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  • Shakespeare to glorify the name of Cranmer or to deify the names of the queen then dead and the king yet living, it is but natural that he should be induced by an unconscious bias or prepossession of the will to depreciate the worth of the verse sent on work fitter for ushers and embalmers and the general valetry or varletry of Church and State.

    A Study of Shakespeare Algernon Charles Swinburne 1873


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  • valets, collectively.

    July 30, 2009