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Re: Dreams
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 1019. Thursday, 22 December 1994.
 
(1)     From:   W. L. Godshalk <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 21 Dec 1994 22:13:32 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 5.1015  Dreams
 
(2)     From:   Hardy M. Cook <
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        Date:   Thursday, December 22, 1994
        Subj:   Dreams
 
 
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Date:           Wednesday, 21 Dec 1994 22:13:32 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 5.1015  Dreams
Comment:        Re: SHK 5.1015  Dreams
 
I hate to throw cold water on Epstein's comment on "dreams are made on," but
most (if not all) editors gloss "on" as "of." See E. A. Abbott, A SHAKESPEARIAN
GRAMMAR, paragraph 181, who quotes various examples, e.g., "Enamour'd on his
follies," 1 Hen. IV (5.2.71).
 
Yours, Bill
 
W. L. Godshalk
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Date:           Thursday, December 22, 1994
Subject:        Dreams
 
Okay, I waited my obligatory day to comment on this.
 
Notwithstanding Bill's comment above:
 
Prospero says "dreams are made on," while Bogart as Sam Spade at the end of
the *Maltese Falcon*, answering Ward Bond's question about the dingus, "What is
it Sam?," replies, "It if the stuff that dreams are made of."
 

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