Hons and Counter-Hons

“If any one dares to be rude to you, they will get back as good as they give! I am sure you have far too much spirit to allow rude things to be said to you, and when I read your letter, I could see the angry flash in your eye, and hear the indignant answer that you would have had in readiness for any one who dared insult you.” - Ludovico Sforza, writing to Isabella d’Este