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Re: Shakespearean Self-Quotation
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1151  Friday, 26 April 2002

[1]     From:   John Velz <
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        Date:   Thursday, 25 Apr 2002 14:42:30 -0500
        Subj:   Self-Quotations

[2]     From:   Clifford Stetner <
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        Date:   Thursday, 25 Apr 2002 17:40:59 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1133 Shakespearean Self-Quotation


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From:           John Velz <
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Date:           Thursday, 25 Apr 2002 14:42:30 -0500
Subject:        Self-Quotations

Wolfram Keller asks about where to start with this Shakespearean
subject.

I recall that Virgil K. Whitaker gave a very fine paper called
"Shakespeare's Rough Drafts" at the Marlowe/Shakespeare Festival at Rice
University in 1964, that year of Sh. festivals. The thesis of this paper
was that we can detect in early plays "drafts" of things that appear
later in the canon.  Probably it was published in *Rice University
Studies* eventually.  If Herr Keller can't get that periodical in
Germany, I can check to see if I am right about the publication.  And it
is possible that Rice University's English Department can come up with
an offprint of the article or a copy of the whole number that (as I
recall) was devoted to the lectures that were given in that festival.

Yours for quotations,
John

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From:           Clifford Stetner <
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Date:           Thursday, 25 Apr 2002 17:40:59 -0400
Subject: 13.1133 Shakespearean Self-Quotation
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1133 Shakespearean Self-Quotation

I'm not sure what you mean by self quotation. If this example of echoes
of sonnet verses in play dialogue qualifies, then I believe there are
many.

1HIV 1.2
PRINCE HENRY

     Yet herein will I imitate the sun,
     Who doth permit the base contagious clouds
     To smother up his beauty from the world,
     That, when he please again to be himself,
     Being wanted, he may be more wonder'd at,
     By breaking through the foul and ugly mists
     Of vapours that did seem to strangle him.
     If all the year were playing holidays,
     To sport would be as tedious as to work;
     But when they seldom come, they wish'd for come,
     And nothing pleaseth but rare accidents.

34

[1]     {VV}Hy did{{s}t} thou promi{s}e {s}uch a beautious day,
[2]     And make me trauaile forth without my cloake,
[3]     To let bace cloudes ore-take me in my way,
[4]     Hiding thy brau'ry in their rotten {s}moke.
[5]     Tis not enough that through the cloude thou breake,

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[13]       As cal it Winter,which being ful of care,
[14]       Makes S|_o|mers welcome,thrice more wi{{s}h}'d,more rare:

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[5]     Therefore are fea{{s}t}s {s}o {s}ollemne and {s}o rare,
[6]     Since {{s}i}ldom comming in the long yeare {s}et,
[7]     Like {{s}t}ones of worth they thinly placed are,

Clifford

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