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    Christopher Marlowe


    Correct but only half complete - I asked what famous quote comes next!



    "Thou hast committed ..."

    "Fornication - but....

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    name='GRAEME']Correct but only half complete - I asked what famous quote comes next!




    The other Dante......Alighieri ??

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    name='GRAEME']Correct but only half complete - I asked what famous quote comes next!


    But that was in another country/and besides, the wench is dead."

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    name='ldvaux']But that was in another country/and besides, the wench is dead."


    I love that line!

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    In French, but with lot of clues...





    L'histoire de l'attach� naval



    Le Grill est le club le plus ferm� du monde. Y �tre admis procure au nouveau membre un aussi grand honneur que s'il recevait la Jarreti�re ou �tait caricatur� dans
    Vanity Fair.

    Ceux qui appartiennent au Grill Club ne font jamais allusion � ce fait. S'il vous arrivait de demander � l'un d'eux quels clubs il fr�quente, il vous les �num�rerait tous � l'exception de celui-l�, par crainte de para�tre vaniteux.

    Le Grill Club remonte au temps o� le th��tre de Shakespeare s'�levait sur les lieux o� se trouvent actuellement les bureaux du Times. Il poss�de un gril en or offert par Charles II, ainsi que le manuscrit de
    Tom et Jerry � Londres, l�gu� par Pierce Egan lui-m�me. Quand ses membres r�digent leur correspondance au club, ils se servent encore de sable pour s�cher l'encre.

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    name='moonfleet']In French, but with lot of clues...





    L'histoire de l'attach� naval



    Le Grill est le club le plus ferm� du monde. Y �tre admis procure au nouveau membre un aussi grand honneur que s'il recevait la Jarreti�re ou �tait caricatur� dans
    Vanity Fair.

    Ceux qui appartiennent au Grill Club ne font jamais allusion � ce fait. S'il vous arrivait de demander � l'un d'eux quels clubs il fr�quente, il vous les �num�rerait tous � l'exception de celui-l�, par crainte de para�tre vaniteux.

    Le Grill Club remonte au temps o� le th��tre de Shakespeare s'�levait sur les lieux o� se trouvent actuellement les bureaux du Times. Il poss�de un gril en or offert par Charles II, ainsi que le manuscrit de
    Tom et Jerry � Londres, l�gu� par Pierce Egan lui-m�me. Quand ses membres r�digent leur correspondance au club, ils se servent encore de sable pour s�cher l'encre.


    The first rule of Grill Club is: you do not talk about Grill Club



    In the Fog

    By Richard Harding Davis



    The reference to "Tom and Jerry" isn't the cartoon cat & mouse but to "Life in London, or The Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom" by Pierce Egan



    Steve

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    name='Steve Crook']The first rule of Grill Club is: you do not talk about Grill Club



    In the Fog

    By Richard Harding Davis



    The reference to "Tom and Jerry" isn't the cartoon cat & mouse but to "Life in London, or The Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn Esq. and his Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom" by Pierce Egan



    Steve


    Well, Steve, I must say I'm amazed!!!



    Do you mind giving me the original english version back ??.....I just want to read it...or just the last phrase ...



    Moon.

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    name='moonfleet']Well, Steve, I must say I'm amazed!!!



    Do you mind giving me the original english version back ??.....I just want to read it...or just the last phrase ...



    Moon.


    From Project Gutenberg

    Read it online or download it



    In the Fog

    By Richard Harding Davis



    The Grill is the club most difficult of access in the world. To be

    placed on its rolls distinguishes the new member as greatly as though

    he had received a vacant Garter or had been caricatured in "Vanity

    Fair."



    Men who belong to the Grill Club never mention that fact. If you were

    to ask one of them which clubs he frequents, he will name all save

    that particular one. He is afraid if he told you he belonged to the

    Grill, that it would sound like boasting.



    The Grill Club dates back to the days when Shakespeare's Theatre stood

    on the present site of the "Times" office. It has a golden Grill which

    Charles the Second presented to the Club, and the original manuscript

    of "Tom and Jerry in London," which was bequeathed to it by Pierce

    Egan himself. The members, when they write letters at the Club, still

    use sand to blot the ink.



    Steve

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    name='Steve Crook']From Project Gutenberg

    Read it online or download it



    In the Fog

    By Richard Harding Davis



    The Grill is the club most difficult of access in the world. To be

    placed on its rolls distinguishes the new member as greatly as though

    he had received a vacant Garter or had been caricatured in "Vanity

    Fair."



    Men who belong to the Grill Club never mention that fact. If you were

    to ask one of them which clubs he frequents, he will name all save

    that particular one. He is afraid if he told you he belonged to the

    Grill, that it would sound like boasting.



    The Grill Club dates back to the days when Shakespeare's Theatre stood

    on the present site of the "Times" office. It has a golden Grill which

    Charles the Second presented to the Club, and the original manuscript

    of "Tom and Jerry in London," which was bequeathed to it by Pierce

    Egan himself. The members, when they write letters at the Club, still

    use sand to blot the ink.



    Steve




    It's nice of you, thanks Steve



    Moon.

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    name='Steve Crook']From Project Gutenberg

    Read it online or download it



    In the Fog

    By Richard Harding Davis



    The members, when they write letters at the Club, still

    use sand to blot the ink.



    Steve


    What a wicked waste. We used sand on the floor to keep the fleas at bay down these parts.

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    name='thatllbetheday']What a wicked waste. We used sand on the floor to keep the fleas at bay down these parts.
    In The Fog(suite)



    I love the idea ..... with Navy Blue ink, of course.





    Moon.

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    Let's restart the cryptic clues - this is a novel:



    The viscous fluid really knows a lot




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    name='GRAEME']Let's restart the cryptic clues - this is a novel:



    The viscous fluid really knows a lot





    Wise Blood ??

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    name='moonfleet']Wise Blood ??


    Indeed, the great Flannery O'Connor.

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    [John Huston is great, bis repetitae ]



    ...And Brad Dourif was giant in the part of Hazel Motes !!!



    Try this (hum) one now:



    Nor you are mythical

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    name='moonfleet'][John Huston is great, bis repetitae ]



    ...And Brad Dourif was giant in the part of Hazel Motes !!!



    Try this (hum) one now:



    Nor you are mythical


    I am Legend?

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    name='GRAEME']I am Legend?




    Graeme...Richard Matheson's of course

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    name='moonfleet'] Graeme...Richard Matheson's of course


    Thanks, Moon! A fine book, and I don't usually like horror novels as opposed to horror movie which I love!). No really definitive film version yet after three attempts - I still think Vincent Price's The Last Man on Earth is the best, although he was rather miscast.



    Here's a new one:



    The still beating dead centre of the solid material (a novel)

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    name='GRAEME']Thnaks, Moon! A fine book, and I don't usually like horror novels. No really definitive film version yet after three attempts - I still think Vincent Price's The Last Man on Earth is the best, although he was rather miscast.



    Here's a new one:



    The still beating dead centre of the solid material (a novel)


    'the heart of the matter' by graham greene

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    name='jaycad']'the heart of the matter' by graham greene


    That was quick! One of my very favourite Greenes.

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