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Re: Hermia
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2738  Tuesday, 4 December 2001

[1]     From:   Peter Groves <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 04 Dec 2001 15:56:39 +1100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2723 Hermia

[2]     From:   P. D. Holland <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 4 Dec 2001 09:56:18 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.2723 Hermia


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From:           Peter Groves <
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Date:           Tuesday, 04 Dec 2001 15:56:39 +1100
Subject: 12.2723 Hermia
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2723 Hermia

> I'm reading *MND* again, and engaging in my bad habit of counting
> things.  I note that between 2.2.90-135, there are nine lines that I
> can't get to scan at 10 syllables using the usual tricks.  Seven of
> these lines have the name Hermia, and they would scan at 10 if Hermia
> were pronounced as two syllables, possibly Herm-ya.  Most telling is
> line 135 which scans at 12, and has the name twice.
>
> I can't be the first person to notice this.  Is anyone out there aware
> of an article, or chapter, that addresses specifically the name Hermia,
> and the scansion of these lines?
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Mike Jensen

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