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Re: Psalm 46
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0146  Thursday, 28 January 1999.

[1]     From:   John Savage <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 26 Jan 1999 09:16:59 -0500
        Subj:   SHK 10.0131 Re: Psalm 46

[2]     From:   John Velz <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 27 Jan 1999 16:22:23 -0600
        Subj:   Ps. 46


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From:           John Savage <
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Date:           Tuesday, 26 Jan 1999 09:16:59 -0500
Subject: Re: Psalm 46
Comment:        SHK 10.0131 Re: Psalm 46

Eric Beato writes:
>this topic is coming to seem to me a replacement for the [authorship]
>topic.  And making about as much sense.  Enough, please, already!

Seems I owe someone an apology for my interest in the Psalm 46 question.
Evidently it has been discussed here at some length before.

I am a recent arrival to this list and I'm really motivated by a sincere
desire to know about any solid evidence-either for or against-having to
do with this extraordinary psalm and its possible Shakespeare connection
(if any).  However, if all this just bores people, I promise not to
bring it up again.

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From:           John Velz <
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Date:           Wednesday, 27 Jan 1999 16:22:23 -0600
Subject:        Ps. 46

I have been out of town for a part of the discussion:  has anyone heard
the version in which the name of Shakespeare is said to have four vowels
and six consonants.  The fact that you have to make a variant spelling
of his name for the vowels to come out right has always been for me a
paradigm of the futility of this puzzling interpretation of an alleged
puzzle.  What I think about Sh. and the Bible translators I contributed
to this list a long time ago, though I do not remember now just
when-perhaps a year ago.  One thing I did not get around to in that
earlier posting is the use of "hasta-vibrans" in Fuller's *Worthies of
England* to play off Shakespeare's name.  One W.H. Smith reasoned in N&Q
1887 that the epithet Pallas, for Athena, can mean the "brandisher", so
Athena's epithet is "spear shaker".  Not the most convincing way to
apotheosize Shakespeare.  But then neither is the argument that he had a
hand in the KJV.

Cheers,
John
 

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