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Saturday, June 29, 2002

The Very Pink Of Courtesy

ROMEO Pardon, good Mercutio, my business was great; and in such a case as mine a man may strain courtesy. MERCUTIO That's as much as to say, such a case as yours constrains a man to bow in the hams. ROMEO Meaning, to court'sy. MERCUTIO Thou hast most kindly hit it. ROMEO A most courteous exposition. MERCUTIO Nay, I am the very pink of courtesy. ROMEO Pink for flower. MERCUTIO Right. ROMEO Why, then is my pump well flowered. (II, iv)
Shelley's post about courtesy has insight, wit, intelligence and generosity - unsurprising, since those are frequent hallmarks of her writing and conduct. For all the wisdom and help she has shared (truly a burning torch in the wilderness), enormous thanks. Her posts from today are equally informative, and I understand one of the comment threads has nearly shut down DIA...

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