Shakspere: His Times and Contemporaries (1852)

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byGeorge Markham Tweddell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...into his mind from the things around him. There was an old H arbour of box, the trees of which had grown high and wild, having,v whole wilderness of periwinkle at their feet; and upon ihe wooden end of ashed forming one side of this arbour, grew a honeysuckle, which seemed as though it might have grown in the very days of Shakspere, for it had all the character of a very old tree; littleofif showing any life, and its bark hanging from its stem in filaments of more than a foot long, like the tatters and beard of an ancient beggar. At the door looking into this orchard ia sort of raised platform, up three or four steps, with a seat npon it, so that the cottagers might sit and enjoy at once the breezc and the prospect of the orchard and1 fields beyond. There is a passage right through the house, with a very old high backed bench of oak in It, said to have been there in Shaksperes time, and old enough to have been there long before. The whole of the interior is equally simple and rustic. I have been more particular in speaking of this place, beeause, perhaps, at the very moment I write these remarks, this interesting dwelling may be destroyed, and atl that I have been-describing have given way to the ravages of modern change. The place is sold, and perhaps the cottage of Ann Hathaway la now no more. A Mr. Barns, a fanner of the neighbouring hamlet of Luddington, has bought the whole property for 300'., and talks of pulling down the house at Spring. He has already pulled down some of the neighbouring cottages, and built sip a row of red staring ones in their places; and already he has made an ominous gap into Ann Hathaway's orchard! The Taylors, the old proprietors, who have lived in the cottage for many years, were gone, ihe very...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...into his mind from the things around him. There was an old H arbour of box, the trees of which had grown high a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217873030

ISBN - 13:9780217873031

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