[Ads-l] Anecdote: "Did Hamlet have an affair with Ophelia?" "In my company, always"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 6 00:08:38 UTC 2019

The subject line summarizes a theater anecdote. A retired librarian
who has helped me several times asked me about this topic after he
came across a pertinent excerpt from a letter written by notable
fantasy and horror writer Arthur Machen in 1932. Here is link to the
QI article:


Nigel Rees covered this topic in  “Cassell’s Humorous Quotations” in
2001. The QI piece has citations starting in 1923.

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