The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.06643 Friday, 16 April 1999.
Date: Thursday, 15 Apr 1999 16:17:52 +0100
Subject: 10.06637 Re: Elizabeth I
Comment: Re: SHK 10.06637 Re: Elizabeth I
>Still, it is a good anecdote, if one gets it right (and
>has a citation).
Another (or related) from Ben Jonson's CONVERSATIONS with Drummond (Ben
Jonson, COMPLETE POEMS, ed. Parfitt, p. 470)
"That she had a membrana on her. which made her incapable of man, though
for her delight she tried many. At the coming over of Monsieur, there
was a French surgeon who took in hand to cut it, yet fear stayed her