POOR TONE

The Witness - Wheels - - INSIGHT -

I THOUGHT the tone of Frikkie de Bruyn’s com­ment on my partly whim­si­cal let­ter was some­what un­called for ( The Wit­ness, Fe­bru­ary 17). Per­mit me a re­ply, en­gag­ing a lit­tle as­sis­tance from Wil­liam Shake­speare’s Fal­staff.

Me­thinks the mood of my piece hath es­caped thee,

And I prithee, sweet wag, who sees a sting­ing “b” in sub­tlety?

MER­RICK HAWTHORN

Hay­fields

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