Stockdale's Edition of Shakespeare; Including, in One Volume, the Whole of His Dramatic Works with Explanatory Notes Compiled from Various Commentator

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General Books, 2012 - 982 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1784 Excerpt: ...occasions and causes why and wherefore in all things: I will tell you, as my friend, captain. Uovver; the rascally, scald, peggarly, lowsy, pragging knave, Piltol, --which you and yourself, and all the 'oi Id, know to be no pet ter than a fellow, look you now, of no merits--he is come to me, and pangs me pread and salt yesterday, look you, and pid me eat my leek: it was in a place where I could not precd no conten vith him; but 1 will bo so pold as to wear it you lhall eat. F/o. 'Tis no matter for his swellings, nor his turkey-cocks.--Got pless you, antient Fitful 1 you scurvy, lowly knave, Got pless you! Fiji. Ha' ait thou Bedlam: doit thou tldrst, base Trojan, To have me fold up Parca's fatal web +.' Hence! 1 am qualmish at the smell of leek. Flu. 1 peseech you heartily, scurvy, lowly knave, lit iny desires, and my request, and my petitions, to eat, look you, this leek; because, look you, you do not love it, nor your affections, and your appetites, and your digestions, does not agree with it, I would desire you to eat it. Fiji. Not for CauwaiLider, and all his goats. hltt. There isone oat for you. Will jiiiku him. you he so gout, scald knave, as eat it? Fiji. Base Trojan, thou shalt die. Flu. You fay very true, scald knave, when Got's will is: I will desire you to live in the mean time, and eat your victuals; come, there is lance for ir.--: --_Sinlui /jiff/. You call'd me yesterday, mountain-squire; but I will make you to-day a squire of low degree I pray you fall to j if you can muck a leek, you can eat a leek. him. Gow. Enough, captain; you have 6 astonish'! Flu. 1 say, 1 will make him eat some part of my leek, or 1 will peat his pate four days: --I'ite, I pray you; it i Root for your green wound, and your pioody coxemib. Fiji. Must 1 bite ) Flu. Yes...

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William Shakespeare, 1564 - 1616 Although there are many myths and mysteries surrounding William Shakespeare, a great deal is actually known about his life. He was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous merchant and local politician and Mary Arden, who had the wealth to send their oldest son to Stratford Grammar School. At 18, Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway, the 27-year-old daughter of a local farmer, and they had their first daughter six months later. He probably developed an interest in theatre by watching plays performed by traveling players in Stratford while still in his youth. Some time before 1592, he left his family to take up residence in London, where he began acting and writing plays and poetry. By 1594 Shakespeare had become a member and part owner of an acting company called The Lord Chamberlain's Men, where he soon became the company's principal playwright. His plays enjoyed great popularity and high critical acclaim in the newly built Globe Theatre. It was through his popularity that the troupe gained the attention of the new king, James I, who appointed them the King's Players in 1603. Before retiring to Stratford in 1613, after the Globe burned down, he wrote more than three dozen plays (that we are sure of) and more than 150 sonnets. He was celebrated by Ben Jonson, one of the leading playwrights of the day, as a writer who would be "not for an age, but for all time," a prediction that has proved to be true. Today, Shakespeare towers over all other English writers and has few rivals in any language. His genius and creativity continue to astound scholars, and his plays continue to delight audiences. Many have served as the basis for operas, ballets, musical compositions, and films. While Jonson and other writers labored over their plays, Shakespeare seems to have had the ability to turn out work of exceptionally high caliber at an amazing speed. At the height of his career, he wrote an average of two plays a year as well as dozens of poems, songs, and possibly even verses for tombstones and heraldic shields, all while he continued to act in the plays performed by the Lord Chamberlain's Men. This staggering output is even more impressive when one considers its variety. Except for the English history plays, he never wrote the same kind of play twice. He seems to have had a good deal of fun in trying his hand at every kind of play. Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets, all published on 1609, most of which were dedicated to his patron Henry Wriothsley, The Earl of Southhampton. He also wrote 13 comedies, 13 histories, 6 tragedies, and 4 tragecomedies. He died at Stratford-upon-Avon April 23, 1616, and was buried two days later on the grounds of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford. His cause of death was unknown, but it is surmised that he knew he was dying.

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