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Re: Two Gents, Catching Cold
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1897  Monday, 30 July 2001

From:           Susan St. John <
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Date:           Friday 27 Jul 2001 09:26:27 -0700
Subject: 12.1879 Re: Two Gents, Catching Cold
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1879 Re: Two Gents, Catching Cold

> Rainbow Saari wrote:

> I think Lucetta's line, "Yet there they shall not lie, for catching
> cold", expresses the idea that if the pieces of the letter are left
> where they are, then the matter they contain (Proteus' love suit to her
> mistress) may likewise cool off, grow 'cold', and sicken.

This would make sense if Lucetta leaned down to pick them up; "yet there
[here] they shall not lie" *doesn't* sound like she's suggesting Julia
should pick them up in order that her love not grow cold...do you
envision Lucetta taking up the pieces? and then perhaps Julia snatches
them back on her line??

Thanks,
Susan.

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