Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/08/14

Night-Thoughts

Night-Thoughts (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Image taken from page 260 of '[The Works of th...

Image taken from page 260 of ‘[The Works of the Author of the Night-Thoughts … Revised and corrected by himself … A new edition.]’ (Photo credit: The British Library)

An angel’s arm can’t snatch me from the grave; legions of angels can’t confine me there.”   —   Edward Young

(Our first Edward Young quote!  Anybody up on their early 18th Century poetry?  This is a line from his Night-Thoughts, but I can’t tell if he’s talking about actual death, or dreams, or . . .  This cryptoquote took me a while to get.  “AN” and “ME” are not all that common.  Starting with three words beginning with A was also a little unusual.  I don’t know what I would have done if I didn’t spot “the” and “there”.  I really had to go letter by letter with this one.  Great challenge.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

 

2 Responses to “Cryptoquote Spoiler – 07/08/14”


  1. 1 haliburton76 July 8, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Yes, this one was a little more challenging than usual. I started with the two different letters after the apostrophes; one had to be “S,” the other had to be “T.” I figured “MIZ’A” had to be “ISN’T” or “CAN’T,” and either way, the “ACS” in the second line and “ACSES” in final line had to be “THE” and “THERE.” The rest slowly fell into place. Sorry to say, I’m not at all familiar with the author.

  2. 2 unclerave July 8, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Yeah, I even entertained “DON’T”, and it took me a little while to pick up on ACS and ACSES, hal. — YUR


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