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The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0116 Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Date: March 19, 2013 12:25:00 AM EDT
Subject: Re: SHAKSPER: Q: Rom. “quit”
Q2, which is the better text, has “quit.” Q1 is a bad quarto, and F1 seems to have been printed from Q3, which doesn’t have substantive authority. However, I agree that the word means “requite,” but this can be noted in a commentary note. If an editor adopts “quite” s/he should probably spell it “'quite” to indicate that it is a clipped form.