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Written by Elena
(2/28/2007 12:47 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The First Prologue, penned by JulieW
Wonderful, Julie, you make the prologue so much alive! I was reading it superficially, I see now. E.g., I took the "Fleet" allusion to be about the Fleet street, took it for a synonym for "hack journalism" - well, it was so from Defoe's time, I believe. Smth like: for one real poet there are fifty who call themselves poets, but they are nothing but hack-workers.
As for Sheridan's regret for the more stable occupation of the law, he sounds quite hopeful as he is:
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