Friday, July 24, 2009

An Affection of the Throat

In The New York Times, April 25, 1901.

6 comments:

SubtleKnife said...

Smart of the doctor to send him to Holland if he didn't want him speaking the language.

Is there something significant about Holland in 1901 that I'm missing here?

Father Tony of the Farmboyz said...

Dear SubtleK,
You're not missing anything. I just love the wording, the grammar, the style, the fun and the medicine of this report.

kitchenbeard said...

Perhaps there he could find a woman who would not be ruined by the subtle slipping of a dress strap.

SubtleKnife said...

Thanks, Father T.

I did in fact understand that much - but then I started to think...

Father Tony of the Farmboyz said...

Ah, SubtleK, a perilous adventure is the thinking. We're lucky to have have made it back to the Shire, any of us who've done it.

SubtleKnife said...

Are you maligning my feet?