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Elizabeth told Essex
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0732  Friday, 19 March 2004

From:           David Friedberg <
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Date:           Thursday, 18 Mar 2004 16:16:33 -0500
Subject: 15.0719 Elizabeth told Essex
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.0719 Elizabeth told Essex

David Evett writes that the reference is to "the Countess of Nottingham
whom Elizabeth couldn't forgive--for not remembering the ring Essex gave
her, the ring that might have softened Elizabeth, spared beheading"
(I'm quoting John, not Capps, who may also supply a C19 reference for
the material). John notes that putting a full stop at the end of line
two clarifies the syntax.

Wasn't it in 1066 and All That, the greatest history text of all time,
that Essex tried to give Elizabath a ring but the Palace operator
wouldnt put him through?.

God may forgive you, said the Queen to the telephone operator, but I
never will

Sellers and Yateman I think

David Friedberg

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