[Ads-l] Robin Hamilton

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 3 14:50:15 EDT 2017


JL: Thanks for sharing this sad news. Robin kindly helped me on
multiple occasions, e.g., he sent scans from his Pogo collection to
help trace a Walt Kelly quotation.
Garson


On Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 2:42 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
> 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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