"man or beast"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 30 20:03:34 UTC 2013

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 11:07 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:

> "Man or beast" with the latter as "girlfriend" must be the same error
> as "music hath charms to soothe the savage beast".

"The *same error*" in what sense of "error"? The collocation is, in fact,
"man or *breast*"?!

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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