[Ads-l] Robin Hamilton

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Sun Sep 3 14:34:31 EDT 2017


Indeed.  I was always happy to see Robin's byline among the ADS-L posts.

GAT

On Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 8:23 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> An email from his widow reports the sad news of the passing, some weeks
> ago, of our friend and colleague Robin Hamilton.
>
> Robin often demonstrated his capacity to combine a sense of humor with
> ferociously accurate and original scholarship. He had a more detailed
> knowledge  of early English cant and slang than anyone else in the world,
> or so I would wager.
>
> A real loss for all of us.
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> JL
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> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
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-- 
George A. Thompson
The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998.

But when aroused at the Trump of Doom / Ye shall start, bold kings, from
your lowly tomb. . .
L. H. Sigourney, "Burial of Mazeen", Poems.  Boston, 1827, p. 112

The Trump of Doom -- also known as The Dunghill Toadstool.  (Here's a
picture of his great-grandfather.)
http://www.parliament.uk/worksofart/artwork/james-gillray/an-excrescence---a-fungus-alias-a-toadstool-upon-a-dunghill/3851

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