[ilds] Atkinson and Durrell

william godshalk godshawl at email.uc.edu
Sun Jun 3 09:05:21 PDT 2007


Yes, gentle folks, "as it were" is the giveaway. Durrell wrote that one.

Bill

At 09:36 AM 6/3/2007, you wrote:
>I thought the same thing for the same reason, though I would not bet a
>pfennig on it.
>
>:Michael
>
>
>On Sunday, June 3, 2007, at 08:23  am, Durrell School of Corfu wrote:
>
> > Without looking at the texts, I would, with absolute certainty, wager
> > serious money that LD wrote the second one - the 'as it were' is a
> > giveaway.
> > RP
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "william godshalk" <godshawl at email.uc.edu>
> > To: <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
> > Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2007 10:44 PM
> > Subject: Re: [ilds] Atkinson and Durrell
> >
> >
> >> "The procession is led by many devotees in blue cassocks, bearing,
> >> for their saint, very beautiful old gilt Venetian lanterns on long
> >> poles, enormous banners of crimson, gold-edged and tasselled, and
> >> rows of huge candles, crowned with gold and wreathed with gay ribbon
> >> streamers, each candle in its leather baldric making a strong man's
> >> burden with frequent changes."
> >>
> >> "The procession is led by the religious novices clad in blue cassocks
> >> and carrying Venetian lanterns on long poles; they are followed by
> >> banners, heavy and tasselled, and rows of candles crowned with gold
> >> and trailing streamers. These huge pieces of wax are carried in a
> >> leather baldric -- slung, as it were at the hip."
> >>
> >> Okay, which one was written by Durrell?
> >>
> >> Bill
>
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