Friday, September 22, 2017

Suppose it were Friday cxxxix: Who is Alexandra Petri?

        And how is it, that she
        can hold the rush of
        untarnished joy within
        a friction towel of wit?

  People will point to
  the anesthetic risk in
  humor in a season of 
  acute public crisis,
  but when we listen to
  the philosophes of the
  ancien régime in France,
  is it for the satire, or
  the music?

  Just where did Cherubino
  come from? 

Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
1732 - 1799
Le mariage de Figaro
  ou La folle journée
Paris, 1784

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