Monday, April 18, 2011

42 Days with Huck Finn XXXVIII:XLII



Maggiore Fretta Minore Atto


Tom speaks of what old heroic legends say: 
Red dragons of the night take haste.
Tom tells Huck, "We must find a dungeon fast.
Find dusty wine bottles from yesterday, 
the prisoner must be drunk on Beaujolais.
Dirty rag prisoner is a true-blue outcast,
appearing with no hope,  Jim sad faced.
Get this all staged before the ends-day."
Huck asks, "Are you saying this soberly,
All of this romance is a huge drain.
Why all the heavy work for levity?
These are heroic plans made by scatterbrains."
Tom replies, "Huck we shall take heart
for this escape is a piece of art." 










Synonyms within Context: maggiore

ContextSynonyms within Context

Excitability

Maggiore fretta minore atto, "filled with fury, rapt, inspir'd", noli me tangere.

Haste

Maggiore fretta minore atto, "swift, swift, you dragons of the night", "stand not upon the order of your going but go at once", a word and a blow, devil take the hindmost, early, haste makes waste, no sooner said than done, no time to be lost, ohne Hast aber ohne Rast, sauve qui peut.


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