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Re: CHAT: R: Re: CHAT: Pronunciation (Re: Whiteness?)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Friday, September 8, 2000, 17:14
Nik Taylor wrote:

> Which makes the name Diet of Worms rather amusing. :-) I can't > remember exactly what the Diet of Worms was, but it was an event in the > schism between Catholic and Lutheran.
It was a meeting in 1521 at Worms of the Reichstag, the Imperial German legislative/judicial body. Martin Luther was called to answer for his written works before it. Supposedly, he closed his speech with "Hier steh' ich; ich kann nicht anders. Gott hilf mir; Amen." ("Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise. God help me, Amen.") -- There is / one art || John Cowan <jcowan@...> no more / no less || to do / all things || with art- / lessness \\ -- Piet Hein