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Commentary on "Raymondus Oxoniensis"

This was written for a celebratory book of contributions ó or festerspiel ó presented to Raymond and Karen Zacharia on the evening before their marriage in Scarsdale, NY in June 1993. This accounts for the [by Dannyís standards] rather eulogistic tone: however, the details of Raymondís Oxonian career of frustrated depravity are substantially accurate. For the literary jumping-off point, cf. Samuel Johnsonís The Vanity of Human Wishes (DJ).