[Ads-l] Robin Hamilton

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 3 23:05:26 EDT 2017


I tried Legacy.com. There have been many Robin Hamiltons, of course. This
one
<http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/robin-hamilton-obituary?pid=1000000186021327&view=guestbook>
doesn't seem likely for a prominent academic, being nothing more than a
death notice.

> Robin Jay Hamilton
> Covington, TN Age 60, died July 6, 2017.
> Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home
> 901-476-9778
>

Since I know nothing about him except what has appeared in this thread, I
can't tell one from another.

Mark

 . <http://www.gnuterrypratchett.com/>


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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