455 – chapters 77-78 – The Count of Monte Cristo
455 – Swangry!
- a Guzla (Gusle) is like a lute. Listen here.
- “How was it that Dionysius the Tyrant became a schoolmaster?
REALLY it was Denys the Younger who was (a tyrant and) expelled from Syracuse in 343BC
OR even MORE REALLY it was Dionysius the Younger or Dionysius II (ibid)
But Maier wrote a legend about Dionysius II in his book Atalanta Fugiens (1617), where he was shipwrecked at Corinth and?although he lived poorly?he became a teacher. (Um… Yeah…that’s supposed to mean poor-but-happy-because-teaching, I think).
- Pythoness is a female soothsayer or prophetess
- Proverbs 19:17?`He who giveth to the poor lendeth to the Lord.
New International Bible: 17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.
King James: 17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again
- Kiosk – A small open gazebo or pavilion. – in BUSS Translation “Pavilion”
- To muffle oars – bandage the parts that fit into the oarlocks
- Calumny – n. The utterance of maliciously false statements; slander.
- James Comey and the Predator in Chief NYT Article
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I think Haydee knows who Albert is. Wasn’t there that scene at the opera where Monte Cristo pointed him out to her and said so, and she was so affected they had to leave?
Oh you are SO RIGHT! I remembered that they hadn’t spoken, but forgot that Monte Cristo pointed him out to HER! YES!
Did anyone else notice that when Beauchamp asks for three weeks to investigate the story further, he says that’s 24 days? Did they go by a different calendar back then?
I wonder if that was like a “bakers dozen” or an accepted unit of time (like a fortnight). Or, you know, it could be Dumas writing too fast. ?