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Shakespeare's "first serious critic" revealed by
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2055  Wednesday, 22 October 2003

[1]     From:   Allan Axelrod <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 21 Oct 2003 09:58:45 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2040 Shakespeare's "first serious critic" revealed by
Stanley Wells

[2]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 21 Oct 2003 12:47:29 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2040 Shakespeare's "first serious critic" revealed by
Stanley Wells

[3]     From:   William Sutton <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 22 Oct 2003 03:15:54 -0700 (PDT)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2040 Shakespeare's "first serious critic" revealed by
Stanley Wells


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From:           Allan Axelrod <
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Date:           Tuesday, 21 Oct 2003 09:58:45 -0400
Subject: 14.2040 Shakespeare's "first serious critic" revealed
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2040 Shakespeare's "first serious critic" revealed
by Stanley Wells

There is no legal rule preventing the owner from destroying this
object.  This does not show a slavish regard for ownership;  if word got
out that she intended to destroy,   public authority could begin an
almost certainly successful action to acquire the property by compulsory
purchase known as 'eminent domain',   and,  that proceeding pending,
could get a temporary restraining order or injunction forbidding the
destruction.  That there is no standing rule forbidding the destruction
does not show an indifference to irresponsible use of property, but
rather continues in effect only so long as there is no systematic abuse
of the right.  In the 1800s, when the wills  of deceased slave-holders
began to contain provisions emancipating the slaves,. that  destruction
of property was soon forbidden by southern state legislatures.

Allan Axelrod

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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Tuesday, 21 Oct 2003 12:47:29 -0400
Subject: 14.2040 Shakespeare's "first serious critic" revealed
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2040 Shakespeare's "first serious critic" revealed
by Stanley Wells

>What if the owners decided to
>burn the document?  Should they be legally allowed to do so, even if
>they are the legal owners?

Sure, unless they then make an insurance claim, or the destruction is to
deprive someone of a lien or the like.

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From:           William Sutton <
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Date:           Wednesday, 22 Oct 2003 03:15:54 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 14.2040 Shakespeare's "first serious critic" revealed
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2040 Shakespeare's "first serious critic" revealed
by Stanley Wells

Well if the Taliban can blow up giant Buddhas, what's to stop the owners
of this document erasing this particular cultural artifact?
Reprehensible maybe, highly unlikely also. Be thankful it has come to
light and be sceptical until another independent scholar is able to
peruse it and confirm what Stanley has honestly laid before us.  or is
this a discussion on the ethics of maintaining cultural artifacts?

Yours,
William Sutton


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