The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1251 Tuesday, 20 June 2000.
Date: Monday, 19 Jun 2000 18:02:15 -0700
A N N O U N C E M E N T
My web site
entitled "Shakespeare's Morals, The Stoic Legacy to the Renaissance,"
now makes available all the ethical authorities originally promised in
April 1999. But equally worthy of note is that all my indexes to these
books have been automated: if you want to know what Montaigne says that
may help explain Hamlet in a book of his Essays, simply point to
"Hamlet" in the index and click. The relevant passage or passages will
instantly pop up. To find out what book indexes refer to "Hamlet" go to
the BOOK page and use your borrower's FIND utility to search the indexes
for that word. Beside tagging pertinent passages with the names of
characters in Shakespeare, I have marked Stoic buzz words like
"posterity " and "fortune" in the texts for indexing. There are about
2000 index-to-text links.
The site now presents Cicero's De Officiis, the six volumes of Seneca's
moral works, three volumes of North's translation of Plutarch's Lives, a
fourth volume in Dryden translation, Elyot's Governour, three books of
Florio's translation of Montaigne's Essays, Books I, II, and VI of
Spenser's Faerie Queene, Book I of Sidney's New Arcadia (index only),
James I's Basilikon Doron, and Hall's Characters of the Virtues and
Vices. Erasmus's Institution Of a Christian Prince will appear soon.
Ben R. Schneider, Jr
Emeritus. Lawrence University
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1249 Tuesday, 20 June 2000.
Date: Monday, 19 Jun 2000 16:10:11 -0500
Subject: "the yeoman of London" and "Sergeant at the Mace"
Can anyone help with identification of the positions or offices alluded
to in the following passage, from George Puttenham's Art of English
Poesy (1589; Book III, chapter 15):
. . . of all others was that a most ridiculous, but very true exchange,
which the yeoman of London vsed with his Sergeant at the Mace, who said
he would goe into the countrie, and make merry a day or two, while his
man plyed his busines at home[.]
Printed explanation would be especially useful.
Professor of English
University of Texas at Austin