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GUEST,Grishka in German: Die Katzen und der Hausherr (20) RE: in German: Die Katzen und der Hausherr 18 Aug 18

The translation is fairly accurate, complete, and well-made. It refers to a later version of the original poem, published in 1762. I prefer the earlier version, because in it the cats form a guild with full bourgeois ceremonial, thus are guilty of forming a parallel society of organized crime. By this fact they cause even more "blindfold" outrage than justified by the actual offences.

(Note that Baskerville uses British spelling, such as "neighbour's".)

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