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Re: Saints & Sinners
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0357  Friday, 18 February 2000.

From:           Mark Lawhorn <
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Date:           Thursday, 17 Feb 2000 09:07:45 -1000
Subject: 11.0346 Re: Saints & Sinners
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0346 Re: Saints & Sinners

I am coming to this topic a bit late, so please forgive me if someone
else has already mentioned this little tidbit.  In Love's Labour's Lost,
where charity and cupidity are confused in good old Chaucerian fashion,
there are two references to Saint Cupid (4.3.340 and 5.2.87).
Woudhuysen speculates in the Arden 3 edition of the play that "the usage
is possibly unique to Shakespeare" (222), a possibility of which I
remain skeptical.

Mark Lawhorn

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