Verhandeling Uitgesproken in the English Literary Society, Op 8 Februari 1832 Volume 1

Verhandeling Uitgesproken in the English Literary Society, Op 8 Februari 1832 Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...his career as Dramatic writer before 1592. Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, and Richard III, were printed in 1597, at which period the author had acquired popularity. The Earl of Southampton was-his great patron; he also enjoyed the favor of Queen Elizabeth, _and King James: he wrote the Merry Wives oflVindsor at the request of the former; and the latter gave him, in 1603, a general Licence for the exhibition of Plays. He managed his affairs with prudence, and realized considerable property, which enabled him to spend the close of his life at his native town, where he purchased a house and estate. He died on his Birthday, in 1616, ' and was buried in the great church at Stratford, where his Monument still exists. In 1741-, a Monument was erected to his memory in Westminster Abbey, from the proceeds of Two Benefits, one at Drury Lane and one at Covent Garden. The first Edition of his works was in Folio, printed in 1623, from the MS. then in the possession of Heminge and Condell, his partners in the theatre. _A fac-simile of this copy was reprinted but a few years ago. How many Editions, how many Tens of Thousands, and Hundreds of Thousands of Copies of his Dramas have been published, I cannot pretend to say. Who, that understands English, has not read the _ untranslatable Shakespeare? See Nora XLIII. John Milton was born in Bread-street, Cheapside, London, on 9th December, 1608. His father, who was a Scrivener, instructed him in the rudiments of learning, and then sent him to St. Paul's School; whence, in 1625, he was removed to Christ's-college, Cambridge, where he took both his Degrees, and then' returned to his father's house, who had settled at Horton, in Buckinghamshire. Dr. Johnson says, "His literature more

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