Contemporary evidence of Shakespeare's identity (Google eBook)

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Shakspere Society of Philadelphia, 1903 - 68 pages
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Page 22 - Lucrece, his sugred Sonnets among his private friends, &c. As Plautus and Seneca are accounted the best for Comedy and Tragedy among the Latines: so Shakespeare among the English is the most excellent in both kinds for the stage...
Page 58 - Soul of the age! The applause, delight, the wonder of our stage! My Shakespeare, rise! I will not lodge thee by Chaucer, or Spenser, or bid Beaumont lie A little further, to make thee a room: Thou art a monument without a tomb, And art alive still while thy book doth live And we have wits to read and praise to give.
Page 31 - To our English Terence, Mr. Will Shake-speare Some say (good Will) which I, in sport, do sing Had'st thou not plaid some kingly parts in sport, Thou hadst been a companion for a king: And beene a king among the meaner sort.
Page 61 - I loved the man, and do honour his memory, (on this side Idolatry) as much as any). He was (indeed) honest and of an open and free nature...
Page 40 - M. William Shake-speare, His True Chronicle History of the life and death of King Lear, and his three Daughters.
Page 65 - WHAT needs my Shakespeare, for his honour'd bones, The labour of an age in piled stones? Or that his hallow'd relics should be hid Under a star-ypointing pyramid? Dear son of memory, great heir of fame, What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name? Thou, in our wonder and astonishment, Hast built thyself a livelong monument.
Page 34 - O that Ben Jonson is a pestilent fellow, he brought up Horace giving the poets a pill, but our fellow Shakespeare hath given him a purge that made him bewray his credit.
Page 15 - I am as sory, as if the originall fault had beene my fault, because my selfe haue seene his demeanor no lesse ciuill than he exelent in the qualitie he professes : Besides, diuers of worship haue reported, his vprightnes of dealing, which argues his honesty, and his facetious grace in writting, that aprooues his Art.
Page 57 - Which when it sounds at best but echoes right; Or blind affection which doth ne'er advance The truth, but gropes and urgeth all by chance; Or crafty malice might pretend this praise, And think to ruin where it seemed to raise.
Page 15 - With neither of them that take offence was I acquainted ; and with one of them, I care not if I never be...

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