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Re: Authorship; Thy Lovely Lines
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0452.  Monday, 23 May 1994.
 
(1)     From:   Ann M. Cox <
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        Date:   Sunday, 22 May 94 13:36:37 EDT
        Subj:   SHK 5.0448  Re: Authorship
 
(2)     From:   Harry Hill <HILHAR@CONU2.BITNET>
        Date:   Monday, 23 May 1994 08:06:24 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Thy Lovely Lines
 
 
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From:           Ann M. Cox <
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Date:           Sunday, 22 May 94 13:36:37 EDT
Subject: Re: Authorship
Comment:        SHK 5.0448  Re: Authorship
 
Just to say I am totally in agreement with John Mucci's argument for Edward de
Vere as the man behind Shakespeare, so to speak. I find particularly
convincing, his argument that an effective satirization of Burghley could only
be plausible by one who had means, motive and opportunity, i.e. Edward de Vere.
Two salient points specifically, 1. de Vere's evident dislike of Burghley, and
2. the fact that Shakespeare's affront to a man such as Burghley could go
unpunished in a time when, as Mucci wrote, one could be sent to prison for
less. Another fact is that nothing really ties Shakespeare, the man, to
Shakespeare the "bard". Even his will, offered little evidence of his
scholarship. I think it is all a case of "some men have greatness trust upon
them".
 
Just my .02$.
 
Ann M. Cox
 
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From:           Harry Hill <HILHAR@CONU2.BITNET>
Date:           Monday, 23 May 1994 08:06:24 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Thy Lovely Lines
 
                TO GW [William Godshalk]
 
        Thy lovely lines that flowed extempore
        From perspicacious brain, through fluid pen,
        And thence into the screen oppressed world
        Of those who Oxford in their hearts do hold
        And those whom Upstart Crow would call his own,
        Are proof indeed how little care it takes
        To pen a verse in sixty seconds flat
        And show us in few words where learning's at.
 

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