22 June 1998 - Shakespeare: red tide

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Still not convinced that Shakespeare was a time traveler? Here’s a passage where he describes the red tides of 1998. A few emendations to correct printer’s errors render the meaning unambiguous.

Will all great Neptune’s ocean brood these fish
Clean for our nets? No, algae blooms will rather
The multinational seas incarnadine
Making the ink run red.

clue:

See Macbeth, act II, scene ii. “Incarnadine” means to turn red, at least if you’re Shakespeare. Hmm, the space alien theory is hanging in there.

give me a clue so sweet and true

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