The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.0618  Monday, 5 April 1999.

From:           Ron Dwelle <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 2 Apr 1999 12:57:46 -0500
Subject:        para Shakespeare

Just ran across this weird allusion in an automobile discussion-thought
some might be interested in it:

German cars have long had a reputation for high-precision engineering.
Even Shakespeare, although not a motorist himself, made a passing
reference to them in "The Merchant of Venice."

SHYLOCK: " On what compulsion must I?  Tell me that".

PORSCHE:  "The quality of Mercedes is not Strain'd".

It goes on and on, but that's the only Shakespeare reference (lots of
others, like "Slow down, you Goethe fast").

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