Classical Usage: Here we are at the end of the book. Our final image is of the tombstone that serves the graves of both lovers. “There appeared the semblance of an engraved escutcheon.” You know the rest, right? – the “ever-glowing point of light gloomier than the shadow,” and the quote from Marvell’s “The Unfortunate Lover.” We haven’t talked about it here at the blog, so here’s your chance: What do you make of this ending?
Classically Mad Usage: I forego today’s usage of our final Classic Word from The Scarlet Letter, in order to open the question above.