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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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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - Athens (Greece) - 1922 - 219 pages
...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...obliged to leave his business and family in Warwickshire and shelter himself in London." No trace of this ballad has been found ; indeed, the whole story rests...
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A Life of William Shakespeare

Joseph Quincy Adams - Biography - 1923 - 560 pages
...somewhat too severely; and in order to revenge that ill usage, he made a ballad upon him. And tho' this, probably the first essay of his poetry, be lost,...prosecution against him to that degree, that he was oblig'd to leave his business and family in Warwickshire for some time, and shelter himself in London....
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The Outlook, Volume 64

1900
...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...obliged to leave his business and family in Warwickshire and shelter himself in London." Facts have come to light in late years which seem to show that the...
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The Case for Shakespeare's Authorship of The Famous Victories, with the ...

Seymour Maitland Pitcher, William Shakespeare - Biography & Autobiography - 1961 - 256 pages
...prosecuted by that gentleman, as he thought, somewhat too severely; and in order to revenge that illusage, he made a ballad upon him. And though this, probably...Warwickshire, for some time, and shelter himself in London.3 That Rowe's narrative is plausible is the opinion of so cautious a scholar as EK Chambers,...
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Catholic Educational Review, Volume 11, Issue 1

Education - 1916
...somewhat too severely; and in order to revenge that ill usage, he made a ballad upon him. And tho' this, probably the first essay of his poetry, be lost,...prosecution against him to that degree, that he was oblig'd to leave his business and family in Warwickshire, for some time, and shelter himself in London....
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The Greatest of Literary Problems: The Authorship of the Shakespeare Works ...

James Phinney Baxter - Drama - 1915 - 685 pages
...thought somewhat too severely; and in order to revenge that ill usage he made a ballad upon him. And tho' this probably the first essay of his poetry be lost,...some time, and shelter himself in London. It is at that time and upon this accident that he is said to have made his first acquaintance in the playhouse....
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William Shakespeare: A Compact Documentary Life

Samuel Schoenbaum, Distinguished Professor of Renaissance Literature and Director Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies S Schoenbaum - Biography & Autobiography - 1987 - 384 pages
...somewhat too severely; and in order to revenge that ill Usage, he made a Ballad upon him. And tho' this, probably the first Essay of his Poetry, be lost,...Prosecution against him to that degree, that he was oblig'd to leave his Business and Family in Warwickshire, for some time, and shelter himself in London.3...
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 430 pages
...company, he went more than once to rob Sir Thomas Lucy's park at Charlecote, about four miles from Stratford. For this he was prosecuted by that gentleman,...Warwickshire, for some time, and shelter himself in London. By the mid-eighteenth century this story had acquired a sequel related by Dr. Johnson: having fled...
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Shakespeare Imitations, Parodies and Forgeries, 1710-1820, Volume 1

Jeffrey Kahan - English drama - 2004 - 771 pages
...somewhat too severely; and in order to revenge that ill Usage, he made a Ballad upon him. And tho' this, probably the first Essay of his Poetry, be lost,...Prosecution against him to that degree, that he was oblig'd to leave his Business and Family in Warwickshire, for some time, and shelter himself in London.*...
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The Quest for Shakespeare

Joseph Pearce - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 275 pages
...say about Lucy's persecution of Shakespeare: "[Shakespeare] was prosecuted by that gentleman [Lucy], as he thought, somewhat too severely; and in order...Warwickshire, for some time, and shelter himself in London."5 3 Michael Wood, Shakespeare (New York: Basic Books/Perseus Books Group, 2003), p. 95. 4 Mutschmann...
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