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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1577  Thursday, 22 September 2005

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Date: 		Thursday, 22 Sep 2005 07:19:40 -0700
Subject: 	prenzie

I've seen several editions of "Measure for Measure" and wonder why none 
of them remarks on the resemblance of this word (and its embedding 
phrase) to the French "prenez-y garde" ( = "watch out"), which as 
"prenzie" could have had the colloquial sense of "alert" (adj.) --- and 
then the application to Angelo, that he's ever-alert for faults, 
especially other people's faults.

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