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Was Shakespeare a Duck?
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (
Date: June 24, 2005 04:45PM

No more valour in that poins than in a wild-duck. Henry IV, part I: II, ii

duck, i'll be sworn. The Tempest: II, ii

duck with french nods and apish courtesy, King Richard III: I, iii

And the phoenicians go a-ducking; Antony and Cleopatra: III, vii

That, as a duck for life that dives, Pericles, Prince of Tyre: II, v

Than twenty silly ducking observants King Lear: II, ii

O dainty duck! o dear! A Midsummer Night's Dream: V, i

My dainty duck, my dear-a? The Winter's Tale: IV, iv

ducks to the golden fool: all is oblique; Timon of Athens: IV, iii

ducks i' the river: go to, go to. Toilus and Cressida: III, ii

duck, thou art made like a goose. The Tempest: II, ii

And hold-fast is the only dog, my duck: King Henry V: II, iii

Ah, sweet ducks! Toilus and Cressida: IV, iv

Swum ashore. man, like a duck The Tempest: II, ii

Olympus-high and duck again as low Othello: II, i

Fowl or a hurt wild-duck. I pressed me none but such Henry IV, part I: IV, ii

Re: Was Shakespeare a Duck?
Posted by: Talia (
Date: June 25, 2005 10:38AM

I wish I had written my paper onthis last semester. Darn!

Re: Was Shakespeare a Duck?
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: June 25, 2005 01:18PM

There's probably more evidence that Shakespeare was a tyrant if you judge by number of references. Johnny, look it up.


Re: Was Shakespeare a Duck?
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (
Date: June 26, 2005 10:20PM

Ok, he wasn't a duck, but I betcha his doctor was a quack !

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