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knowledge of the human heart displayed by Shak-
speare, 366. Account of his "Passionate Pilgrim,"
368. Elegant allusions of Shakspeare to his own
age, in his Sonnets, 372. Critical account of his
Sonnets, 374, 388. And of his Lover's Complaint,
387. License to Shakspeare for the Globe
Theatre, 444. Probable amount of his income,
453. And of his obligations to his dramatic pre-
decessors, 465.

The commencement of Shakspeare's dramatic
career, considered and ascertained, 467. Chrono-
logical Table of the order of his genuine plays,
469. Observations on them, ibid. Remarks on
the spurious pieces attributed to Shakspeare, 594.
Whether he assisted other poets in their dramatic
composition, ibid. Considerations on the genius
of Shakspeare's drama, 595 On its conduct, 596.
Characters, 598. Passions, 600. Comic painting,
ibid. And imaginative powers, ibid. Morality,
601. Vindication of his character from the ca-
lumnies of Voltaire, ibid. Popularity of Shak-
speare's dramas in Germany, 602. Reprinted in
America, ibid.

from school in consequence of his father's poverty,]
14. Probable extent of his acquirements as a
scholar, ibid. On leaving school, followed his
father's trade as a wool-stapler, but not as a
butcher, 16. Proofs of this, 17. Probably pre-
sent, in his twelfth-year, at Kenilworth Castle, at
the time of Queen Elizabeth's visit there, 18.
Probably employed in some attorney's office, 21,
and 23. Whether he ever was a school-master,
22. Anecdote of him at Bidford, 23. Whether
and when he acquired his knowledge of French
and Italian, 26. Probable that he was acquainted
with French, ibid. And Italian, 27. Probable
estimate of his real literary acquirements, 28.
His courting-chair, still in existence, 29. Marries
Anne Hathaway, 30. Birth of his eldest daughter,
31. And of twins, ibid. Repartee of Shakspeare,
32. He becomes acquainted with dissipated
young men, 196. Caught in the act of deer-steal-
ing, 197. Confined in Daisy Park, ibid. Pasqui-
nades Sir Thomas Lucy, 198, 200. By whom he
is prosecuted, 199. Is obliged to quit Stratford,
200. And departs for London, 201. Visits his
family occasionally, 202. Was known to Hem-
inge, Burbage. and Greene, 203. Introduced to
the stage, 205. Though with reluctance, 615.
Was not employed as a waiter or horse-keeper at
the play-house door, 251. Esteemed as an actor,
206. Proofs of his skill in the histrionic art, ibid.
Performed the character of Adam in his own play
of As You Like It, 207. Appeared also in kingly
parts, ibid. Excelled in second rate characters,
ibid. Struggles of Shakspeare with adversity,
616. Loses his only son, ibid. Purchases a house Shepherd (S.), commendatory verses of, on Shak-
in Stratford, ibid. History of its fate, ibid. His speare's Rape of Lucrece, 367. On his Pericles,
acquaintance with Ben Jonson, 617. Improba- 470.
bility of his ever having visited Scotland, 618. Ship-tire, an article of head-dress, 392.
Annually visited Stratford, 619. Receives many Shirley's Play, the "Lady of Pleasure," illustrated,
marks of favour from Queen Elizabeth, ibid. Act i., 87.
Obtains a license for his theatre, 620. Purchases Shivering (sudden), superstitious notion concerning,
lands in Stratford, ibid. And quits the stage as
an actor, ibid. Forms a club of wits with Ben
Jonson and others, ibid. Flatters James I. who
honoured him with a letter of acknowledgment,
ibid. The story of Shakspeare's quarrel with Ben
Jonson, disproved, 622. Birth of his grand-
daughter Elizabeth, 623. Planted the celebrated
Mulberry Tree in 1609, 624. Purchases a tene-Shove-Groat, a game, ibid.
ment in Blackfriars, ibid. And prepares to retire
from London, ibid.


Shakspeare (Judith), youngest daughter of the poet,
birth of, 1. Her marriage, 629. And issue, ibid.
His bequests to her, and her children, 638.
Shakspeare (Susannah), eldest child of the poet,
birth of, 31. Marriage of, to Dr. Hall, 623. Her
father's bequests to her, 639. Why her father's
favourite, 631. Probable cause of his leaving
her the larger portion of his property, ibid.
Sheep-shearing Feast, how celebrated, 88. Allusions
to, by Shakspeare, 89.


Shoes, in the age of Shakspeare, 394, 397.
Shot-proof waistcoat, charm for, 177.
Shollery, cottage of the Hathaways at, still in
existence, 29.

Shovel-board, or Shuffle-board, mode of playing at,
149. Its origin and date, ibid.

Shrewsbury (Countess of), conduct of, 419.
Shrove Tuesday, or Shrove Tide, origin of the term,
Account of Shakspeare in retirement, 626. Ori- 68. Observances on that festival, 69. Threshing
gin of his satirical epitaph on Mr. Combe, ibid. the hen, ibid. Throwing at cocks, 70.
His epitaph on Sir Thomas Stanley, 628. And Shylock, character of, 525.
on Elias James, ibid. Negociations between Sidney or Sydney (Sir Philip), biographical notice
Shakspeare and some of his townsmen relative to of, 316. Satire of, on the affected style of some
the inclosure of some land in the vicinity of Strat- of his contemporaries, 216. Notice of his "De-
ford, ibid. Marries his youngest daughter to Mr. fence of Poesie," 228. Critical account of his
Thomas Quiney, 629. Makes his will, ibid "Arcadia," 266. Alluded to by Shakspeare, 277.
death, 630. Funeral, ibid. Copy of his will, 637. Remarks on his poetical pieces, 316. Particularly
Observations on it, 630. And on the disposition on his Sonnets, 374. The Pyrocles of his Arcadia,
and moral character of Shakspeare, 631. Univer- probably the original name of Shakspeare's Pe-
sally beloved, 632. His exquisite taste for all ricles, 480.
the forms of beauty, ibid. Remarks on the mo- Sign-posts, costly, of ancient inns, 106.
nument erected to his memory, 633. And on the Silk-Manufactures, encouraged by James I., 624.
engraving of him prefixed to the folio edition of Silk Stockings, first worn by Queen Elizabeth, 394.
his plays, 635.
Sir, title of, anciently given to clergymen, 43.
Smith (Sir Thomas), greatly promoted Greek and
English literature, 221.

Account of Shakspeare's commencement of
poetry, 208. Probable date of his Venus and
Adonis, ibid. Proofs of his acquaintance with
the grammatical and rhetorical writers of his age,
230. With the historical writers then extant, 236.
With Batman's "Bartholome de Proprietatibus
Rerum," ibid. With the Facetia published in
his time, 250. And with all the eminent romances
then in print, 272. And with the minstrel-poetry
of his age, 278. Dedicates his Venus and Adonis,
and Rape of Lucrece, to the Earl of Southampton,
353. Analysis of this poem, with remarks, 359.
Analysis of the Rape of Lucrece, 364. Intimate

Snuff-taking and Snuff-boxes, when introduced into
Eugland, 412.

Sommer (Sir George), shipwreck of, 579.
Songs (early English), a curious collection of, 278.
Quotations from, and allusions to the most popular
of them, by Skakspeare, 279.
Sonnet, introduced into England from Italy, 373.
Elegant specimen from those of the Earl of Surrey,
374. Notice of the Sonnets of Watson, 374. Of
Sir Philip Sidney, ibid. Of Daniel, ibid. Of Con-
stable, ibid. Of Spenser, ibid. Of Drayton, 375.

And of other minor poets, ibid. Beautiful sonnet, Stirling (Earl of), notice of, 315
addressed to Lady Drake, 301. An exquisite one
from Shakspeare's Passionate Pilgrim, 372. On a
kiss, by Sidney, 374.

His "Aurora,”
a collection of sonnets, ibid. Of his "Dooms-day,"
316. And of his other poems, ibid.
Stockings, in the age of Shakspeare, 397. Silk stock-
ings first worn by Queen Elizabeth, 394.
Stomacher, an article of female dress, 390.
Stones, extraordinary virtues ascribed to, 178, 179.
Particularly the Turquoise stone, 178. Belemnites,
179. Bezoar, ibid. Agate, ibid.

Sonnets of Shakspeare, when first published, 372.
Probable dates of their composition, ibid. Daniel's
manner chiefly copied by Shakspeare, in the struc-
ture of his sonnets, 376. Discussion of the ques-
tion to whom they were addressed, ibid. Proofs
that they were principally addressed to the Earl Storer (Thomas), a minor poet, 337.
of Southampton, 378. Vindication of Shakspeare's Stowe's "History of London," 234.
sonnets from the charge of affectation or pedantry, Stratford-upon-Avon, the native place of Shak-
384. Vindication of them from the hyper-criticism
of Mr. Steevens, 377, 383, 387.
Soothern (John), a minor poet, 337.
Southampton (Earl of), See Wriothesly.
Southey's (Mr.) translation of "Amadis of Gaul,"

Southwell (Robert), notice of, 312.
poetical works, ibid.

List of his

Spanish romances, account of, 265. Allusions to
them by Shakspeare, 276.

Spectral Impressions, probable causes of, 535. Sin-
gular instance of a supposed spectral impression,
536. See Spirits.

Speed's History of Great Britain," 232.
Spells, on Midsummer-Eve, 161. On All-Hallows-
Eve, 167. Supposed influence of, 176.
Spenser's "English Poet," 226. Commentary on his
"Shepheards Calender," 230. Many incidents of
his "Faerie Queene" borrowed from the romance
of "La Morte d'Arthur," 257. And from "The
Seven Champions of Christendom," ibid. Sack-
ville's "Induction" the model of his allegorical
pictures, 311. His "Faerie Queene," 312. Cri-
tical notice of his "Amoretti," 375. Beautiful
quotation from his "Faerie Queene" on the agency
of Spirits, 531. Admirable description of a witch's
abode, 568.


Spirits, different orders of, introduced into the Tem-
pest, 587. Critical analysis of the received doctrine
in Shakspeare's time, respecting the supposed
agency of angelic spirits, 532. Its application_to
the introduction of the ghost in Hamlet, 536. Su-
periority of Shakspeare's spirits over those intro-
duced by all other dramatists, 540.

Sports (Rural), in the age of Shakspeare, Enumera-
tion of. 120. Cotswold Games, 123. Hawking,

124. Hunting, 132. Fowling, 140. Bird-batting,
141. Horse-racing, 145. The Quintaine, 146.
Wild Goose Chase. 148. Hurling, ibid. Shovel-
board, 149. Shove-groat, ibid. Juvenile sports,
150. Barley-Breake, ibid. Parish Whipping-top,

"Squire of Low Degree," romance of, 275.
Stag-hunting, in the time of Shakspeare, 135. Cere-
mony of cutting up, 136. Part of, given to the
ravens, 137. Beautiful picture of a hunted stag,


Stage, state of, in the time of Shakspeare, 441.
Resorted to by him, on his coming to London, 205.
Employed in what capacity there, ibid. Esteemed
there as an actor, 206. Proofs of his skill in the
management of the stage, ibid. Excelled in second-
rate parts, 207. Divisions of the stage, in Shak-
speare's time, 446. Was generally strewed with
rushes, 449. Its decorations, ibid.
Stanyhurst's translation of Virgil, 337.
Starch, when introduced into England, 393.
Steevens (Mr.). Remarks of, on Shakspeare's Son-
nets, 377, 383, 387. Ascribes Pericles to Shak-
speare, 471 His opinion that the Comedy of
Errors was not wholly Shakspeare's, controverted
and disproved, 482. Remarks on his flippant
censure of Shakspeare's love of musie, 528. His
opinion on the date of Timon of Athens, 553.
Humorous remarks on the value and price of the
first edition of Shakspeare, 593.
Still (Bishop), character of, 456.

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speare, 1. Description of the house there, where
Shakspeare was born, 10. Ravages of the plague
there, 11. Visited by Mr. Betterton, for infor-
mation concerning Shakspeare, 16. Allusions to
scenery, and places in its vicinity, 24. Quitted
by Shakspeare, 200. New Place, purchased there
by Shakspeare, 616. History of its demolition,
ibid. Additional land purchased there by the poet,
619. And also tithes. 621. Proceedings relative
to the inclosure of land there, by Shakspeare, 628.
Description of his monument and epitaph, in Strat-
ford church, 633. Remarks on his monumental
bust, 634.

Strolling Players, condition of, in the age of Shak-
speare, 121.

Strutt (Mr.), accurate description by, of May-day
and its amusements, 82. Of Midsummer-eve super-
stitions, 161.

Stubbes (Philip), account of his "Anatomie of Abuses”
244. Extrenie rarity of his book, ibid. Quotations
from, against Whitsun and other ales, 87. On the
neglect of "Fox's Book of Martyrs." 244. General
character of his book, ibid. His "View of Vanitie."
335. Philippic against masques, 393. And ruffs,


Sturtridge Fair, account of, 105

Summer's "Last Will and Testament," 51.
Superstitions of the 16th century, remarks on, 152.
Sprites and goblins, 153 Ghosts and apparitions,

155. Prognostications of the weather from parti-
cular days, 157. Rites of lovers on St. Valentine's
Day, ibid. On Midsummer-Eve, 160 Michaelmas,
162. All-Hallow-Eve, 166. Superstitious cures
for the night-mare, 168. Omens and prodigies, 171.
Demoniacal voices and shrieks, 173. Fiery and
meteorous exhalations, 175. Sudden noises, 176.
Charms and spells, ibid. Cures, preventatives and
sympathies, 178. Stroking for the king's evil, 180.
Sympathetic powders, 182. Miscellaneous super-
stitions, 183. Influence of superstition on the
poetry of the Elizabethan age, 288. Account of the
fairy superstitions of the East, 488. Of the Gothic
and Scandinavian fairy superstitions. 489. And of
the fairy superstition prevalent in Scotland, 493.
The fairy superstition of Shakspeare, of Scottish
origin, 303. Account of the superstitious, notions
then current respecting witches and witchcraft,565.
Suppers of country gentlemen, 39.
Suppertasse, a species of female dress, 393.
Surrey (Earl of), quoted and illustrated, 185. Cha-
racter of his "Sonnets," 373.

Sveggler (King of Sweden), fabulous anecdotes of,

Swart-Elves, or malignant fairies of the Scandina-
vians, account of, 492. Their supposed residence,

Swearing, prevalence of, in the age of Shakspeare,

Swithin (St.), supposed influence of, on the weather,
157. And on the night-mare, 169.
Sword-dance on Plough-Monday, 66.
Sylvester (Joshua), furnished Milton with the prima
stamina of his "Paradise Lost," 316. Poetical
works of, ibid. Specimen of them, 317
Sympathies, extraordinary, 181.

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Tables, a species of gambling inShakspeare's time,427.
Taming of the Shrew, probable date of, 515. Source
of its fable, 516. Reinarks on the character of Sly.
ibid. And on the general character of the play, ibid.
Illustrations of this drama.

The Induction, scene 1, 121.
Act i. scene 1, 270.

scene 2, 24, 86.

scene 3, 282

Act ii. scene 1, 33, 403.

scene 2, 110.

Activ. scene 1, 192, 282 403, 412, 414.
Tansy Cakes, why given at Easter, 71.
Tapestry Hangings, allusions to, 114, 115.
Tareton (Richard), repartee of, 32. His influence
over Queen Elizabeth, 337. Notice of his poems.
ibid. Plan of his "Seven Deadlie Sins," 454.
Tarquin, beautiful soliloquy of, 365.
Taverns, description of, in Shakspeare's time, 106.
List of the most eminent taverns, 410. Account of
their accommodations, ibid.
Taylor (John), a minor poet, 328.
Tempest, conjectures on the probable date of, 577.
Sources whence Shakspeare drew his materials for
this drama, 578. Critical analysis of its characters:
Prospero, 579, 584. Miranda, 580. Ariel, ibid
Caliban, 588. Remarks on the notions prevalent in
Shakspeare's time respecting magic, 581. Appli-
cation of magical machinery to the Tempest, 584
Superior skill of Shakspeare in this adaptation, 500.
Illustrations of this drama.

Act i. scene 1, 589.

scene 2, 175, 189, 585, 587, 588, 589.

Act ii. scene 1, 279.

scene 2, 187, 420, 588

Act iii. scene 1, 585.

scene 2, 585, 588.

scene 3, 123, 188, 421.

scene 4, 589.

Activ. scene 1, 183. 195, 437,585.588.
Act v. scene 1, 505, 506, 579, 589.
Theatre, the first, when erected, 442. List of the
principal play-houses during the age of Shakspeare,
444. License to him for the Globe Theatre, from
James 1., ibid. Interior economy of the theatre in
Shakspeare's time, 546. Hours and days of acting,
448. Prices of admision, 449. Number of plays
performed in one day, ibid. Amusements of the
audience previously to the commencement of plays
ibid. Tragedies, how performed, 450. Wardrobe
of the theatres, ibid. Female characters personated
by men or boys, 451. Plays how censured, ibid.
Tilling at the Ring, 269. Allusions to this sport by
Shakspeare, 270.

Time, effects of, exquisitely portrayed by Shakspeare,

Timon of Athens, probable date of, 553. Analysis of
his character, 554. ↑

Illustrations of this drama.

Act ii. scene 2, 139.
Act iii. scene 3, 555.

Act v. scene 1, 554.

"Tilus Andronicus," illustration of, act 2., scene iv.,
531. This play evidently not Shakspeare's, 594.
Tobacco, when first introduced into England, 411.
Philippic of James I. against it, ibid. Prejudices
against it, 512.

Tofte (Robert), a minor poet, 338.
Tompson (Agnis), a supposed witch, 566.

Totlel's "Poems of Uncertaine Auctors," 340.
Touch (royal), a supposed cure for the king's evil, 180.
Tournaments in the reign of Elizabeth, 268. Allu-
sions to by Shakspeare, ibid.

Translations into English from Greek and Roman
authors in the time of Shakspeare, list of, 235.
Travelling, passion for, in the age of Shakspeare, 420.

Treego (William), a minor poet, 338.

Troilus and Cressida, probable date of, 549. Source
of its fable, 550. Analysis of its characters, ibid.
Its defects, 551.

Illustrations of this drama.

Act i. scene 3, 423.
Act iii. scene 2, 403.
Act iv. scene 3, 282.
scene 4, 173.

Act v. scene 3, ibid.

Turk (Friar), the chaplain of Robin Hood, 79.
Turberville (George), biographical sketch of, 317.
Notice of his "Booke of Faulconrie," 125. His
description of hunting in inclosures, 134. List of
his poetical works, 318. Critical estimate of his
poetical character, ibid.

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Turner (Richard), a minor poet, 338.
Turquoise Stone, supposed virtues of. 178.
Tusser (Thomas), notice of, 318. Critical remarks
on his "Five Hundred Good Points of Hus-
bandry." ibid. His character as a poet, 319.
Twelfth-Day, festival of, 61. Its supposed origin,
Meals and amusements on this day, 64.
Verses on, by Herrick, 166.


Twelfth Night, the last of Shakspeare's dramas,
probable date of, 592. Its general character, and
conduct of the fable, 593.

Illustrations of this drama.

Act i.

scene 4, 213.

scene 5, 403.

Act ii.

scene 3, 280.

scene 4, 278, 598.

scene 5, 597.

Act iii. scene 1, 132.

scene 4, 162, 403. 597.

Act iv. scene 3, 108.

Act v. scene 1, ibid.

Two Gentlemen of Verona, date of, 517. Probable
source of its fable, ibid. Remarks on the delinea-
tion of its characters ibid.

Illustrations of this drama.

Act i.

scene 2, 514.

Act ii.

scene 1, 116, 615.

scene 2, 107.

scene 6, 85.

scene 7, 518.
Act iii. scene 1, 394.

Act iv. scene 1, 79, 518.
scene 4, 392.
Twyne (Thomas), a minor poet, 338.
Tye (Cristopher), a minor poet, ibid.
Typography, in Queen Elizabeth's reign, 213. Beau-
tiful specimens of decorative printing, 214.
Tyrwhitt (Mr.), conjecture of, respecting the date of
Shakspeare's Romeo and Juliet, 512. And of
Twelfth-Night, 591.


"Valentine and Orson," romance of, cited by Shak-
speare, 277. Notice of a curious edition of, 276.
Valentine's Day, origin of the superstitions concern-
ing, 109. Custom of choosing lovers ascribed to
Madame Royale, 110. Supposed to be of pagan
original, ibid. Modes of ascertaining Valentines
for the current year, ibid. The poor feasted on this
day, 111.

Vallans (William), a minor poet, 338.
Vaughan's (W.) "Golden Grove," 250.,
Vaux (Lord), specimen of the poems of, 342.
Vennard (Richard), a minor poet, 339.
Venus and Adonis, a poem of Shakspeare, probable
date of, 208. Notice of the "Editio Princeps."
359. Dedicated to the Earl of Southampton, 353.
Proofs of its melody and beauty of versification,
359. Singular force and beauty of its descriptions,
361. Similes, ibid. And astonishing powers of
Shakspeare's mind, ibid. This poem inferior to

it, 637.

Willet (Andrew), "Emblems" of, 339.

its classical prototypes, ibid. Complimentary verses Will of William Shakspeare, 630. Observations on
on this poem, addressed to Shakspeare, 362.
Notice of its principal editions, 364.
Vincent (St.), influence of his day, 170.
Voltaire's calumnies on Shakspeare refuted, 601.
Voyages and Travels, collections of, published in the
time of Shakspeare, 232.


Wager (Lewis), a dramatic poet, 457.

Willobie (Henry), a poet of the Elizabethan age,"
322. Origin of his "Avisa," ibid,
Wilmot (Robert) a dramatic poet, 457.

Wilson (Thomas), observations of, on the corruptions
of the English language, 215.

Wincot ale celebrated for its strength, 23.
Wine, enormous cousumption of, in the age of Shak-
speare, 408.

Winter's Tale, probable date of, its general charac-
ter, and probable source, 575.

Illustrations of this drama.

Wakes, origin of, 102. Degenerate into licentious-
ness, ibid. Verses on, by Tusser, 103 And by
Herrick, ibid. Frequented by pedlars, ibid. Vil-
lage-wakes still kept up in the North, 104.
Wallon's "Complete Angler," errata in, 143.

Act i.

scene 2, 109, 427, 575.

Act ii.

scene 1, 51, 153.


Act iv.

scene 2, 17, 89, 282.

comium on, 144.

Act v.

Wapul (George), a dramatic writer. 458.

Wardrobes (ancient), account of, 391. Theatrical
wardrobes, in the time of Shakspeare, 451.
Warner (William), notice of, 319. Critical remarks
on his "Albion's England," ibid. Quotations from
that poem illustrative of old English manners and
customs, 50, 57, 65, 69, 71.

Warren (William), a minor poet, 338.
Warton (Dr.). observations of, on the "Gesta Ro-
manorum, 260. On Fenton's collection of Italian
novels, 263. On the satires of Bishop Hall, 304.
On the merits of Harington, 305. On the satires
of Marston, 309.

Wassail, origin of the term, 61., Synonymous with
feasting, 62.

Wassail-bowl, ingredients in, 61. Description of an
ancient one, 62. Allusions to, in Shakspeare, ibid.
Walch-lights, an article of furniture, 403.
Water-closets, by whom invented, 410.
Water-spirits, different classes of, 587.
Watson (Thomas), a poet of the Elizabethan age,
320, 374. Said by Mr. Steevens to be superior to
Shakspeare as a writer of sonnets, 321.,

Webbe (William), account of his "Discourse of Eng-
lish Poetrie," 226. Its extreme rarity and high
price, ibid.

Webster (John), a dramatic poet, 607. Illustrations
of his plays, viz.

Vittoria Corombona, 114, 118, 193.

Dutchess of Malfy, 171.

Wedderburn, a minor poet, 339.
Weddings, how celebrated, 109.
rustic wedding, 111.

Description of a

Epigram of, on

Weever (John), a minor poet, 339.
notice of his "Epigrammes," 519.
Shakspeare's poems and plays, ibid.
Wenman (Thomas), a minor poet, 339.
Wharton's Dreame," a poem, ibid.
Whestone's (George), collection of tales, notice of,
264. His "Rocke of Regard," and other poems,
339. Account of the prevalence of gaming in his
time,' 421. Notice of his dramatic productions,
459. His "Promos and Cassandra," the immediate
source of Shakspeare's Measure for Measure, 556.
Whipping-tops anciently kept for public use, 152.
Whitney (George), a minor poet, 339.

Whitsuntide, festival of, how celebrated, 85. Whit-
sun plays, 88.

Wilkinson (Edward), a minor poet, 339.

Will of John Shakspeare, account of the discovery

scene 3, 81, 88. 89, 104, 282, 5/7.

scene 2, 283, 577.

scene 3, 395.

Witchcraft made felony by Henry VIII., 566 Cruel
act of parliament against witches, 567. Exquisite
description of a witch's abode by Spenser, 56S.
Enumeration of the feats witches were supposed
to be capable of performing, 569. Application of
this superstition by Shakspeare to dramatic pur-
poses in his Macbeth, 571.

Wither (George) notice of, 323. Verses of, on Hock-
Day, 73.

Women, employments and dress of the younger part
of, 40.

Wood (Nathaniel) a dramatic writer 459.'
Wotton (Sir Henry) encomium of, ou angling, 144.
Character of his poetical productions, 326.
Wriothesly (Thomas), Earl of Southampton, bio-
graphical notice of, 352. A passionate lover of
the drama, 353. Shakspeare's Venus and Adonis,
and Rape of Lucrece, dedicated to him, ibid. His
liberality to the poet, 354. Joins the expedition
to the Azores, ibid. In disgrace with Queen Eli-
zabeth, ibid. Marries Elizabeth Vernon without
Consulting the Queen, ibid. Who imprisons them
both, 355. Goes to Ireland with the Earl of
Essex, who promotes him, ibid. Is recalled and
disgraced, ibid. Quarrels with Lord Gray, ibid.
Joins Essex in his conspiracy against the Queen,
ibid. And is sentenced to imprisonment, 356.
Released by James I., ibid. Who promotes him,
ibid. Birth of his son, ibid. Embarks in a co-
lonising speculation, ibid. Patronises literature,
ibid. Opposes the court, ibid. Dies in Holland,
158. Review of his character, ibid. Shak-
speare's sonnets principally addressed to him,

Wyal (Sir T.), character of his sonnets, 373.
Wyrley (William), biographical poems of, 339.


Yates (James), "Castle of Courtesie," 339.
Yong (Bartholomew), his "Version of Moutemayer's
Romance of Diana," 339.
Yule-clog, or Christmas-block, 94.


of, 5. Copy of it, ibid. Reasons for its authenti-Zouche (Richard), notice of his "Dove,"
city, 16. Its probable date, ibid.

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