01 April 2008

Whan That Aprille...


And I'm back again, said Nora
(with a monumental crash)

Never fear, fair readers, MiriyaB is here!

A very happy Whan That Aprille month to you all!

I suppose I am among the folk who longen to go on pilgrimages, since I am headed to the Holy Land in 10 days' time... and thence to Budapest, arriving on St. George's Day
(seems appropriate for our English sojourn, though of course he's not that English) !

See ya 'round!


Darcy said...

Whence comes the quotation, Becca? It's stumping me.

MiriyaB (Becca) said...

It's Chaucer: opening words of The Canterbury Tales--so even if I haven't read Malory's Morte Darthur, I think that I might get sent to Medievalist Spouse Boot Camp for not knowing it ;) -- but others are not under the same obligation!

Darcy said...

Oops! I meant this quotation, Becca: "And I'm back again, said Nora (with a monumental crash)." I got the Chaucer allusion.

MiriyaB (Becca) said...

Ah! I should have realized :) --

it's stuck in my head for years, from a children's book: it's from Noisy Nora by Rosemary Wells...

and you can "watch" it here:
(the line comes at 2:06 or so in the reading/video, at the very end!)

MiriyaB (Becca) said...

(that should say:

http://zero-to-eight.blogspot.com/2008/02/noisy-nora.html )

MiriyaB (Becca) said...

[hmm, I guess comments truncate all links, but that one ends as you might expect in .h t m l ]