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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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A Life of William Shakespeare

William James Rolfe - Dramatists, English - 1904 - 551 pages
...Sir Thomas Lucy's park at Charlecote, which is by no means improbable. Rowe tells the story thus: " 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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Shakespeare, the Man and His Works: Being All the Subject Matter about ...

1904 - 366 pages
...readie and pleasant smooth witt. — AUBREY, JOHN, 1669-96, Brief Lives, ed. Clark, vol. n, p. 225. 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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The Works of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1904
...tradition is supplied in the first instance by Rowe, Shakespeare's earliest biographer. Rowe says (1709): "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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An Impartial Study of the Shakspeare Title: With Facsimiles

John Hawley Stotsenburg - 1904 - 530 pages
...that he gave his own children no education. The next traditional statement is that " he, Shakespeare, 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 more than once in robbing...
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Famous Introductions to Shakespeare's Plays by the Notable Editors of the ...

Beverley Ellison Warner - Drama - 1906 - 268 pages
...misfortune to him, yet it afterwards happily proved the occasion of exerting one of the greatest geniuses 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 engaged him more than once in robbing...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1906 - 1237 pages
...to London ; but mention must be made of one famous tradition. It is thus recorded by Rowe in 1709: " He had, by a misfortune common enough to young fellows, fallen into ill compauy; and amongst them, some that made a frequent practice of Deer-stealing engag'd him with them...
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Caxton (1422) to Walton (1593)

Sir William Robertson Nicoll, Thomas Seccombe - England - 1907
...cause of his abandonment of Stratford. " He had," wrote his first biographer, Nicholas Rowe, 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-stalking, engaged him with them more than once...
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An Introduction to English Literature

Henry Spackman Pancoast - English literature - 1907 - 700 pages
...Thomas Lucy, a neighbouring landed proprietor. "He had," writes the chief authority for the story, "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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Old England: Her Story Mirrored in Her Scenes

Walter Shaw Sparrow - England - 1908 - 347 pages
...that makes the poaching adventure as welcome as Falstaff and his companions. Shakespeare, says Rowe, " 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 Aldus Shakespeare: With Copious Notes and Comments, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1909
...at complete maturity. Three or four years after his union with Anne Hathaway, he had, observes Rowe, "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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