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Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 04:39:29 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mark Millman 
Subject: Re: (urth) PEACE: Smart

On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Roy C. Lackey wrote:

> You meant, it was Smart who bought the
> Dresden figure for Olivia. I didn't
> know that no one had found the hand
> reference in Ludwig's bio. Strange.
> Maybe it has something to do with one
> of Smart's shoulders being "noticeably
> larger than the other". In depictions
> of Napoleon, is the shoulder corres-
> ponding to the hand in his waistcoat
> elevated higher than the other, making
> it look bigger? Anyone know?
> -Roy

Regrettably, I don't know about the size of
Napoleon's shoulders; I certainly don't re-
call anything unusual from the pictures I've
seen, but that doesn't mean much.

What struck me when you mentioned this is
the fact that contemporary descriptions of
Richard III describe him as having one
shoulder that was higher than the other
(the source for Shakespeare's propagandist-
ically exaggerated "Crookback Dick"), and
his portraits confirm this.  I don't recall
whether he was of unusually short stature,
but he certainly stood in the shadow of his
elder brother, Edward IV, during Edward's

Mark Millman


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