Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 946. Thursday, 16 December 1993.
From: William Godshalk <
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
Yours, Bill Godshalk