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Shakespeare's Birthday
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.1068  Thursday, 30 November 2006

From:         John Briggs <
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Date:         Wednesday, 29 Nov 2006 13:55:29 -0000
Subject: 17.1062 Shakespeare's Birthday
Comment:     Re: SHK 17.1062 Shakespeare's Birthday

Joseph Egert wrote:

 >E.I.Fripp may have been another Schoenbaum source. In an archived
 >NOTES AND QUERIES (1921) piece, Fripp describes St. Mark's Day as
 >"one of the unlucky days of the Calendar known as Black Crosses, when
 >a few years previously, crosses and altars were draped and a special
 >litany was said."--one of the risks being a fairy kidnapper.

Yes, sorry - the author of the note I cited in SHK 17.1059 ("Among the 
Shakespeare Archives: the birth of William Shakespeare",  Notes and 
Queries, No. 154 (12th series, vol. 8), 26 March 1921, pages 241-242.) 
was not, of course, Robert Whatley (I misread the contents list) and was 
indeed most likely to be Edgar I. Fripp, the usual author of the series, 
although he is not named in the contents list, and I can't see page 242 
to check!

John Briggs

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