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Re: Scamels and Skim-alls
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0417.  Wednesday, 5 June 1996.

From:           Steve Sohmer <
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Date:           Tuesday, 4 Jun 1996 09:10:39 -0400
Subject: 7.0411 Re: Scamels and Skim-alls
Comment:        Re: SHK 7.0411 Re: Scamels and Skim-alls

B.Godshalk's skim-all scamels sounded fishy to me until I remembered the start
of Julius Caesar. "Start" is a New England survival for "stem" or "sprout."
This definition was more familiar in Elizabethan times, and is what Shakespeare
had in mind when he wrote: "Ye Gods, it doth amaze me, A man of such a feeble
temper should So get the start of the Maiesticke world, And beare the Palme
alone."

Steve Sohmer
 

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