Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 16:06:33 EST
From: Monkmag Monkmag[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: Re: sea change
In a message dated 10/24/97 6:57:36 AM, you wrote:
It's an allusion to Shakespeare's Tempest: "Full fathom five thy
father lies;/Of his bones are coral made:/Those are pearls that
were his eyes:/Nothing of him that doth fade,/But doth suffer a
sea-change/Into something rich and strange." (I.ii)
Here it means 'a change brought about by the sea', but it's
now used to mean 'any major transformation'.
jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]panix.com
I also remember a similar line spoken by Daedalus in Joyce's Ulysses, which
probably refers back to the earlier Tempest reference.