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Re: Wearing Swords at Home
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1859  Wednesday, 25 July 2001

From:           John Ramsay <
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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Jul 2001 16:18:21 -0400
Subject: 12.1844 Re: Wearing Swords at Home
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1844 Re: Wearing Swords at Home

> > I take it you mean Cinna was hanged upside down like Mussolini.
>
> Il Duce was actually shot to death.  The body was hung by the heels for
> display purposes only.  (Note: "Hung," not "hanged," as he was already
> dead.)

Er, I am quite aware of the 'hanged/hung' distinction and deliberately
used 'hanged' to forestall comments about Mussolini being 'well hung'.

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