Lallands Peat Worrier, to whom we must refer readers for all details, presents the story in Burnsian mode, recalling Tam O'Shanter's misadventures with Cutty Sark at Alloway Kirk on Hallowe'en. Scots Law News was rather reminded of the metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell addressing his coy mistress, whence our headline. For those who don't know Marvell, the next line of his chat-up poem - and indeed the whole poem - can be consulted here. Clearly starting from a sound proposition, his metaphysics led him to a mistaken conclusion. Perhaps he had never visited Dundee?
Hector 03/11/2010 17:46:00
Posted on behalf of Charles Garland:
I have just enjoyed reading your take on the case of the Dundee encounter and your link to the great Marvell poem, which I’d not read before. On a more prosaic note, it is somehow appropriate, in a rather perverse way, that the decision was handed down on All Saints’ Day, when (Catholic) cemeteries are full of people paying their (more respectful) respects to the dead.
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