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From: matthew.malthouse@guardian.co.uk
Subject: Re: (urth) Re: Digest urth.v028.n198
Date: Mon, 8 May 2000 12:37:32 +0100

On 05/04/2000 04:07:37 AM Alice Turner wrote:

>From the Kind and Helpful Ratso (what a paradox!)!
>> "I came upon a Persian parable called _The Parliament of the Birds_,
>>which supplied me with a plot remarkably -- uncannily -- suited to what
>>I had altready thought up.
>For heavens's sake! Chaucer wrote "The Parliament of Foules" (Fowls)
>which I read in somewhat cribbed Middle English back when I was an
>English major in college, but I don't remember (a) it (though if I had
>the energy I could leap from my seat and consult my old textbook); or
>(b) that there was a Persian original. Where would Chaucer have got it

Aescelus? (pardon my spellin')


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