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Re: Riffraff; Cakes and Ale
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0391.  Wednesday, 29 May 1996.

(1)     From:   Keith Richards <
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        Date:   Friday, 17 May 1996 11:01:30 -0700
        Subj:   Re: criminal revolutionary academic riffraff

(2)     From:   W. L. Godshalk <
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        Date:   Friday, 17 May 1996 21:04:42 -0400
        Subj:   Cakes and Ale


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From:           Keith Richards <
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Date:           Friday, 17 May 1996 11:01:30 -0700
Subject:        Re: criminal revolutionary academic riffraff

Dear Jeff Myers,

I would respond to your last post off the list, as I don't think that the
debate we're having is of interest to all the members, but since you want to
make your points here, I'll make the counterpoint.  I really do think that you
are overstating your case.

If you'll recall my first post on the subject, you'll remember that I did not
say that an argument could not be made against some of F. Amit's points. Nor
did I call P. Groves' riposte an "assault" (certainly you're stretching it by
implying that I equated it with "a brutal physical attack on a defenseless
victim").  What I did say was that I have been guilty of firing off poorly
thought out responses to list members (comments which, compared to P. Groves',
were "assaults").

What I did say was that P. Groves' response, figuring F. Amit's contribution to
the list as a "joke", was inappropriate. I assume that you, like him, take
issue with the points she has raised. Of course, _that_ is what the list is all
about. I would like to see one of you make the case, rather than continuing to
treat the subject as a joke.

Perhaps if we want to continue with this e-pistle duel, we should do it off the
list henceforth.

Yours,
Keith Richards  |  
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From:           W. L. Godshalk <
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Date:           Friday, 17 May 1996 21:04:42 -0400
Subject:        Cakes and Ale

>In the interests of those who pay for internet messages by the bit--it is
>pointless to repost in order to correct minor grammatical slippages.  Whether
>he uses the proper "I" or the common "me" we still know him to be W. Godshalk
>of biblioholic fame--the meaning, unobscure, emerges despite grammar. Therefore
>save the bandwidth--

>Thomas E. "TR" Ruddick

Is this a joke?  Isn't your communication -- sent to everyone, when addressed
to me -- a waste of money for those who pay?  If you want to fight with me,
simply write to me directly -- and spare everyone else -- if you are in to
saving money.

Yours, Bill
 

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