[lit-ideas] Re: Newt

  • From: Judith Evans <judithevans001@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 15:24:31 +0000 (GMT)

I looked up Gussie Finknottle, only to find Boris and Ken Newt-fancier 
Livingstone had both been compared to him... 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/mar/30/boris.livingstone

Happy Burns Day

Judy Evans, Cardiff

--- On Wed, 25/1/12, David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [lit-ideas] Re: Newt
> To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Wednesday, 25 January, 2012, 14:44
> 
> On Jan 25, 2012, at 3:11 AM, Judith Evans wrote:
> 
> > "Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
> > Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
> > Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
> > Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing,--
> > For a charm of powerful trouble,
> > Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."
> > 
> > Also, Ken Livingstone is a well-known Newt fancier
> > 
> > It is distracting. At least Mittens only evokes
> mittens...
> > 
> 
> Forget not Gussie Finknottle, who is rumored to be a
> shoe-in for Vice President, or would be if he weren't
> English.
> 
> Happy Rabbie to us all (Jan 25...wee sleekit cow rings in,
> what time d'ya call this ya timorous beast...)
> 
> David Ritchie,
> the Wodehouse Centre
> 
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