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Re: Shylock
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0123.  Tuesday, 21 February 1995.
 
From:           W. L. Godshalk <
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Date:           Saturday, 18 Feb 1995 19:59:36 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Shylock
 
To Dave Evett, I ask, "Say what?" I picked up your reference to Conrad's
"Secret Sharer" (water and hat), and the reference to OTHELLO: "a cestern for
foul toads" (4.2.61 Riverside with perhaps a glace at A&C 2.5.95). Ah, but I
attribute references to you, when I must say that I read these references out
of your prose. I notice the water imagery. I wonder why it's there. I think of
Keats.
 
I know there's something out there, but I'll be damned if I know what it means!
Nevertheless, I feel a deep compulsion to create a meaning for what's out
there. Otherwise, I'd be living in a meaningless world.
 
Yours, Sweet William
 

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