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Much Ado

March 07, 1993

On Charles Champlin's Championship of Edward De Vere as Shakespeare (with apologies to Ben Jonson):

How can a man who knows

small Greek and fewer Latin roots

and thinks the difference between

litigious and "litiginous" is moot

claim Shakespeare's works for Edward de Vere?

There's little truth and still less verity here.

Reporting on some Top 100 list

he makes his nobby once again a fist

to blacken William Shakespeare's eye.

Chuck, use the SpellCheck next time you belie

the bard in print--he coined our tongue.

We do not know the mint.



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