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Re: Armorial Device
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0383  Tuesday, 22 February 2000.

From:           John Briggs <
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Date:           Tuesday, 22 Feb 2000 07:58:30 -0000
Subject: 11.0354 Re: Armorial Device
Comment:        RE: SHK 11.0354 Re: Armorial Device

No connection at all, except that it's all the same surname.  It
apparently means steward, or dispenser of provisions.  Stewards tended
to rise in the world, cf. Malvolio.

John Briggs

> Sean Lawrence wrote:
>
> By the way, any relation between "Spencer" and "Spenser"?  And I don't
> suppose there's a connection with the uppedy advisor in Edward II?
 

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