NABOKV-L post 0022013, Tue, 20 Sep 2011 09:19:19 -0400

Re: [Fwd: Title of Pale Fire]
Much more direct is Timon of Athens 4.3. 431-432:

The moon's an arrant thief,
And her pale fire she snatches from the sun.

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Subject: [NABOKV-L] [Fwd: Title of Pale Fire]

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Title of Pale Fire


Mon, 19 Sep 2011 21:53:45 -0700


Corinne Wilson <corinnewilson1979@GMAIL.COM><mailto:corinnewilson1979@GMAIL.COM>



In Henry IV, part one, Hotspur says:

By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap
To pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon,
Or dive into the bottom of the deep,
Where fathom-line could never touch the ground,
And pluck up drowned honour by the locks. (1.3)

Could this be a link or bobolink to Pale Fire's title? Fire/sun (as represented by Hotspur, the speaker), moon, and ocean; all the errant theives are there. Prince Hal, Hotspur's mirror, is a thief, as well.

I have searched the internet for a discussion on this topic and have found none. Any help?


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