The Genius of Shakespeare, and Other Essays (Classic Reprint) by William Frederick OsborneThe Genius of Shakespeare, and Other Essays (Classic Reprint) by William Frederick Osborne

The Genius of Shakespeare, and Other Essays (Classic Reprint)

byWilliam Frederick Osborne

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His antecedents do not account for him from what we know, they were of the most ordinary. Neither does his education. In this respect he got, up to the age of about fourteen, just what the average grammar-school boy of his time got. What this was is known, because we have access to the curricula of the schools of the period. The Latin that he read, for example, was by no means prodigious in quantity. Whether he knew any Greek at all or not is a moot question, though some have thought so on the strength of the melli?uous names of his heroines. His knowledge of French is, I suppose, vouched for by the scenes in that idiom in Henry V. His early withdrawal from school is supposed to have been due to his father's poverty.

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Title:The Genius of Shakespeare, and Other Essays (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.33 inPublished:August 3, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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