Posted by Natty on July 05, 2004
In Reply to: Three questions posted by ESC (U.S.) 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?
: I still don't know about No. 2. Except maybe that the young are dazzled and think everything can be obtained by gold.