In Re Shakespeare: Beeching V. Greenwood; Rejoinder on Behalf of the Defendant

John Lane, 1909 - 152 pàgines

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Pàgina 63 - Sweet Swan of Avon! what a sight it were To see thee in our waters yet appear, And make those flights upon the banks of Thames, That so did take Eliza, and our James!
Pàgina 90 - He was much given to all unluckiness, in stealing venison and rabbits ; particularly from Sir Lucy, who had him oft whipped, and sometimes imprisoned, and at last made him fly his native country, to his great advancement.
Pàgina 69 - 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; had an excellent phantasy, brave notions, and gentle expressions; wherein he flowed with that facility, that sometimes it was necessary he should be stopped: Sufflaminandus erat, as Augustus said of Haterius.
Pàgina 26 - I have heard that Mr. Shakespeare was a natural wit, without any art at all; he frequented the plays all his younger time, but in his elder days lived at Stratford, and supplied the stage with two plays every year ; and for that had an allowance so large that he spent at the rate of 1 ,0:1.1/. a year, as I have heard.
Pàgina 66 - ... who, as he was a happie imitator of Nature, was a most gentle expresser of it. His mind and hand went together; and what he thought, he uttered with that easinesse that wee have scarse received from him a blot in his papers.
Pàgina 27 - This William being inclined naturally to poetry and acting, came to London, I guesse, about 1 8 ; and was an actor at one of the play-houses, and did act exceedingly well (now B.
Pàgina 33 - His name is printed, as the custom was in those times, amongst those of the other players, before some old plays, but without any particular account of what sort of parts he used to play : and though I have inquired, I could never meet with any further account of him this way than that the top of his performance was the Ghost in his own Hamlet.
Pàgina 112 - 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.
Pàgina ix - Though it has hitherto been too much to ask people to suppose that SHAKSPERE knew how to spell his own name, I hope the demand may not prove too great for the imagination of the Members of the New Society.
Pàgina 66 - ... and all the rest absolute in their numbers as he conceived them; who, as he was a happie imitator of Nature, was a most gentle expresser of it.

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