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  • proper noun obsolete Alternative form of Shakespeare


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  • -- William Shakspeare (spelt _Shackspeare_ in the body of his will, but signed _Shakspeare_) was the third of eight children, and the eldest son of John Shakspeare and Mary Arden: he was born at the beautiful rural town of Stratford, on the little river Avon, on the 23d of April,

    English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History Designed as a Manual of Instruction

  • Karl Simrock on the Plots of Shakspeare's Plays_, which that gentleman, whose name is honoured by all lovers of early German poetry and romance, appended to the third volume of the _Quellen der Shakspeare_, a collection of Novels, Tales, &c., illustrative of Shakspeare, which

    Notes and Queries, Number 36, July 6, 1850

  • Shakspeare, a very few miles, one _Thomas Shakspeare_, who appears to have been employed by William Glover, of Hillendon in Northamptonshire, gentleman, as his agent to receive for him and give an acquittance for a considerable sum of money.

    Notes and Queries, Number 182, April 23, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.

  • THE SHAKSPEARE REPOSITORY, No. IV., price Fourpence; or by post on receipt of Six Stamps, containing the following highly interesting Articles: --- viz. Shakspeare and the Spanish Invasion -- Shakspeare, the Poet Catholic -- Old

    Notes and Queries, Number 208, October 22, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc

  • Mr. Burney having occasion to write to Johnson for some receipts for subscriptions to his Shakspeare, which Johnson had omitted to deliver when the money was paid [1463], he availed himself of that opportunity of thanking Johnson for the great pleasure which he had received from the perusal of his Preface to _Shakspeare_; which, although it excited much clamour against him at first, is now justly ranked among the most excellent of his writings.

    Life of Johnson, Volume 1 1709-1765

  • If we call Shakspeare a genius or creator, because he evoked plays and character from the great chaos of thought, Hamilton merits the same appellation; for it was he, more than any other man, who thought out the Constitution of the United States and the details of the Government of the Union; and out of the chaos that existed after the Revolution, raised a fabric, every part of which is instinct with his thought.

    The Conqueror

  • Yet I call Shakspeare greater than Dante, in that he fought truly, and did conquer.

    Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History

  • The perpetual use of the article, besides its converting general terms into particular ones, contributes much to the force and beauty of our language from another circumstance, that abstracted ideas become so readily personified simply by the omission of it; which perhaps renders the English language better adapted to poetry than any other ancient or modern: the following prosopopœia from Shakspeare is thus beautiful.

    Note XIV

  • The book, which I hadn’t bothered investigating because I thought it was yet another dry academic examination of Shakspeare, is written more as a “contemporary biography” in the genre of “creative nonfiction.”

    January « 2005 « So Many Books

  • The “Wyrd Sisters” first appeared in Shakspeare’s MacBeth.

    Wyrd Sisters take on Warner


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