Monday, February 19, 2007

Journeys End in Vergers Meeting?

The exceedingly glad tidings have reached us that the redoubtable Brother Causticus and his party are safe and sound! I cannot express the joy that this news has given me, except to quote:
"O wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful wonderful! and yet again
wonderful, and after that, out of all whooping!"
(Shakespeare, As You Like It, III ii 201-202)
He shall have adventures to tell...*

*According to the American Heritage Book of English Usage, 1.56, using shall with a subject in the second or third person expresses "determination, promise, obligation, or permission, depending on the context."

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