[Ads-l] Adage: There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 25 05:31:53 UTC 2015

On Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 1:11 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole <
adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> quoted:

> Great thanks to Philip Cherny whose inquiry led QI to formulate this
> question and perform this exploration. Many thanks to Wilson Gray and
> Laurence Horn for help in translating the 1767 citation.

QI is very welcome! That's very nice of them, given the triviality of my

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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