Folklore of Shakespeare 1883

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Kessinger Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 536 pages
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Shakespeare possessed a rich treasury of knowledge of a most varied kind, much of which he may be said to have picked up almost intuitively, he embellished his writings with a choice store of illustrations descriptive of the period in which he lived. Contents: Fairies; Witches; Ghosts; Demonology and Devil Lore; Natural Phenomena; Birds; Animals; Plants; Insects and Reptiles; Folk Medicine; Customs connected with the Calendar; Birth and Baptism; Marriage; Death and Burial; Rings and Precious Stones; Sports and Pastimes; Dances; Punishments; Proverbs; Human Body; Fishes; Sundry Superstitions; Miscellaneous Customs.

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