The codification of spelling was extremely useful. And even in their time it
was not just entirely individual.
Yes, both were often misogynists, but so was Eliot in many things he
wrote. I can distinguish between brilliant writing and content with which I
Joke!!!!!!!! Sardonic remark!!!!!!! Spelling is a useful development!!!!!!!
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Subject: Old words
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In a message dated 10/30/02 2:14:16 PM Pacific Standard Time,
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> Milton and Pope had many deficiencies: this is only one
Now, as spelling (at least in English) didn't really exist as a rule in
their time, I can hardly see how it can be called a deficiency. As to
their others, unless it is some decry of mysogyny, I don't see what you
mean by "many deficiencies." If I could write half as well as either of
them, I'd be published already.