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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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Provincial Letters: And Other Papers

Henry Charles Beeching - Clergy, Writings of - 1906 - 364 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." A youth of proved abilities, with a known taste for letters, might well have been employed as usher...
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The Cornhill Magazine

William Makepeace Thackeray - Electronic journals - 1906 - 870 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.' A youth of proved abilities, with a known taste for letters, might well have been employed as usher...
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Shakespeare and the Modern Stage: With Other Essays

Sir Sidney Lee - 1906 - 282 pages
...language, he "did act exceedingly well," far better than Jonson; "he understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country;" " he was a handsome, well-shaped man, very good company, and of a very ready and pleasant smooth wit;"...
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Shakespeare

Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh - Dramatists, English - 1907 - 260 pages
...employment he followed when he left school we cannot certainly know. Aubrey reports, on good authority, that he had been " in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country." There is nothing conclusive to be said against this; and nothing to object to Aubrey's other statement...
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In Re Shakespeare

Sir Granville George Greenwood - 1909 - 152 pages
...deflendus. Why does not the Canon finish the sentence? Aubrey wrote, "He understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country " ! Does the Canon accept that statement too? Does he make "Shakespeare" a provincial dominie teaching...
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Catholic World, Volume 99

1914 - 1058 pages
...to Shakespeare's learning, a report came through Aubrey that he " understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country." This may mean that he was an AB Cdarius or pupil teacher. We remember Ben Jonson's saying as to his...
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Catholic World, Volume 99

1914
...to Shakespeare's learning, a report came through Aubrey that he " understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country." This may mean that he was an AB Cdarius or pupil teacher. We' remember Ben Jonson's saying as to his...
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The Story of the "Grafton" Portrait of William Shakespeare "Aetatis Svae 24 ...

Thomas Kay - "Grafton" portrait of William Shakespeare - 1914 - 126 pages
...another of Aubrey's statements, derived from Beeston, that Shakespeare "understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country." The year 1582 brought the son of the Warwickshire yeoman to the turning point in his career. He then...
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Studies in Shakespeare

Homer Baxter Sprague - Dramatists, English - 1916 - 220 pages
...as a well known fact to account for his mastery of Latin — " He understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country." As corroborative of the statement made by Beeston and Aubrey it is well to note that many pages, especially...
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Shakespeare & the Universities, and Other Studies in Elizabethan Drama

Frederick Samuel Boas - Drama - 1923 - 272 pages
...The antiquary, as already mentioned, had asserted that Shakespeare understood Latin pretty well : for he had been, in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country. In order to undermine Aubrey's credit, Farmer makes a series of 'animadversions' not only on this statement,...
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