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When all candles be out, all cats be grey.”   —   John Heywood

(I have to admit that I don’t believe I have ever heard this quote before!  As a result, I thought the last word was prey!  And, I thought:  What a stupid quote!  Cats are predators, and especially at night, so why would they be prey when the candles go out???  It wasn’t until I Googled the first part of the quote that I saw my error.  But, now I get it.  Apparently, Ben Franklin shortened the phrase to All cats are grey in the dark, explaining why to take an older woman to bed!  Today the #MeToo movement would be all over his ass for saying that.  Maybe they’ll start tearing down Ben’s statues, like they have with some Confederate General/soldier statues.  Trying to insert today’s moralities/ethics/sensitivities to earlier ages is a fool’s errand, folks.  At least as far as tearing things down goes.  Oh, yeah.  We welcome John Heywood to the Cryptoquote Club today!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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