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Page 9 - Latin he was master of: but the narrowness of his circumstances, and the want of his assistance at home, forced his father to withdraw him from thence, and unhappily prevented his further proficiency in that language.
Page 17 - This William being inclined naturally to poetry and acting, came to London, I guesse, about 18; and was an actor at one of the play-houses, and did act exceedingly well (now B.
Page 25 - MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S Comedies. Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original! Copies. London, Printed by ISAAC IAGGARD and ED. BLOUNT. 1623.
Page 21 - Blackfriars in London, near the Wardrobe : and all other my lands, tenements, and hereditaments whatsoever : to have and to hold all and singular the said premises, with their appurtenances, unto the said Susanna Hall, for and during the term of her natural life ; and after her decease, to the first son of her body lawfully issuing...
Page 17 - I have been told heretofore by some of the neighbours, that when he was a boy he exercised his father's trade, but when he kill'da calfe he would doe it in a high style, and make a speech. There was at that time another butcher's son in this towne that was held not at all inferior to him for a naturall witt, his acquaintance and coetanean, but dyed young.
Page 25 - This Figure, that thou here seest put, It was for gentle Shakespeare cut ; Wherein the Graver had a strife With Nature, to out-doo the life: O, could he but have drawne his wit As well in brasse, as he hath hit His face ; the print would then surpasse All that was ever writ in brasse. But, since he cannot, Reader, looke Not on his Picture, but his Booke.
Page 18 - His comoedies will remaine witt as long as the English tongue is understood, for that he handles mores hominum. Now our present writers reflect so much upon particular persons and coxcombeities, that twenty yeares hence they will not be understood.
Page 25 - William Earl of Pembroke, and Philip Earl of Montgomery." In the submissive language of poor...
Page 15 - Jonson, who was at that time altogether unknown to the world, had offered one of his plays to the players, in order to have it acted ; and the persons into whose hands it was put, after having turned it carelessly and superciliously over, were just upon returning it to him with an ill-natured answer, that it would be of no service to their company ; when...