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Re: Fonts of Wisdom
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1558  Tuesday, 19 June 2001

[1]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Monday, 18 Jun 2001 15:31:57 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1543 Re: Fonts of Wisdom

[2]     From:   Karen Peterson-Kranz <
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        Date:   Monday, 18 Jun 2001 12:44:35 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.1543 Re: Fonts of Wisdom


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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Monday, 18 Jun 2001 15:31:57 -0400
Subject: 12.1543 Re: Fonts of Wisdom
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1543 Re: Fonts of Wisdom

Is there a difference in this context between wisdom and sagacity?  Can
we say that Polonius is "wise" because he knows and apparently
understands proverbial wisdom, while Prospero is "sage" because he
originates his own wisdom?  Is Ulysses wise, sage or neither?

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From:           Karen Peterson-Kranz <
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Date:           Monday, 18 Jun 2001 12:44:35 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 12.1543 Re: Fonts of Wisdom
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1543 Re: Fonts of Wisdom

No one has mentioned Shakespeare's wise women yet.  I'm probably
"reading in," but it sometimes seems to me that Shakespeare may have had
more unambiguous affection and respect for his female voices-of-reason:
Paulina, the Countess of Rossillion, the Princess of France, and
Beatrice, among others.

Cheers,
Karen Peterson

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