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Re: Disc: What is a knight?
Poster: Mark Schuldenfrei <schuldy@abel.MATH.HARVARD.EDU>
Mistress Deirdre writes:
Lord Leifr challenges me to name those knights I hold as exemplars
of chivalry. Much as I might wish to give praise, yet I will decline
to do so in this forum. There are many worthy knights in Atlantia
and elsewhere who are unknown to me. I will not offer them any
insult by failing to name them.
Perhaps the most gracious way to name knights as exemplars would be to point
out particular qualities, and then give examples of instances in which
particular knights have demonstrated them. Thus, it is merely an illustrative
exercise, generally helpful without being considered hurtful or exclusionary.
I'm confused. How is praising someone somehow blameworthy? Has courtesy
become so Machiavellian that we dare not speak well of people? If true, how
Tibor (I'm glad to praise the good...)
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