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The Renaissance Game of "Bo-peep"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0934  Wednesday, 25 April 2001

From:           Edmund Taft <
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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Apr 2001 12:31:17 -0400
Subject:        The Renaissance Game of "Bo-peep"

Dear SHAKSPERIANS:

If Hardy approves, I want to send this query once more in the hope that
someone can direct me to the source I need.

Thanks,

--Ed Taft

 -----Original Message-----
RE:   The Renaissance Game of "Bo-peep"

I'd be grateful if anyone could point me toward a source that explains
the Renaissance game of bo-peep.  Its modern counterpart is
"peek-a-boo," but the two games are somewhat different.  I do have a
19th-century source: T.S. Thiselton-Dyer, _Folk-Lore of Shakespeare_
(New York: Harper's,  1884):  pp. 399-400.  But it is in French.  A more
modern, English source would be helpful.

The game is played by a parent with a baby.

Thanks,
Ed Taft

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