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"Would Shakespeare Get Into Swarthmore?"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0307  Wednesday, 4 February 2004

From:           John Briggs <
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Date:           Tuesday, 3 Feb 2004 19:15:28 -0000
Subject: 15.0298 "Would Shakespeare Get Into Swarthmore?"
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0298 "Would Shakespeare Get Into Swarthmore?"

Martin Steward wrote:

 >"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!

That's probably an exaggeration, considering that the University of
Oxford conferred on him an MA degree in 1755, and an LLD in 1775.  The
LLD from Trinity College Dublin in 1765 was in recognition of his
edition of Shakespeare.

John Briggs

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