Philological Examination Questions on Hamlet
Question: Explain the allusion in "the owl was a baker's daughter."
Answer: As the legend goes, Christ begged hospitality of a baker's
wife, who would have given it, but was prevented from
doing this act of charity towards the seeming beggar by her
daughter, who was, in consequence, changed into an owl.
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