Laconical


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At the second visit of Gryphus, Cornelius, contrary to all his former habits, asked the old jailer, with the most winning voice, about her health; but Gryphus contented himself with giving the laconical answer, --
In Chapman's translation of the passage, Menelaus' voice is described as "passing lowd, small, fast, yet did not reach / To much, being naturally borne Laconical!, nor would his humor lie for any thing" (Nicoll 1998a, 80).
The Laconical Subject: Between Language and Jouissance.