The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1269 Tuesday, 15 June 2004
From: Peter Bridgman <
Date: Monday, 14 Jun 2004 16:57:23 +0100
Subject: 15.1257 Merchant Game?
Comment: Re: SHK 15.1257 Merchant Game?
Graham Hall writes...
>(My synopsis) A visiting Venetian was shocked to find a common game
>involving young men throwing young women to the ground and only letting
>them up after a kiss. Apparently they kissed a lot.
That's the problem with your Venetian tourist - no sense of fun.
Casanova was similarly shocked when he discovered English aristos openly
copulating in St James Park.
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