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Death Where Thy Sting

You do NOT want to get this flu that’s going round. I was coughing so badly

I got kicked out of bed & had to sleep downstairs last night. Then of

course I couldn’t sleep. I sat in the armchair all night under a blanket

watching TV till the morn in russet mantle clad etc. (See below.) Reruns of

late-night talk shows, Sigourney Weaver in one of the ALIEN movies, some

political stuff. Then I got bored & put in my DVD of Derek Jacoby doing

HAMLET. Wonderful when you feel ill. I finally fell asleep around Act 3

Scene 1. It wasn’t Shakespeare’s fault, or Jacoby’s–just too much

“medication” (Glenmorangie Rx). One thing that I feel sure WOULD have sent

me to sleep if I could have stuck with it was a Hillary Clinton speech I

caught a bit of on CNN. Lord, she is B-O-R-I-N-G. This must be deliberate,

some calculated part of her strategy. (“He could not drink tea without a

stratagem”—S. Johnson on A. Pope.) This woman is Olympic standard—she

could bore for America.

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