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Shakespeare's 'Honey-Stalks'

Barber, Ros. 2015. Shakespeare's 'Honey-Stalks'. Notes and Queries, 62(1), pp. 92-93. ISSN 1471-6941 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

A reference to 'honey-stalks' in Titus Andronicus has been glossed as Warwickshire dialect for white clover by Shakespeare's editors since the 18th century, but evidence from husbandry books of the period suggest it is a compound nonce word for vegetation saturated with honey dew.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1093/notesj/gju225

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

English and Comparative Literature

Dates:

DateEvent
January 2015Published

Item ID:

14963

Date Deposited:

17 Nov 2015 22:53

Last Modified:

11 Jul 2017 10:19

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/14963

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