... talking of bad habits, one of my worst moments was when I decided to
re-write Middleton as, "a woman steeped in blood, and prate of modesty."
Admittedly, this introjects a degree of imagery and rhythmic swing that's
not there in the original -- but that's the entire point of inter alia _The
Checkov before Pinter.
Makes you profoundly to wonder, but.
R. Bentley swinging hooks