The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0965 Tuesday, 27 April 2004
Date: Monday, 26 Apr 2004 16:19:06 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: 15.0941 A Couple of Anniversaries Today
Comment: Re: SHK 15.0941 A Couple of Anniversaries Today
Stanley Wells writes,
>During a little ceremony at the Shakespeare Centre I've just been
>reading aloud from Leigh Hunt's charming essay 'Shakespeare's Birthday',
>printed on 3 May 1820, which begins 'Next Friday, making the proper
>allowance of twelve days from the 23rd of April, according to the change
>of the Style, is the birthday of Shakespeare.'
>So should we postpone the celebrations? Or just have two sets?
Perhaps it may be Bardolatry in action: twelve days of Christmas, twelve
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