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Re: Fonts of Wisdom
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.1596  Monday, 25 June 2001

From:           Robin Hamilton <
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Date:           Friday, 22 Jun 2001 15:33:10 +0100
Subject: 12.1573 Re: Fonts of Wisdom
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.1573 Re: Fonts of Wisdom

> And wisdom is
> no respecter of rank, for isn't Emilia, in some ways, quite the wisest
> one in Othello?

And very early in his career, another Emilia, the Abbess in _The Comedy
of Errors_ figures as a centre of wisdom.  Perhaps a faint echo in the
female font of wisdom, of Diotima in Plato's _Symposium_?

Robin Hamilton

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