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Re: False as water?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1663  Saturday, 2 October 1999.

[1]     From:   Carol Barton <
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        Date:   Thursday, 30 Sep 1999 18:22:21 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1647 Re: False as water?

[2]     From:   Mark Aune <
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        Date:   Thursday, 30 Sep 1999 17:59:25 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1657 Re: False as water?

[3]     From:   Elena Fernandez del Valle <
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        Date:   Thursday, 30 Sep 1999 21:56:37 -0500
        Subj:   False as water?

[4]     From:   Sean Lawrence <
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        Date:   Thursday, 30 Sep 1999 21:48:01 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1657 Re: False as water?


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From:           Carol Barton <
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Date:           Thursday, 30 Sep 1999 18:22:21 EDT
Subject: 10.1647 Re: False as water?
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1647 Re: False as water?

Oh, dear.  How about because it is the substance of crocodile tears?

Carol Barton

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From:           Mark Aune <
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Date:           Thursday, 30 Sep 1999 17:59:25 -0500
Subject: 10.1657 Re: False as water?
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1657 Re: False as water?

In regards to Sean Lawrence's question about the forms of water: My
spotty ability in chemistry reveals itself.  I think what I did was
count  snow and ice as different forms.

Mea culpa...

Mark Aune

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From:           Elena Fernandez del Valle <
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Date:           Thursday, 30 Sep 1999 21:56:37 -0500
Subject:        False as water?

Sean Lawrence wrote about the inability of fluid and unstable Desdemona
to provide Othello with a place on the terra firma, among the landed
gentry.  This made me think of Venice, Desdemona's "terra firma"  - a
city standing on silt and water! - Thus, Othello would be like the man
who built his house on sand (Matthew 7, 26-27).  False as water, rash as
fire  - maybe their match was hopeless from the start.

By the way, does anybody knows what "Desdemona" means? Gutierre Tibon's
"Diccionario etimol

 

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