College & T.B. Life at Westminster Volume 1-32

College & T.B. Life at Westminster Volume 1-32

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ... sentiment by turns, and mustard, Bedew with tears the glistening eye, Behold her now with Otway sigh, Now revel in a pigeon pie; And now in apt transition taken From Bacon's works, to eggs and bacon." " Dear Mrs. Crewe, this won'drous knowledge, I own I ne'er had learn't at College, You are my tutoress--wou'd you quite Confirm your wavering proselyte; I ask but this, to show your sorrow For my departure hence to-morrow, Add to your dinner for my sake, One supernumerary steak." Was born in 1574, and was consequently 10 years younger. than Shakespeare. His father was a clergyman, who lost his estate in the days of Queen Mary. His mother (who had been left a widow before the birth of her child) sent him first to a private school in the Church of St. Martin, and afterwards to Westminster School, where the celebrated CAMDEN was then Second Master. He did not remain there long, for his mother being very poor, and having married a bricklayer for her second husband, took him away from school, though he had made considerable progress in classical learning, that he might learn his step-father's trade. For some time he worked at bricklaying--part of the garden wall of Lincoln's-Inn was actually built by him, working with a trowel in his hand and a Horace in his pocket! One of the barristers, walking near the place where BEN J ONSON was at work, heard him repeating Greek verses to himself; he consequently spoke to him, and, finding his proficiency in learning very great, joined with some other gentlemen in sending him to Trinity College, Cambridge. He was afterwards a Soldier, then a Student again at Cambridge, and lastly, an Actor and an Author. In the year, 1598, his Comedy entitled...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880226
  • 9781236880222