Posted by Natty on February 03, 2005
In Reply to: Re: Beyond mishap posted by Quagmire in Academia on January 31, 2005
: : What is the meaning of "beyond mishap" in the following promise: "It is yours beyond mishap"?
: : No matter what happens?
: : Unless something bad happens (and then it won't be yours)?
: : Thank you!
: Here is a passage from what I could gather by Googling.
: "See, Jan, the ship is yours beyond mishap; the mill goes free; your
: father may hold up his head again. And all I ask, Jan, is that you
: drink to me, willing the while that your soul may go from you and
: become the soul of old Nicholas Snyders--for a little while, Jan, only
: for a little while."
: From what I can gather, it means irrespective to circumstances, the fate or outcome does not meander.