Date: Sat, 2 Aug 1997 15:24:13 -0400

From: Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALE.EDU

Subject: Re: dumb question, I'm really sorry

On Sat, 2 Aug 1997, jarthurs wrote:

|Duane Campbell wrote: "Who said, 'Less is more'?"

|Alan Baragona replied: "Believe it or not, my hardback Bartlett's


|it to Robert Browning! ['Andrea del Sarto,' l. 78, with a cross reference

I do not understand what the Browning quote has to do with the Campbell

question: it may express, by implication, a notion akin to that of "Less is

more" but it does not correspond to it textually, obviously. So, what does it

matter that Browning said what he said?

What is "obvious" is not always true. Browning did say "Less is more"




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