I would've held your mother's hand on the day you was born.She runs through my veins like a long black river and rattles my cage like a thunderstorm.
Boswell is pleasant and gay,For frolic by nature designed;He heedlessly rattles awayWhen company is to his mind.james boswell
The first principle, when you don't know anything about the subject of a thesis, is to let the candidate talk, nodding now and then with an ambiguous smile. He thinks you know, and are counting his mistakes, and it unnerves him... the second principle of conducting an oral, ... is to pretend ignorance, and ask for explanations of very simple points. Of course your ignorance is real, but the examinee thinks you are being subtle, and that he is making an ass of himself, and this rattles him.Robertson Davies