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William Shakespeare Signatures and Notes from Castiglione’s The courtier (1603)

From The courtier of Counte Baldessar Castilio Diuided into foure bookes. Verie necessarie and profitable for young gentlemen and gentlewomen, abiding in court, palace, or place. Translated into English by Tho. Hobby, London : Printed by Thomas Creede, 1603. © … Continue reading

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Apuleius and His Elizabethan Party Game

Recall in my previous paper A Thousand Kisses: Catullus, Shakespeare, and Jonson, I noted Catullus’ “Lesbia” is an alias. Apuleius gave four such examples in *Apologia 10*: Catullus’ alias Lesbia : real name Clodia Ticida’s Perilla : Metella Propertius’ Cynthia … Continue reading

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A Thousand Kisses: Catullus, Shakespeare, and Jonson

Catullus’ *Carmen V*: “Let us live, my Lesbia, and let us love, and let us judge all the rumors of the old men to be worth just one penny! The suns are able to fall and rise: When that brief … Continue reading

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A New Date for Marlowe’s Faustus

An example of how the Book of Common Prayer (BCP) may work in plays: Consider Marlowe’s Faustus (1604)… R. M. Cornelius (Christopher Marlowe’s Use of the Bible, 1984) notes the friar’s dirge “Cursed be he that stole away his Holiness’ … Continue reading

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