The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1671  Saturday, 2 October 1999.

From:           Allan Blackman <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Friday, 1 Oct 1999 22:17:28 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:        "Thrice blessed"

In MND (1.1.74), Theseus, commenting on "nuns," says:

        Thrice blessed they that master so their blood
        To undergo such maiden pilgrimage;

But why "thrice"?  Is it just a meaningless intensive or does it have
some other reference?

Allan Blackman

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