Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 5, No. 0857. Thursday, 27 October 1994.
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?