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Our countup thread

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Re: Our countup thread

#1081 Post by Dave B » November 11th, 2012, 10:13 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

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Ah, if that was written back then the context changes with the shift in language - makes it far more understandable. "Unintermitted" is rather archaic now, but so is the whole style. I read a book on manners from the late 1600s, fascinating to see how certain words were used then. I loved the idea that I might have been described as a "vulgar articifer" - a common, if skilled, person who made things. Below me would have come the, "rude mechanical", the uneducated labourer.

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#1082 Post by Nick » November 12th, 2012, 10:08 am

Fia wrote:1073 is more interesting: http://www.bartleby.com/73/1073.htm
only by unintermitted Agitation can a people be kept sufficiently awake to principle not to let liberty be smothered in material prosperity.
1079

Hmmm... That may be true in some circumstances, but ISTM that once a person achieves a degree of material prosperity, they then start hankering for other things, like democracy and other freedoms. Bread and circuses seem to delay this only so long....

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#1083 Post by jaywhat » November 14th, 2012, 5:07 pm

1080

Not sure at all what I think about this stuff so I will say nothing except that one person may do this and another that. One cannot generalise.
To some, wanting more is just greed to others it is quite natural and and 'human'.
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#1084 Post by Marian » November 16th, 2012, 2:01 am

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December 1 – King Louis VI of France
I suspect King Louis probably inherited a fair amount of material wealth...
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#1085 Post by jaywhat » November 16th, 2012, 5:56 am

1082
Rochester Cathedral was being built around this time and was to be served by a college of secular priests - ??

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#1086 Post by Dave B » November 20th, 2012, 6:34 pm

I think secular in those days meant "of the world" as opposed to being in a secluded monastic order. Secular priests lived like any other person rather than in a secluded order.

1083 Just another, boring, common year . . .
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#1087 Post by Fia » November 20th, 2012, 6:42 pm

I thought that 1084 was a Glaswegian theatre group but a quick search shows me I'm clearly wrong :redface:

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#1088 Post by Lifelinking » November 20th, 2012, 8:06 pm

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You were nearly right Fia. It was the 784 theatre company. The root of the name was the idea that 7 percent of people had 84 percent of the wealth. Wiki article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7:84
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#1089 Post by Fia » November 20th, 2012, 8:29 pm

1086

Thanks LL :kiss: I should have remembered that properly having seen a few of their productions, but sadly have always been rubbish with numbers.
I doubt the wealth stats have changed much...

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#1090 Post by lewist » November 22nd, 2012, 11:49 am

William the Conqueror died in 1087.
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#1091 Post by jaywhat » November 23rd, 2012, 6:37 am

The great William the Conqueror died last year and it is now 1088

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#1092 Post by lewist » November 23rd, 2012, 8:16 am

Gosh, it's 1089 already and two years since William snuffed it, the Bastard.
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#1093 Post by jaywhat » November 27th, 2012, 6:12 am

1090

now who's conked it?

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#1094 Post by Marian » November 28th, 2012, 9:18 pm

1091 Robert D'Oyly, first Lord of Oxford Castle was next, if we stay on this theme.
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#1095 Post by Dave B » November 28th, 2012, 9:47 pm

Old "Oily Bob", slipped of the mortal coil, eh?

1092:

King Godwin's land off Kent inundated by the sea - now called "Goodwin Sands" - and England annexes Cumbria.

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#1096 Post by Fia » November 28th, 2012, 9:56 pm

1092

England annexed Cumbria from the celtic kingdom of Strathclyde, apparently.

oops, cross posted... er...
back to wiki who helpfully tell us that 1093 is the natural number following 1092 and preceding 1094 :shrug:

More interestingly: 1093 is a prime number. Together with 1091 and 1097, it forms a prime triplet. It is a happy prime and a star prime.

How sweet, happy and a star :D

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#1097 Post by jaywhat » December 1st, 2012, 6:35 am

1094

Evergreen Terrace - or not?

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#1098 Post by jaywhat » December 7th, 2012, 6:11 am

1095

Merry Xmas Cake Venture

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#1099 Post by lewist » December 7th, 2012, 8:03 am

18 May 1096 - Crusaders massacre Jews of Worm.
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#1100 Post by Marian » December 10th, 2012, 2:02 am

1097 Battle of Dorylaeum. Turks vs Crusaders. Keeping on a theme...
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#1101 Post by lewist » December 10th, 2012, 8:23 am

The Ducati 1098 is a sport bike made by Ducati from 2007 to 2009. (Thanks, Wikipedia!)

Onwards and upwards, Marian!
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