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You had me until the doth

He that uses many words for explaining any subject, doth, like the cuttlefish, hide himself for the most part in his own ink.
-John Ray, naturalist (1627-1705)

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lordxyyndragon
Feb. 8th, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
I love this one

"doth, like the cuttlefish" is a great phrase that is far too underused among 17th century naturalists
memeslayer
Feb. 8th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
Often a problem for me. :-p
quilynn
Feb. 8th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
How timely.
huh. He broke up a verb phrase.

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Cool.
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