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Posted by ESC on December 02, 2010 at 14:06

Yesterday I was looking through some books that I bought at the local library's used bookstore. First I found a short story in "A Kentucky Christmas," an anthology edited by George Ella Lyon, written by a friend -- "A Christmas Lesson" by Belinda Mason. Belinda died in 1991 at age 33. THEN I was taking the quizzes in "Don't Know Much About Literature" by Kenneth C. Davis and Jennie Davis,2009, HarperCollins, New York, (and being appalled by how much I don't know) when on Page 138 I saw an asterisk with a link to "The love that dare not speak its name" on Phrase Finder. How cool is that. The question was "Where does the phrase 'the love that dare not speak its name' come from?" Answer: "Two Loves" by Lord Alfred Douglas. And I did know the answer to that one. I was just thinking about Oscar Wilde. He died on 30 Nov 1900.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/the-love-that-dare-not-speak-its-name.html