- Michael George Francis,1922–56, English architect and linguist.
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Simulato religionis prtextu, ventris tyrannidisque su, negotium agentes.History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Volume III
J. H. Merle D'Aubign
I found out indeed this much about her ostensible state, that she was the wife of a cab-driver whose name was Ventris.
If Quidnunc and Mrs. Ventris were not under our law, neither are the sun, moon and stars, neither are the apes and peacocks.
Mrs. Ventris was a puzzle to me for a good many years—in fact until Despoina explained to me many things.
Sometimes, as in Mrs. Ventris's case, fairy-wives play truant for a night or for a season.
- Michael George Francis. 1922–56, English architect and scholar, who deciphered the Linear B script, identifying it as an early form of Mycenaean Greek
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