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Drink and Ink

Post by Steve Whatley » Sun 25 Jan, 2009 16:39:54

I was just glancing at Drink and Ink, page 119, and did a mental double-take which, at the risk of sounding unkind to our hero, I thought I'd share with you.

DW writes about Frank C. Pape's illustrations for 'Old Rowley';

"One depicts the famous duel in which the Duke of Buckingham killed the Earl of Shrewsbury. Buckingham was the Countess's lover and during the encounter she held his horse."

Does DW mean that she held his horse during the duel, or while the Duke was making love to her?

Sorry - perhaps it's just my strange sense of humour.

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Post by Nick » Sun 25 Jan, 2009 20:14:22

The mind boggles! Wonder if the horse was wearing blinders! Drink and ink! Make that Drink and Wink, or possibly if the encounter was physically taxing Drink and Blink, (or you'll miss it!) Oh Lord you've got me started now.......

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Post by Steve Whatley » Sat 7 Feb, 2009 13:17:13

Dare we ask Charles whether there's any mention of who held the horses during the more intimate encounters in 'The Lusty Youth of Roger Brook'???

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