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Shakespeare's comedy of The merchant of Venice . MONUMENT AT STRATFORD.. JOHN Shakespeares house in henley street. View from an old Print. THE LIFE AND WORKS SHAKESPEARE, William Shakespeare was born at Stratford-upon-Avon,in the county of Warwick, England, in April, 1564. The rec-ord of his baptism bears the date of April 26th, and as it wasan old custom to christen children on the third day after birth,the tradition which makes his birthday the 23d has been com-monly accepted. His father, John Shakespeare, seems tohave belonged to the class of yeomen, and to have been aglover by trade. His m

Shakespeare's comedy of The merchant of Venice . MONUMENT AT STRATFORD.. JOHN Shakespeares house in henley street. View from an old Print. THE LIFE AND WORKS SHAKESPEARE, William Shakespeare was born at Stratford-upon-Avon,in the county of Warwick, England, in April, 1564. The rec-ord of his baptism bears the date of April 26th, and as it wasan old custom to christen children on the third day after birth,the tradition which makes his birthday the 23d has been com-monly accepted. His father, John Shakespeare, seems tohave belonged to the class of yeomen, and to have been aglover by trade. His m Stock Photo
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Shakespeare's comedy of The merchant of Venice . MONUMENT AT STRATFORD.. JOHN Shakespeares house in henley street. View from an old Print. THE LIFE AND WORKS SHAKESPEARE, William Shakespeare was born at Stratford-upon-Avon, in the county of Warwick, England, in April, 1564. The rec-ord of his baptism bears the date of April 26th, and as it wasan old custom to christen children on the third day after birth, the tradition which makes his birthday the 23d has been com-monly accepted. His father, John Shakespeare, seems tohave belonged to the class of yeomen, and to have been aglover by trade. His mother, Mary Arderne, or Arden, cameof a good old Warwickshire family, and brought her husbanda considerable estate as dower, John Shakespeare wasfor many years an alderman, and twice filled the office ofHigh Bailiff, or chief magistrate, but later in life he appearsto have become quite poor. 2 THE LIFE AND WORKS OF Of a family of four sons and four daughters, William wasthe third child, but the eldest son. He was in all probabili-ty sent to the free-school of his nati

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