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Re: Polyglot Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1192  Thursday, 8 June 2000.

From:           Florence Amit <
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Date:           Thursday, 08 Jun 2000 12:02:01 +0000
Subject: 11.1177 Re: Polyglot Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1177 Re: Polyglot Shakespeare

Yes, quite right. I have it by way of Shakespeare from my Welsh cousins:
'duck head',  for an ignorant, obscurest hawk.

Florence Amit.

> Of course Shakespeare knew some Welsh:  ducdame, ducdame, ducdame. And
> as Florence Amit will be aware, the Welsh are one of the Lost Tribes of
> Israel.
>
> Terence Hawkes
 

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