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" His pleasurable wit, and good nature, engaged him in the acquaintance, and entitled him to the friendship of the gentlemen of the neighbourhood. "
Memoirs of the Life of William Shakespeare: With an Essay Toward the ... - Page 166
by Richard Grant White - 1866 - 425 pages
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The Life of Shakespeare: Copied from the Best Sources, Without Comment

Daniel Webster Wilder - Dramatists, English - 1893 - 206 pages
...spent some years before his death at his native Stratford. His pleasurable wit and good-nature engag'd him in the acquaintance, and entitled him to the friendship, of the gentlemen of the neighborhood. . . . He dy'd in the 53d year of his age, and was bury'd on the north side of the chancel, in the great...
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The Poems of Shakespeare: With a Memoir

William Shakespeare - 1894 - 288 pages
...but the truth of Rowe's assertion is not to be doubted, that " his pleasurable wit and good-nature engaged him in the acquaintance, and entitled him to the friendship of the gentlemen of the neighbourhood."* An anecdote which appears to refer to this period of the poet's life, is related by...
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Shakespeare's True Life

James Walter - 1896 - 395 pages
...theirs may be, in ease, retirement, and the society of his friends," and he adds what cannot be doubted, that " his pleasurable wit and good nature engaged...entitled him to the friendship of the gentlemen of the neighbourhood." He is assumed to have been of a lively and companionable disposition ; and his long...
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Shakespeare's Country

Sir Bertram Coghill Alan Windle - Dramatists, English - 1899 - 219 pages
...may be, in some retirement, and the conversation of his friends. His pleasurable wit and good-nature engaged him in the acquaintance, and entitled him to the friendship of the gentlemen of the neighbourhood." In March 1616, the month after the marriage of his younger daughter, he became ill,...
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Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare

David Nichol Smith - 1903 - 358 pages
...some years before his death at his native Stratford. His pleasurable wit, and good nature, engag'd him in the acquaintance, and entitled him to the friendship of the gentlemen of the neighbourhood. Amongst them, it is a story almost still remember'd in that country, that he had a particular...
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Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare

David Nichol Smith - 1903 - 358 pages
...some years before his death at his native Stratford. His pleasurable wit, and good nature, engag'd him in the acquaintance, and entitled him to the friendship of the gentlemen of the neighbourhood. Amongst them, it is a story almost still remember'd in that country, that he had a particular...
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In the Days of Shakespeare

Tudor Jenks - 1905 - 288 pages
...simple village folk. Rowe, the poet's first biographer, says that " his pleasurable wit and good-nature engaged him in the acquaintance and entitled him to...the friendship of the gentlemen of the neighborhood " — which reminds one how Shakespeare was honored by being permitted to march into London with King...
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Shakespeare's Marriage, His Departure from Stratford and Other Incidents in ...

Joseph William Gray - Dramatists, English - 1905 - 285 pages
...spent some years before his death at his native Stratford. His pleasurable wit and good nature engag'd him in the acquaintance, and entitled him to the friendship of the gentlemen of the neighbourhood. . . . He had three daughters, of which two liv'd to be marry'd ; Judith, the elder,...
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Tales from Shakespeare

Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb - 1906 - 358 pages
...men of good sense would wish theirs may be, in ease, retirement, and the conversation of his friends. His pleasurable wit and good nature engaged him in...friendship of the gentlemen of the neighborhood." And in the words of Dr. Drake, "He was high in reputation as a poet, favored by the great and accomplished,...
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The Works of William Shakespeare...

William Shakespeare, Arthur Henry Bullen, Henry Davey, Jean Jules Jusserand, Robert Seymour Bridges, Henry Charles Beeching, Edmund Kerchever Chambers, Marion Harry Spielmann - Drama - 1907 - 623 pages
...spent some days before his death at his native Stratford. His pleasurable wit and good nature engag'd him in the acquaintance, and entitled him to the friendship of the gentlemen in the neighbourhood." AFTER twelve or more busy years, Shakespeare in 1605 is not heard of as actor...
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