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Will Shakespeare, the KJV and the Tabloids
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0196  Monday, 26 January 2004

From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Saturday, 24 Jan 2004 11:36:26 -0800
Subject: 15.0183 Will Shakespeare, the KJV and the Tabloids
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0183 Will Shakespeare, the KJV and the Tabloids

Bill Arnold disclaims this sentence to be his: "By the end of 1612,
Shakespeare had withdrawn from the 'King's men' and was staying at home
in Stratford with his daughter . . ."

It appears just above his name in the posting that is archived at

http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2004/0137.html

but actually it is a quotation by him of something that appeared in the
'Toronto Star', apparently.

I wonder if we might agree upon a convention for the quotation of
multiple paragraphs in postings. A familiar one used by people working
in computing is this:

<<< quoted material begins

quoted material continues

quoted material continues

quoted material ends >>>

An alternative that involves a bit of extra typing unless one has a
macro to do it is to put a chevron at the start of each quoted line, thus:

 >> quoted material begins
 >>
 >> quoted material continues
 >>
 >> quoted material continues
 >>
 >> quoted material ends


Some such convention would save the likes of me from the error of
attributing quoted material to the quoter.

Gabriel Egan

[Editor's Note: Dealing with quoted materials is an issue that I face
everyday in formatting the SHAKSPER digests for distribution. I try my
best to distinguish between materials quoted from other digests and
comments on those quotations. The longer quotations from electronic
sources such as newspapers present different problems. Displays of
quoted materials vary with the browser they are viewed with, wrapping at
differing sentence lengths. In the interests of savings space, creating
a pleasing display, and helping a consistent look to the digest, I
usually do not use quotation conventions with long quotations, having
instead a context that I hope identifies the material as coming from a
source other than the poster. -Hardy]

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