Fwd: one-handed quote search

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Thu Aug 18 22:35:37 UTC 2005

> >><<... que j'avais plus de trente  ans
> >>avant que j'eusse jeté les yeux sur aucun de ces dangereux livres  qu'une
> >>belle dame de par le monde trouve incommodes, en ce qu'on ne  peut les lire
> >>que d'une main.>>
> >
> >Translation of  that last part (from Google Print):
> >
> ><<... that I was more than thirty years old before I so  much as glanced at
> >one of those dangerous books which one lovely woman of  the world finds
> >inconvenient, so she says, because they can only be read  with one hand.>>
>A good horrible example of what happens when you trust a machine  translation.

This is not a machine translation AFAIK. This is quoted from Rousseau's
"Confessions" as published in English translation by Oxford U. Press in
2000. The translator was Angela Scholar, according to the publisher.

-- Doug Wilson

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