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History of RINGS?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0280  Wednesday, 5 April 2006

From: 		Joseph Egert <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 04 Apr 2006 18:35:23 +0000
Subject: 17.0273 History of RINGS?
Comment: 	RE: SHK 17.0273 History of RINGS?

Colin Cox writes:

 >The engagement ring is of Roman origin. The wedding ring of
 >Egyptian. The ring symbolized eternal love and the placement on the
 >third finger was from the belief that a vein ran from there to the
 >heart.

Wasn't it the fourth finger? (See SHK 17.0073 for details.)

Joe Egert

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