Re: The very model of a ... was: webifying Tokana (was Re: LUNATIC again)
|Date:||Saturday, November 7, 1998, 17:33|
Sally Caves wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Nov 1998, John Cowan wrote:
> > We need it easily available as
> > "the very model of a modern model grammar".
> Where does this formula originate? I saw it, about seven years or so ago,
> applied with the same quotation marks, to Brian Stock, in an article
> entitled "The Very Model of a Modern Medievalist."
> Sally Caves
"He is the very model of a modern major general" - from Gilbert &
Sullivan (HMS Pinaffore, IIRC).