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Why List Moderation Is Good
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2370  Tuesday, 16 December 2003

From:           Al Magary <
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Date:           Friday, 12 Dec 2003 18:42:40 -0800
Subject:        Why List Moderation Is Good

I receive the NYTimes Book Review weekly email, followed a sidebar link
to the Readers' Forums
(http://forums.nytimes.com/webin/WebX?14@@.ee73881), and clicked onto
Shakespeare.  The following selection of prize prose
(http://forums.nytimes.com/webin/WebX?14@36.zhfJblDp2wz.2396622@
.f0a79cc/5345) will prove my proposition that lists need to be
moderated.

Note:  This is well into the discussion, which began in February 2000,
and has reached msg #5063; msg #8 read, "My only regret is that sooner
or later this forum is going to be infested by those HIGH-IQ nuts who
believe that Shakespeare did not write the plays attributed to him."

On with the show:
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carolpolk0 - 06:40pm Nov 19, 2003 EST (# 5015 of 5063) Well, since no
one's discussing the play, I will just drift down memory lane to talk
about the margin notes in my Yale volume. I have never been much of an
underliner, but plead guilty to copious marginalia and interleaving. In
this particular volume, however, the margin notes are interesting little
marks like @ and ^ and >, only less obviously purposive. They are the
handiwork of my older daughter, at age 2, busily doing what she saw her
parents do. She will be 40 in a couple of days. I hope by then she will
be able to explain what these notes mean.

whiskeypriest - 09:53pm Nov 19, 2003 EST (# 5016 of 5063) "[N]o
bitterness, no recrimination, just a good swift left in the jaw."
I am waiting for msussman to change the header from the Henry V
discussion to the Twelfth Night discsuuion. But I think he has abandoned
the entire books forum for a wanton dalliance with a World Trade Center
forum. I feel soooooo cheap, abandoned and used.

chartres5 - 10:01pm Nov 19, 2003 EST (# 5017 of 5063) Beauty enough and
brains to spare - Motto of the Tadich Four At least you aren't pregnant,
Whiskey. Anyway, I hope not.

carolpolk0 - 10:29pm Nov 19, 2003 EST (# 5018 of 5063) Should we include
in this discussion any consideration of the numerous tropes used in this
play which Shakespeare had alrady used, or would use later? But perhaps
the word tropes does not admit including all the puns? I have a very
shaggy sense of the extent to which this word can be applied. Comes of
not doing any academic reading in a lot of years. One loses one's
agility with the vocabulary.

chartres5 - 11:57pm Nov 19, 2003 EST (# 5019 of 5063) Beauty enough and
brains to spare - Motto of the Tadich Four Are we intended to make much,
if anything, of the Olivia/Viola anagram?

karlhenning - 08:53am Nov 20, 2003 EST (# 5020 of 5063)
Hey, guys!! I want to be an American Maverick, too!!
I, Viola
Extra i in Olivia ....
Bonjour, chartres!

chartres5 - 09:03am Nov 20, 2003 EST (# 5021 of 5063)
Beauty enough and brains to spare - Motto of the Tadich Four
Bonjour, Karl, comment allez vous?
Yes, an extra i in Olivia but the same five letters in both names
nonetheless.

chartres5 - 09:04am Nov 20, 2003 EST (# 5022 of 5063)
Beauty enough and brains to spare - Motto of the Tadich Four
This doesn't belong here, Karl, but there is a character in Robertson
Davies first trilogy that puts me in mind of you or vice versa. I
haven't any of the books at hand so will have to look out his name on my
next visit to the bookstore.

Q.E.D.,
Al Magary

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