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Words Ending in eth/th
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0644  Wednesday, 6 April 2005

[1]     From:   David Basch <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 05 Apr 2005 12:15:03 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0635 Words Ending in eth/th

[2]     From:   Larry Weiss <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 05 Apr 2005 17:09:02 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 16.0635 Words Ending in eth/th


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From:           David Basch <
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Date:           Tuesday, 05 Apr 2005 12:15:03 -0400
Subject: 16.0635 Words Ending in eth/th
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0635 Words Ending in eth/th

I am happy to be corrected on the item concerning Rudyard Kipling's
short story as containing the item on Psalm 46. I got that bit of
information off the web and one can now see the pitfalls of that.

I am happy that now I will get to read the Rudyard Kipling story.

While "shake" and "spear" appear in earlier English versions of Pslam
46, it is only in the KJV that they appear at the 46th place, beginning
and end, if you discount the last word "Selah."

The KJV was completed in 1610 and published in 1611, 1610 being the year
of Shakespeare's 46th birthday.

If anyone on the list is interested in a mathematical study of the
"accidents" of Psalm 46, try reading the article on the subject at

                www.ziplink.net/~entropy/kjv.pdf

Again, I am happy to have factual errors corrected. I have no desire to
falsify any conclusion and will readily admit when what I have is simply
a surmise or a hypothesis. The upshot of this document is to cite the
low order probability of what occurred. This then makes human
intervention in this as likely as not.

David Basch

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From:           Larry Weiss <
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Date:           Tuesday, 05 Apr 2005 17:09:02 -0400
Subject: 16.0635 Words Ending in eth/th
Comment:        Re: SHK 16.0635 Words Ending in eth/th

 >So, David Basch is in agreement with Bill Arnold.  Is there a figure of
 >speech, more precise than irony, for this state of affairs?

It is not a figure of speech, but "folles 

 

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