2020-10-01 07:36:23 UTC
I'm currently reading the Quantum Curators and the Faberge Egg which is
quite entertaining. Lots of subtle jokes, some of which I've got and
some of which I have missed completely almost certainly.
I didn't understand this passage though. Anyone know what it refers to ?
Google doesn't help.
"Julius remembered the old diaries he’d been reading by a travelling
curate. The curate remarked on a clever set of forgeries he had seen a
local metal worker making. He was making carriage clocks in the style of
a well-known Frenchman. The curate had not approved of the deception but
admired the artistry, and had told the forger to engrave his clocks with
a warning, “1.1.66”. The metalworker had, but few knew their Shakespeare
well enough and the warning became a clue too well hidden.