Fulgour said:My copy of Cardenio is one of those old 6 penny quartos,
and while it was right here a minute ago ~ it's lost again!
Duh! says Kwaw, Homer Simpson style, slapping his forehead
You play it so straight Fulgour I never know when to take you serious and when your joking.
Good satirical comment on the whole aleph-bateleur tradition, imitating its founder Eliphas Levi in providing an 'authoritive' quote, as was his habit, from a lost or non-existent source no one can check upon.
Quite clever and funny, once I realised your reference. Sorry for being so slow. Once again...