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The Drowned and the Saved: When War Came to the Hebrides
"A proverb, of which it is enough here to say, that it was a proverb in the days of Chaucer, is used by Spenser, F. Q. II. 8. 14 (''Yet gold all is not that doth golden seem''), and by Shakespeare in the casket-scene in the Merchant of Venice.
''The last stanza ends in a pointed sentence of no relation to the purpose; if what glistered had been gold, the cat would not have gone into the water; and if she had, would not less have been drowned.'' Johnson. The logic is irresistible, but so was the temptation to defy it.
Walpole, Aug. 27, 1783, thought all his gold-fish were stolen. Next morning however he writes ''In the mud of the troubled water I have found all my gold, as Dunning and Barre did last year [when they got pensions] and have taken out fifteen young fish for Lady Aylesbury and reserved them as an offering worthy of Amphitrite, in the cat's vase amidst 'the azure flowers that blow'.'' "
"Law & Order" The Drowned and the Saved (TV Episode ..
About to tell all this, Mercury saw that every eye had succumbed and their light was lost in sleep. Quickly he stops speaking and deepens their rest, caressing those drowsy eyes with touches of his magic wand. Then straightaway he strikes the nodding head, where it joins the neck, with his curved sword, and sends it bloody down the rocks, staining the steep cliff. , you are overthrown, the light of your many eyes is extinguished, and one dark sleeps under so many eyelids.