RECORD: Darwin, C. R. [blushing in Shakespeare] (nd) CUL-DAR195.1.15 Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker. (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker 4.2010, corrections by John van Wyhe 11.2010. RN1

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Titus Andronicus Act II. Sc V.

Marcus speaking to his neice Lavinia

"Ah, now thou turn'st away thy face for shame!"

(Juliet & Romeo Act II Sc. 2)

I suppose no one wd think in the dark when not seen for Shaspeare makes Juliet say

Juliet — "Thou know'st, the mask of night is on my face;
Else would a maiden blush bepaint my cheek
For that which thou hast heard me speak to night.

1 This note was worked into Expression, p. 336.

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