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Re: Thrice This and That
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.0660  Tuesday, 5 March 2002

[1]     From:   Melissa D. Aaron <
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        Date:   Monday, 4 Mar 2002 20:03:00 +0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.0626 Re: Thrice This and That

[2]     From:   Larry Barkley <
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        Date:   Monday, 4 Mar 2002 21:51:22 -0800
        Subj:   Number 3


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From:           Melissa D. Aaron <
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Date:           Monday, 4 Mar 2002 20:03:00 +0000
Subject: 13.0626 Re: Thrice This and That
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.0626 Re: Thrice This and That

Jim Slager writes,

>Id, ego, superego.
>Mother, father, self.
>Man, woman, third person who messes up the relationship.
>Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
>Shakespeare's Stratford church: Holy Trinity.
>The triangle is the only polygon which bears weight from any direction.
>Locating a point in space requires 3 axes.
>The integer closest to the scientific constants Pi and e is 3.
>The number of atoms in a water molecule is 3.
>A good pitcher almost always has mastery of 3 pitches (like fast ball,
>curve, slider).
>
>3 is obviously a pretty cool number.

As Feste indeed informs Orsino in Act V of Twelfth Night, as he tries to
beg a third coin.

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From:           Larry Barkley <
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Date:           Monday, 4 Mar 2002 21:51:22 -0800
Subject:        Number 3

Dear SHAKSPEReans:

For an informative analysis/discussion/review of the #3 in American
culture, see Alan Dundes' "The Number Three in American Culture," (pp.
134-159) in his INTERPRETING FOLKLORE (Indiana UP: Bloomington, 1980).

Larry

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