Mon 12 Sep, 2011 03:10 am
The borders of the Vale Constable and the Suckling are perhaps, in their way, as near perfection as could be reached.
I think the "borders" mean some decorations on book borders~
You have not provided enough context for a reasonable response, and i almost never waste my time searching for what ESL students have posted.
I am wondering if the Vale Constable refers to John Constable's painting "Dedham Vale". If so the borders may be the scenes at the border of the painting.
Can you give more context please?
You may be right, but my response is based on the habit of this member throwing out some obscure snippet without sufficient context while apparently expecting some miracle to occur by which we will intuit her meaning and provide just the right answer. Most ESL people need to be reminded, apparently on a regular basis, to provide context for their questions.
Ya know, if it were truely a reasonable language, we wouldn't need that context. Unfortunately. . . .
I would be very downhearted if it were a reasonable language. I support the idea of as many obscure and confusing langauges as possible--currencies and political parties, too.
Oh, and cuisines . . . the morer the betterer.
This appears to be a stupid question. The answer will be found in the text the quotation come from.
If it's about antiquarian books or bookbinding, then your supposition is correct.
To think of "suckling" outside the context of an infant on the breast betrays a certain neuroticism I would have said. In that context the "vale" becomes self explanatory and the perfection goes without saying.
I couldn't make sense of Suckling and Constable together!!!!
BTW Walt--why are facts sacred?