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Decorative designs fill corners of the image and there are bands of verse and benedictory inscriptions inside and outside the rim of the bowl.
Here a very pink French (with his face fully visible) has his hand around a yellow-brown Cadmus (also clearly identifiable), while Margaret French, standing behind them, includes both in her benedictory embrace.
Moreover, the language was changed in LBW from a benedictory bestowal formula (SBH, p.
7) Or it developed in anticipation of a kiss, as in the laughing bourdez of the deceitful, seductive chatelaine of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, whose mirthful society erupted in peals of laughter from the derisory to the benedictory.
The explanatory note at the bottom informs us that the verse is a Nandi, a benedictory verse, recited at the beginning of a play.
The commentary may have been written some time after the poem; it has an individual title (Gudharthavivarana, unlike the generic Vivarana for the Durga digest) and its own benedictory verse.
Bob Dorian, as Sarah's wise and comforting grandfather, turns the benedictory "More I Cannot Wish You" into an especially touching interlude.