The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0081 Tuesday, 15 January 2002
From: Martin Steward <
Date: Monday, 14 Jan 2002 19:00:22 -0000
Subject: 13.0068 Re: "the sunden stab"
Comment: Re: SHK 13.0068 Re: "the sunden stab"
Thanks to those who replied on this subject. "Sudden stab" was the only
thing I could come up with as well, but the RicIII reference swings the
balance a little, as does Werner Broennimann's point about spellings
such as "soudain". As it happens (or perhaps Werner has read the play
and knows), the typesetter of "Law Trickes" repeatedly put "n" and "u"
into the press upside-down, so this works very well as an explanation in
context). I enjoyed Markus Marti's the most, though:
"Maybe "n" and "d" were relatively similar in handwriting (= the usual
expladatiod), but more probably the printer's just mane a little
Or maybe the reader had a cold the day the typesetter was doing
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