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My curse fall on you Sweeney

theleveller 03 Feb 12 - 03:28 AM
Nigel Parsons 03 Feb 12 - 04:39 AM
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Subject: My curse fall on you Sweeney
From: theleveller
Date: 03 Feb 12 - 03:28 AM

I've always been a bit of a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles of idiosyncratic phraseology which I then store away in the attics of my mind. So when I came across the phrase, "My curse fall on you Sweeney" in Seamus Heaney's translation of Sweeney Astray, it immediately seemed familiar. After a bit or rooting around in the back of my brain I realised that the self-same phrase occurs in The Rocks of Bawn (although not, I believe, in the original). Is there any significance to this or is it just purely coincidental? Anyone got any thoughts?

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Subject: RE: My curse fall on you Sweeney
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 03 Feb 12 - 04:39 AM

I opened this thinking it would be "Guest:Stuart Reed" having another go at Suibhne Astray.

Ah well!

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