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Query: Young Marcellus
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0918  Tuesday, 24 April 2001

From:           Steve Sohmer 
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Date:           Monday, 23 Apr 2001 11:37:22 EDT
Subject:        Query: Young Marcellus

Dear Friends,

Can anyone shed any light on the meaning of the epithet "young
Marcellus" in the following extract from the DNB life of Anne of
Denmark:

"Henry Frederick, prince of Carrick, and afterwards prince of Wales, was
fondly loved by his mother [Anne], whom, at least in the days of his
later boyhood, he was said greatly to resemble (Chamberlain to Carleton,
13 Nov.  1611, ap. Birch). When he died in 1612 -- the young Marcellus
of English history --she passionately mourned his premature death ...."

Many thanks.

Steve Sohmer

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