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"Would Shakespeare Get Into Swarthmore?"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0298  Tuesday, 3 February 2004

[1]     From:   Martin Steward <
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        Date:   Monday, 2 Feb 2004 14:03:08 -0000
        Subj:   SHK 15.0282 "Would Shakespeare Get Into Swarthmore?"

[2]     From:   Martin Steward <
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        Date:   Monday, 2 Feb 2004 14:17:14 -0000
        Subj:   SHK 15.0288 "Would Shakespeare Get Into Swarthmore?"

[3]     From:   Norman Hinton <
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        Date:   Monday, 02 Feb 2004 10:45:51 -0600
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.0282 "Would Shakespeare Get Into Swarthmore?"


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From:           Martin Steward <
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Date:           Monday, 2 Feb 2004 14:03:08 -0000
Subject: "Would Shakespeare Get Into Swarthmore?"
Comment:        SHK 15.0282 "Would Shakespeare Get Into Swarthmore?"

"Send Shakespeare to college and you probably get -- Samuel Johnson?"

That's a bit unfair, considering "Dr." Johnson only spent a year at
Pembroke College, and never took a degree!

"He might, perhaps, have studied more assiduously", writs Boswell;
"but it may be doubted whether such a mind as his was not more
enriched by roaming at large fields of literature than if it had
been confined to any single spot".

m

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From:           Martin Steward <
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Date:           Monday, 2 Feb 2004 14:17:14 -0000
Subject: "Would Shakespeare Get Into Swarthmore?"
Comment:        SHK 15.0288 "Would Shakespeare Get Into Swarthmore?"

The English paper for the year
Had several questions on 'King Lear'
Which Shakespeare answered very badly
Because he hadn't read his Bradley.
When 'Hamlet' came up, decades later,
His chance of passing was no greater:
He failed again - and we assume
It's cos he hadn't read his Bloom.

m

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From:           Norman Hinton <
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Date:           Monday, 02 Feb 2004 10:45:51 -0600
Subject: 15.0282 "Would Shakespeare Get Into Swarthmore?"
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0282 "Would Shakespeare Get Into Swarthmore?"

Well, that's not a bad thing:

 >Send Shakespeare to college and you probably get -- Samuel Johnson?

but it occurs to me that you might more likely get Milton, which is
certainly A Good Thing.

Langours about school are not unusual, but not very useful.

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