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Kissing the Rod
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1469  Tuesday, 6 September 2005

[1] 	From: 	Robin Hamilton <
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	Date: 	Monday, 5 Sep 2005 14:40:42 +0100
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.1457 Kissing the Rod

[2] 	From: 	V. K. Inman <
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	Date: 	Monday, 05 Sep 2005 14:35:45 -0400
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.1457 Kissing the Rod

[3] 	From: 	John Briggs <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 6 Sep 2005 01:08:25 +0100
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.1457 Kissing the Rod


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From: 		Robin Hamilton <
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Date: 		Monday, 5 Sep 2005 14:40:42 +0100
Subject: 16.1457 Kissing the Rod
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1457 Kissing the Rod

David Lindley <
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 >Two other instances are cited, one a lyric set by John Dowland, First
 >Book of Airs, 1597 (No. 21, 'Away with these self-loving lads'): 'For
 >Cupid is a meadow god, And forceth none to kisse the rod'. (The lyric
 >was also published in England's Helicon, 1600)

This lyric was written by Fulke Greville -- +Caelica+, Sonnet LII.

Robin Hamilton

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From: 		V. K. Inman <
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Date: 		Monday, 05 Sep 2005 14:35:45 -0400
Subject: 16.1457 Kissing the Rod
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1457 Kissing the Rod

Does anyone see a play on words: Kissing the rod/rood?  Kissing the 
'instrument of punishment'/'kissing the cross?

V. K. Inman

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From: 		John Briggs <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 6 Sep 2005 01:08:25 +0100
Subject: 16.1457 Kissing the Rod
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1457 Kissing the Rod

Lea Luecking Frost wrote:

 >Incidentally, this particular phrase also turns up in
 >"The Two Gentlemen of Verona," which antedates
 >Richard II by several years.

Not necessarily - particularly if the part of Launce was written for 
Will Kemp.

John Briggs

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