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Erinlander commented on the word water-fly
All of you are missing the true meaning of waterfly as used in Hamlet.
When Hamlet asks, "Doest know this waterfly?" Horatio replies, "No, my Lord."
Hamlet then says, "The better grace is thine, for to know him is a sin." He was using the word "know" in the Biblical sense as in "Adam knew his wife, she conceived and bare Cain."
Waterfly in this context meant homosexual, not a flittering nuscience.
July 8, 2018
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