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Thread #94227   Message #1821385
Posted By: mrdux
29-Aug-06 - 01:38 AM
Thread Name: Best guitar strings for a small guitar?
Subject: RE: Best guitar strings for a small guitar?
Songster Bob --

the full quote from Emerson: ""A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."

Since you asked, "hobgoblin" comes from Middle English: hob, hobbe, from Hobbe, nickname of Robert or Robin, as in Robin Goodfellow. a "hob" is a clownish oaf in some UK dialects, so a "hobgoblin" is a mischievous or impish goblin.

michael