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    Smile Jupiter on an unsharable seat

    Dear all,

    What's the meaning of the underlind?
    Thanks in advance.

    It is not an extravagant theory that the cabby's singleness of purpose and concentrated view of life are the results of the hansom's peculiar construction. The cock-of-the-roost sits aloft like Jupiter on an unsharable seat, holding your fate between two thongs of inconstant leather. Helpless, ridiculous, confined, bobbing like a toy mandarin, you sit like a rat in a trap--you, before whom butlers cringe on solid land--and must squeak upward through a slit in your peripatetic sarcophagus to make your feeble wishes known.
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    Re: Jupiter on an unsharable seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Eartha View Post
    Dear all,

    What's the meaning of the underlin[e]d?
    Thanks in advance.

    It is not an extravagant theory that the cabby's singleness of purpose and concentrated view of life are the results of the hansom's peculiar construction. The cock-of-the-roost sits aloft like Jupiter on an unsharable seat, holding your fate between two thongs of inconstant leather.
    I can help with the first one. Jupiter was the supreme god, or chief of the gods in ancient Rome. It is in that sense that his 'seat' (i.e., throne) is unsharable.

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    Re: Jupiter on an unsharable seat

    Quote Originally Posted by Eartha View Post
    Dear all,

    What's the meaning of the underlind?
    Thanks in advance.

    It is not an extravagant theory that the cabby's singleness of purpose and concentrated view of life are the results of the hansom's peculiar construction. The cock-of-the-roost sits aloft like Jupiter on an unsharable seat, holding your fate between two thongs of inconstant leather. Helpless, ridiculous, confined, bobbing like a toy mandarin, you sit like a rat in a trap--you, before whom butlers cringe on solid land--and must squeak upward through a slit in your peripatetic sarcophagus to make your feeble wishes known.
    Each of these phrases refers to someone in full control of people or situations.

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    Re: Jupiter on an unsharable seat

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Each of these phrases refers to someone in full control of people or situations.
    I knew that.

    Thanks all the same.

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