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Roast or Roost?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0563  Thursday, 15 June 2006

From: 		Norman D. Hinton <
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Date: 		Wednesday, 14 Jun 2006 10:46:21 -0500
Subject: 17.0558 Roast or Roost?
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0558 Roast or Roost?

 >The anonymous author of A True Description of the Pot-Companion
 >Poet (1642) ends his satirical pamphlet with an additional portrait,
 >'A Character Of the Swil-Bole Cooke'.  'The Kitchen is [the Cook's]
 >Hell', he says, and in it 'he domineers and rules the Rost' (A3v).

This quote doesn't prove that the word in question is "roast".  The 
sentence would make just as much (and the same) sense if the word were 
"roost".

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