Date: Sat, 9 Sep 1995 14:59:01 -0700 From: Sylvia Swift Subject: Re: contempt vs. content i've heard only the contempt version in my WY>RI>OR>CA life, and assumed (before i read about the helsinki paper) that it was a joking version along the lines of "abcess makes the heart grow fonder." out of curiousity, i checked _bartlett's familiar quotations_, where most of the stuff i used to think my mom made up turns out to be. there are no content cites, four for contempt: publius syrius, maxim 640 aesop, "the fox and the lion" shakespeare, _the merry wives of windsor_, act i, scene i, line 258 cervantes, _don quixote_ sylvia swift madonna[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]