That's strange, Marcia. Isn't Aubrey turn-of-the-century? Or am I
confusing people up? Didn't Aubrey do something with Malory's Morte
d'Arthur? Anyway, I thought that the Earl of Oxford theory was a new (like
the last 20-30 years) thing?
From: Marcia Karp [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 3:54 PM
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Subject: Jacques-Pierre redux
Peter Montgomery wondered about Shakespeare:
> when and where did he get the time to do all that
> learning and all that writing when, apparently he was
> so busy in the theatre doing productions, which is about
> the only thing we know about him for certain.
Here is the lovely Aubrey on Shake and non-Shake:
His father was a Butcher, and I have been told heretofore by
some of the neighbors, that when he was a boy he exercised his
father's Trade, but when he kill'd a Calfe he would doe it in a
high style, and make a Speech.
This Earle of Oxford, making of his low obeisance to Queen
Elizabeth, happened to let a Fart, at which he was so abashed
and ashamed that he went to Travell, 7 yeares. On his returne
the Queen welcomed him home, and sayd, My Lord, I had forgott