Date: Sat, 2 Aug 1997 15:24:13 -0400 From: Fred Shapiro 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 > attributes > |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" textually. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++ + Fred R. Shapiro Editor + + Associate Librarian for Public Services OXFORD DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN + + Yale Law School LEGAL QUOTATIONS + + e-mail: shapiro[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] (Oxford University Press) + +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++