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Harry, Hal, Henry
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0096  Thursday, 14 February 2008

[1] From:    Julia Griffin <
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     Date:    Monday, 11 Feb 2008 15:43:20 -0500
     Subj:    Re: SHK 19.0089 Harry, Hal, Henry

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     Date:    Monday, 11 Feb 2008 20:45:23 -0000
     Subj:    Re: SHK 19.0089 Harry, Hal, Henry

[3] From:    Joseph Egert <
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     Date:    Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 13:00:36 -0800 (PST)
     Subj:    Re: SHK 19.0089 Harry, Hal, Henry


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Date:        Monday, 11 Feb 2008 15:43:20 -0500
Subject: 19.0089 Harry, Hal, Henry
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0089 Harry, Hal, Henry

Splendid post from Harry Berger about Hallory and his names. The final 
exchange between him and Hotspur fits into this too:

Hotspur:
If I mistake not, thou art Harry Monmouth.

Prince:
Thou speak'st as if I would deny my name.

Hotspur
My name is Harry Percy.

Prince
                           Why then I see
A very valiant rebel of the name.
I am the Prince of Wales [...]

Implied: I am not "Harry" if you are; I am not another feudal warlord on 
a level with you. Being matey with an army of subordinates is very 
different from being matey with Hotspur, who might take it literally.

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Date:        Monday, 11 Feb 2008 20:45:23 -0000
Subject: 19.0089 Harry, Hal, Henry
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0089 Harry, Hal, Henry

Harry Berger Jr wrote:

<quite a lot>, but failed to mention that "Harry" is simply the English 
form of the French name "Henry", and apparently derives from the English 
*pronunciation* of the latter. ("Hal" is simply a pet-form of "Harry".)

John Briggs

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Date:        Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 13:00:36 -0800 (PST)
Subject: 19.0089 Harry, Hal, Henry
Comment:    Re: SHK 19.0089 Harry, Hal, Henry

Harry Berger writes:

 >A little later (357-60) Exeter cites the article in which Harry
 >demands to be addressed in official documents as "filz Henry, Roy
 >d'Angleterre, Heritier de France" (repeated in Latin)."

Is Shakespeare calling the mirror of Christian kings a bastard, as in 
"Henry FitzRoy"?

Curious,
Joe Egert

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