in my stead

Pafra & Scott Catledge scplc at GS.VERIO.NET
Thu Aug 12 11:21:53 UTC 1999

Thanks--I'd never seen the comparative degree of "lief."
----- Original Message -----
From: Bernard W. Kane <bkane at TIGGER.JVNC.NET>
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 10:50 PM
Subject: in my stead

> Recent posting to the List quoted obsolescent usage "in my stead."
> me and maybe some other List members of old, old recording by Lawrence
> Tibbett (RCA Victor?) of number from The King's Henchman, libretto by Edna
> St. Vincent Millay, music by Deems Taylor? one chorus of which goes
> Oh, Caesar, great wert thou
> And Julius was thy name,
> But I would not stand in thy stead,
> For I'd liever be quick than dead.
> Bernie Kane
> word finder

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