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" ... and exquisite actors for all matters, they were entertained into the service of divers great lords, out of which companies there were twelve of the best chosen, and, at the request of Sir Francis Walsingham, they were sworn the Queen's servants and... "
Extracts from the Accounts of the Revels at Court, in the Reigns of Queen ... - Page x
by Great Britain. Office of the Revels, Peter Cunningham, Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) - 1853 - 228 pages
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: In Twenty-one Volumes, with the ..., Volume 3

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1813
...former time were very poor and ignorant in respect of these of this time ; but being now [in 1583] growne very skilfull and exquisite actors for all...were entertained into the service of divers great 3l. 6s. 8d. each.*. At that time there were eight lords ; out of which companies there were twelve...
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The plays and poems of William Shakspeare

William Shakespeare, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Edward Capell, George Steevens, Richard Farmer, Nicholas Rowe - Drama - 1821
...former time were very poor and ignorant in respect of these of this time ; but being now [in 1583] growne very skilfull and exquisite actors for all...divers great lords : out of which companies there were twelve of the best chosen, and, at the request of Sir Francis Walsingham, they were sworn the queenes...
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Publications, Volume 20

Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) - Drama - 1844
...Roxburghe Club edition of this play, 4to. Lond., 1824. 3 See Collier's Annals of the Stage, i., 210. 4 " Comedians and stage-players of former time were very...the chamber, which office he held till his death in 1588.1 In addition to his other accomplishments, Tarlton was well skilled in fencing. In the British...
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Tarlton's Jests: And News Out of Purgatory

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - English wit and humor - 1844 - 135 pages
...Koxburghe Club edition of this play, 4to. Lond., 1824. 3 See Collier's Annals of the Stage, i., 210. 4 " Comedians and stage-players of former time were very...the chamber, which office he held till his death in 1588. 1 In addition to his other accomplishments, Tarlton was well skilled in fencing. In the British...
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The Plays of Shakespeare with the Poems, Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Howard Staunton - 1858
...very poor and ignorant in respect of these of this time ; but being now [1583] growne very skilful! :] A gallicism. Steevens Ere we may think her ripe...than she are happy mothers made. CAP. And too soon ma twelve of the best chosen, and, at the request of Sir Francis Walsingham, they were sworn the queenes...
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The Plays of Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1858
...ignorant in respect of these of this time ; but being now [1583] growne very skilfull and exquisite acton for all matters, they were entertained into the service...divers great lords : out of which companies there were twelve of the best chosen, and, at the request of Sir Francis Walsingham, they were sworn tho queencs...
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The Plays of Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1858
...these of this time ; but being now [1583] growne very skilfull and exquisite actors for all mattere, ar 2 twelve of the best chosen, and, at the request of Sir Francis Walsingham, they were sworn the queenes...
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The Works of Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1862
...of former time were very poor and ignorant in respect of these of this time ; bat being now [1583] sit, and twelve of the best chosen, and, at the request of Sir Francis Walsingham, they were sworn the queenes...
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Shakespeare Jest-books: Merie tales of Skelton. Jests of Scogin. Sackfull of ...

William Carew Hazlitt - Chapbooks - 1864
...trifling additions, and these are denoted by a star. NOTICES OF RICHARD TARLTON FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. " Comedians and stage-players of former time were very...great lords, out of which companies there were xii of the best chosen, and at the request of Sir Francis Walsingham, they were sworne the Queenes servants,...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volumes 61-62

Henry Allon - 1875
...was he ' incorporated ' ? Stowe tells us that ' comedians and stage players being now grown skilful and exquisite actors for all matters, they were entertained...divers great lords; out of which companies there were twelve of the best chosen, and at the request of Sir Francis Walsingham they were sworn the Queen's...
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