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Re: Shakespeare's Valentine? A Query
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2214  Wednesday, 6 November 2002

From:           Claude Caspar <
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Date:           Tuesday, 5 Nov 2002 19:14:27 -0500
Subject: 13.2203 Shakespeare's Valentine? A Query
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2203 Shakespeare's Valentine? A Query

>I have not seen these occasional poems mentioned in any survey of
>Shakespeare's minor verse, not even to deny them. Have they been
>exploded?.. Has anyone ever written about this?

I have seen such mentioned in various bios, usually with a smile.  The
one that seems to have some weight [for some scholars] is the grave
marker doggerel often quoted (Honnigmann?), but my memory fails just
now. That something so lame WS might well have intended for his grave is
food for thought.

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