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Ginger shall be hot in the mouth.
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1871  Friday, 26 September 2003

From:           Graham Hall <
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Date:           Thursday, 25 Sep 2003 15:01:33 +0000
Subject:        Ginger shall be hot in the mouth.

Having just spent an hour looking, through my new specs, at the original
painting "Seeds and Fruits of English Poetry" by Ford Maddox Brown
(circa 1850) I note that he has given Shakespeare luxuriant bright
auburn hair.  Other features are fairly conventional such as the domed
head. There may be some artistic licence in the work as he has Pope as
tall as Burns. Is there a portrait specialist on the list who knows why
Shakespeare is so ginger in this portrait?

Best,
Graham Hall

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