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Woodville, Anthony. See RIVERS.
Wooing, by a figure, Two Gent., ii. 1; an odd, Tam. of
Woolward, go, for penance, L.'s L.'s L., v. 2. Go
Worcester, burial of John at, K. J., v. 7.
Worcester, Thomas Percy, Earl of, character in 1
Word(s), crammed into the ears, Temp., ii 1; his, are
World, on wheels, a, Two Gent., iii. 1; an oyster,
As You Like It, ii. 7; a, to see (a wonder to see), Tan, ef
Worldlings, testaments of, As You Like It, ii 1.
Worm(s), that hath eat a king, Ham., iv. 3; man a
Yclep'd (called, from clepe), L.'s L.'s L., i. 1, v. 2.
Yearn (to grieve), H. V., ii. 3, iv. 3; Jul. Cæs., ii. 2;
Worthies, the Nine, L.'s L.'s L., v. 1; 2 H. IV., K. 4
Worts, quibble on, Merry Wives, i. 1. A general name
Wound(s), one, to be healed by many, K. J.. v. ;
Writhled (wrinkled), 1 H. VI., ii. 3.
Writing, comes by nature, Much Ado, iii. 3; let it be
Wroath (ill fortune), M. of V., ii. 9.
Wrong(s), it is dishonourable to remember, Cor., T.;
Wye, the, river, 1 H. IV., iii. 1; H. V., iv. 7.
Xantippe, as curst and shrewd as Socrates's, Tam. of S., i. 2.
Yare, yarely (quick, speedy, active, skilfully), Temp., i. |
Yeoman (subordinate), 2 H. IV., ii. 1.
Yeomen, of England, H. V., iii. 1.
Yew, double-fatal (so called because it was used for
York, Richard Plantagenet, Duke of, the younger of
York, sun of, R. III., i. 1. Edward IV., whose cogniz-
ance was a sun.
York-place, name of, changed to Whitehall, H. VIII.,
Yorkshire, Gualtree Forest in, scene of 2 H. IV.,
Young, so, and so villainous, As You Like It, i. 1; the
Your love and pity doth the impression fill, Sonnet
You spotted snakes, song, M. N. D., ii, 2.
Youth, home-keeping, Two Gent., i. 1; salt of, left,
Zanies, L.'s L.'s L., v. 2; wise men the, of fools, Tw.
Zed, unnecessary letter, Lear, ii. 2.
Zenelophon (or Penelophon), the beggar of the ballad
Zenith, the, depends upon a most auspicious star,
Ziminar, a devil invoked by witches, called "Monarch
Zodiac, the, in his glistering coach, Tit. And., ii. 1.
All's Well that Ends Well
Date of Probable First Date of Publication. Composition.
1601-2 in present form, but probably the same as Love's Labour's Won, mentioned by Meres in 1598 1606-8
Story of "Giglietta di Nerbona" in Boccaccio's De cameron, as translated in Painter's Palace of Pleasure
Plutarch's Lives, in North's translation
Probably an earlier play called The Historie of Error, acted 1577, and founded on Mencechmi of Plautus Plutarch's Lives
Holinshed and Boccaccio
An unknown version of the story first told by Saxo Grammaticus in The Historia Danica. Probably also an older play North's Plutarch
Holinshed, and an older play, The Famous Victories of Henry V. As above
Holinshed, and two older plays worked up with the assis tance of other playwrights Holinshed and Stowe, and Foxe's Actes and Monu ments. Probably written in collaboration with Fletcher
As You Like It
King Henry IV.
King Henry VI.
Part I., 1598, Part II., 1600 King Henry V. 1600 (pirated ed.), 1623 (full
Lodge's Rosalynde Addition of char
Addition of char- France and 14th century.
Alex a n-
acters of Jaques,
Rome, and 494-490 B.C.
Britain and Shortly be
Some alteration in London,
Vague, but after the introduction of Christianity.
B. C. 44-42.
Sept. 1402July 1403, 1403-1413.
Alteration of dates England and (i.) 1422–44.
An earlier play, The Troublesome Reign of King John
Holinshed, reproducing Geoffrey of Monmouth. Parts of Gloucester and his sons from Sidney's Arcadia. There was an older play on the subject Holinshed
Holinshed's account of the murder of King Duff by Donwald and his wife at Fores. [Speeches of Hecate perhaps by Middleton.] Whetstone's Promos and Cassandra, and the same story in his Heptameron of Civil Discourses, both founded on the Hecatommithi of Giraldo Cinthio Probably a lost play named The Jew, which showed "the greediness of worldly chusers and bloody mind of usurers. The component parts of the story exist in numerous forms
Bandello's story, Addition of Bene-Messina dict and Beatrice
Timbreo di Cardona, in French version by Belleforest
Italian story by Giraldo Cinthio Story in Gesta Romanorum, as told in Gower's Confessio Amantis, and L. Twine's Pat
terne of Painfull Adventures. Name possibly from "Pyrocles" in Sidney's Arcadia. [Not wholly by Shakspere.] Painter's Palace of Pleasure (following Bandello), a poem by Arthur Brooke, and possibly a lost play
The departures England and
Tragic ending sub- Britain
Ages of many of
Events made to fol- Scotland
England and, Sept. 1305-
Introduction of Vienna
c. 800 BC.
14th century()) 1039-1057 ins Holinshe
c. 1485, a cording to an allusion to Corvi nus, King of Hungary.
14th century (5)
Antioch, 15 or 20 years.
Verona and Early 14th