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Re: Theobald
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1399  Wednesday, 23 May 2002

[1]     From:   Kathryn Prince <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 22 May 2002 12:19:59 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1367 Theobald

[2]     From:   Martin Steward <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 22 May 2002 17:22:53 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1384 Re: Theobald

[3]     From:   Clifford Stetner <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 22 May 2002 13:50:56 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 13.1384 Re: Theobald


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From:           Kathryn Prince <
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Date:           Wednesday, 22 May 2002 12:19:59 -0400
Subject: 13.1367 Theobald
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1367 Theobald

Many thanks to all who replied on and off list to my query about the
pronunciation of Lewis Theobald's surname. Special thanks to Tom Bishop
for making me laugh all day long with his limerick.

Kathryn Prince

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From:           Martin Steward <
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Date:           Wednesday, 22 May 2002 17:22:53 +0100
Subject: 13.1384 Re: Theobald
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1384 Re: Theobald

"I have been told that the locale of the Bishop's residence, Ely Place
(a small street off High Holborn in the City of London), is politically
a part of Cambridgeshire.  Anything to this?"

Ely Place is JUST outside the City of London, so I guess that 400 yrs
ago it might well have fallen inside the Cambridgeshire boundary. No
longer, mind, not by a long shot! London is now a County in its own
right; I live 9 miles from the City (SE) and I'm still in it.

"By the way, there are no strawberries growing there anymore."

Were these strawberries the inspiration for the evocatively named
Bleeding Heart Yard, which is just around the corner from Ely Place?

m

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From:           Clifford Stetner <
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Date:           Wednesday, 22 May 2002 13:50:56 -0400
Subject: 13.1384 Re: Theobald
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1384 Re: Theobald

Tibbald or not Tibbald, the pronunciation of Holinshed raises an issue
for me of no relevance to this thread that I'd like to share. I recently
downloaded a free program from ms that converts any of my Word or html
files into ebooks which it can then read back to me in a voice that
sounds like Steven Hawking as I follow the bouncing highlight across the
text. I've become addicted to it. Steven (as I call my lector) is
currently reading Edward III to me (all the plays and some poems are
freely available as ebooks plus a pretty huge corpus of other lit).
Hearing my own writing thus recited has helped my revision process, and
listening to articles downloaded from news sites has completely replaced
generic network infotainment. One of its few flaws, however, is that,
while it handles pauses, stresses and punctuation pretty well, it gives
quirky pronunciation of many words it doesn't recognize, such as
Holinshed, which it consistently pronounces as "holinsh'd." In any case,
if anyone's interested, it's at:
http://office.microsoft.com/downloads/2002/wdReader.aspx .

Clifford

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