The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0295 Wednesday, 7 February 2001
From: R. Lamb <
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"?