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|Oh--and re: Twelfth Night...
Written by Barbara
(4/1/2006 1:13 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Quotations, especially Shakespeare, penned by Barbara
...I forgot to mention, concerning why these particular plays and passages appealed to young females of the time, that Isabella Thorpe says something that is very like a thought from the very same act and scene of Twelfth Night as the passage Catherine memorized (Patience on a monument Act II, Scene IV)
"Everything is so insipid, so uninteresting, that does not relate to the beloved object! I can perfectly comprehend your feelings."
In Act II, Scene IV, Orsino says:
The same act and scene also has the Clown (Feste?) singing this, which I think would be appealing to these girls who like gothic literature:
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