[Ads-l] Japanese (?) proverb

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 27 00:48:13 EDT 2018


I should hope not! What kind of structure is "another of an hour"?

Mark


On Sun, Aug 26, 2018, 9:00 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> From Peter Quennell's 1962 translation of Henry de Montherlant's 1922
> novel, _The Dream_ (p.85):
>
> "Remembering the Japanese proverb: 'Victory belongs to him who can hold
> out another of an hour.'"
>
> The sentiment sounds vaguely familiar, but I don't see this formulation on
> the Net.
>
> JL
>
>

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