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  •  sure (none)
    hey, been using it for maybe a year now, glad somebody noticed.

    please disseminate widely.  you see the copyright notice at the bottom of the page, ne?

    l'homme est né libre, et partout il est dans les fers

    by zeke L on Thu May 19, 2005 at 09:28:40 PM PDT

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    •  A sidenote on your sig. (none)
      When I visited what remains of Malesherbes' château, I came away with some interesting thoughts about the institution of the pigonnier. During Gallo-Roman times the land had been held by a certain Socius about whom not much is really known, though he is reputed to have liberated the inhabitants from Roman taxes. In context, this probably signifies that he didn't invent any new levvies to enhance his lifestyle. The fact is that Socius couldn't have gotten away with not chipping in his part of the revenue stream.  
      The pigonnier was an institution granted by "royalty" to it's fiefs - it was in fact the right for the "aristocrat's" household to comfortably survive winter and because it was granted it's use was violently prevented by unauthorized persons.
      In other words, the granting of a pigonnier as a privilège effectively placed the unprivilèged dans les fers.
      •  crikey, mate (none)
        gor, blimey if i knows what yer on about 'ere.

        didja just write all 'at?  mebbe ye should pen up a die-ry or summat and explain to the rest o' the crowd what that's all about, then.

        though socius simply means ally, 's not necessarily a proper name, right.

        l'homme est né libre, et partout il est dans les fers

        by zeke L on Thu May 19, 2005 at 09:51:22 PM PDT

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        •  We read different threads (none)
          and I thought that I would probably never bump into you again, and so since you express an interest in Rousseau's texts, I though a quick dash through the hundreds of years of context, to the root of the issue, would warm the cockles of thy Ozzie heart. Yes: people back in the Days had meaningful names, especially Gauls. There are many words for footwear.

          Others will not bother to read this and will forgive. Take heart.

        •  Though now I'm sorry that I did. (none)
          And feel the need to apologise to the others.

          Sorry. OT.

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