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By Sarah Orne Jewett

ISBN-10: 0486158594

ISBN-13: 9780486158594

A party of the earlier in tales facing woman friendships and stories that painting the resilience with which her woman characters reply to poverty. comprises "The city Poor," "Miss Peck's Promotion," "The Passing of Sister Barsett," "The Denham Ladies," "Miss Tempy's Watchers," and five extra.

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We say so-called because for Shylock, as for any Jew, invoking the Genesis Jacob parable is a way of invoking an episode from the Torah. In a sense, there is no ‘Old’ Testament, Henry Clay Folger, Jr, ‘Shylock’s Bond from the Merchant’s Standpoint’, unpublished MS. 18 On this point, see Marc Shell, ‘The Wether and the Ewe: Verbal Usury in The Merchant of Venice’, Kenyon Review 1, no. 4 (1979): 65–92, esp. 68. 3 – and incidentally, this represents the only exegetical dispute in Shakespeare’s entire dramatic canon – is foreground the contested nature of scriptural interpretation and the presence of multiple interpretive perspectives.

Shakespeare’s re-creative genius gives voice to the complex meanings inside words such as ‘room’ or ‘idle’ or inside an embodied utterance such as Bolingbrook’s kneeling. Added to that is the creation of networks of interlaced meanings among words, a process of semantic enrichment that began with Shakespeare’s own literary practice of repetition and variation and that has been augmented by hundreds of years of Shakespeare scholarship, theatrical performance, rewriting and reading. ’ His writing comprises a language that is coherent and complete, a language of great value on account of its beauty, critical energy, historicity and semantic inexhaustibility.

20 There certainly is anecdotal evidence that some legal prosecutions of Jews in early modernity for attempting to forcibly ‘circumcise’ a Christian were actually attempts to re-establish religious claims over conversos. This principle was explicitly formulated by Maimonides and forms part of his Thirteen Principles of Faith. See Moses Maimonides, Maimonides’ Introduction to the Talmud: A Translation of the Rambam’s Introduction to His Commentary on the Mishna, trans. Zvi L. Lampel (New York: Judaica Press, 1975).

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