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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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The Life of Shakespeare: Copied from the Best Sources, Without Comment

Daniel Webster Wilder - Dramatists, English - 1893 - 206 pages
...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.' If we accept this narrative, which is the most reliable account of the incident that has been preserved,...
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Representative English Literature from Chaucer to Tennyson: Selected and ...

Henry Spackman Pancoast - English literature - 1893 - 514 pages
...that gentleman fLucy), as he thought somewhat too severely; and, in order to revenge the ill-usage, he made a ballad upon him. And though this, probably...Warwickshire for some time and shelter himself in London."* This story is probably not without some foundation ; but in any case, Shakespeare's establishment in...
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English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature, Volume 10

Henry Morley - English literature - 1893
...order to revenge that ill usage, he made a ballad upon him. And though this, probably the first copy of his poetry, be lost, yet it is said to have been...Warwickshire for some time, and shelter himself in London." Many yet cling to this fable, although it is long since Malone rightly pointed out that at the time...
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An Introduction to English Literature

Henry Spackman Pancoast - English literature - 1894 - 556 pages
...that gentleman [Lucy], as he thought, somewhat too severely ; and, in order to revenge the ill-usage, he made a ballad upon him. And though this, probably...Warwickshire for some time and shelter himself in London." * This story is probably not without some foundation ; but, in any case, Shakespeare's establishment...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume 9

1896
...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...for some time, and shelter himself in London.' It seems likely that in essentials the story thus reported by Rowe is true, and a verse of the ballad...
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Shakespeare, Puritan and Recusant

Thomas Carter - Drama - 1897 - 208 pages
...ballad upon him, and though this, probably the first essay of his poetry, be lost, yet it is said to be so very bitter that it redoubled the prosecution against...Warwickshire for some time and shelter himself in London." In 1708 a worthy archdeacon named Davies had given even stronger testimony than that repeated by Rowe....
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A Life of William Shakespeare

Sir Sidney Lee - Dramatists, English - 1898 - 479 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.' The independent testimony of Archdeacon Davies, who was vicar of Saperton,...
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A Life of William Shakespeare

Sir Sidney Lee - 1898 - 476 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.' The independent testimony of Archdeacon Davies, who was vicar of Saperton,...
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A Life of William Shakespeare

Sir Sidney Lee - Dramatists, English - 1898 - 476 pages
...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...obliged to leave his business and family in Warwickshire and shelter himself in London.' The independent testimony of Archdeacon Davies, who was vicar of Saperton,...
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William Shakespeare: A Critical Study

Georg Brandes - 1898
...thought, somewhat too severely, and in order to revenge that ill-usage he made a ballad upon him. ... It is said to have been so very bitter that it redoubled...Warwickshire for some time and shelter himself in London." Rowe believed this ballad to be lost, but what purports to be the first verse of it has been preserved...
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