Re: Sir John Harington

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From:"J. A. Kiernan" <>
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On Sat, 27 May 2000 wrote:

> This is an 11th century Latin medical mnemonic verse, as translated into 
> English in 1608 by Sir John Harington, the inventor of the toilet ...

  Which kind did he invent? I'd alsways thought the water-closet
  was invented and first marketed by Sir Thomas Crapper (yes) in
  the 19th Century.  
                        John Kiernan
                        London, Canada.

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