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Posted By: Liz the Squeak
27-Jul-08 - 04:33 PM
Thread Name: Ye Jacobites By Name -Meaning of a verse
Subject: RE: Ye Jacobites By Name -Meaning of a verse
I suspect the placement of the comma is important here. To leave someone undone, is to leave him without help or support. To leave him to his fate is to let 'nature' take its course. So basically, you're leaving this poor guy, helpless, friendless and unsupported, to be swept along by circumstance.

Leaving the comma out changes the context and renders the final line senseless.