The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0141 Friday, 21 January 2000.
Date: Sunday, 16 Jan 2000 11:13:56 -0000
Subject: 11.01259 Re: Ducats and Daughters
Comment: Re: SHK 11.01259 Re: Ducats and Daughters
>>Another possibility is simply that generosity was highly valued in
>>women. "Free" is one of the better complements in
>>Mallory, if I remember correctly.
> Free sexuality?
Both concepts (generous hospitality and sexual licence) would seem to be
operative in Leontes words on his wife's behaviour towards the beginning
May a free face put on it, derive a liberty
From heartiness, from bounty, fertile bosom,
And well become the agent. 'T may, I grant.
But to be paddling palms and pinching fingers ...