The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1674 Monday, 4 October 1999.
Date: Saturday, 2 Oct 1999 11:59:22 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 10.1671 "Thrice blessed"
Comment: Re: SHK 10.1671 "Thrice blessed"
>In MND (1.1.74), Theseus, commenting on "nuns,"
> Thrice blessed they that master so their blood
> To undergo such maiden pilgrimage;
>But why "thrice"? Is it just a meaningless
>intensive or does it have
>some other reference?
Just a guess, but perhaps a reference to the Trinity, for example,
blessed by Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Cleveland Shakespeare Festival