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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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The Life of William Shakespeare Expurgated

William Leavitt Stoddard - 1910 - 80 pages
...personally known Shakespeare was either seventy-four years old, older, or dead, wrote as follows:*— (1) "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 once...
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The Complete Dramatic and Poetic 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: amongst them, some that made a frequent practice of Deer-stealing engag'd him with them more than once...
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680-1638

Charles Wells Moulton - American literature - 1910
...readie and pleasant smooth witt. — AUBREY, JOHN, 1669-96, Brief Lives, ed. Clark, vol. n, p. '2.25. 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 Sonnets of William Shakespeare: New Light and Old Evidence

Clara Longworth comtesse de Chambrun - 1913 - 276 pages
...him, yet it afterwards happily proved the occasion of exerting one of the greatest Geniuses that was was known in Dramatick Poetry. He had, by a Misfortune common enough to young Fellows, fallen into 111 Company; and amongst them, some that made a frequent practice of Deer-stealing, engaged him with...
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Shakespeare & Stratford

Henry Charles Shelley - Stratford-upon-Avon (England) - 1913 - 206 pages
...following account of a story which had been gleaned for him independently by a visitor to Stratford : " He had, by a misfortune common enough to young fellows, fallen into ill company, and amongst them some, thats made a frequent practice of deer-stealing, engaged him more than once in robbing...
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Shakespeare: The Personal Phase

William Hall Chapman - 1920 - 403 pages
...told the afterdate tattle of his day more than a century of years after date. That "He (Shakspere) 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 once...
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Law Sports at Gray's Inn (1594): Including Shakespeare's Connection with the ...

Basil Brown, Isabelle Brown - Gesta Grayorum - 1921 - 276 pages
...and stealing his deer; or, as our authority, Nicholas Rowe, Shakespeare's first biographer, puts it: "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 Outlook, Volume 64

1900
...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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The Case for Shakespeare's Authorship of The Famous Victories, with the ...

Seymour Maitland Pitcher, William Shakespeare - Biography & Autobiography - 1961 - 256 pages
...Stratford because he had been prosecuted for poaching by Sir Thomas Lucy. Here is the familiar account: 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 once...
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Catholic Educational Review, Volume 11, Issue 1

Education - 1916
...had taken up, 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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