Curiosities of Modern Shaksperian Criticism (Google eBook)

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J.R. Smith, 1853 - 31 pages
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Page 16 - Plants with goodly burthen bowing ; Spring come to you, at the farthest, In the very end of harvest ! Scarcity and want shall shun you ; Ceres
Page 28 - Chaloner, who would have borrowed x" to have bought things for and said he was known unto you, and Mr. Shakespeare of the Globe, who came .... said he knewe hym not, onely he herde of hym that he was a roge so he was glade we did not lend him the monney Richard Johnes [went] to seeke and inquire after the fellow, and said he had lent hym a horse. I feare me he gulled hym, thoughe he gulled not us. The youthe was a prety youthe, and hansome in appayrell : we knowe not what became of hym.
Page 23 - Robert Daborne, &c. from tyme to tyme, to provide, keepe and bring upp a convenient nomber of children, and them to practice and exercise in the quality of playing, by the name of Children of the Revells to the Queene, within the White Fryers in the suburbs of our Citty of London, or in any other convenyent place where they shall thinke fitt for that purpose.
Page 22 - Council in 1589, instead of being either an original or a contemporary copy, is evidently at best merely a late transcript, if it be not altogether a recent fabrication. The question naturally arises, for what purpose could a document of this description have been copied in the seventeenth century, presuming it to belong to so early a period ? It is comparatively of recent times < that the slightest literary interest has been taken in the history of our early theatres, or even in the biography...
Page 17 - Ye elves of hills, brooks, standing lakes, and groves ; And ye, that on the sands with printless foot Do chase the ebbing Neptune, and do fly him, When he comes back ; you demy-puppets, that By moon-shine do the green-sour ringlets make, Whereof the ewe not bites...
Page 17 - Earth's increase, foison" plenty, Barns and garners never empty, Vines with clustering bunches growing, Plants with goodly burden bowing. Spring come to you at the farthest In the very end of harvest ! Scarcity and want shall shun you; Ceres
Page 21 - S, 1660, for the first time that - winter. On that day, therefore, it is probable an actress first appeared on the English stage. COLLIER (New Facts, &c., 1835, p. 6) stated that he had been permitted to examine at Bridgewater House the manuscripts of Lord Ellesmere, the Keeper of the Great Seal to Queen Elizabeth and Lord Chancellor to James I ; among the papers, there preserved, he found a volume of MS Ballads ; collected, as he conjectured, ' about the date of the Protectorate, when old broadsides...
Page 23 - Shakspeare, from the unexplored archives at Bridgewater House. In an original entry book of patents, and warrants for patents, kept by William Tuthill,
Page 28 - Chaloner who would have borrowed x" to have bought things for * * * and said he was known unto you, and Mr Shakespeare of the globe, who came * * * said he knewe hym not, onely he herde of hym that he was a roge * * * so he was glade we did not lend him the monney * * * Eichard Johnes [went] to seeke and inquire after the fellow, and said he had lent hym a horse.
Page 24 - HS," supposed to have been written by Lord Southampton, and containing singular notices of Burbage and Shakespeare. The first two of them I have not seen, the volume including only a recent transcript of Daniel's letter ; but the other two, which have been carefully inspected, present an appearance by no means satisfactory. Although the caligraphy is of a highly skilful character, and, judging solely from a fac-simile of the letter, I should certainly have accepted it as genuine, yet an examination...

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