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Qs: *Cymbeline*; Quotation
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0662.  Monday, 8 August 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Ellen Edgerton <EBEDGERT@SUADMIN.BITNET>
        Date:   Friday, 05 Aug 1994 12:15 ET
        Subj:   *Cymbeline* question
 
(2)     From:   Orlando A Pabotoy <
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        Date:   Friday, 5 Aug 1994 15:43:09 -0400 (EDT)
        Subj:   Help
 
 
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From:           Ellen Edgerton <EBEDGERT@SUADMIN.BITNET>
Date:           Friday, 05 Aug 1994 12:15 ET
Subject:        *Cymbeline* question
 
Actually this isn't a question so much about the play itself, but about an
Elizabethan (?) notion apparently evidenced in the elegy for Imogen and Cloten:
"Fear no more the lightning flash/Nor th'all-dreaded thunder-stone."
 
It was believed that something solid or heavy accompanied lightning, correct?
Can someone direct me to any references about this belief?
 
Ellen Edgerton
Syracuse University

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From:           Orlando A Pabotoy <
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Date:           Friday, 5 Aug 1994 15:43:09 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        Help
 
Hello all... I was wondering if there is anyone out there who will know
which play this phrase is taken from.
 
        I have touche'd the highest point of all my greatness
        and from that full meridean of my glory I haste now to my
        setting, I shall fally like a bright exhaulation in the sky and
        no man see me more.
 
A small clue would help me tremendously.
 
                Orlando A. Pabotoy.
                
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