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Re: "I would unstate myself . . ."
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0317  Friday, 9 February 2001

From:           W. L. Godshalk <
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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

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