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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 North Carolina Historical Review, Volumes 1-50

North Carolina - 1924 - 574 pages
...Jonson says of him, that he bad 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 wonderfully interesting and convincing argument Professor Adams builds with this bit of very important...
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Elizabethan Playwrights: A Short History of the English Drama from Mediaeval ...

Felix Emmanuel Schelling - English drama - 1925 - 335 pages
...emphasis to Beeston's well-known report to Aubrey that Shakespeare "understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country." That Shakespeare first joined Pembroke's rather than Strange's men, as has been usually accepted, we have...
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Falstaff and Other Shakespearean Topics, Volume 10

Albert Harris Tolman - Falstaff, John, Sir (Fictitious character) - 1925 - 270 pages
...Jonson says of him, that he knew but little Latin and less Greek, he understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country." In the margin Aubrey indicates that his information came "from Mr. Beeston." William Beeston, whom...
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A Life of William Shakespeare

Joseph Quincy Adams - Dramatists, English - 1923 - 560 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." To make sure of his authority for this statement, so contradictory of the current belief that Shakespeare's...
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The Living Age, Volume 233

1902
...that he "did act exceedingly well," far better than Jonson; that "he understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster In the country;" and "he was a handsome, well-shaped man. very good company, and of a very ready and pleasant smooth...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Drama - 1995 - 424 pages
...that 'he was wont to go to his native country once a year'; that 'he understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country'; and that on his journeys between London and Warwickshire he used to stay at a tavern in Oxford kept...
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The Authorship of Shakespeare

James G. McManaway - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 50 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." Such a youthful occupation is entirely compatible with scenes in several early plays. Holofernes in...
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Brief Lives

John Aubrey - Literary Criticism - 1982 - 332 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 — from Mr Beeston. Sir Philip Sidney 1554-86 Soldier and poet. He was related to the Herberts of...
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Studies in Shakespeare, Bibliography, and Theatre

James G. McManaway - 1990 - 442 pages
...knew. The curriculum of the universities was a closed book to him. understood Latin pretty well: for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country." Such a youthful occupation is entirely compatible with scenes in several early plays. Holofernes in...
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Shakespeare: The "lost Years"

E. A. J. Honigmann - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 172 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' (John Aubrey, c. 1681). This story seems to have a different ancestry from the one about calf-killing....
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