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Volume VIII, Number 2 | spring 2015

Miscellany

In January 1592, playwright Christopher Marlowe was arrested for counterfeiting in the Netherlands. For making coins of pewter, Marlowe was charged with the crime of petty treason, punishable by death. He was eventually sent back to London, where, a little more than a year later, he was stabbed to death in Deptford.

We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.

 

- Tennessee Williams, 1953

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