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Honey-Moon Quote
Posted by: marian222 (86.172.176.---)
Date: May 08, 2010 01:20AM

Can anyone help with this - found in Poldark novel ( The Miller's Dance by Winston Graham p 326) -

And now their honey-moon that late was clear
Doth pale, obscure and tenebrous appear
And thrusting forth her hornes, did plaine bewray,
That some are Cuckolds on their wedding day.

I thought 'tenebrous' would make it easy to find, as it's such an unusual word - but Google and my Quotations Dictionaries have failed me.

First 2 lines were in Poldark novel, next pair added on 8 June 2010, when kindly supplied by Nigel Rees.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/08/2010 01:57PM by marian222.


Re: Honey-Moon Quote
Posted by: misterF (91.111.99.---)
Date: May 18, 2010 03:27AM

Hi Marian

I've found a reference in the OED to this as first appearing in Breton Cornucopia 1612 - but I don't have any of Breton's work to check it out I'm afraid.

Hope you are well.

Stephen


Re: Honey-Moon Quote
Posted by: marian222 (86.172.176.---)
Date: May 18, 2010 12:02PM

Thanks Stephen - it's a start - I'll try the library! I'm fine - hope you are too. Still living in rented accommodation in Nuneaton with a house we can't sell in Yorkshire, but about to rent it out and buy a house here - seems to take for ever. Can't wait to get all my furniture in one place (the rented house is very small compared to the one we lived in) and a proper garden again.

It's a pity poor old e-mule Lost Quotes and General Forums seem to be so little used these days - I pop in now and again, but not many messages appear. I expect it's all the probems with accessing it etc, everyone has gone somewhere else - I wonder where? Does the Homework forum do any better, do you know? - it's not one I've ever visited much.


Re: Honey-Moon Quote
Posted by: misterF (91.111.99.---)
Date: May 18, 2010 06:46PM

Looks to me like all of the forums are pretty much defunct now, with just the odd visitor.
The exception is the spammers. They have spoilt it, put people off: and the owners of emule are not interested in reinstating the monitors who used to drive spammers away by deleting their stuff.
Sign of the times, and very sad.


Re: Honey-Moon Quote
Posted by: marian222 (86.172.176.---)
Date: June 08, 2010 01:55PM

I have 2 more lines, below, and the prospect of more...

And thrusting forth her hornes, did plaine bewray,
That some are Cuckolds on their wedding day.

Will try to edit these into the original quote.


Re: Honey-Moon Quote
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Date: May 09, 2011 05:02AM

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