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Joyous Shock of Recognition

Ah, there's a reason I love my contracts class. Not only is Prof. Contracts funny, but he's got a habit of making very archaic references. For instance, a few weeks ago I learned who Heddy Lamarr was. (He thinks she has a nice nose, it seems).

Today I was quite pleased to pick up on another one of his quotes. While asking us if, in one of his past cases, he'd behaved ethically, he then mentioned that, "Oh, well, that was in another country, and all that." This comes from Marlowe's The Jew of Malta:

FRIAR BARNARDINE. Thou hast committed--

BARABAS. Fornication: but that was in another country;
And besides, the wench is dead.


For some reason, that gave me almost as much joy as actually understanding the case he was talking about. Class isn't just contracts, it's a 'spot the reference' test.

Maybe it's just me.

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Another gem from Barrabas, his advice to "inclose infinite riches in a little room." He gave a boy a dream...
The full quote is:
This is the ware wherein consists my wealth; And thus methinks should men of judgment frame Their means of traffic from the vulgar trade, And, as their wealth increaseth, so inclose Infinite riches in a little room.
But the reference is merely to jewelry, isn't it? That as one grows wealthier, it's more prudent to keep one's wealth in gemstones? Or did I completely miss the meaning there?
Argh! Someone old enough to be law student who doesn't recognize Heddy Lamar from the reference in Blazing Saddles? I must be getting old.
It's been ten years since I saw Blazing Saddles. I don't even recognize the reference. Sad, I know.
really, about anyone else being diamond jewelry in here, tho ugh as I mentioned jewelryinolog I do find it funny. I suppose jewelry I must be a bit of an exhibitionist, religious jewelry and when I lapse into a rant regarding christian jewelry the ideal artisitic / collabourative dog jewelry / musical endevour or situation, silver jewelry that it's another way of putting gold jewelry out to the universe, "Let's have man some more of THIS in my life, eh?". Or, that someone reading

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