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Re: Money
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0289  Saturday, 12 February 2000.

[1]     From:   Nancy Charlton <
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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Feb 2000 08:12:56 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0287 Re: Money

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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Feb 2000 08:19:05 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0287 Re: Money

[3]     From:   Steven Marx <
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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Feb 2000 07:08:22 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0287 Re: Money

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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Feb 2000 10:39:52 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0287 Re: Currence (Money)

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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Feb 2000 10:03:09 CST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0276 Re: Money and Prostitution

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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Feb 2000 09:02:39 -0800
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0287 Re: Money

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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Feb 2000 12:20:59 EST
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0287 Re: Money

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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Feb 2000 12:57:51 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0287 Re: Money

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        Date:   Thursday, 10 Feb 2000 17:22:46 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.0287 Re: Money

[10]    From:   John Briggs <
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        Date:   Fri, 11 Feb 2000 08:31:50 -0000
        Subj:   RE: SHK 11.0287 Re: Money


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From:           Nancy Charlton <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 Feb 2000 08:12:56 -0500
Subject: 11.0287 Re: Money
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0287 Re: Money

Alexander Houck wrote anent . . .

>a certain phrase in the Clowne's grocery list speech.
>I cannot do't without Compters.

When this was loading, I thought at first it said "Computers"!

>I am curious about the term "Currence".

Currants?

I'd like to know too, what the sister will do with the rice.  I didn't
know they had rice in England in Shakespeare's day.  Or does the term
refer to some other grain?

Nancy Charlton

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From:           Christine Mack Gordon <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 Feb 2000 08:19:05 -0500
Subject: 11.0287 Re: Money
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0287 Re: Money

Alexander Houck wondered about the five pounds of "currence" in The
Winter's Tale. I'm sure that's currants/raisins and has nothing at all
to do with money (except for the going price for the item).

Chris Gordon

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From:           Steven Marx <
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Date:           Thursday, 10 Feb 2000 07:08:22 -0800
Subject: 11.0287 Re: Money
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.0287 Re: Money

"I am curious about the term "Currence".  I looked it up in the Schmidt
Lexicon and was unable to find a reference.  Is it a reference to
currency?  If so, this could help in supplying a form of comparison in
the form of the price of sugar of then and now."

It sounds to me like Clown means "Currants"-to go with with his nice
sour-sweet rice dish.  As to "Currency," here's an alternative commodity
by which to index value, cited from _Shakespeare and the Bible_(OUP
2000) p. 2.

"The King James Bible originally sold for about four pounds and the
Folio for about one, roughly equivalent to 

 

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