Monday’s questions were:
1. Who is the patron saint of tax collectors?
2. What is a mast year?
3. Who wrote, ‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ – that is all/ Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know and in which poem?
4. What is a windrow?
5. Who said/wrote A woman, especially if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.?
Gravedodger got 3 1/2.
JC got two and a bonus for teaching me something else about windrowing.
Andrie got a clean sweep if I accept to rather than on a Grecian Urn and I do.
Cadwallader doesn’t get the five s/he requested but does get a couple of bonuses for wit.
David got three right and a sympathy bonus for the hay fever story.
Paul got two right – as in his answers matched mine. His answer to 4 didn’t match mine but justifies a point and he can have a bonus for wit/satire and/or desperation for his answers to 2 & 5.
Bearhunter got a clean sweep with a bonus for being word perfect with on the urn (which I wouldn’t have picked up if s/he hadn’t pointed it out).
Rob got 3 1/2
Rayinz got 5 (I let him get away with to rather than on too).
PDM gets one and a long-distance bonus since he’s answering from Britain.
Tuesday’s answers follow the break:
1. St Matthew (hat tip: North & South).
2. A year when more than the normal humber of beech seeds ahve been delivered on to the ground (Hat Tip: Eric Roy)
3. John Keats in Ode on a Grecian Urn.
4. A long row of cut hay or grain left to dry before being baled.
5. Jane Austen.