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1839. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. I At first THE INFANT. Shakspeaiie.
Porter. On my Christian conscience, this one christening will beget
a thousand; here will be father, godfather, and all together. Man.
The spoons will be the bigger, sir. Ibid. He ruleth all the roast
With bragging and with boast, Borne up on every side With pomp and
with pride. John Skeltox. No quarrelling, for God's sake Truly if
you do, I shall set a knave between ye. Thomas Heywood. A Woman
killed with kindness.) Now was there an admirable jovial company
assembled at the dwelling of Dame Shakspeare, to do honour to the
christening of her child, and among them were many of the worthy
burgesses of Stratford; for be it understood, John Shakspeare was
known to be a thriving man, and such are sure to have no lack of
acquaintances; and his excellent partner having come of a family of
some repute in those parts, being no other than the heiress of
Arden, was much looked up to; and, as she appeared unto all, of an
honest kind heart and admirable sweet nature, she possessed every
one's good word. Of which the consequence was, the house could
scarce contain the company the occasion had assembled. Some stood
about the porch jesting and making merry; others were in the
garden, especially of the younger sort, amusing themselves with
pleasant talk one with another. One or two decent motherly dames
were in the kitchen bustling to and fro, looking to the dinner, of
which a huge fire covered with pots and kettles, and having a
famous large joint at the spit, a little ragged urchin kept
turning--being well minded of all not to let it burn--shewed some
preparation--the whilst a stout wench with famous red cheeks and
elbows, evidently in her best finery, along with Humphrey, in his
Sunday jerkin, kept hurrying in and out, l...
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||246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
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