Macedon and Monmouth

Posted by Smokey Stover on November 24, 2004

In Reply to: Macedon and Monmouth posted by ESC on November 23, 2004

: : : Does anyone know where the saying "As different as Macedon and Monmouth" originated from?

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: : I've found it! It's from Shakespeare's Henry V.

: Thanks for posting and letting us know.

Pardon me for being a dunce, but lacking a copy at hand of Henry V, I don't know whether there's any significance in this choice of place names. Is it just that both start with M, but are very far apart geographically? SS