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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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Location of The Tempest

I. Gascoyne’s *A delicate diet, for daintiemouthde droonkardes* (1576) ‘I thought it shoulde not be vnprofitable, nor any way vnpleasaunt (vnlesse it be to such as can not abyde to heare of vertue, for feare least they might be ashamed … Continue reading

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