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Quotation Appropriate to Wedding Toast
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0686  Tuesday, 12 April 2005

From:           Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:           Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Subject:        Quotation Appropriate to Wedding Toast

In a month, my older daughter Melissa is to wed. I've been thinking
since she was a small girl of an appropriate Shakespearean quotation for
my wedding toast to her and her mate.

Twenty-five years ago, when I first learned that Kathy was pregnant, I
thought that if we had a boy I should name him "Short-Order"; a girl,
"GoraMae."

Another girl's name that I considered was Miranda. And perhaps for that
reason I have been considering Prospero's

                                   [F]or I
Have given you here a third of mine own life,
Or that for which I live; who once again
I tender to thy hand.

(The Tempest 4.1.2-5)

But I am not committed to this choice and even wonder if it might be a
tad too paternalistic.

I would welcome any private thoughts or suggestions.

Hardy

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