History Of William Shakespeare, Player And Poet; With New Facts And Traditions

Paperback | May 6, 2012

byStephen Watson Fullom

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 Excerpt: ...since I visited it ten years ago, and there may now be no vestige of the path. " would pour down stinking pitch, But that the sea, mounting to the welkin's cheek, Dashes the fire out." 8 We may think that he stood here in the fury of the gale, when it lashed the waves to madness, and the whirl of both caught the same tall anchoring bark, and dashed her among the rocks. " Oh, I have suffer'd With them that I saw suffer! a brave vessel, Who had, no doubt, some noble creature in her, Dashed all to pieces." 4 But it was not only in her inanimate realm that nature was now unfolding to him her deepest counsels: she was enlarging also his knowledge of man and human life. His vocation introduced him to all classes, and familiarized him with every rank, carrying him as often into the halls of the nobility as into the barn or the inn yard. Rarely did a strolling company fail to report themselves at the mansion of a nobleman if it fell in their way. " An't please your honour, players, That offer service to your lordship."5 And equally rare was the occasion when they were not welcomed, and even retained for several days--for the dull country life of the time could spare no recreation. The practice continued in Germany as late as the end of the last century, and the troop engaged at the Count's castle furnished the most effective scenes in ' Wilhelm Meister.' A strolling company is twice introduced in this situation by Shakespeare, and more fortunate than the party described by Goethe, they are hospitably treated on both occasions. The most liberal entertainment was provided for the players engaged by the Lord, in the Induction to ' The Taming of the Shrew,'--1 ' King Lear,' act iv, 4.-Ibid. 3 ' Tempest,' act i. 2. Ibid-5 ' Taming of the Sh...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 Excerpt: ...since I visited it ten years ago, and there may now be no vestige of the path. " would pour down stinking pitch, But that the se...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:May 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217223192

ISBN - 13:9780217223195

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