Brief Notices of a Small Number of the Shakespeare Rarities that are Preserved in the Rustic Wigwam at Hollingbury Copse, Near Brighton ...

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Harrison & Sons, 1885 - 24 pages

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Page 18 - Englands Parnassus : or The choysest Flowers of our Moderne Poets, with their Poeticall comparisons.
Page 20 - The true Tragedie of Richard Duke of Yorke, and the death of good King Henrie the Sixt, with the whole contention betweene the two Houses Lancaster and Yorke, as it was sundrie times acted by the Right Honourable the Earle of Pembrooke his seruants.
Page 14 - ... Droeshout portrait of 1623, and is the only likeness of Shakespeare in existence which has come down to us in an original unaltered state. " No other copy of the engraving in this reliable state has yet been discovered, the only ones in all other libraries being those taken from a retouched plate. The latter is one of the only three impressions known of the title-page of the edition of 1632 before the spelling of the word coppies was altered, a circumstance which, although apparently trivial,...
Page 20 - The first part of the true and honourable History of the Life of Sir John Oldcastle, the good Lord Cobham," came out, on the titlepage of which the name of William Shakespeare appeared at length.
Page 22 - Imprinted at London, by Simon Stafford, for Cuthbert Burby, and are to be sold at his Shop, neere the Royall Exchange. 1599" This is reprinted in Dodsley's Collection of Old Plays.
Page 19 - Select observations on English Bodies, or Cures both Empericall and Historicall performed upon very eminent persons in desperate Diseases.
Page 14 - The portrait, in this state of the engraving, is remarkable for clearness of tone; the shadows being very delicately rendered, so that the light falls upon the muscles of the face with a softness not to be found in the ordinary impressions. This is particularly visible in the arch under the eye, and in the muscles of the mouth ; the expression of the latter is much altered in the later states of the plate by the enlargement of the upturned moustache, which hides and destroys the true character of...
Page 18 - Warwickshire antiquary of the last century, — " this Richard said he in his youth had been a playfellow with Edward Clopton, senior, eldest son of Sir John Clopton, knight, and had been often with him in the Great House near the Chapel in Stratford call'd New Place ; that, to the best of his remembrance, there was a brick wall next the street, with a kind of porch at that end of it next the Chapel, when they cross'da small kind of green court before they enter'd the house, which was bearing to...

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