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Re: Three questions

Posted by ESC (U.S.) on July 05, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Three questions posted by Natty on July 05, 2004

: : : 1. What is the meaning of "had cleared their memory" in the following excerpt:

: : : Christina was an orphan whose parents had died in debt. Nicholas, to Christina's everlasting gratitude, had cleared their memory...

: : : "had cleared their memory"=?

: : : 2. Someone says that young men will sell even their soul for gold, and he emphasizes that by adding: "Young, to whom the world promises all things for gold."

: : : What is the meaning of his addition?
: : : Please say that in another words.

: : : 3. What is the meaning of the phrase:

: : : "His creditors have agreed to look to me."

: : :
: : : Thank you!

: : 1. "cleared their memory." Paid the dead parents' debt so that people would think well of them.

: : 2. Don't know.

: : 3. "His creditors have agreed to look to me." He is taking responsibility for someone else's debt.

: Thank you very much, ESC!
: Is "look to me" equal to "deal with me"?
: His creditors have agreed to deal with me?

Yes.

I still don't know about No. 2. Except maybe that the young are dazzled and think everything can be obtained by gold.