Re: 4701

From: John Cowan (
Date: Sat Feb 01 2003 - 22:23:30 EST

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    Thomas Chan scripsit:

    > And it is 4701 or 4700?--the only thing that is certain is that it is the
    > guiwei year of the sixty-year "cycle of Cathay".

    So that line of Tennyson's only meant that Europe did things 6/5 as
    fast as China? I interpreted "cycle" in that context to mean a
    century (cf. French), giving a 2:1 ratio.

    John Cowan     
    To say that Bilbo's breath was taken away is no description at all.  There
    are no words left to express his staggerment, since Men changed the language
    that they learned of elves in the days when all the world was wonderful.
            --_The Hobbit_

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