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  • If he, all of a sudden, just realized that Shake-speare had been hanging on his wall in full sight since he was a child, what might be lurking in one of those shelves where books have been crammed for 400 years?

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  • And love is to myne herte gone with one speare so kene.

    Castle Dangerous

  • Check into the recently refurbished Shake-speare Hotel, dating back to 1637 (from $240; macdonald hotels. co.uk).

    The Good Life

  • Accordingly she sung that ballad from Shake-speare; and with so much spirit and humour, as delighted every-body.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • You want to But what I have now said, was to introduce what I am going to tell you; that I saw your insinuation, and what it tended to, when you read to me thos6 lines of your Shake-speare; which in your heart, I suppose, you had the goodness, or what shall I call it? to apply to me.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • But the age, in which Shake — speare flourished, might be called, The age ol English learning, as well as of English bravery.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Then came three men of armes well armed, and vpon their harnesse coates of the Turkes fashion, of Libard skinnes, and murrions vpon their heads, their speares charged, and all the end of their staffe hard by the head of the speare, a horse taile died in a bloody colour, which is their ensigne: they be the chalengers for the

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Some will haue a horsemans staff like to a bore speare, besides their other weapons.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Bantam, nothing but a cloth about their middles: Their weapons is, each man a poinyarde at their backes, and a trunke with an iron point like a speare, about a fadom and a halfe long, out of the which they blowe certaine arrowes, whereof they haue a case full; it is an euil weapon for naked men: they are enemies to the Mores and Portingalles.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • It seems significant that Shake-speare begins writing tragedies in earnest during these years around

    Shakespeare

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