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Re: Cornish Curates
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0463  Tuesday, 27 February 2001

From:           Clifford Stetner <
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Date:           Monday, 26 Feb 2001 17:37:17 -0500
Subject: 12.0450 Re: Cornish Curates
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0450 Re: Cornish Curates

In addition to the fact that it is a nicely alliterative phrase
(although 'across the sea' might be better), it seems to be a fairly
common job title.  The spiritual mentor of the putative author of
'Amazing Grace,' for example, is referred to as a Cornish curate.  Sea
travel, as someone pointed out, might have been easier and more common
than the overland route at that time.

This might by of use, although it seems to belong to a later period:

The Coleridge Bulletin 2, Autumn 1993: Berta Lawrence: 'The Cornish
Curate [William Roskilly of Stowey]'

Clifford Stetner
CUNY
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