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Mercutio's Little Nasty Song
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0489  Wednesday, 20 February 2002

From:           Alan J. Sanders <
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Date:           Tuesday, 19 Feb 2002 12:28:01 -0500
Subject: 13.0366 Mercutio's Little Nasty Song
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0366 Mercutio's Little Nasty Song

I hopefully didn't miss the response, but, thus far, I don't think I
have received the slightest bit of insight into this song.

Any thoughts??

Alan

> The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0366  Thursday, 7 February 2002
>
> From:           Alan J. Sanders <
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> Date:           Wednesday, 6 Feb 2002 14:24:23 -0500
> Subject:        Mercutio's Little Nasty Song
>
> I must to the learned!  Help!  I am trying to understand the meaning of
> the nasty little song Mercutio sings to the Nurse in Romeo & Juliet.
>
> The song goes as follows:
>
>     An old hare hoar,
>     And an old hare hoar,
>     Is very good meat in Lent;
>     But a hare that is hoar
>     Is too much for a score
>     When it hoars ere it be spent.
>
> I get the gist, but would like more thoughtful elaboration on this.
>
> Thanks!
> Alan

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