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Stylometrics
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1001  Monday, 3 May 2004

From:           Graham Hall <
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Date:           Monday, 03 May 2004 10:17:25 +0000
Subject:        By this hand.

The bombastic hollering of some of the pro and antagonists of
stylometrics whips up the waves but leaves the swan's feather of the
argument neither way inclined and only April in our ears. The measured
persuasions, wise saws and modern instances of the others falleth like
the gentle rain from heaven. Richard Burt's general admonition to the
ignorant walks like the Morne in russet mantle clad o'er the eastern
hill of good sense but will soon succumb to the heat o'the sun.

I turn to Dr Jowett's latest 184 page introduction to Timon of Athens
(Oxford Shakespeare) in anticipation of some illumination given his
position on its collaborative/dual authorship. Will the theories of
arch-number cruncher Teacher Nolan inherit the earth or will Teacher
Keating seize the day?

If you wish to know the answer, whatever you do, engage in the
Stationer's commendation and buy; and buy it first.

Why want?

Best,
G.

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