well, there are still "two-bit" deals out there, but those are too risky, in this day and age.

On 8/10/2018 10:41 AM, Daniel Winheld wrote:
I can't even remember when 2 cents would get me anything  at all, with a lady and her lute.
On 8/10/2018 7:38 AM, r.turov...@gmail.com wrote:
You have truly long reaching memories!

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On Aug 10, 2018, at 8:13 AM, Luca Manassero <l...@manassero.net> wrote:

   As far as I remember, a lady walking with a lute in Venezia (XVIth
   century) was considered a prostitute.
   My 2 cents,
   ---- On ven, 10 ago 2018 12:57:44 +0200
   r.turov...@gmail.com<r.turov...@gmail.com> wrote ----

   Lute in a brothel was a large Dutch sarcasm, lute being a symbol of
   domestic harmony in the baroque visual symbolism.
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On Aug 9, 2018, at 6:25 PM, Alain Veylit
   <[1]al...@musickshandmade.com> wrote:
There is a piece in Dd.2.11 entitled: "Catin" (by Orlando di Lasso!).
   Yesterday I saw one entitled "la pute". What are the odds that neither
   title would not refer to their modern meaning of "prostitute"?
This also reminds me of the not so secret behind "green sleeves".
   Dutch paintings show many scenes of lute music with at least hints of
   seduction or prostitution.
But it can also be easy to jump to conclusions. I thought Lasso was a
   rather serious composer...

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