Tuesday, November 13, 2007

What Gilbert Wrote Was . . .

. . . When the Foeman Bears [sic] His Steel. Oops. And for years, I've been construing that line (not having really looked at the libretto since high school) to mean, "When the foeman draws his blade from its sheath." Whereas Gilbert, apparently, was thinking of bearing arms. Well, that's just one more reason for my intense hatred of All Things Gilbertian.

Must go fix the website now.


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