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" Will in that station, was the faint, general, and almost lost ideas, he had of having once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein being to personate a decrepit old man, he wore a long beard, and appeared so weak and drooping and unable... "
Shakespeare's Plays: With His Life - Page 45
by William Shakespeare - 1847
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Comedy of As You Like it

William Shakespeare - 1880
...was, the faint, general, and almost lost ideas he had of having once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein being to personate a decrepit...company, who were eating, and one of them sung a song." Capell also has the following : "A traditional story was current some years ago about Stratford, —...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Comprising His Plays, and Poems ...

William Shakespeare - 1882 - 926 pages
...was, the faint, general, and almost lost ideas he had of having once seen him act a part in one of his . Did'st speak him fair ' Lite. , Have patience, I beseech. Adr. I cannot, nor I will not, hold •ong.'f From this it would appear, that the class of characters to which the histrionic exertions...
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As you like it. All's well that ends well

William Shakespeare - 1884
...was, the faint, general, and almost lost ideas he had of having once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein being to personate a decrepit...company, who were eating, and one of them sung a song." Capell also has the following : " A traditional story was current some years ago about Stratford, —...
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Outlines of the Life of Shakespeare

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - 1884 - 176 pages
...having once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein, being to personate a decrepid old man, he wore a long beard, and appeared so weak...who were eating, and one of them sung a song." This account contains several discrepancies, but there is reason for believing that it includes a glimmering...
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A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: As you like it. 1890

William Shakespeare - 1890
...your fortunes : Giue vs fome Muficke, and good Cozen, fing. 183 once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein, being to personate a decrepit...company, who were eating, and one of them sung a song.' MALONE discredits this story as far as the brother of Shakespeare is concerned, and, after a heartsome...
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As You Like it

William Shakespeare - 1890 - 452 pages
...your fortunes : Giue vs fome Muficke, and good Cozen, fing. 183 once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein, being to personate a decrepit...among some company, who were eating, and one of them song a song.' MALONE discredits this story as far as the brother of Shakespeare is concerned, and,...
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Shakespeare's Comedy of As You Like it

William Shakespeare - Exiles - 1892 - 208 pages
...having once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein being to personate a decrepit okl man, he wore a long beard, and appeared so weak and...company, who were eating, and one of them sung a song." Capell also has the following : "A traditional story was current some years ago about Stratford, —...
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The Life of Shakespeare: Copied from the Best Sources, Without Comment

Daniel Webster Wilder - Dramatists, English - 1893 - 206 pages
...was the faint, general, and almost lost ideas he had of having once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein, being to personate a decrepit...company who were eating, and one of them sung a song [the part of Adam in ' As You Like It ']." " The earliest notice of the comedy of ' Much Ado about...
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Ballou's Monthly Magazine, Volume 53

1881
...William, said that he could remember nothing of his performances but seeing him " act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein, being to personate a decrepit...table, at which he was seated among some company, and one of them sung a song." If this story may be believed, we know that Shakspere played Adam in...
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The Poems of Shakespeare: With a Memoir

William Shakespeare - 1894 - 288 pages
...was, the faint, genera], and almost lost ideas he had of having once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein being to personate a decrepit...company, who were eating, and one of them sung a song.' MSS. obliged to tread the boards. In his ex"1 and cxi"' Sonnet* (which have evidently a personal application...
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