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Re: OED and Shakespeare
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2427  Wednesday, 18 December 2002

From:           R.A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Tuesday, 17 Dec 2002 12:29:45 -0600
Subject: 13.2419 OED and Shakespeare
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2419 OED and Shakespeare

>Peter Holland is right to counsel caution in his comments about the OED
>and Shakespearean citation.

There is some circularity in this business. Frequently OED cites
Shakespeare as the first etymological entry for a particular usage, and
the chain of annotators of the plays will cite the definition from OED
(taken from Shakespeare) in their glosses.

All the best,
R.A. Cantrell
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