Can one ever overcome a bad reputation?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Nov 25 01:22:17 UTC 2010

In 1675 John Allyn advised Fitz-John Winthrop, "beware of haveing any
linguist in your company".

(In passing, he didn't mean at the dinner table or tavern.)


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