[Ads-l] Robin Hamilton

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Sep 3 14:42:51 EDT 2017


Very sad. He will be missed here and I’m sure in many other places.  Is there an obituary, does anyone know?

LH

> On Sep 3, 2017, at 2:34 PM, George Thompson <george.thompson at NYU.EDU> wrote:
> 
> 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.
>> 
>> JL
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> --
>> "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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