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I confess it is in the sort of book that perhaps only a certain kind of pedant might read - The Singular Universe And The Reality Of Time, by Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin.
Actually, she's a MEZZO SOPRANO," Mrs A Pedant from Abergavenny would quack, as gangs of semantics-obsessed septuagenarians gathered outside the office ready to beat me to death with rolled-up programmes from Trevor Nunn's production of Cosi Fan Tutte.
Still, the book would have been improved if Schechter had spent more time analyzing the people who consumed these ghastly entertainments, rather than just describing the gore like a pedant at a Halloween party.
Leslie S Klinger, the editor of the voluptuous volume, is the pedant's pedant, having pored over the Holmes canon with a pin-prick passion for painstaking detail.
The Pedant, who was dressed in academic robes, was also from Boston, which set up a distinct contrast between the learned East and the "Wild" West.
The narrator postulates that even with several dictionaries, manuals, and a treasury of curses, the pedant would not have been able to defeat this female devil of a fishmonger.
This volume contains Cyrano's two theatrical works Le Pedant joue et La Mort d'Agrippine.
Every pedant, every demagogue, every cynic, every hypocrite, every troublemaker, and, I am sorry to say, some others of an entirely different character, will try to downgrade them even to the extent of mockery and ridicule.
Thomas Allen brought out the human foibles of Beckmesser, splendidly singing the role and leaving aside the grotesque mannerisms that usually burden the poor pedant.
Through the course of the poem, the narrator shifts from pedant to poet to what I will call self.
Pangloss, the elderly pedant in The Heir at Law (first performed 1797), is his only outstanding comic creation.
He also composed the comedy Le Pedant joue ( The Pedant Tricked, 1654) and the tragedy La Mort d'Agrippine ( The Death of Agrippina, 1653), both still recognized as poetic and remarkable works.