Re: "I would unstate myself . . ."
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0317 Friday, 9 February 2001
From: W. L. Godshalk <
Date: Thursday, 08 Feb 2001 15:20:41 -0500
Subject: 12.0311 "I would unstate myself . . ."
Comment: Re: SHK 12.0311 "I would unstate myself . . ."
Simon Morris suggests that (in King Lear 1 ii 96-98): "I would unstate
myself to be in a due resolution" might be paraphrased: "I can't say
that I have the resolution to frame the business."
Let me suggest another paraphrase: "Were I to resolve the question, I
would end up ustating myself, that is, driving myself crazy." The state
alluded to is the little state of man. I offer this suggestion without
the least bit of evidence.
Yours, Bill Godshalk