What is the good news that the riders brought from Ghent to Aix in this poem ("How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix")
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If the poem does describe "a purely imaginary incident," then I'm glad he chose to give it such a happy title.
He didn't call it HOW THEY BROUGHT THE BAD NEWS...
or HOW THE BROUGHT THE BLACK DEATH...
For bad news, they wouldn't have needed to ride so fast. I always thought it was news of a battle, myself.
or perhaps the winning lotto numbers........