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Re: Hoaxes
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.2231  Friday, 8 November 2002

From:           John Zuill <
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Date:           Thursday, 07 Nov 2002 18:23:03 -0300
Subject: 13.2206 Re: Recent Discovery of T. Jenkins' Diary
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.2206 Re: Recent Discovery of T. Jenkins' Diary

>I appreciate a good hoax and I've perpetrated a few myself, but this >one is so clumsy I can't believe anyone is taking it seriously.

For anyone interested in Shakespeare hoaxes there is a wonderful
description of an 18th century hoax that even fooled Boswell it would
seem. The account appears in "Banvard's Folly" a compilation of essays
on great but forgotten life efforts.

The other essays in the book are also fascinating and delightfully
written

John Zuill

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