[ExI] Tenser, said the Tensor
lcorbin at rawbw.com
Wed Mar 25 05:41:15 UTC 2009
>> Quite right. But maybe I'm missing something. Shouldn't
>> that be past tense? I.e., "the wise men... *were* young
>> punks offering mostly uniformed guesses"?
> No, because that is what they now represent to us. You can quite
> properly say, "In HAMLET, Shakespeare offers a ripping good tale of
> blood and mayhem to offset his boring poetry," even though the old guy's
> been gone these many years.
Tension, apprehension, and dissension have begun all right, but
oh well, not about this, I suppose. Thanks for the explanation.
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