The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1448  Saturday, 3 September 2005

From: 		Doug Eskew <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date: 		Friday, 02 Sep 2005 12:58:33 -0500
Subject: 	Kissing the Rod

A colleague of mine is at work on the rhetoric of the slavery debate in 
the antebellum US and is particularly interested in a possible 
connection between a phrase she keeps encountering and its use in 
Richard II. I've pasted below a query from her and will send along to 
her any responses posted on the list.

I think many will find her questions interesting and provocative.

Doug Eskew

Query from Trish Roberts-Miller:

In 1835, various southern politicians invoke the clich 

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