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Re: Ages of Puberty
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1897  Thursday, 4 November 1999.

From:           John Ramsay <
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Date:           Thursday, 4 Nov 99 0:16:50 EST
Subject: 10.1885 Re: Ages of Puberty
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1885 Re: Ages of Puberty

Hi, Shakespeare himself advances differing views of female puberty. In R
& J we're told girls younger than Juliet are already mothers whereas
Macbeth tells Banquo's ghost, 'Protest me the baby of a girl',
indicating that young mothers bore weakling children.

John Ramsay
Welland Ontario

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