Pascal’s Poem, or Erasure with a Twist

So I just had this great idea for a crazy random erasure poem. I’ll go through the first page of Pride and Prejudice (as printed in my particular copy) and take the words indicated in each line by Pascal’s triangle! In the first row, the first word. In the second row, the first and second word, in the third row, the first, third and fourth word, etc. Lets see what we get.


of a

However known the

his a truth is

minds families the some one

My his Netherfield had returned she

told Bennet his why young the north.


was so

that is to

servants be house by.

What Bingley Oh! to be

four year how his be so

you thinking nonsense, them occasion girls may.

Excellent. Nonsense. Just what is needed for a Friday night.


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