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Just more Ludditish fodder for the iggerant audients.
A source leap from Gilbert and Sullivan to Madonna risks leaving some audients hanging out to dry.
Dave Lippman 2003
The audients of her sad story felt great motions both of pity and admiration for her misfortunes; and although the curate thought to comfort and counsel her forthwith, yet was he prevented by Cardenio, who, taking her first by the hand, said at last, Lady, thou art the beautiful Dorothea, daughter unto rich Clenardo.
The Fourth Book. II. Which Treats of the Discretion of the Beautiful Dorothea, and the Artificial Manner Used to Dissuade the Amorous Knight from Continuing His Penance; and How He Was Gotten Away; with Many Other Delightful and Pleasant Occurrences 1909
My most favoritist Groucho line was when the big woman started singin and he crawled ober the back of the sofa and sed to the audients I’m stuck but if I were you I’d go out to the lobby until this thing blows over: