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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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As You Like it

William Shakespeare - 1897 - 182 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...eating, and one of them sung a song." This description applies accurately to the entrance of Orlando with Adam at the end of the second act. After the Restoration...
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The People for Whom Shakespeare Wrote

Charles Dudley Warner - England - 1897 - 187 pages
...could recall nothing except the faint impression that he had once seen " Will" 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 sang a song. And that was Shakespeare! The whole Bankside, with its taverns, 96 THE SWAN THEATRE, 1596...
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The Works of Walter Pater: Essays from 'The Guardian.'

Walter Pater - 1901
...lost ideas he had of having once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein being present to personate a decrepit old man, he wore a long beard,...among some company who were eating, and one of them sang a song." This description applies to old Adam in As You Like It. Many are the evidences that Shakespeare's...
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A Life of William Shakespeare

William James Rolfe - Dramatists, English - 1904 - 551 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...some company who were eating, and one of them sung them a song." According to Rowe, the dramatist played "the Ghost in his own Hamlet." John Davies, of...
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William Shakespeare, His Family and Friends

Charles Isaac Elton, Andrew Lang - Dramatists, English - 1904 - 521 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...among some company who were eating, and one of them sang a song." It seems that neither Davenant nor Betterton knew of this tradition, or of the more trustworthy...
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The Complete Writings of Charles Dudley Warner, Volume 15

Charles Dudley Warner - American essays - 1904
...recall nothing except the faint impression that he had once seen " Will " 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 sang a song. And that was Shakespeare! The whole Bankside, with its taverns, play-houses, and worse,...
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A Dictionary of the Drama: A Guide to the Plays, Play-wrights ..., Volume 1

William Davenport Adams - Actors - 1904 - 627 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...table, at which he was seated among some company who wore eating, and one of them sung a song." This would certainly appear to refer to act ii. sc. 0 and...
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Essays from "The Guardian"

Walter Pater - 1906 - 148 pages
...lost ideas he had of having once seen him act a part in one of his own comedies, wherein being present to personate a decrepit old man, he wore a long beard,...among some company who were eating, and one of them sang a song." This description applies to old Adam in As You Like It. Many are the evidences that Shakespeare's...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 62; Volume 125

1895
...remembered to have seen Will 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...among some company, who were eating, and one of them sang a song." This seems clearly to point to Act 2, Scene VII., of " As you Like It," in which Orlando...
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Life of Shakespeare

James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps - Dramatists, English - 1909 - 222 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...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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