Peter Montgomery wrote: > > Thanks for the spirited and very informative reply, Carrol. > I learned a lot from it. The fact remains, however, that > Eliot thought what he thought, Yes. In fact I had intended to mention that, though leave further comment on it for later. "X thought what X thought" is, in fact, a tautology, not affected directly by whether that thought was correct or incorrect. Carrol Note: I have a colonoscopy at 9a.m. tomorrow, and all I'm going to be doing all night long (until I leave for the hospital at 8am) is drinking clear fluids and shitting (with occasional naps perhaps). I can't read because I can't see the texts, so in between shitting & slurping I've only this machine in front of me plus palying solitaire to keep me entertained. Hence my reply at 2am cdt.