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Speed Performance
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1696  Thursday, 28 August 2003

[1]     From:   D. G. Hale <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 27 Aug 2003 13:42:48 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1690 Speed Performance

[2]     From:   Jack Heller <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 27 Aug 2003 17:12:37 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1690 Speed Performance


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From:           D. G. Hale <
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Date:           Wednesday, 27 Aug 2003 13:42:48 -0400
Subject: 14.1690 Speed Performance
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1690 Speed Performance

Some decades ago I published a couple of articles on fables. One
(_Comparative Literature Studies [1968]) traces the fable of the belly
at some length, including its early appearances in Plutarch and 1
Corinthians 12. A more bibliographical survey of Aesop in Renaissance
England is in _The Library_ (1972). There's been work by others since.

David Hale

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From:           Jack Heller <
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Date:           Wednesday, 27 Aug 2003 17:12:37 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 14.1690 Speed Performance
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1690 Speed Performance

Mea culpa. I should have said "belly fable." I was referring to
Menenius's description of the belly as the primary organ of the state.

I'm not sure if the question of origin referred to the belly fable or
the beast fable. I tend to think of the belly fable as having an
analogue in the Pauline epistle I Corinthians 12, with perhaps other
Biblical allusions as well. I have no answer for the origin of the beast
fable.

Jack Heller
Huntington College

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