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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2231  Tuesday, 25 November 2003

From:           Dana Wilson <
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Date:           Monday, 24 Nov 2003 06:19:04 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        H5

Forum,

In reply to H5's demand for tribute, Charles offered a chest of tennis
balls.

It has occurred to me that this may be a very oblique way to initiate an
affair du honore, as the same
skills that make an apt tennis courter, also make an apt fencer.

Under the circumstances, H would have been right to refuse the weapon as
H tells Kate, "My parents union was a matter of politics and not of
love, and so none will expect me to possess."

They say the chief virtue of a courter is a willowy frame, so that their
knee can graze the floor without ever soiling their stockings.

H apologizes to Kate for his lack of grace, say that he was taught the
art of war and not of court.

H needed only to go to Paris to see for himself the great carriage with
which all bowed.

D-

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