A mis­lead­ing Sun head­line

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD - Kath­leen Roso, Ca­tonsville

I doubt I will be the only English ma­jor who will con­tact you about this. The head­line for the re­cent Jules Wit­cover col­umn (“Scorned women blast Trump,” Oct. 18) is mis­lead­ing for the fol­low­ing rea­sons:

The scorn­ing in the proverb refers to women whose love has been re­jected and that love then turns to hate, hardly the case of the Don­ald Trump ac­cusers.

“The GOP can­di­date is no Shake­speare, or he might have known the hell he was in for.” You’ve got the wrong Wil­liam. The proverb, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned,” is de­rived from a pas­sage in the Wil­liam Con­greve play, “The Mourn­ing Bride.”

I’ve long been a big fan of Mr. Wit­cover and al­ways look for­ward to read­ing his col­umns.

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