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Shakespeare quote a hoax

Regarding “The Bard had it right 400 years ago,” Oct. 3: Perhaps the letter writer should have read “Julius Caesar,” or at least read the articles published all over the national press, before using the purported Shakespeare quote. Barbra Streisand has been made to look like a fool for using that quote, in reality an internet hoax, in a public appearance. Scholars have been unable to find the quote, either in “Julius Caesar” or in any other of Shakespeare’s writings.

I strongly suspect the true author of the “quote” is the person who invents the Nostradamus quotes, tailoring them to match current events.



Walt Vortmann

Auburn





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