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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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Shakespeare: The Evidence: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Man and His Work

Ian Wilson - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 512 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. Now the problem is to what extent Aubrey can be believed. He went around assiduously gathering information...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

Ed. de Grazia - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 328 pages
...Aubrey heard from the son of one of Shakespeare's colleagues that 'he understood Latin pretty well, for he had been in his younger years a schoolmaster in the country'. Another theory takes us north, to Lancashire, where a wealthy Catholic esquire, Alexander Hoghton,...
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Theatre and Religion: Lancastrian Shakespeare

Richard Dutton, Alison Gail Findlay, Richard Wilson - History - 2003 - 267 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's famous anecdote about Shakespeare's 'lost years' had the authority, the antiquarian asserted,...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 51

Nineteenth century - 1902
...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 ; ' that ' he was a handsome, wellshaped man, very good company, and of a very ready and pleasant smooth wit...
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