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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0097  Thursday, 2 March 2006

From: 		Bob Grumman <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 1 Mar 2006 17:22:06 -0500
Subject: 17.0085 Authentication Article
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0085 Authentication Article

 >Mr. Kennedy was certainly the first one to debunk Prof. Foster's claim
 >that the "Elegy By W.S." was not our William Shakespeare.

I wasn't aware of this.  What I was aware of was that Kennedy early on 
opposed the attribution, then was later the first to advance Ford as the 
author--but with very little foundation other than his view that 
Shakespeare could not have written a poem as bad as Kennedy thought the 
Elegy.  I believe others were first to argue that Ford wrote the elegy 
with what I'd call scholarly arguments.  By the way, has anyone yet 
determined what the initials, "W.S.," were doing on the poem's title-page?

--Bob G.

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