The Collation

Research and Exploration at the Folger

“What manner o’ thing is your crocodile?”: October 2022

There are many correct aspects to the answer to the question, “What manner of crocodile is this?”

The more details you get, the higher your score! So see what you can piece together and we’ll be back next week to give you the full details!

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  • The first thing I spotted was “world is but a stage”, thus my mind immediately wandered towards “As you Like It”. Then a “hodie mihi, cras tibi” Lord and Knight crocodiles gently whispered “Decameron”….Seventh Day, Sixth Tale?

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