From: David Boyd <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Saturday, September 8, 2012 11:00 AM
Subject: Re: The Waste Land: text & contexts

Furthermore (same source)
DEARLY beloved brethren, the Scripture moveth us, in sundry places, to acknowledge and confess our manifold sins and wickedness.......
(I was privileged to be able to attend a lecture last evening, , locally, given by one of British Airways former Concorde Captain pilots; and had to stifle my sense of 'humour' when it came to question time at the end, when I was tempted to ask whether the very great success of Concorde was the result of the project having enjoyed prescient Divine Blessing - as in same Book of Common Prayer:-
O God, who art the author of peace and lover of Concorde.........)

Cf eg the Prayer of Humble Access from The Book of Common Prayer:-
We do not presume to come to this thy Table, O merciful Lord, trusting in our own righteousness, but in thy manifold and great mercies. We are not worthy so much as to gather up the crumbs under thy Table.......
Manifold, at least in UK English is still used to describe a multiple supply or receiving device - thus an exhaust manifold, collecting the exhaust gases from each cylinder of an automobile engine, or a h

On 8 September 2012 14:07, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
The Waste Land: text & contexts

I think we are in rats’ alley
Where the dead men lost their bones. 


Two quotations at Word of the Day for Saturday, September 8, 2012: manifold \MAN-uh-fohld\, adjective

"The possible moves being not only manifold, but involute, the chances of such oversights are multiplied; and in nine cases out of ten, it is the more concentrative rather than the more acute player who conquers." -- Edgar Allen Poe, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe 

"Whatever his arrangements are, however, they are always a pattern of neatness; and every one of the manifold articles connected with his manifold occupations is to be found in its own particular place." -- Charles Dickens, Master Humphrey's Clock 

'Manifold' comes from the Old English word monigfald meaning "varied in appearance." The English suffix -fold originally meant "of so many parts."


The manifold resonances!