Edmund Gosse and his father are turned into one person. With one exception, Goldhill provides no evidence for this assertion. Without more evidence, it is difficult to assess all this. As it happens, I noticed recently a cultural building on the main square in Strasbourg, to which, probably in the s, busts had been added of ten top composers. Otterburne should be Otter-bourne, and Keble is not buried there. So this is Hamlet with only a cameo role for the prince.