watermark/embossed: N, no symbol, embossed
20 x 13 cm.
folded in quarters
FF 245. Torn at left. Pinholes, paste marks. Though the identity of this quotation from Julius Caesar (III, ii, 183) sent to Susan is indeterminable, Johnson assumes that it has "private association" and proceeds to wonder whether it "may have reference to a local situation wherein some member of the family, in ED's opinion, was 'betrayed' by a friend," thereby encouraging biographical interpretation. He is even more bold speculating about another similar Shakespeare quotation used as missive.
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