Shakespeare's birds (not Ann Hathaway!)

Subject: Shakespeare's birds (not Ann Hathaway!)
From: lorne <>
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 13:58:56 +1000
I am teaching MACBETH to Yr.12 at the moment and have been relishing in
talking about the birds Shakespeare mentions... owl, chough, rook,
raven, magpie (actually written as 'maggot-pie') and a 'martlet' which
is seemingly a mix of martin and swiftlet!!!!!!!!!

'By maggot-pies, and choughs, and rooks brought forth
The secret'st man of blood. What is the night?'     (Act.III, Sc.iv)

Peace and olde English,


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