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" Though, as Ben Jonson says of him, that he had but little Latin and less Greek, he understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country."! "
The Edinburgh magazine, and literary miscellany, a new series of The Scots ... - Page 51
1818
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1826 - 783 pages
...adumbration of the truth. Aubrey's evidence is positive, — "he understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a school-master in the country;" and is entitled to as much credit as any other tradition he has preserved , neither involving in itself...
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The Life of Shakespeare: Enquiries Into the Originality of His ..., Volume 1

Augustine Skottowe - Dramatists, English - 1824 - 380 pages
...adumbration of the truth. Aubrey's evidence is positive, — " he understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a school-master in the country;" and is entitled to as much credit as any other tradition he has preserved, neither involving in itself...
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Shakespeare's Autobiographical Poems: Being His Sonnets Clearly Developed ...

Charles Armitage Brown - 1838 - 306 pages
...besides his being born ten years after the poet's death) that " he understood Latin pretty well ; for he had been, in his younger years, a schoolmaster in the country." Dr. Farmer treats Aubrey's tradition with contempt, arguing, that Shakespeare, having married before...
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Shakspeare and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet, Criticisms on ...

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1838 - 660 pages
...neighbours of the poet, it is positively asserted, that our bard "understood Latin pretty well, for ant expedition, crossed over to France or Italy, and gave themse * On the first of these data, it has been observed by Mr. Malone, in his "Attempt to ascertain the...
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William Shakespeare - 1841 - 316 pages
...sayes of him, that he had but little Latine and lesse Greek, he understood Latine pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country.' See Letters from the Bodleian Library, &c. iii. 307. In order to reconcile these conflicting testimonies,...
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William Shakspere: A Biography, Book 2

Charles Knight - 1843 - 566 pages
...Jonson says of him, that he had but little Latin and less Greek, he understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country."! * " I think it was Midsummer night that he happened to lie there." f From Mr. Beeston. . END OF BOOK...
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The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare,: According to the Improved ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1844 - 348 pages
...sayes of him, that he had but little Latine and lesse Greek, he understood Latine pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country.' See Letters from the Bodleian Library, &c. iii. 307. In order to reconcile these conflicting testimonies,...
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The Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies, Volumes 5-8

Great Britain - 1845 - 570 pages
...Jonson says of him, that he had but little Latin and less Greek, he understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country." His precocious gravity as a schoolmaster must have been as wonderful as his poetical power; for Aubrey...
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Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies, Volumes 4-6

1845 - 408 pages
...Jonson says of him, that he had but little Latin and less Greek, he understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country." His precocious gravity as a schoolmaster must have been as wonderful as his poetical power; for Aubrey...
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Shakspere: His Times and Contemporaries

George Markham Tweddell - 1852 - 224 pages
...his own locality, the enmity of a neighbouring justice would be, especially if, as Aubrey tells us, " he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country." " How would it have cheered the spirit of the youthful bard," says Washingtou Irving, " when, wandering...
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