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A day which is not today

I went to the BL today to look at a manuscript which turned out to have been dedicated either today or tomorrow*.

I still do not know which, and have been treasuring that liminality all day. I did ask a few people over the course of the day, but none of them knew whether the nones of May are on the seventh or the ninth.**

* albeit c. five hundred years ago.
** I will go look it up now that I have an internet.

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(Anonymous)
May. 5th, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC)
The nones are nine days before the ides, which in May is the 15th, so that makes May 6th the nones?
(Anonymous)
May. 5th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
Aw, rats. It's the 7th. Nones are on the 5th or 7th. -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_calendar#Months
crustycurmudgeo
May. 5th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
Oops. Forgot to log-in.
sollersuk
May. 6th, 2011 07:00 am (UTC)
"In March, July, October, May
The Nones are on the seventh day"

- surprised myself at remembering that from half a century ago.
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