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From: Don Moody <>
Subject: Re: What did William the Conqueror, Caesar, Diviciacus and Ugaine Morhave in common?
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 20:16:15 +0100
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In message <>, Matthew Harley
>"Chris & Tom Tinney, Sr." wrote:
>> Ugaine Mor mac Eochaidh Buadhach (Er.),
>> it can be listed as a reference source, that he had
>> Length of Reign 30, from 330 - 300 B.C.
>And then wrote:
>> [At the end of this year Ugaine Mor, after he
>> had been full forty years king of Ireland,...
>So which is it, 30 or 40?
Neither. It's a fairy story told by Humpty-Dumpty. There are no
demonstrable facts or figures, and every word means whatever the
story-teller wants it to mean at the time. Can be read to kiddies at any
time, but best read to adults after the third double of whiskey when it
is the flow of words which is the pleasure and the sense doesn't matter
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