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Started Jul 27, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Ten:Ten

TroiD wrote:

Ken Christie wrote:

You are correct. It's an advertising/marketing "standard" that watchfaces are without exception shown with the Ten:Ten hand position. Their "Happy face". Apparently that is a trigger towards a purchase... The sweephand is normally positioned as shown. It also usually avoids obscuring the brand. But as they all do it, where's the advantage? Not sure what the standard is for digital faces.

Andrew Marvell (note spelling) isn't being morbid. The general interpretation is frustration at his "Coy Mistress" witholding her favours. Alledgedly.

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KenC

Well, I can understand how he'd be frustrated... she wasn't gonna give it up for a poem like that. She would have been out on her balcony waiting for flowers and some sweet words of love. And down below... there's Edward singing about worms and dust. Casanova would have played a different tune.

David

He was just using the ago old line of "have sex with me before you become an old hag" (carpe diem) that Ronsard and plenty others had used in previous centuries. He spiced it up with metaphysical conceits because that was all the rage at the time.

If you want a lame attempt by a poet to bed a fair maid (actually a great actress whom Racine and Moliere wrote parts for), check out Marquise, by Corneille, which says that the writer may be old and ugly, but don't forget you'll be old and ugly too some day. We know for a fact that that did not work.

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