The Count de St. Germain, chap who is said to have lived for many MANY years, has there ever been tales or reports of a woman who is said to have lived for many years in an equally mysterious manner?
Whilst playing back his 2001 album "The Oliver Twist Manifesto" for the first time, I nearly fell off my swivel chair . . .
"Playing back" in this present-tense context means hearing for the first (or, equally, a subsequent) time, a recording of a previous live event or production. There is no underlying implication that this is a episodic repeat experience for the person hearing it.Sorry if this is just another case of being American and not quite following British wording -- I interpret "play back" as a repeat, not a first time
Thank you for clarifying this, Ermintrude!"Playing back" in this present-tense context means hearing for the first (or, equally, a subsequent) time, a recording of a previous live event or production. There is no underlying implication that this is a episodic repeat experience for the person hearing it.
To me, breach of expection is nearly always worse than breach of contract.About time he came back.
Just out of interest how old was the fireplace?My mate's Dad bought a house a few years back. In one room there was a bricked-up fireplace. They decided they'd like to use it though and went about opening it back up. When they removed the bricks, whaddaya think they found?... An old black and white print of the Comte de Saint Germain!
Apparently, he's revered by Theosophists (Saint Germain; not my mate's Dad!) So we thought maybe a Theosophist may have lived there. Wouldn't explain why they felt the need to brick him up though.
Oops sorry I haven't been getting notifications, did you find out how old it was
Think he was the Count?
Was thinking about the Count recently, in connection with the late David Niven.
I posted about Niven's acquaintance Mike Romanoff, the affable Hollywood restaurateur and 'professional imposter'.
Romanoff claimed to have been to every posh school one could name and had apparently met everyone famous.
He backed up these yarns with snippets of valid information, as when someone challenged him about who his Eton form master was. Romanoff replied 'You mean me tutor, old boy!' with a wink. (I may have misremembered the details but you get the drift.)
Anyway... perhaps I read this at the same time as first learning about the Count and mixed them up, but I could swear Niven's book mentions meeting him. Or at least having him pointed out across a room.
The Count appears in various works of lit and I was a prodigious reader as a teenager so maybe I'm conflating half a dozen books, I dunno.
Nope because Niven knew Romanoff reasonably well whereas the character I think of as the Count was only spotted at a distance.Think he was the Count?
In Robert Rankin's 'Brentford trilogy' Professor Slocombe is said to be 'The Compte St. Germain', who is also reputed to be 'The Wandering Jew'.Nope because Niven knew Romanoff reasonably well whereas the character I think of as the Count was only spotted at a distance.
There is no mention I can find online of Niven mentioning the Count.
Wonder if I still have the book lying around? I could check.
I've most likely mixed up some of the half-a-dozen-at-a-time books I used to read as a weird teenager.