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Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
02-Jul-19 - 07:56 PM
Thread Name: rebellion and protest in John Henry
Subject: RE: rebellion and protest in John Henry
Long version:
“A man is a man, though he have never a cap to his crown” or
“...he have but a hose upon his head.” or
“...but a nose....”

Ye olde Eglifh proverbs that worked their way into early translations of Don Quixote (the original is entirely different.) I was taught the first two were a reference to Phyrigian caps, mortar boards &c.