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Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 21 15:20:16 UTC 2008

At 9:47 PM -0500 1/16/08, Wilson Gray wrote:
>  Re:"Needs must when the devil drives."

Still alive and well at least in England.  Just came across one (with
the above form) in Ruth Rendell's 2007 novel _The Water's Lovely_.
It's a lot like "Necessity is the mother of invention", except that
as far as I know there has never been a rock group named "The Devil


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