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A Couple of Anniversaries Today
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0965  Tuesday, 27 April 2004

From:           Janet Costa <
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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
Shakespeare???

     Janet

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