Shakespearean Jottings Collated in a Lecture Delivered (Classic Reprint)
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"Him in our body corporate we chose,
And, once amongst us, he above us rose,
Stepping from post to post he reached the chair,
And there he now reposes, that's the mayor."
In those days the corporation consisted of a bailiff, thirteen aldermen, and fourteen burgesses; we now have a mayor, six aldermen, and seventeen councillors.
Our poet was born in 1564, on April 23, St. George's day, the patron saint of England, and the record of his baptism is to be seen in the register of Stratford parish church, April 26, as it was then the custom to baptize on the third day after birth. He in due course was sent to the grammar school founded by Edward the Sixth, who died in 1553, and had it not been for that school his mighty genius might have been lost to the world. It was usual for boys to enter the grammar school at the early age of seven, so it would be about 1571 when William Shakespeare, with his "satchel and shining morning face" crept (as boys do now) unwillingly to school. When I last was in this room it was my pleasure to listen to the first lecture of the season, when the lecturer cleverly described the grammar school, which, thanks to the munificence of the late Mr. Charles Flower, has been very recently restored.
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Untertitel: Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Forgotten Books
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2015
Seitenanzahl: 50 Seiten