The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0103 Friday, 6 March 2009
From: Hardy M. Cook <
Date: Friday, 6 Mar 2009 19:33:15 -0500
Subject: New Articles in RES
Comment: SHK 20.0097 New Articles in RES
I am curious about the contents of one of the articles Frank Whigham
mentions in his "New Articles in RES" posting?
If anyone has read Paul Baines's and Pat Rogers's "Pope's First Horatian
Imitation? Ben Jonson's Crispinus and the Poisoning of Edmund Curll," is
the 'poisoning of Edmund Curll' being used figuratively or literally?
Why do I ask, you might wonder?
I am interested in the reception of Shakespeare's poetry, including the
My sense from my reading about Curll's publishing of the unauthorized
seventh volume of Rowe's edition of Shakespeare and his employing of
Charles Gildon to "edit" that volume leads me to believe that Curll's
actions were not held in esteem. If this assumption is so, then I wonder
without falling into conspiracy thinking if . . .
No, first the article is about Pope, not Shakespeare . . .
But Pope was Shakespeare's next eighteenth-century editor after Rowe,
perhaps he . . .
Holla, there, Hardy . . . Hold, a minute . . .
This fragment with a good deal more, not recoverable, composed, in a
sort of Reverie brought on by two grains of opium, taken to check a
dysentery, at a Farm House between Porlock & Linton, a quarter of a mile
from Culbone Church.
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