Indeed, to speak feelingly of him, he is the card or Calendar of gentry, for you shall find in him the Continent of what part of gentleman would see.

What is this repetition of Cs all about?
The placement of Calendar and Continent at the start of their lines – both words that begin with a stressed syllable, thereby drawing attention to themselves in that position. I mean, the text is simply demanding that those two words be the centerpoint of this sentence. Card, too, supports them there.

Is Osric meant to be crow-like? Cawing?
Calendar, Continent, Card – they don’t necessarily go together conceptually.
But the sound…the sound.

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