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Re: Scotland
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2846  Friday, 14 December 2001

From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Thursday, 13 Dec 2001 12:01:13 -0500
Subject: 12.2836 Re: Scotland
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.2836 Re: Scotland

> Writing in a context of succession uncertainties, Shakespeare seems to
> have liked inherited succession better than election because it
> (theoretically) eliminated controversy and was more likely to insure a
> peaceful passing on of power.

Maybe he did and maybe he didn't, and maybe he didn't care.  But writing
in the context of a constitution which called for inherited succession
he had damned well better "seem" to prefer it.

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