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" He had by a misfortune common enough to young fellows, fallen into ill company, and amongst them, some that made a frequent practice of deer-stealing engaged him more than once in robbing a park that belonged to Sir Thomas Lucy, of Charlecote, near Stratford.... "
The plays of William Shakspeare, accurately pr. from the text of mr ... - Page xvi
by William Shakespeare - 1797
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William Shakespeare: Poet, Dramatist, and Man

Hamilton Wright Mabie - 1900 - 345 pages
...from Stratford. This story was told succinctly by Rowe nearly a century after Shakespeare's death. "He had, by a misfortune common enough to young fellows, fallen into ill company, and, among them, some, that made a frequent practice of deer-stealing, engaged him with them more than once...
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Shaksper Not Shakespeare

William Henry Edwards - 1900 - 507 pages
...H.-P., I, 71. "Three or four years after his union with Ann Hathaway (Whately), he had, observes Rowe, by a misfortune common enough to young fellows, fallen into ill company; and amongst them some that made a frequent practice of deer-stealing engaged him with them more than once...
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Shakespeare's Life and Work

Sir Sidney Lee - Dramatists, English - 1900 - 231 pages
...was the immediate cause of his long severance from his native place. 'He had,' wrote_RoiŁe in 1709, 'by a misfortune common enough to young fellows, fallen into ill company, and, among them, some, that made a frequent practice of deer-stealing, engaged him with them more than once...
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Bright Days in Merrie England: Four-in-hand Journeys

Abraham Van Doren Honeyman - England - 1901 - 422 pages
...happily proved the occasion of exciting one of the greatest geniuses that ever was known in dramatic poetry. He had, by a misfortune common enough to young fellows, fallen into bad company, and, amongst them, some that made a frequent practice of deer-stealing, engaged . him...
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Reliques of Stratford-on-Avon: A Souvenir of Shakespeare's Home

Stratford-upon-Avon (England) - 1902 - 42 pages
...girl, Susanna, was baptised. The union continued happily for three or four years, when, Rowe says : " He had, by a misfortune common enough to young fellows, fallen into ill company, and amongst them some, that made a frequent practice of deer stealing, engaged him with them more than...
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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization ..., Volume 4

David Josiah Brewer - English literature - 1902
...Shakespeare's departure from Stratford is thus told circumstantially by Rowe, his first biographer: "He had, by a misfortune common enough to young fellows, fallen into ill company; and amongst them some that made a frequent practice of deer-stealing engaged him more than once in robbing...
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Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare

David Nichol Smith - 1903 - 358 pages
...misfortune to him, yet it afterwards happily prov'd the occasion of exerting one of the greatest Genius's that ever was known in dramatick Poetry. He had, by...enough to young fellows, fallen into ill company; and amongst them, some that made a frequent practice of Deer-stealing, engag'd him with them more than...
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Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare

David Nichol Smith - 1903 - 358 pages
...misfortune to him, yet it afterwards happily prov'd the occasion of exerting one of the greatest Genius's that ever was known in dramatick Poetry. He had, by...enough to young fellows, fallen into ill company; and amongst them, some that made a frequent practice of Deer-stealing, engag'd him with them more than...
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In Shakespere's England

Mrs. F. S. Boas - England - 1903 - 296 pages
...that the immediate reason of Shakspere's departure was a poaching affray in which he was concerned. " He had, by a misfortune common enough to young fellows, fallen into ill company, and, among them, some, that made a frequent practice of deer-stealing, engaged him with them more than once...
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The Merry Wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare - Artists' books - 1904 - 225 pages
...tradition is supplied in the first instance by Rowe, Shakespeare's earliest biographer. Rowe says (I709): "He had, by a misfortune common enough to young fellows, fallen into ill company, and, among them, some that made a frequent practice of deerstealing, engaged him with them more than once...
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