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Q: Sharp as a Pen
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0857.  Thursday, 27 October 1994.
 
From:           Mitchell J. Brown <
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Date:           Wednesday, 26 Oct 1994 07:57:00 CDT
Subject:        Sharp as a Pen
 
A phrase that has always puzzled me, and that I have never seen glossed:  In
HENRY V, Quickly describes the death of Falstaff very movingly.  At one point,
she says that his nose had become as ' sharp as a pen '.
 
What is the good woman trying to express with this?
 
    Mitchell Brown
    CHICAGO
 

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