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Philip, son of John Shakspere, was baptized Sept. 21, 1591; Samuel, son of WILLIAM SHAK PERE,' was buried

Aug. 11, 1596. Mı. John Shakipere was buried Sept. 8, 1601. • John Hall, gent. and Susanna Shakspere were married

June 5, 1607. Mary Shakspere, widow, was buried Sept. 9, 1608. Gilbert Shakfpcre, adolefcens, was buried Feb. 3, 1611. Richard Shaklpere was buried Feb. 4, 1612. + Thomas Queeny and 1 Judith Shakspere were married

Feb. 10, 1616. WILLIAM SIIAK PERE , gentleman, was buried April

25, 1616 5. Mrs. Shakfpere was buried Aug. 6, 1623.

* This gentleman was a physician: he married the poet's cldest daughter. * Judith was the poet's youngest daughter.

As Shakespeare the poet married his wife from Shottery, a village near Stratford, poflibly he might become possessor of a re. markable house there, as part of her portion ; and jointly with his wite convey it as part of their daughter Judith's portion to Thomas Queeny. It is certain that one Queeny, an elderly gentleman, fold it to

Harvey, esq. of Stockton, near Southam, Warwickshire, father of John Harvey Thursby, esq. of Abing. ton, near Northampton; and that the aforesaid Harvey fold it again to Samuel Tyler, esq. whole fifters, as his heirs, now en

joy it.

il Died the 23d.

Ś No one hath protracted the life of Shakespeare beyond 1616, except Mr. Hume; who is pleased to add a year to it, in contra. diction to all manner of evidence.

FARMER ( The poet's widow. She died at the age of fixty-seven.



Extracts from the Rev. Mr. Granger's Biographical

History of England.

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“ William SHAKESPEARE; ad orig.rab. penes D. Harley;
Vertue (c. 1721; 410*."
• WILLIAM SHAKESPEARF, &c. Vertue fc. 1719.

from the original, now in the poffeffion of Robert Keck of the Inner
Tone, Ela.t large b ."

" WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. In the pression of John Nicoil of Southgate, Esq. Houbraken f. 1747; liluft. Heads."

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE; Zouft' p. From a capital picture in the colle Erion of T. Wright, painter in Covent Garden. 7. Simon f. mezz..

“ This was painted in the reign of Charles II.”

* " The portrait paimed upon Mr. Pope (I use the words of the late Mr. Oldys in a MS. note to his edition of Langbaine) for an original of Shakespeare, from which he had his fine plate en. graven, is evidently a juvenile portrait of K. James 1.” I am no judge in there matiers, but only deliver an opinion, which if ill grounded, may be ealily overthrown. The portrait, to me at leait, has no traits of Shakespeare. The following observations are from the printed work of Mr. Granger,

STEEVENS. * “ It has been faid that there never was an original portrait of Shakespeare; but that Sir Thomas Ciarges, after his death, caused a portrait to be drawn for him, froin a person who nearly resembled him. Mr. Walpole informs me, that the only original picture of Shakespeare is that which belonged to Mr. Keck, from whom it palled to Mr. Nicoll, whose only daughter married the marquis of Caernarson, This agrees with what is said in the Cria tical Review for Dec. 1770, in relation to the fame portrait, which is there also said to have been “ painted either by Richard Burbage, or John Taylor the player, the latter of whom left it by du: Soseph? wil to Sir William Davenant. After his death, Betterton, the vi:page 2332280 actor, bought it; and when he died, Mr. Keck of the Temple gave forty guineas for it to Mrs. Barry the actress." Mr. Walpole adds, that Marshall's print is genuine too, and probably drawn from the life.”

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“ William SHAKESPEARE; W. Murshall sc. Frontifpiece to his poems, 1640; 12mo *.

“ William SHAKESPEARE; Arlaud del. Ducbange .

“ William SHAKESPEARE; J. Payne sc. He is represented with a laurel branch in his left hand."

“ WILLIAM SHAKESPEARF; L. du Guernier fc."

“ WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE; small; with several other beads, before Jacob's

Lives of the Dramatic Poets," 1719;

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, with the heads of Jonson, &c. b.fb. mezz.

Vol. II. p. 6. “ WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. Frontispiece to his plays, Folio. 1623. Martin Drorfhout so t."

“ This print gives us a truer representation of Shakespeare, than several more pompous memorials of him; if the teitimony of Ben Jonson may be credited, to whom he was personally known. Unless we suppose that poet to have facrificed his veracity to the turn of thought in his epigram (annexed to it) which is very improbable; as he might have been easily contradicted by several that must have remembered so celebrated a person. The author of a letter from Stratford upon Avon, printed in the Gentleman's Magazine, about twenty years fince, informs us, that this head is as much like his monumental effigy, as a print can be.”

“ WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE; R. Earlım f. large oflavo, mezz. neat. Engraved for a new edition of Shakespeare's works."

“ This print is said to be from an original by Cornelius Janfen, in the collection of C. Jenners, Esq. but as it is dated in 1610, before Jansen was in England, it is highly probable that it was not painted by him; at least, that he did not paint it as a portrait of Shakcípeare.”

• The reader will find a faithful copy of this head, prefixed to the will of Shakelpeare. There is a mall head of Shakespeare in an oval, before his Rape of Lucrece, republished in 12 mo. 165, with the banifhinent of Tarquin, by John (the son of Philip] Quarles : but it is apparently copied from the first rolio.STEEVENS.

# From this print the head of Shakcipcare prefixed to our prefent edition is engraved.


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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: his monument at Stratford; uza der his bus is the following infcription.

“ Ingenio Pylium, genio Socratem, arte Maronem,

Terra tegit, populus mæret, Olympus habet.” “ Stay passenger, why dost thou go fo fast, " Read, if thou canst, whom envious death has plac'd Within this monument; Shakespeare, with whom

Quick nature dy’d; whose name doth deck the tomb “ Far more than cost; since all that he has writ Leaves living art but page to serve his wit."

Ob. Ano. Dni. 1616. Æt. 53. " Vertue fc. small h. th."

His monument is also done in mezz. by Miller.“ WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: bis monument in Westminster Abbey; two prints h. sh.

“ In one of these prints, instead of The cloud-capt lowers, &c. is the following infcription on a fcroll, to which he points with his finger:

“ Thus Britain lov'd me, and preserv'd my fame
" Pure from a Barber's or a Benson's name.

A. Pope,

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“ This monument was erected in 1741, by the direction of the Earl of Burlington, Dr. Mead, Mr. Pope, and Mr. Martin. Mr. Fleetwood and Mr. Rich, gave each of them a benefit towards it, from one of Shakeipeare's own plays. It was executed by Scheemaker, after a design of Kent *."

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*« On the monument is inscribed - Amor publicus pofuit. Dr. Mead objected to the word amor, as not occurring in old classical infcriptions; but Mr. Pope, and the other gentlemen concerned, infisting that it should stand, Dr. Mead yielded the point saying,

Omnia vincit amor, et nos cedamus amori. This anecdote was communicated by Mr. Lort, late Greek protellur of Cambridge, who had it from Dr. Mead himself.”

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Ancient and Modern Commendatory VERSES on


Upon the Effigies of my worthy Friend, the Author Master WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE,

and bis Works.

Spc&tator, this life's fhadow is ;-to see

The truer image, and a livelier he,
Turn reader: but observe his comick vein,
Laugb; and proceed next to a tragick strain,

Then weep: 10,--when thou find it two contraries,
Two different paffions from thy rapt foul rise,-
Say, (who alone effect such wonders could)
Rare Shakespeare to the life thou doit behold.

B. Ji

To the Memory of my Beloved, the Author Mr. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE,

and what he hath left us.

To draw no envy, Shakespeare, on thy name,
Am I thus ample to thy book, and fame;
While i confess thy writings to be such,
As neither man, nor muse, can praise too much;
"Tis true, and all men's fuffrage: but these ways
Were not the paths I meant unto thy praise:
For feelieft ignorance on these may light,
Which, when it founds at beft, but echoes right;
Or blind affection, which doth ne'er advance
The truth, but gropes, and urgeth all by chance;
Or crafty malice might pretend this praise,
And think to ruin where it seem'd to raise :
These are as some infamous bawd, or whore,
Should praise a matron; what could hurt her more?
But thou art proof against them; and, indeed,
Above the ill fortune of them, or the need :
I, therefore, will begin :-Soul of the age,
The applause, delight, the wonder of our stage,
M, Shakespeare, rise ! I will not lodge thee by
Chaucer, or Spenser; or bid Beaumont lie

A little

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