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Combe (Mr. John), satirical epitaph on, by Shak-
speare, 627.

Combe (Mr. Thomas), notice of, 638.

Comedy, "Gammer Gurton's Needle," the first ever
performed in England, 453.

Comedy of Errors, probable date of, 481. Mr.
Steevens' opinion that this drama was not wholly
Shakspeare's, controverted and disproved, ibid.
Superior to the Menæchmi of Plautus, ibid. Exqui-
site portrait of Egeon, 482. General observations
on this drama, ibid.

Illustrations of this drama.

Act i. scene 1, 516.

Act ii. scene 2, 192
Activ. scene 2, 269.

Comic Painting, exquisite, of Shakspeare's dramas,

Commentators in the age of Shakspeare, notice of,

Compact of witches with the devil, account of,

Compliments, extravagant, current in the age of Shak-
speare, 423.

Composition of the poetry of the Elizabethan age con-
sidered, 289.

Compton (Lady), moderate demands of, from her hus-
band, 415.

Conduct of Shakspeare's drama considered, 596.
Conjurors and schoolmasters, frequently united in
the same person in the 16th century, 46.
Constable (Henry), critical notice of the poems of,
296. Particularly of his sonnets, 374.
Constance, remarks on the character of, 541.
Cooks, in Shakspeare's time, overlooked by their
masters, 36. Were better paid than clergymen,


Cooper's Latin and English Dictionary, used by
Shakspeare, 12. The author preferred by Queen
Elizabeth, 13.

Copley (Ant.), a minor poet, 329

Copyholder, character of a poor one, in the time of
Elizabeth, 58.

Copyrights of plays, how disposed of in Shakspeare's
time, 452.

Cordelia, beautiful character of, 561.

Coriolanus, date of the tragedy of, 574. Critical
remarks, ibid.

Illustrations of this drama.

Act i. scene 4, 194.

Act ii. scene 1, 269.

Description of their mansion houses, 35. And halls,
36. Distinctions observed at their tables, bid
Their diet, 37. But little skilled in literature. 210
Portrait of a country squire in the reign of Queen
Anne, 43.

Courtiers of Elizabeth, sometimes wrote lyrics, for
music, 350. Instances of her rough treatment of
them, 418.

Courting chair of Shakspeare, notice of, 29.
Courtship, how anciently conducted, 107.
Cor (Captain), an eminent book collector, 12
List of romances in his library, 252. Remarks on
it by Mr. Dibdin, 253.

Crab-tree, Shakspeare's, still remaining at Bidford,
23. Roasted crabs and ale a favourite mess, 50.
Credulity of the age of Shakspeare, instances of,
152, 420.

Criticism, state of, in the age of Elizabeth and James
I. 222. Severity of controversial criticism,
Lampooning critics, 224. Notice of the critical
labours of Gascoigne, 225. Of James I. ibid. Of
Webbe, Spenser, Fraunce, and Hake, 226. Of
Puttenham, 227. Of Sir John Harrington, ibid
Of Sir Philip Sidney, 228. Of Meres, ibid. Of
Campion, ibid. and of Bolton, 229.

Crocodiles, legendary tales concerning, noticed, 190.
Cromek (Mr.). accounts of the fairy superstitions in
Scotland, 498.

Cross-bow, chiefly used for killing game, 432.
Culrose (Elizabeth), a minor poetess, 329.
Curiosity of the age of Shakspeare, illustrations of,

Cutwode (T.), a minor poet, 329.
Cymbeline, probable date of, 562.
Beauty of its
fable, ibid. Remarks on the character of Imogen,
ibid. And of Cloten, 563.

Illustrations of this drama.
Act ii. scene 2, 402, 403.
scene 4, 401.
Act iii, scene 2, 145.

scene 4, 391.
Act iv. scene 1, 118.
scene 2, 119, 193.
Act v. scene 3, 150.
scene 5, 194.
Czartoryska (Princess), the purchaser of Shakspeare s
chair, 10.


"Damon and Pythias," illustration of, 51.
Dancing, a favourite amusement in the age of Shak-
speare, 428. Notice of different kinds of dances,
The Brawl, ibid. The Pavin, ibid, Canary Dance,
429. Corantoes, ibid.

Dancing Horse, in the time of Shakspeare, notice of,

Danes, massacre of, 72.

Danger, supposed omens of, 171.

Cornwall, May-day how celebrated in, 74. Obser- Daniel (Samuel), critical notice of his "Defence ol
vance of Midsummer eve there, 161.
Corpse-Candles, superstitious notions concerning,|

Coryate's "Crudities," critical notice of, 233.
Costwold games, account of, 123. Revived by Dover,

Cottages of farmers or yeomen, in the time of
beth, described, 48.

Ryme," 226. And of his poems, 296. Causes of
the unpopularity of his poem on the Civil War
between the Houses of York and Lancaster," id
General observations on his style and versification,
297. Notice of his sonnets, 374. Was the pro-
totype of Shakspeare's amatory verse, 375
Eliza-Daniel's History of England, character of, 232
Darwin's (Dr.) poetical description of the night-
mare, 160.

Collesford, (Thomas) a minor poet, 329.
Collon (Sir Robert), an eminent book collector,


Colton (Roger), a minor poet, 329.
Country inns, picture of, 105.
Country life, manners and customs during the age of
Shakspeare, 33. Description of its holidays and
festivals, amusements, 59. Superstitions, 152.
"Literature but little cultivated, 210.
Country squires, rank of, in Shakspeare's age, 33.

Davenant (Sir William), anecdote of his attachment
to Shakspeare, 619.

Davidstone (John), a minor poet of Elizabeth, 320.
Davies (Sir John), notice of, 297. Critical ments
of his poem, entitled "Nosce Teipsum," ibid.
Davies (John), a minor poet, 329. List of the pieces

of, 330.
Davison (Francis and Walter), minor poets.
Critical notice of their "Poetical Rapsodie," 349


Davors (John), critical remarks on the poems of,

Days (particular), superstitious notions concerning,
157. St. Valentine's-Day, 157. Midsummer-
Eve, 160. Michaelmas-Day, 162. All-Hallow-Eve,

Dead, bodies, frequently rifled of their hair, 392.
Death, account of supposed omens of, 171.
neation of, 557.

Douce (Mr.), beautiful version of a Christmas carol
by, 97. On the source of Shakspeare's Merchant
of Venice, 526. His vindication of Shakspeare's
love of music, against Mr. Steevens's flippant cen-
sures, 528. Conjectures on the probable date of
Shakspeare's Tempest, 579. His" Illustrations of
Shakspeare" cited, passim.

Deli-Dowricke (Anne), a minor poetess. 330.

Decker (Thomas), character of as a miscellaneous
writer, 237. Notice of his "Gul's Horn Booke,"
ibid. Of his "Belman in London, ibid. Of his
"Lanthern and Candlelight," ibid. His quarrel
with Ben Jonson, ibid. Probable time of his death,
238. Estimate of his merits, as a dramatic poet,
608. Extract from his "Gul's Horn Book," on the
fashions of that age, 396.

Passages of his Plays, which are illustrated or

The Honest Whore, 36.-More Dissemblers
besides Women, 403-Seven Deadly Sinnes
of London, 122-Villanies Discovered by Lan-
torne and Candle-light, 133, 193.
Dedications of plays, reward for, 453.
Dee (Dr. John), an eminent book-collector, 212
And magician, 582. Account of his singular cha-
racter, ibid. Catalogue of his library, 583.
Deer-stealing, Shakspeare punished for, 197, 199.
De la Casa (John), the “Galatea" of, 221.
Delone (Thomas), a minor poet, 330.
Demoniacal voices and and shrieks, superstitious no-
tions concerning, 173. The presence of demons
supposed to be indicated by lights burning blue, 174.
Dennys, or Davors, (John), "Treatyse on Fishing,"
notice of, 142. Beautiful quotation from, ibid.
His book translated into prose by Markham, 143.
Derricke (John), a minor poet,
Desdemona, beautiful ditty quoted by, 287. Re-
marks on her character, 591.
Desserts, where taken, 414.


Devil, supposed compact with, of witches, account
of, 569.

Dibdin's (Rev. T. F.), "Bibliomania," notice of,
211 His character of "Stubbes's Anatomie of
Abuses," 244. Account of Dr. Dee's library,

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ibid. 66.

Diversions, enumeration of, 120. Account of the
itinerant stage, 121. Cotswold games, 123, Hawk-
ing, 125. Hunting, 132. Fowling, 140. Bird-
batting, 141. Fishing, ibid. Horse-racing, 144.
The Quintaine, 146. Wild-goose chase, 149.
Hurling, ibid. Shovel-board, 149. Shove-groat.
ibid. Juvenile sports, 150. Diversions of the
metropolis and court, 426. Card-playing, ibid
Tables and dice, 427. Dancing, 428. Bull-baiting
and bear-baiting, 430. Archery, 431. Frequent-
ing of Paul's Walk, 433. Sagacious horses, 434

Dragon, introduction of, into the May-games, 81.
Drake (Sir Francis), costly new year's gift of, to
Queen Elizabeth, 395. Tobacco first introduced
into England by him, 411.

Drake (Lady), beautiful sonnet to, 301.
Drama, patronized by Elizabeth and her ministers,
442. By private individuals, whose names they
bore, ibid. And by James I., 444.
Dramatic Poets, remuneration of, 452.
Dramatic Poetry, sketch of, from the birth of Shak-
speare to the period of his commencing a writer
for the stage, 453. Mysteries, moralities, and
interludes, the first performances, ibid. Ferrex
and Porrex, the first regular tragedy, ibid Gam-
mar Gurton's Needle, the first regular comedy,
ibid. Dramatic Histories, 454. Composite drama
of Tarleton, ibid. Account of eminent dramatic
poets during this period, 455. Conjectures as to
the extent of Shakspeare's obligation to his pre-
decessors, 465. Brief view of dramatic poetry,
and its principal cultivators, during Shakspeare's
connection with the stage, 603. Account of the
dramatic works of Fletcher, ibid. Massinger,
605. Ford, 606. Webster, 607. Middleton, ibid.
Decker, 608. Marston, ibid.
Chapman, ibid. Rowley, 610.
matic poets, ibid. Ben Jonson, 611.
Drant (Thomas), a minor poet, 330.
Drayton (Michael), notice of, 298.

Heywood, 609.
Other minor dra-

Critical re-
On his

marks on his historical poetry, 298.
poems, 299. Poetical description by him of the
dress, &c. of young women, 40. Of Robin
Hood, 77. Of Tom the Piper, 80. Sheep shear-
ing, 88. Of the carbuncle, 194. Encomium on
Lilly's Euphues, 215. Commendatory verses by,
on Shakspeare's Rape of Lucrece, 367. His
tragedies totally lost, 610. Character of his Son-
nets, 375.

Dreams, considered as prognostics of good or evil,

Dress of country gentlemen, 40. Of farmers or
yeomen, 53. Wedding dress of a rustic, 111.
Proper for anglers, 143. note. Of the inhabitants
of London, 389. Of Queen Elizabeth, 390.
Of the ladies of that time, 391. Of the gentle-
men, 389. Of the citizen, 400. Of servants, 512.
Drinking of healths, origin of, 61.
Drummond (William), biographical notice of, 299.
His merits as a poet, considered, 300.
Drunkenness, propensity of the English to, 408.
Dryden's testimony to the priority of Shakspeare's
Pericles, considered, 478

Duelhing, prevalence of, 422.

Dunlop (Mr), opinion of on the source of Shak-
speare's Romeo and Juliet, 513. And of Measure
for Measure, 556.

Durham, Easter gambols at, 72, note.
Dyer's "Fleece." illustration of, 89.
Dying, form of prayers for, 114 Superstitious
notions concerning the last moments of persons
dying, 190.

Masques and Pageants, 435. Royal Progresses, Earle (Bishop),
438. The stage, 441.

Dives, or evil genii of the Persians, 189.
Dogberry, origin of the character of, 618

Donne (Dr.), critical notice of the poems of, 298.
Doublets, fashion of, 397.

graphy," 219.
try squire or

or clown, 58.


character of his "Microcosmo-
His portrait of an upstart coun-
knight, 41. Of a country fellow,

Earthquake of 1580, alluded to by Shakspeare, 25.
Account of, 26.


Easter-tide, festival of, 71. Early rising on Easter
Sunday, ibid. Amusements, ibid. Handball, ibid
Presenting of eggs, 72.
Edgar, remarks on the assumed madness of, 285.
Contrast between his insanity and the madness of
Lear, 560.

Education, state of, during Shakspeare's youth,


Edwardes (C.), a minor poet, 330.

Edward (Richard), specimen of the poetical talents
of, 342. Character of his dramatic composi
tions, 455.

Eggs, custom of giving, at Easter, 72.
Elderton (William), a minor poet, 330.
Elizabeth (Queen), school books commanded by, to
be used, 12. Visit of, to the Earl of Leicester,
at Kenilworth Castle, 18, 437. Account of
presents made to her on New-Year's Day, 60,
Magnificent reception of her, at Norwich, 94,
note. Her wisdom in establishing the Flemings
in this country, 94, note. A keen huntress, 139.
Touched persons for the evil, 181. Cultivated
bibliography, 209. The ladies of her court skilled
in Greek equally with herself, 209. Classical lite-
rature encouraged at her court, ibid. 210. Notice
of her Prayer-book, ibid 211. Influence of her
example, ibid. Notice of her works, 220. Deeply
skilled in Italian literature, ibid. Notice of her
poetical pieces, 338, nole. Proof that Shak-

speare's Sonnets were not and could not be ad-
dressed to her, 377. Instances of her vanity
and love of dress, 390. Description of her dress,
ibid. Amount of her wardrobe, 391. Silk stock-
ings first worn by her, 394. Costly New-Year's
gifts made to her, 395. Furniture of her palaces,
400. Description of the mode in which her table
was served, 405. Her character as a sovereign,
416. Her industry, ibid. Instances of her vanity
and coquetry, ibid. Affectation of youth, 417.
Artfulness, ibid. Extreme jealousy, 418. Illy
treatment of her courtiers, ibid. Excelled in
dancing, 428. Delighted with bear-baiting, 430.
Account of her progresses, 438. Passionately fond
of dramatic performances, 443- Ordered Shak-
speare's "Merry Wives of Windsor," 548. And
bestowed many marks of her favour upon him,


Elfland or Fairy Land, description of, 495.
Eices or fairies of the Scandinavians, 491.
count of the Bright Elves, or benevolent fairies,
ibid. Of the Swart Elves, or malignant fairies,
492. And of the Scottish Elves, 493.
Elviden (Edmond), a minor poet, 330.
"England's Helicon," a collection of poems, 346.
English Language but little cultivated prior to the
time of Ascham, 214. Improved by the labours
of Wilson, 215 Corrupted by Lilly, in the reign
of Elizabeth, ibid. This affectation satirised by
Sir Philip Sidney, 216. And by Shakspeare, 217.
The English language improved by Sir Walter
Raleigh and his contemporaries, ibid. Remarks
on the prose writers of the reign of James I., 218
Notice of Mulcaster's labours for improving it,
222. And of Bullokar's, ibid, 227.
English Mercury, the first newspaper ever pub-
lished, 247.

English nation, character of, 420.

"Epicedium." a funeral song on the death of Lady
Branch, 367, note.

Epilogue, concluded with prayer in the time of
Shakspeare, 451.

Epitaph on Shakspeare, in Stratford church,
Epitaphs by Shakspeare:-a satirical one on Mr.
Combe, 627. On Sir Thomas Stanley, 628.
And on Elias James, ibid.
Erskine (Mr.), exquisite poetical allusions of, to
fairy mythology, 499. 503.
Espousals, ceremony of, 107.

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Facetiæ, notice of writers of, during the age of
Shakspeare, 251.

"Faerie Queene" of Spenser, critical remarks o

Faire fax (Edward), biographical notice of, 300
Examination of his version of Tasso, ibid. His
Fairies, superstitious traditions concerning, 156.
original poetry lost, ibid.
Their supposed influence on All-Hallow-Eve, 192
Supposed to haunt fountains and wells, 191. Cr
tical account of the fairy mythology of Shak-
speare, 488. Oriental fairies, 489. The know-
ledge of the oriental fairy mythology introduced
from the Italians, 489. Origin of the Gothic
system of fairy mythology, ibid. Known in Eng-
land in the eleventh century, 490. Scandinavian
system of fairy mythology, 491. Scandinavian
system current in England in the thirteenth cen
tury, 493
Scottish elves, ibid. Their dress and
weapons, 494. Lowland fairies, ibid. Allusions
to fairy superstitions by Chaucer, ibid. Descrip
tion of Elf or Fairyland, 495. Allusions to it by
various poets, 496. Fairy processions at Roods-
mass, 497. Fairies in Scotland supposed to ap-
pear (most commonly by moonlight, ibid. Ther
supposed influence on pregnant women, ibid. Child-
ren said to be stolen and changed by them, 498.
Expedients for recovering them, ibid. Their
speech, food, and work, 499. Account of the ma-
lignant fairy called the Wee Brown Man of the
Muirs, ibid. Traditions relative to the benevolent
sprite, Brownie, 500. The fairy mythology of
Shakspeare, merits the title of the English System,
503. Critical illustrations of his allusions to fairies
and Fairy-land, ibid. Scandinavia the parent of
our popular fairy mythology, 511.
Fairs, how celebrated anciently, 165.
Falconer, an important officer in the households of
Falconry, when introduced into England. 15.
the great, 129. His qualifications, 130.
Universal among the nobility and gentry, ibid. No
tices of books on, ibid. note. Falconry an expensive
diversion, ibid. Prohibited to the clergy, 196.
Remarks on this sport, 127. Poetical description
of it by Massinger, 128. A favourite diversion of
the ladies, 129.

Falcons, different sorts of, 128. Account of their
Falstaff, analysis of the character of, as introduced in
training, 130.
Shakspeare's plays of Henry IV., Parts I and
II., 523. And in the Merry Wives of Windsor.


Fans, structure and fashion of, 394.
Fare of country squires, 36. Of country gentlemen,
38. And of the sovereign and higher classes,

Farmers, character of, in the time of Edward VI.,
48. In Queen Elizabeth's time, ibid. Description
of their houses or cottages, ibid. Their furniture
and household accommodations, 49. Their ordinary
diet, 50. Diet on festivals, 52. Dress, ibid. Qua-
lifications of a good farmer's wife, 53. Oecups
tions, &c. of their servants, 54. Manner's &c. of
Scottish farmers during the same period, 57. Pro-
gress of extravagance among this class of persons,
Farmer (Dr.), conclusion of, as to the result of Shak-
speare's school education, 14. His conclusio
controverted, ibid. His opinion as to the extent

of Shakspeare's knowledge of French and Italian | For's "Acts and Monuments,” character of, 234.
literature considered, 26.

Faulconbridge, analysis of the character of, 541.
Feasts (ordinary, curious directions for, 39, note.
Fellon's portrait of Shakspeare, 636.
Penner (Dudley), a minor poet, 330.

Fenton's (Geffray), account of his "Certain Tragicall
Discourses," 263.

Fern-seed, supposed to be visible on Midsumme:-
Eve, 160.

"Ferrez and Porrez," the first regular tragedy ever
performed in England, 453.
Ferrers George, a minor poet, 330.
Ferriar Dr, theory of apparitions of, 535.

Fraunce (Abraham), notice of his Arcadian Rheto-
ricke," 226. List of his poetical works, 330.
Freeman (Thomas), a minor poet, 331.

French Language, Shakspeare's knowledge of, when
acquired. 26. Proofs that he had some acquain-
tance with it, ibid. List of French grammars which
he might have read, 27.

Friar of Orders Grey," a beautiful ballad, notice
of, 280. Quoted by Shakspeare, 285.
Friend, absence from, exquisitely pourtrayed by
Shakspeare, 385.

Friendship, beautiful delineation of, 528.
Ap-Fulbeck's account of Roman factions, 232.
plication of it to the character of Hamlet, 536. His Fulbroke Park, the scene of Shakspeare's decr-
opinion of the merits of Massinger es a dramatic
poet controverted, 606.

stealing. 196.

Fuller Thomas. character of Shakspeare, 14; and
of Dr. Dee, and his assistant Kelly. 553.
Fullwell (Ulpian), a minor poet. 331.
Funeral ceremonies described, 113. Entertainments
given on those occasions, 116

Festivals, account of those observed in Shakspeare's
time, 59. New-Year's Day, ibid. Twelfth Dav.
61. St. Distaff's Day, 65. Plough Monday, 66.
Candlemas Day, 67. Shrove Tide, 68. Easter
Tide, 71. Hock Day, 72. May Day, 74. Whit-Furniture, splendid, of Queen Elizabeth's palaces,
Suntide, 87. Sheer-shearing, 88. Harvest-home. 400. Of the inhabitants of London, 401. Of the
90 Martinmas, 94. Christmas, ibid. Wakes or halls of country gentlemen, 37.
fairs, 104. Weddings, 107-111. Christenings,
112. Burials, 113-119.

Fete, magnificent, at Kenilworth Castle, given to
Queen Elizabeth, 18.

Fetherstone Christopher), a minor poet, 330.


Gale Dunstan), a minor poet, 331.

Fire kindled on Midsummer-Eve. of Pagan origin, [Gamage (William), a minor poet, 331.

159; and on All-Hallow-Eve, 166.

Games (Cotswold), account of, 123.

Fre Spirits, machinery of, introduced in the Tem-Gaming, prevalence of, in the age of Shakspeare,
pest, 587.

Puhing, pursued with avidity, in the 16th century,
141. Account of books on this sport, 142. Poetical
description of, 143. Qualifications requisite for,

Fitzgeffrey (Charles), Biographical notice of, 301.
Fitzherbert (Sir Anthony), notice of his agricultural
treatises, 56.

Firming Abraham), a miscellaneous writer, account
of, 245.

Fletcher Robert, a minor poet, 330.

Fletcher (Giles), critical remarks on the poetry of,



Gammer Gurton's Needle," illustration of, 51.
The earliest comedy ever written or performed in
England, 453. Critical remarks on, 456.

Garlands, anciently used at funerals, and buried with
the deceased, 117.

Garnier's Henriade probably seen by Shakspeare, 26.
Garter (Barnard), a minor poet, 331.

Garter (Thomas), a dramatic poet in the reign of
Elizabeth, 457.

Gascoigne (George), notice of the "Posies” of, 225.
Biographical sketch of, 302 Remarks on his
poetry, 303. Character of, 456.

Fletcher 'Phineas), notice of, 302 Critical ohser-Gastrell Rev. Francis) purchases Shakspeare's
vations on his Purple Island," 302; and on his
Piscatory Eclogues,” ibid.

house at Stratford, 617. Cuts down his mulberry
tree, ibid. and destroys the house itself.

Fletcher John, the chief author of the plays extant
under his name, 603 How far he was assisted by
Beaumont, 604. Critical estimate of his character
as a dramatic poet, ibid. His feeble attempts to Genius of Shakspeare's drama considered, 594.
emulate Shakspeare, 605. His Faithful Shepher-Gentlemen, different sorts of, in the age of Shak-
dess (act. v. sc. i.) illustrated, 63. See also
Beaumont, in this index.

Gay's Trivia, quotation from, on the influence of
particular days, 157. Poetical description of
spells, 161.

Floraha (Roman), perpetuated in May-Day, 74.
Florio (John), pedantry of, satirised by Shakspeare,
217. Appointed reader of the Italian language
to the Queen of James I., 220.

Flowers, anciently scattered on streams at sheep-
shearing time, 90 Garlands of flowers carried at
funerals, and buried with the deceased, 117. Graves
in Wales still decorated with flowers, 118
Allusions to this custom by Shakspeare, 119.
Fools of Shakspeare's plays, &c. remarks on, 284.
600. Description of their apparel and condition,
413. Apes or monkies kept as companions for
them, 415.

Ford, merits of, as a dramatic poet, considered,

Forks, when introduced into England, 407.
Fortescue's (Thomas) “Forest of Historyes," 264.
Fortune my Fue," a popular song, quoted by Shak-
speare, 567

Fountains and wells, why superstitiously visited.
191. Supposed to be the haunts of fairies and spi-
rits, ibid. Pilgrimages made to them, 192.
Fing, how pursued in the sixteenth century.

speare, 33. Their virtues and vices, ibid. 34.
Description of the mansion houses of country
gentlemen, 35. Their usual fare, 38. Employments
and dress of their daughters, 40. Character of
country gentlemen towards the commencement of
the 17th century, 41. When they began to desert
their halls for the metropolis, ibid. Portraits of,
in the close of the 17th and at the beginning of
the 18th centuries. 42. Dress of gentlemen in the
metropolis, 389, 395.

Gerbehus (Nicholas), rapturous declamation of, on
the restoration of some Greek authors, 212.
Gerguntum, a fabulous Briton, notice of, 94. note.
Germans, fairy mythology of, 493.
Gesta Romanorum, a popular romance in Shak-
speare's time, 260. Different translations of the
continental Gesta, ibid Critical account of the
English Gesta, 260, 526 Notice of its different
editions. 261. Long continuance of its popu
larity, 261.

Ghosts, superstitious notions concerning, prevalent
in the age of Shakspeare, 154. Remarks on the
supposed agency of ghosts, as received at that time,
532. Considerations on the introduction of the
ghost in Hamlet, 538. Its superiority over all other
ghostly representations, ancient or modern, 540.

Griffith (William), a minor poet, 332.

Gifford (Humphrey), a minor poet, 331.
Gifford (Mr.), conjecture of, on the date of Shak-Grove (Matthew), a minor poet, 332.
speare's Henry VIII., 551. Observations on the Grymeston (Elizabeth), a minor poetess, 332.
excellent plan of his notes on Massinger, 605. His Guardian angels, superstitious notions concerning,
estimate of the merits of Ben Jonson, as a dramatic 163. Observations on, by Dr. Horsley, 165.
poet, 612. Vindicates Jonson from the cavils of Guests, ranks of, how distinguished at table, 36.
Mr. Malone, 614.
Guteli, or benevolent fairies of the Germans, 493
Guy of Warwick, allusions by Shakspeare to the
legend of, 274.

Gilchrist (Mr.), on the character of Puttenham's
"Arte of English Poesie," 227.

Gleek, a fashionable game at cards, notice of, 427.
Glen Banchar, anecdote of a peasant of, 115.
Globe Theatre, license to Shakspeare for, 444.
Account of it, 445. Description of its interior, 446.
Gloves, costly, presented to Elizabeth, 395.


Haggard-Hawk, notice of, 132.

Goblins and spectres, superstitious notions concern-Hair, fashion of, 292. The dead frequently plss
ing, 153. Machinery of goblins or spirits of earth,
introduced into the Tempest, 588.

Goder Norner, or beneficent elves of the Goths,
notice of, 491.

Godwin (Mr.), remarks of, on Shakspeare's Troilus
and Cressida, 550. His estimate of the merits

of Ben Jonson, 612.
Golding (Arthur), a minor poet, 331.
Googe (Barnaby), description of Midsummer-Eve
superstitions, 159. Notice of his poetical works,

Gorboduc, critical remarks on Sackville's tragedy of,

Gordon (Patrick), a minor poet, 331.

66 Gorgeous Gallery of Gallant Inventions," a col-
lection of poems, critical account of, 343.
Gorges (Sir Arthur), a minor poet, 331.
Gossipping, prevalence of, in the age of Shakspeare,

Gosson (Stephen), a Puritannical wit, in Shakspeare's
time, account of, 244. Notice of his "Speculum
humanum," 331.

Gowns, materials and fashions of, 394.
Grammars and dictionaries, list of, 12. Henry VIII's
grammar learned by Shakspeare, 13. The English
grammar but little cultivated, previous to the time
of Ascham. Improved by him, and by Wilson,
215. Notice of eminent Latin grammarians, 221.
English grammar of Ben Jonson, 222.
Grange (John), a minor poet, 331.

Grant (Edward), an eminent Latin philologer, notice
of, 222.

Graves, why planted with flowers, 118. Allusions
to this custom by Shakspeare, ibid.
Grave-digger in Hamlet, songs misquoted by, pro-
bably by design, 286.

Greek literature, cultivated and encouraged at the
court of Queen Elizabeth, 209. Promoted
essentially by the labours of Sir Thomas Smith,
Sir Henry Savile, and Dr. Boys, 221. List of
Greek authors, translated into English in the time
of Shakspeare, 235.

Greene (Thomas), the barrister, an intimate friend of
Shakspeare, 625.

Greene (Thomas), the player, notice of, 204.
Whether a townsman and relation of Shakspeare,


Greene (Thomas), a minor poet, 331.

Greene (Robert), biographical account of, 237.
Studies and dissipations of his early years, 238.
His marriage, ibid. Pleasing sketch of his domes-
tic life, 239. Returns to the dissipations of the me-
tropolis. ibid. Affectionate demeanour of his wife,
ibid. His beautiful address, "By a Mother to her
Infant," 240. Becomes a writer for bread, 241.
List of his principal pieces, ibid. Poetical extract
from his "Never Too Late," 242. His death, ibid.
Miserable state of his latter days, 243. Satirical
sonnet addressed to him, ibid. Critical notice of
his poetry, 304. List of his dramatic productions,
with remarks, 464.

Greepe (Thomas), a minor poet, 331.
Greville (Sir Fulke), list of the poems of, 331.
Griffin (B.), a minor poet, 332,'

dered for, ibid. The hair thus obtained, dyed of
a sandy colour, ibid. Hair of unmarried women,
how worn, ibid. Various coverings for, ibid.
Hake (Edward), notice of his "Touchstone of
Wittes," 227. List of his poetical pieces, 332
Hakluyt's Collection of Voyages and Travels, 2
Hall (Arthur and John), minor poets, 332.
Hall (Bishop), portraits by, of a domestic chaplain
and tutor, 46. Of an extravagant farmer's heir,
58. Of a poor copyholder, ibid. Of horse-racing
145. List of his poems, 304. Critical remarks on
his satires, 354.

Hall (Dr.), marries Shakspeare's daughter Susanna,
623. Birth of his daughter Elizabeth, 624. No-
tice of her, ibid. The executorship of Shakspeare
will intrusted to Dr. Hall, 630. Epitaph, 639.
Halls of country squires and gentlemen, 35. Of the
nobility how illuminated, 402.

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, date of, 529. Ana-
lysis of the character of Hamlet, ibid. Remarks
on the agency of spirits, as connected with the
Ghost in this play, 532. On (the nature of Han-
let's lunacy, 534. The introduction of the Ghost
critically considered, 538. Its strict consistency
with the superstition of the times, ibid. Superi
ority of Shakspeare's introductions of spirits over
ancient and modern dramatists, 540

Illustrations of this drama.
Act i. scene 1, 171, 539.

Act i.

Act ii.

scene 2, 116.

scene 4, 62, 538.

scene 5, 184, 192, 539, 540.
scene 2, 122, 194, 282, 530.

Act iii. scene 1, 276, 529.

scene 2, 83, 282, 398, 451

scene 3, 401.

scene 4, 207, 537.

Act iv. scene 5, 109, 117, 159, 286.
Act v. scene 1, 118, 530.

scene 2, 17.

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Handfull of Pleasant Delites," a collection of poems,

Hands, why always washed before dinner, 414.
Harbert (Sir William), a minor poet, 332.
Harbert (William), a minor poet, 332.
Harington (Sir John), critical notice of his " Apolo
gie of Poetry," 227. His "New Discourse of
a stale Subject," and of his "Metamorphosis,"
251. Remarks on his poetry, 304. Ludic
account of a carousal given to the King of De
mark, 406. The inventor of water-closets, 411
His "Orders for Household Servantes,” 413.
Harmony of the spheres, doctrine of, 186. All-
sions to, by Shakspeare and Milton, 186.
Harrison (Rev. William), character of his "Descrip
tion of England," 232. Picture of rural ma
sions in the time of Elizabeth, 35 Delineation of
country clergymen, 44. Of farmers, 48.
And of
their cottages and furniture, 49. Of country-s
and ale-houses, 105. Of the fashionable mode of
dress 389. Of the hospitality and style of eati
and drinking in the higher classes, 404.

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