The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1992 Tuesday, 31 October 2000.
Date: Sunday, 29 Oct 2000 16:37:41 -0600
Subject: Apes and Monkeys
Some time back we had a fine discussion of Shylock's daughter Jessica
and Renaissance monkeys. Working on a related matter, I find myself
wondering if early moderns distinguished at all between apes and
monkeys. Part of the issue is construing the mysterious proverb that old
maids must "lead apes in hell." Can anyone help?