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By Jove!
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0588  Thursday, 27 March 2003

From:           R. A. Cantrell <
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Date:           Monday, 24 Mar 2003 07:25:38 -0600
Subject:        By Jove!

Can anyone tell me when it became commonplace for Englishmen, (real,
stage, imagined, or literary creations) to utter the phrase "By Jove?"
When and with whom did  the practice originate?

All the best,
R.A. Cantrell
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