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Re: Cynic
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 9.0728  Tuesday, 4 August 1998.

[1]     From:   Evelyn Gajowski <
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        Date:   Monday, 3 Aug 1998 10:12:15 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0724 Q: 'cynic'

[2]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Monday, 03 Aug 1998 10:02:49 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0724 Q: 'cynic'

[3]     From:   Greg McNamara <
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        Date:   Monday, 3 Aug 1998 13:49:02 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0724 Q: 'cynic'

[4]     From:   Henry Griffy <
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        Date:   Monday, 3 Aug 1998 14:46:36 -0500
        Subj:   RE: SHK 9.0724  Q: 'cynic'

[5]     From:   Steve Neville <
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        Date:   Monday, 3 Aug 1998 21:03:54 +0100
        Subj:   RE: SHK 9.0724  Q: 'cynic'

[6]     From:   John Ramsay <
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        Date:   Monday, 3 Aug 98 17:19:51 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0724  Q: 'cynic'

[7]     From:   Tim Richards <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 04 Aug 1998 11:17:12 +1000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0724  Q: 'cynic'

[8]     From:   Stephanie Hughes <
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        Date:   Monday, 03 Aug 1998 19:38:08 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 9.0724  Q: 'cynic'

[9]     From:   Nick Kind <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 4 Aug 1998 09:31:23 +0100
        Subj:   Re: Cynic


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From:           Evelyn Gajowski <
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Date:           Monday, 3 Aug 1998 10:12:15 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 9.0724 Q: 'cynic'
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0724 Q: 'cynic'

To Piers Lewis:

According to Marvin Spevack's *Harvard Concordance*, Shakespeare uses
the word, "cynic," only once, at *JC* 4.3.133 (Riverside): *Cas*. "Ha,
ha!  How vildly doth this cynic rhyme!"

Evelyn Gajowski
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Monday, 03 Aug 1998 10:02:49 -0700
Subject: 9.0724 Q: 'cynic'
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0724 Q: 'cynic'

Piers,

You may not realize this, but the "Mr. William Shakespeare and the
Internet" site links to several engines that allow searches of
individual or the complete works:
http://daphne.palomar.edu/shakespeare/

You could also check the source texts through the Internet Shakespeare
Editions, at  http://web.UVic.CA/shakespeare/Annex/DraftTxt/index.html
I'm not sure if they've yet transcribed Julius Caesar, but I think so.

Cheers,
Sean

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Date:           Monday, 3 Aug 1998 13:49:02 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 9.0724 Q: 'cynic'
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0724 Q: 'cynic'

In response to Piers Lewis's query, Cassius does use the word 'cynic' in
his reply to the 'jigging' Poet's couplet on friendship: "Ha, ha, how
vildly doth this cynic rhyme!" (*JC* 4.3.133).

Greg McNamara
West Virginia University

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From:           Henry Griffy <
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Date:           Monday, 3 Aug 1998 14:46:36 -0500
Subject: 9.0724  Q: 'cynic'
Comment:        RE: SHK 9.0724  Q: 'cynic'

> I think Shakespeare uses this word once, in Julius Caesar, but I can't
> find it. Is my memory playing tricks on me?

No tricks.  Cassius exclaims, "Ha, ha! how vilely doth this cynic
rhyme!" (4.3.133) in response to a poet & would-be peacemaker.

I'd also like to mention how I found it, because it is one of the most
useful things I've found to do with a computer.  I went to the archive
of Sh's plays at MIT's website
(http://the-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/works.html) followed the links to
see the whole play as a single page in my webbrowser, then used the
"Find in Page" function (located on the Edit menu in Netscape) to look
for the word cynic.  Superquick.

You can also save the webpage as a text file, then open it in whatever
word processing program you use & reformat it to your heart's content.
If you're writing an essay about the work, it's amazingly helpful to
keep it open for quick reference while you work.  Not only does it help
you find things more quickly, but you can copy & paste whatever quotes
you use instead of retyping them.  Almost the only drawback is that this
tends to reduce the serendipity factor (finding things you weren't
looking for) which comes with thumbing through the book.  Also, internet
texts are not yet scholarly edits, so you do need to double-check
accuracy against a book that is.

Hopefully helpfully,
Henry Griffy, mailto:
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University of Oklahoma

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From:           Steve Neville <
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Date:           Monday, 3 Aug 1998 21:03:54 +0100
Subject: 9.0724  Q: 'cynic'
Comment:        RE: SHK 9.0724  Q: 'cynic'

>I think Shakespeare uses this word once, in Julius Caesar, but I can't
>find it. Is my memory playing tricks on me?

>Piers Lewis

Your memory is fine :

Act 4, Scene 2 :

Cassius : Ha, ha! How vilely doth this cynic rhyme!

Steve Neville

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Date:           Monday, 3 Aug 98 17:19:51 EDT
Subject: 9.0724  Q: 'cynic'
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0724  Q: 'cynic'

Hi, it's Act 4 Sc 3 l 132 - Cassius: Ha, ha! How vilely doth this cynic
rhyme!

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From:           Tim Richards <
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Date:           Tuesday, 04 Aug 1998 11:17:12 +1000
Subject: 9.0724  Q: 'cynic'
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0724  Q: 'cynic'

>I think Shakespeare uses this word once, in Julius Caesar, but I can't
>find it. Is my memory playing tricks on me?

No, here 'tis...

CASSIUS Ha, ha! How vilely doth this cynic rhyme!

Tim Richards.

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Date:           Monday, 03 Aug 1998 19:38:08 -0700
Subject: 9.0724  Q: 'cynic'
Comment:        Re: SHK 9.0724  Q: 'cynic'

"how vilely doth this cynic rhyme." JC; IV, 3, 133.

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From:           Nick Kind <
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Date:           Tuesday, 4 Aug 1998 09:31:23 +0100
Subject:        Re: Cynic

A quick search on the Arden CD-ROM tells me the word occurs at Act 4,
Scene 3, line 132 of Julius Caesar (Arden 2 lineation: line 131 in the
newly-published Arden 3). This is the only occurrence the CD brings up,
even when searching for cynic* (which would cover cynicism, cynically,
etc.).

Nick Kind
Electronic Development Manager
The Arden Shakespeare
 

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