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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...

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

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

By Eli Rabett (not verified) on 03 Nov 2013 #permalink

Love it. :)

By Chris Reynolds (not verified) on 04 Nov 2013 #permalink