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Re: Historicizing
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 946. Thursday, 16 December 1993.
 
From:           William Godshalk <
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Date:           Wednesday, 15 Dec 1993 09:18:27 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 4.0927  Re: The Paradox of Historicizing
Comment:        Re: SHK 4.0927  Re: The Paradox of Historicizing
 
To Nancy Miller
 
I think your explanation for the use of obscure shop talk is right on target,
but I also think that young scholars are not peculiarly at fault. We old guys
have a penchant for obscurity as well.
 
To Terence Hawkes
 
By "enlightenment," old mole, I merely meant "knowledge." I have faith that we
can know some things about the past. And I used "enightenment" so I could play
off of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST: "Light seeking light doth light of light beguile."
I quote from memory since my glasses are not to hand - and I'm leaving town in
minutes.
 
Yours, Bill Godshalk
 

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