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Re: Lines and Limes in The Tempest
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0597  Wednesday, 31 March 1999.

[1]     From:   Clifford Stetner <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 30 Mar 1999 13:01:35 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0577 Re: Lines and Limes in The Tempest

[2]     From:   Jerry Bangham <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 30 Mar 1999 14:48:02 -0600
        Subj:   Re: Lines and Limes in The Tempest

[3]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 30 Mar 1999 17:27:06 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0577 Re: Lines and Limes in The Tempest

[4]     From:   Ros King <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 31 Mar 1999 17:00:48 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.0577 Re: Lines and Limes in The Tempest


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From:           Clifford Stetner <
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Date:           Tuesday, 30 Mar 1999 13:01:35 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 10.0577 Re: Lines and Limes in The Tempest
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0577 Re: Lines and Limes in The Tempest

Perhaps the lime tree is an allusion to the trapping of Caliban, et. al.
being like the liming of birds?

Clifford Stetner

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From:           Jerry Bangham <
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Date:           Tuesday, 30 Mar 1999 14:48:02 -0600
Subject:        Re: Lines and Limes in The Tempest

One of the many surprises that I got when I moved to Mississippi was the
discovery that there were wild citrus trees in the woods. I don't know
if they are native or introduced. Anyway, they are definitely sticky (in
more ways than one, since they have thorns).

>Is the sticky variety to
>which you refer the citrus fruit tree, or something else?

Jerry Bangham  
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From:           Sean Lawrence <
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Date:           Tuesday, 30 Mar 1999 17:27:06 -0800
Subject: 10.0577 Re: Lines and Limes in The Tempest
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.0577 Re: Lines and Limes in The Tempest

Roy Flannagan writes:

>Since the juice (exudate?) of lime twigs was used to snare birds with
>"quick-lime," it wouldn't be a good idea to hang laundry on a sticky
>twig.

No, it wouldn't be, but it rather helps the image of trapping the
Stephano, Trinculo and Caliban.

Cheers,
Se

 

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