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Shakespeare's "Small Latin and Less Greek"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0499  Thursday, 25 May 2006

From: 		Duncan Salkeld <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 23 May 2006 22:27:32 +0100
Subject: 17.0490 Shakespeare's "Small Latin and Less Greek"
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0490 Shakespeare's "Small Latin and Less Greek"

Well, yes, of course Shakespeare's letters may have been written in 
Latin. We'll find out when they turn up. But Edward Alleyne's touching 
letters to his wife were written in English, as were Kyd's letter to Sir 
John Puckering, and Daborne and Field's letters to Henslowe. William's 
mother observes, 'He is a better scholar than I thought he was' (Merry 
Wives 4.1.69) so perhaps we shouldn't make assumptions either way.

Dr. Duncan Salkeld
Department of English
School of Cultural Studies
University of Chichester

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