
He is the only adorable one to me: I have none other.
My tongue has left off impure words,
it sings His glory day and night:
Whether I rise or sit down, I can never forget Him;
for the rhythm of His music beats in my ears.
Kabir says, "My heart is frenzied, and I disclose
in my soul what is hidden. I am immersed in that
one great bliss which transcends all pleasure and pain."

Kabir (1398-1518), 100 Poems of Kabir, Poem XLI
Translated by Rabindranath Tagore,
assisted by Evelyn Underhill,
Macmillan & Co., London, 1915, pp. 48-49
238) "Saga of betrayal as beauty was false to the youth"
in 41st Sonnet of William Shakespeare:
Those pretty wrongs that liberty commits,
When I am sometime absent from thy heart,
Thy beauty, and thy years full well befits,
For still temptation follows where thou art.
Gentle thou art, and therefore to be won,
Beauteous thou art, therefore to be assailed;
And when a woman woos, what woman's son
Will sourly leave her till he have prevailed?
Ay me! but yet thou mightst my seat forbear,
And chide thy beauty and thy straying youth,
Who lead thee in their riot even there
Where thou art forced to break a twofold truth:
    Hers by thy beauty tempting her to thee,
    Thine by thy beauty being false to me.

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

Hungary CB3 William Shakespeare
(issued October 16, 1948)
239) Chapter 41 of Melville's Moby-Dick (1851):
the White Whale had escaped alive; it cannot be much matter of surprise
that some whalemen should go still further in their superstitions; declaring
Moby Dick not only ubiquitous, but immortal (for immortality is but ubiquity
in time); that though groves of spears should be planted in his flanks, he would
still swim away unharmed;,,, That captain was Ahab. And then it was, that
suddenly sweeping his sickle-shaped lower jaw beneath him, Moby Dick had
reaped away Ahab's leg, as a mower a blade of grass in the field... the mad secret
of his unabated rage bolted up and keyed in him, Ahab had purposely sailed upon the
present voyage with the one only & all-engrossing object of hunting the White Whale.

Herman Melville (1819-1891), Moby-Dick, Chapter 41: Moby-Dick or The Whale
240) 41st Poem of Emily Dickinson (1859):
I robbed the Woods—
The trusting Woods.
The unsuspecting Trees
Brought out their Burs abd mosses
My fantasy to please.
I scanned their trinkets curious—
I grasped-- I bore away—
What will the solemn Hemlock—
What will the Oak tree say?

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
(edited by Thomas H. Johnson, 1955), p. 24
241) 41st New Poem of Emily Dickinson:
Life is death we're length at,
death the hinge to life.

Emily Dickinson (Letter 281, 1863)
New Poems of Emily Dickinson
(edited by William H. Shurr, University of North Carolin Press, 1993, p. 23)
242) "Passage to India!" in Line 41 of Walt Whitman's Passage to India (1871):
Passage to India!
Lo soul for thee of tableaus twain,
I see in one the Suez canal initiated, open'd

Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Passage to India Section 3, Lines 41-43
From Leaves of Grass
The "Death-Bed" Edition, Modern Library,
Random House, Inc., New York, 1993, p. 512)
41st Verse in Tagore's Gitanjali:
Where dost thou stand behind them all, my lover, hiding thyself in the shadows?
They push thee and pass thee by on the dusty road, taking thee for naught. I wait
here weary hours spreading my offerings for thee, while passers by come and take
my flowers, one by one, and my basket is nearly empty.

The morning time is past, and the noon. In the shade of evening my eyes are
drowsy with sleep. Men going home glance at me and smile and fill me with
shame. I sit like a beggar maid, drawing my skirt over my face, and when
they ask me, what it is I want, I drop my eyes and answer them not.

Oh, how, indeed, could I tell them that for thee I wait, and that thou
hast promised to come. How could I utter for shame that I keep for my
dowry this poverty. Ah, I hug this pride in the secret of my heart.

I sit on the grass and gaze upon the sky and dream of the sudden splendour
of thy coming— all the lights ablaze, golden pennons flying over thy car,
and they at the roadside standing agape, when they see thee come down from
thy seat to raise me from the dust, and set at thy side this ragged beggar
girl a-tremble with shame and pride, like a creeper in a summer breeze.

But time glides on and still no sound of the wheels of thy chariot. Many a
procession passes by with noise and shouts and glamour of glory. Is it only
thou who wouldst stand in the shadow silent and behind them all? And only
I who would wait and weep and wear out my heart in vain longing?.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
Gitanjali: Song Offerings (1912), Verse 41

Rabindranath Tagore
41st Page of A.E.'s Song and Its Fountains (1932)
The sages who spoke of that retrospective meditation said also that by
following it we could regain memory of past lives. The meditation does
not bring us only to the fountains of beauty or desire or fear in this life.
Wisdom, fear, desire have a remote ancestry, and if the meditation is
intense enough it may recall what tragedy in the past gave birth to
wisdom or fear in this life, what vision of the heavens revealed a
new star by which the mariner might guide the barque of the soul.
A.E. aka George William Russell (1867-1935)
Larson Publications, Burdett, New York, 1991, Ch. 5, p. 41
Photo Source: A.E. (wikipedia.org)
245) 41st Page lines in James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, (9 samples):
these incurable welleslays among those uncarable wellasdays (41.1)
through Sant Iago by his cocklehat, goot Lazar, deliver us!) (41.2)
after a goodnight's rave and rumble and a shinkhams topmorning (41.14)
with his coexes he was not the same man) and his broadawake (41.15)
ears of the subjects of King Saint Finnerty the Festive who, in (41.24)
brick homes of their own and in their flavory fraiseberry beds, (41.25)
Saint Cecily within the liberty of Ceolmore not a thousand or one (41.33)
national leagues, that was, by Griffith's valuation, from the site (41.34)
of the statue of Primewer Glasstone setting a match to the march (41.35)
James Joyce (1882-1941), Finnegans Wake, (1939), p. 41
246) e. e. cummings, 73 Poems (1963)
Poem 41

a round face near the top of the stairs
speaks in his kind sweet big voice:
then a slender face(on the mantelpiece
of a bedroom)begins to croon

more particularly at just
midnight this hearty fellow'll exist
--whereas that delicate creature is most
herself while uttering one

a third face,away in the sky
finally faintly(higher than high
in the rain in the wind in the dark)whispers.
And I and my love are alone

e. e. cummings (1894-1962), 73 Poems (1963), "Poem 41", Liveright, New York, 2003, p. 55

247) Sonnet 41 in Pablo Neruda's 100 Love Sonnets (1960)
Misfortunes of the month of January when indifferent
noon establishes its equation in the sky,
a solid gold like wine in an overflowing glass
fills the earth to its blue limits.

Misfortunes of this time, appearing like tiny grapes
that bunch together in green bitterness,
confused, secret tears of the days,
until the elements divulge their clusters.

Yes, seeds, grief, everything that pulses
terrified, in the crackling light of January,
will ripen, ferment, as the fruit ferments.

The sorrows will be divided: the soul
give a gasp of air, and the dwelling-place
will be left clean, with fresh-made bread on the table.

Pablo Neruda
Nobel Prize 1971
Love Sonnet XLI, 100 Love Sonnets: Cien Sonetos de Amor
Editorial Losada, Buenos Aires, 1960 (trans. A.S. Kline, 1986)
248) Poem 41 in Tomas Tranströmer's Selected Poems 1954-1986 (1987)
(There are 118 poems in this edition; Poem 41 is "Allegro")

After a black day, I play Haydn,
and feel a little warmth in my hands.

The keys are ready. Kind hammers fall.
The sound is spirited, green, and full of silence.

The sound says that freedom exists
and someone pays no tax to Caesar.

I shove my hands in my haydnpockets
and act like a man who is calm about it all.

I raise my haydnflag. The signal is:
"We do not surrender. But want peace."

The music is a house of glass standing on a slope;
rocks are flying, rocks are rolling.

The rocks roll straight through the house
but every pane of glass is still whole.

Tomas Tranströmer: Selected Poems 1954-1986
Edited by Robert Hass (translated by Robert Bly),
Ecco Press, NY, 1986, p. 60

Tomas Tranströmer
Nobel Prize 2011
249) There are 207 poems in Robert Creeley's Selected Poems, 1945-2005 (2008)
Poem #41 is "The Invoice"—
I once wrote a letter as follows:
dear Jim, I would like to borrow
200 dollars from you
to see me through.

I also wrote another: dearest M/
please come.
There is no one
here at all.

I got word today,
viz: hey
sport, how are you making it?
And, why don't you get with it.

Robert Creeley (1926-2005),
Selected Poems, 1945-2005
    University of California Press,
Berkeley, 2008, p. 70

250) There are 284 poems in Robert Bly's Stealing Sugar from the Castle (2013)
Poem #41 is "The Hockey Poem" (4 sections) (for Bill Duffy)"—
1. The Goalie
   The Boston College team has gold helmets, under which the
long black hair of the Roman centurion curls out... And they
begin. How weird the goalies look with their African masks!
The goalie is so lonely anyway, guarding a basket with nothing
in it, his wide lower legs wide as duck's... No matter what gift
he is given, he always rejects it.. He has a number-like 1,
a name like Mrazek, sometimes wobbling on his legs waiting
for the puck, or curling up like a baby in the womb to hold it,
staying a second too long on the ice.
    When the players are at the other end, he begins
sadly sweeping the ice in front of his house; he is the old witch in the woods,
waiting for the children to come home.
Robert Bly (born 12-23-1926)
Stealing Sugar from the Castle: Selected & New Poems 1950-2013
W.W. Norton & Co., New York, pp. 64-67
(2008 Stanford Workshops, Reading)
251) There are 46 poems in Mary Oliver's
Evidence (2009), 41st poem is "Imagine"
I don't care for adjectives, yet the world
    fills me with them.
And even beyond what I see, I imagine more.

Seeing, for example, with understanding,
    or with acceptance and humility and
        without understanding,
into the heart of the bristly, locked-in worm
    just as it's becoming what we call the luna,
        that green tissue-winged, strange, graceful,
            fluttering thing.

Will death allow such transportation of the eye?
    Will we see then into the breaking open
        of the kernel of corn,
the sprout plunging upward through damp clod
    and into the sun?

Well, we will all find out, each of us.
    And what would we be, beyond the yardstick,
beyond supper and dollars,
    if we were not filled with such wondering?

Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver (born 9-10-1935),
    Evidence (New & Selected Poems),
    Beacon Press, Boston, 2009, p. 63
252) There are 229 poems in Kay Ryan's
The Best of It (2010), 41st poem
"Your husband is very lucky," observed Smithers,
"to have ornithology to fall back upon when fishing fails."
— Cyril Hare, Death Is No Sportsman

When fishing fails, when no bait avails,
and nothing speaks in liquid hints
of where the fishes went for weeks,
and dimpled ponds and silver creeks
go flat and tarnish, it's nice if
you can finish up your sandwich,
pack your thermos, and ford
this small hiatus towards
a second mild and absorbing purpose.

Kay Ryan,
US Poet Laureate
Kay Ryan (born 9-21-1945),
    The Best of It (New & Selected Poems),
    Grove Press, NY, 2010, p. 50
    from Flamingo Watching (1994)
    (2010 Stanford Workshops)
In James Richardson's By the Numbers (2010)
the poem "Vectors 3.0: Even More Aphroisms
and Ten-Second Essays" has 170 aphroisms.
Aphroism 41

Everything is about politics. No wait:
everything is about sex. Money, art, God, self, work.

James Richardson (born 1-1-1950),
    By the Numbers
    Copper Canyon Press,
    Port Townsend, WA, 2010, p. 35

James Richardson
There are 173 poems in Jane Hirshfield's
Women in Praise of the Sacred (1994)
(43 Centuries of Spiritual Poetry by Women)
41st poem is by Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179),
"Song to the Creator"
from The Circling Wheel
You, all-accomplishing
Word of the Father,
are the light of primordial
daybreak over the spheres.
You, the foreknowing
mind of divinity,
foresaw all your works
as you willed them,
your prescience hidden
in the heart of your power,
your power like a wheel around the world,
whose circling never began
and never slides to an end.
(translated by Barbara Newman)

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. 56
255) Numerology: words whose letters add up to 41

FOURTEEN = 6 + 6 + 3 + 9 + 2 + 5 + 5 + 5 = 41

HEXAGRAM = 8 + 5 + 6 + 1 + 7 + 9 + 1 + 4 = 41 (I Ching)

KUNDALINI = 2 + 3 + 5 + 4 + 1 + 3 + 9 + 5 + 9 = 41

PRUDENCE = 7 + 9 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 5 + 3 + 5 = 41

PYRAMID = 7 + 7 + 9 + 1 + 4 + 9 + 4 = 41 (geometry)

TRIANGLE = 2 + 9 + 9 + 1 + 5 + 7 + 3 + 5 = 41

UNIVERSE = 3 + 5 + 9 + 4 + 5 + 9 + 1 + 5 = 41

MYSTIC KNOT = (4 + 7 + 1 + 2 + 9 + 3) + (2 + 5 + 6 + 2) = 26 + 15 = 41

STAR LOVERS = (1 + 2 + 1 + 9) + (3 + 6 + 4 + 5 + 9 + 1) = 13 + 28 = 41

SUN PILLAR = (1 + 3 + 5) + (7 + 9 + 3 + 3 + 1 + 9) = 9 + 32 = 41 (light pillar)

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