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" And though this, probably the first essay of his poetry, be lost, yet it is said to have been so very bitter, that it redoubled the prosecution against him to that degree that he was obliged to leave his business and family in Warwickshire for some time,... "
The Works of William Shakespeare - Page 7
by William Shakespeare - 1810
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Shakspeare and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet, Criticisms on ...

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1838 - 660 pages
...inserted in his Life of Shakspeare, where, speaking of the ballad as his first essay in poetry, he adds, the latter in the conduct of his pretended friends;...it is, as Dr. Johnson observes, " a very powerful That Shakspeare left Stratford for London, about the year 1586 or 1587, and that the prosecution commenced...
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William Shakespeare - 1841
...that ill usage, he made a ballad on him : and though this, probably the first essay of his poetry, is lost, yet it is said to have been so very bitter,...Warwickshire for some time, and shelter himself in London.' The detection of Shakspeare in his adventurous amusement, was followed, it is said, by confinement...
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William Shakspere: A Biography, Book 2

Charles Knight - 1843 - 542 pages
...deer-stealing engaged him more than once in robbing a park that belonged to Sir Thomas Lucy, of Charlcote, near Stratford. For this he was prosecuted by that...Warwickshire for some time, and shelter himself in London." * The good old gossip Aubrey is wholly * Some Account of the Life of William Shakespear, written by...
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Shakespeare [sic] and His Times: Including the Biography of the Poet ...

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1843 - 660 pages
...inserted in his Life of Shakspeare, where, speaking of the ballad as his first essay in poetry, he adds, ke( @ - That Shakspeare left Stratford for London, about the year 1586 or 1587, and that the prosecution commenced...
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Shakspeare and his times

Nathan Drake - 1843 - 660 pages
...inserted in his Life of Shakspeare, where, speaking of the ballad as his first essay in poetry, he adds, " it is said to have been so very bitter, that it redoubled...against him to that degree, that he was obliged to loa>f his business and family in Warwickshire, for some time, and shelter himself in London." That...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: The Text Formed from an Entirely ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, John Payne Collier - 1844
...by that gentleman, as he thought, somewhat too severely ; and, in order to revenge that ill-usage, he made a ballad upon him. And though this, probably...Warwickshire for some time, and shelter himself in London." We have said that Rowe is the oldest printed source of this anecdote, his " Life of Shakespeare" having...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare: Printed from the Text ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1844
...prosecuted by that gentleman, as he thought, somewhat too severely; and in order to revenge that ill-usage, he made a ballad upon him. And though this, probably...Warwickshire for some time, and shelter himself in London." Slalom: produced a manuscript of uncertain date, added by the Rev. R. Davies, who died in 1707, to...
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The Works of William Shakspeare: The Text Formed from an Intirely ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1844
...by that gentleman, as he thought, somewhat too severely ; and, in order to revenge that ill-usage, he made a ballad upon him. And though this, probably...Warwickshire for some time, and shelter himself in London." We have said that Rowe is the oldest printed source of this anecdote, his "Life of Shakespeare" having...
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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 14

1871
...bitter * Compare the expression : " An I have not ballads made on you all, and sung to filthy tunes." that it redoubled the prosecution against him to that...Warwickshire for some time and shelter himself in London." Omitting the modern decorations of the story, we may admit the facts of the deer-stealing in the poet's...
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Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies, Volumes 4-6

1845
...deer-stealing engaged him more than once in robbing a park that belonged to Sir Thomas Lucy, of Charlecote, near Stratford. For this he was prosecuted by that...Warwickshire for some time, and shelter himself in London." All this, amongst a great deal of felsehood, probably contained some tissue of the truth — such as...
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