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Re: Identifying Extracts
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0295  Wednesday, 7 February 2001

From:           R. Lamb <
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Date:           Tuesday, 6 Feb 2001 21:02:09 -0000
Subject: 12.0268 Help Identifying Extracts?
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0268 Help Identifying Extracts?

>I'm trying to identify the following passages recorded in a Jacobean
>commonplace book. They occur among extracts from plays; this particular
>page starts with four lines from John Marston's *What You Will* (printed
>1607), then come these lines, followed by lines from John Webster's *The
>White Devil* (printed 1612), which continue on the back of the page.
>Any ideas or pointers would be greatly appreciated.  I've expanded
>abbreviations to improve readability.

>Venery it seems is a dainty dish, for many near Lim (?)
>Licking therat till they burn thair Lipps.

I have no suggestions to make about the source of this extract, but I
wondered if the last two words might be "ne'er lin" - "never stop"?

R. Lamb
 

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