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Re: Hermeticism
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1491  Wednesday, 5 June 2002

From:           R.A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Tuesday, 04 Jun 2002 11:37:55 -0500
Subject: 13.1488 Re: Hermeticism
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1488 Re: Hermeticism

>Prospero uses the elements,

I think that the scholarship linking Shakespeare to Montaingne (of the
Cannibals) via Gonzalo's speech at 2.1 (156 particularly {Bevington
pagination}) is faulty. I do not think that Shakespeare relies on
Montainge.  I suspect that both Shakespeare and Montaigne are both
referring to Ur X, perhaps, perhaps not of an hermetic nature. More
anon.

All the best,
R.A. Cantrell

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