Eli

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eli

From Bizarre and vulgar illustrations from illuminated medieval manuscripts.

Phrase of the day (not, I should hasten to add, one that has any relation to the noble lagomorph) arrant gasconading from Houseman. From which comes “insult of the day” (or perhaps “motto of the day”):

…his mind had keenness without force, and was not a trenchant instrument. His corrections, deft as they are, touch only the surface of the text; his precise and lucid explanations are seldom explanations of difficulties, but only dispel perverse misunderstandings of things which hardly any one but Scaliger can ever have misunderstood. When a real obscurity had baffled Scaliger, it baffled Huet…

Comments

  1. #1 Sou
    2013/11/03

    If my history teachers had peppered their classes with things like that I might have enjoyed the lessons :)

  2. #2 Eli Rabett
    http://rabett.blogspot.com
    2013/11/03

    Hey, give back Eli’s mole whacker!:)

  3. #3 Chris Reynolds
    http://dosbat.blogspot.co.uk/
    2013/11/04

    Love it. :)

  4. #4 willard
    2013/11/05

    Notable.