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Ian HP Origin: How Shall I Your True Love Know (Shakesp'r (30) RE: How Shall I Your True Love: S'peare song 20 Aug 01


My Norton Shakespeare says in a footnote that "not" was inserted into the song by WS to mirror the fate of Polonius, though I've never really understood how this is so. The tune - as sung by Silly Sisters and by Jean Simmons as Ophelia in Laurence Olivier's film version - how far back does that go - to Shakespeare's time or before - anyone know?


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