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if my faid daughter Judith he living at the end of the said three years, or any issue of her body, then my will is, and fo I devise and bequeath the said hundred and fifty pounds to be set out by my executors and overseers for the best benefit of her and her issue, and the stock not to be paid unto her so long as the fall be married and covert baron ; but my will is, that me shall have the confideration yearly paid unto her during her life, and after her decease tbe said stock and confideration to be paid to her children, if she have any, and if not, to her executors and alligns, the living the said term after my de, cease ; provided that if such husband as the fall at the end of the said three years be married unto, or at and after, do sufficiently allure unto her, and the issue of her body, and answerable to ihe portion by this my will given unto her, and to be adjudged so by my executors and overseers, then my will is, that the said hundred and fifty pounds Shall be paid to such husband as Mall make such assurance, to his own use.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my faid filter Joan twenty pounds, and all my wearing apparel, to be paid and delivered within one year after my decease; and I do will and devise unto her the house, with the appurtenances, in Stratford, wherein the dwel. leth, for her natural life, under the yearly value of twelve-pence.
Item, I give and bequeath unto her three sons, William Hart, - Hart, and Michael Hart, five pounds apiece, to be paid within one year after my decease.
Item, I give and bequeath unto the faid Elizabeth Hall all my plate that I now have, except my broad silver and gilt boxes, at the date of this my will.
Itenr, I give and bequeath unto the poor of Stratford aforesaid ten pounds; to Mr. Thomas Combe my fword; to Thomas RuiTel, efq. five pounds; and to Francis Cola lins of the borough of Warwick, in the county of Warwick, gent, thirteen pounds fix fhillings and eight-pence, to be paid within one year after my decease.
Item, I give and bequeath to Hamlet Sadier twenty-fix millings eight-pence to buy him a ring ; to William Reynolds, gent. twenty-fix thillings eight-pence to buy him a ring; to my godfon William Walker twenty Thillings in gold; to Anthony Nath, gent. twenty fix-thillings eigit-pence; and to Mr. John Nash twenty-six shillings eightpence; and to my fellows John Hemynge, Richard Burbage, and Henry Cunde! twenty-six shillings eight pence apiece to buy them rings.
Item, I give, will, bequeath, and devise unto my daughter Susannah Hall, for the better enabling of her to perform this my will, and towards the performance thereof, all that capital mesuage or tenement, with the appurtenances, in Stratford aforesaid, called The New Place, wherein I now dwell, and two messuages or tenements, with the appurtenances, lituate, lying, and being in Henley-ftreet, within the borough of Stratford arorelaid; and all my barns, tables, orchards, gardens, lands, tenements, and hereditaments whatsoever, situate, lying, and being, or to be had, referved, preserved, or taken within the towns, hamlets, villages, fields, and gronnds of Sirarford upon Avon, Oid Stratford, Bushaxton, and Welcome, or in any of them, in the said county of Warwick; and allo all that meffuage or tenement, with the appurtenances, wherein one John Robinson dwelleth, situate, lying, and being in the Black-Friers in London near the Wardrobe ; and all other my lands, tenements, and hereditaments whatsoever; to have and to hold all and fingular the said premises, with their appurtenances, unto the said Sufannah Hall, for and during the term of her natural life ; and after her decease to the first son of her body lawfully iffiling, and io the heirs males of the body of the said first fon lawfully issuing; and for default of such issue, to the second son of her body lawfully issuing, and to the heirs males of the body of the said second son lawfully issuing; and for default of such heirs to the third son of the body of the said Susannah lawfully issuing, and of the heirs males of the body of the said third fon law fully iTuing; and for default of such issue, the fame to be and remain to the fourth, filih, fixth, and seventh sons of her body, lawfully issuing one after another, and to the heirs males of the bodies of the said fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh fons lawfully ifluing, in such manner as it is before limited to be, and remain to the first, second, and third sons of her body, and to their heirs males; and for default of luch issue, the faid premises to be and remain to my taid niece Hall, and the heirs males of her body lawfully ifsuing; and for default of such issue, to my daughter Judith, and the heirs males of her body lawfully illuing; and for default of such iflue, to the right heirs of me the said William Shakspeare for ever.
Item, I give unto my wife my brown best bed with the furniture .
Item, I give and bequeath to my laid daughter Judith my broad Gilver gilt bole. All the rest of my goods, chattels, leares, plate, jewels, and hou Mold-stuff whatfvever, after my debts and legacies paid, and my funeral expences discharged, I give, devise, and bequeath to my son-in-law, John Hall, gent. and my daughter Susannah his wife,
who I ordain and make executors of this my last will and testament. And I do intrea and appoint the faid Thomas Ruffel, esq. and Francis Collins, gent. to be overseers hereof. And, I do revoke all former wills, and publish this to be my last will and teftament. In witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand, the day and year first abovewritten, by me
Witness to the publishing hereof,
Probatum coram Magistro William Byrde, Legum Dottore Commissario, &c. vicefimo
fecundo die menfis Junii, Anno Domini 1616. Juramento Johannis Hall unius ex. et cui, doc. de bene et Jurat refervata poteftate et Susanna Hall alt.ex. &c. cui vendit, ó c. petitur.
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ALONSO, king of Naples.
STEPHANO, -a-dranken butler.
Master of a firip, boatswain, and mariners,
ARIEL, an airy. jpiritat !
jyour cabin for the mischance of the hour, if it On a Ship at Sea.
fo hap.—Cheerly, good hearts--Out of our way, A tempeftuous Noise of Thunder , and Lightning beard. I say.
[Exitoi Enter a Ship-master and a Boatswain. Gon. I have great comfort from this fellow ;; OATSWAIN!
methinks, he hath no drowning mark upon him : Boars. Here, master : What cheer? his complexion is perfect gallows. Scand fast, good ligj. Good : Speak to the mariners :-fall to't fate, to his hanging; make the rope of his destiny 'yurely, or we runourselves aground: bestir, bettir. our cable, for our own doth little advantage : If
[Exit. he be not born to be hang'd, our case is miserable. Enter Mariners.
[Excunt. Boats: Heigh, my hearts; cheerly, cheerly,
Re-enter Boarfeaire my hearts; yare, yare: Take in the top-tail ; Boats. Down with the top-mast; yare, lower, Tend to the master's 'whistle ; Blow, till thou lower; bring her to try with main-course. [4 burit thy wind, if room enough!
cry wirbin.] A plague upon this borling I Enter Alonso, Sebaftian, chusbonio, Ferdinand, they are louder than the weather, or our office. Gonzalo, and others.
Rc-enter Sebafbian, Ansbondo, wrid Gonzulo. Alon. Good boatswain, have care. Where's Yet again? What do you here } Shall we give the matter! Play the men.
v'er, and drown? Have you a mind to fink? Boalf. I pray now, keep below.
Seb. A pox o' your throat... you bawling, blas. Ant. Where's the matter, boatswain ? phemous, uncharitable dog!
Botf. Do you not hear him? You mar our Boats. Work you then. labour: Keep your cabins: you do assist the storm. Ant. Hang, cur, hang! you whorefon, infolent Gor. Nay, good, be patient.
noitemaker ! we are leís afraid to be drown'd, Boul. When the sea is. Hence! What care than thou art. there roarers for the name of king? To Cabin : Gon, I'll warrant him from drowning; though tience : trouble us not.
the ihip were no stronger than a mut-shell, and as Gon. Good; yet remember whom thou hast aboard. leaky as an unftanch'd 3 wench.
Boats. None that I more love than myself. Boats. Lay her a-bold, a-hold; set her two You are a counsellor; if you can command there couries; off to sea again, lay her off. elements to filence, and work the peace of the
Enter Mariners quet. preients, we will not handle a rope more; use Mar. All loft! to prayers, to prayers ! all lost ! your authority. If you cannot, give thanks you
[Excurita Iuve liv'd to long, and make yourself ready in Boats. What, must our mouths be cold? 1 Rcadily, nimbly. 2 Of the present instant, the poet probably means. 3 Incontinent. B