The comedies, histories, tragedies, and poems of William Shakspere . efavourite roundelay. Jost Amman, one of themost spirited of designers, has given us a repre-sentation of a German barbers shop, which maywell enough pass for such an English emporiumof intelligence. Scene II.—A moj-risfor May-day.In A Midsummer Nights Dream (Illustra-tions of Act I.) will be found a general notice SCENE II.] of the May-games. We take the opportunityof here introducing a copy of an ancient painted?window at Betley, in Staffordshire, an engravingand description of which are generally given inthe variorum editi

The comedies, histories, tragedies, and poems of William Shakspere . efavourite roundelay. Jost Amman, one of themost spirited of designers, has given us a repre-sentation of a German barbers shop, which maywell enough pass for such an English emporiumof intelligence. Scene II.—A moj-risfor May-day.In A Midsummer Nights Dream (Illustra-tions of Act I.) will be found a general notice SCENE II.] of the May-games. We take the opportunityof here introducing a copy of an ancient painted?window at Betley, in Staffordshire, an engravingand description of which are generally given inthe variorum editi Stock Photo
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The comedies, histories, tragedies, and poems of William Shakspere . efavourite roundelay. Jost Amman, one of themost spirited of designers, has given us a repre-sentation of a German barbers shop, which maywell enough pass for such an English emporiumof intelligence. Scene II.—A moj-risfor May-day.In A Midsummer Nights Dream (Illustra-tions of Act I.) will be found a general notice SCENE II.] of the May-games. We take the opportunityof here introducing a copy of an ancient painted?window at Betley, in Staffordshire, an engravingand description of which are generally given inthe variorum editions of Shakspere, appendedto Henry IV., Part I. Douce believes thatthis -window exhibits, in all probability, the ALL S WELL THAT ENDS WELL. 319 most curious as well as the oldest representationof an English May-game and morris-dance thatis anywhere to be found. Mr. Toilet, the pos-sessor of this window, supposed it to have beenpainted in the youthful days of Henry YHI.;but Douce is of opinion that the dresses andcostume of some of the figures are certainly of. [_Mori-is for May-day—Toilets Window.1 an older period, and may, without much hazard, be pronounced to belong to the reign of Ed-ward IV. Eobin Hood and Little John were prominentcharacters in the May-games. We do not findthem in the painted window, unless some of the undistinguished dancers may be taken to per-sonate them. The lady with a crown on herhead and a flower in her hand (2) is taken tobe Maid Marian, the Queen of the May; andthe friar (3) to be the no less famous FriarTuck. (See Two Gentlemen of Verona, lUus- 320 trations of Act IV.) The rider of the hobby-horse (5) is deemed by Mr. Toilet to be the Kingof the May: at any rate, the hobby-horse wasone of the greatest personages of the May-games. (See Loves Labour s Lost, Illustra-tions of Act III.) The fool of the Morris (12)is plainly indicated by his cap and bauble; andthe Piper, or Taborer (9), in the painted win-dow, is pursuing his avocation with his wo

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