dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #747

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 12 14:58:14 EST 2003


--- Sarah <sarah-neko at dove.gen.nz> wrote:
 
> One of my English professors told me that the idea
> one should not move 
> one's lips while reading silently is of fairly
> modern vintage. 
> Apparently it used to be normal, and... oh, bugger,
> I can't remember 
> WHO, it's Christopher Milne and Little Lord
> Fauntleroy all over 
> again... okay, I THINK it was Sir Isaac Newton who
> was remarked upon 
> for NOT doing it.
>
I've heard this story said of St Augustine. Any other
takers anyone?

Jon

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