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Shakespeare's Handwriting: A Study by Edward Maunde Thompson, G. C. B ...
Edward Maunde Thompson
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abbreviated addition Alexander Dyce alphabet Anthony Munday authentic signatures autograph composition blind letter blot Bodleian Library British Museum calligraphy capital letters character of Shakespeare's Christian name collotype cross-bar cursive letter deliberate documents English capital English cursive English letter English long English script evidence facsimile flourish Greg Guildhall Library Harleian haue instance Insurrection Scene introductory upstrokes Italian James Spedding label letter appears Linco line of writing long s f loop loop reversed malformation margin moor mountanish normal letter obedienc old English ordinary ornamental dot palaeographical peace pendent bow personal peculiarities play of Sir Richard Simpson scrivener scrivener's second group Shake Shakespeare's handwriting Shakspere shoold shortened form signatures of Shakespeare Sir Thomas Somerset House speare's stem straingers stroke style of writing surname sweeping initial curve thickening third three minims three pages three sheets three signatures tion W. W. Greg warrs weele woold words written
Page 36 - Or howe can well that proclamation sounde, When ther is no adicion but a rebell To quallyfy a rebell ? Youle put downe straingers. Kill them, cutt their throts, possesse their howses.
Page 36 - Why, you must needs be strangers. Would you be pleased To find a nation of such barbarous temper That breaking out in hideous violence Would not afford you an abode on earth, Whet their...
Page 33 - Doll. I, byth mas, will we, Moor; thart a good howskeeper and I thanck thy good worship for my brother Arthur Watchins. All. Peace, peace. Moor. Look, what you do offend...
Page 32 - Nay, it has infected it with the palsy, for these bastards of dung - as you know they grow in dung - have infected us, and it is our infection will make the city shake, which partly comes through the eating of parsnips.
Page 34 - How insolence and strong hand shoold prevayle, How ordere shoold be quelld ; and by this patterne Not on ' of you shoold lyve an aged man, For other ruffians, as their fancies wrought, With sealf same hand, sealf reasons, and sealf right, Woold shark on you, and men lyke ravenous fishes ^ YWMUV,, Woold feed on on another.
Page viii - ... the key of the problem was still undiscovered. When I lately renewed acquaintance with the Harleian MS, it was with a lively interest that I recognized in the handwriting of the Addition certain features which I had already noted in Shakespeare's signatures.
Page 32 - Herry grote, butter at alevenpence a pounde, meale at nyne shillings a bushell, and beeff at fower nobles a stone, lyst to me. Geo. Bett. Yt will come to that passe, yf straingers be sufferd. Mark him.
Page 35 - Of dread, of justyce, power and comaund. Hath bid him rule, and willd you to obay ; And, to add ampler maiestie to this, He hath not only lent the king his figure, His throne and sword, but gyuen him his owne name. Calls him a god on earth.
Page 34 - That is, the peace : not (one) of you heare present. Had there such fellowes lyvd when you wer babes, That coold haue topt the peace, as nowe you woold, The peace wherin you haue till nowe growne vp Had bin tane from you, and the bloody tymes Coold not haue brought you to the state of men. Alas, poor things, what is yt you haue gott. Although we graunt you geat the thing you seeke ? Belt.