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to mend the matter

629     Medium
630     We see it through a different) medium

634     Medley of
635     A) medley of all sorts

697     Membranes
714     Memories

766     Mends
770     By way of) mending the matter,

688     He melted into tears
719     No) men can be spared

ex Class 59, John Macdonald, A Naval, Military and Political Telegraphic Dictionary, Numerically Arranged on a Very Comprehensive Scale. (Whitehall, 1817)   *

upon catching most of a PBS program on — and showing the complete — Mark Morris staging of the Handel oratorio L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato. Columns, rows, permutations of dancers together brought Macdonald’s Dictionary — his “Treatise Explanatory” — to mind, and led to a search for “melancholy,” and the single page from which the above is derived.

28 March 2015

mendings; melancholy; tears; telegraphic codes; such mixture was not held a stain
John Macdonald (1817)