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Act i. scene 2, i. 394.

Act iv. scene 2, ì. 556. Comic Painting, exquisite, of Shakspeare's dramas, ii. 550

Conementaters in the age of Shakspeare, notice of i. 470

Compact of witches with the devil, account of in 488—485

Compliments, extravagant, current in the age of Shakspeare, ii, 161, 162. Composition of the poetry of the Elizabethan age considered, à 397, 598. Compom (Lady', moderate demands of, from ber husband, in 145.

Comitus of Shakspeare's drams considered, 541-344

Conjurors and schoolmasters frequently united in the same person in the 16th century, à 95, 96.

Constade Henry critical notice of the poems of à 609 610. Particularly of his sonnets, i33.

Constance, remarks on the character of 420, 421.

Cooks, in Shakspeare's time, overlooked by their masters 76 Were better paid than clergymen, 93. Cooper's Latin and English Dictionary,

used by Shakspeare, i 26. The author preferred by Queen Elizabeth. 27. Capien Anthony, a minor poet of the age of Shakspeare, à 679.

Copyñouer, character of a poor one, in the time of Elizabeth, i. 120.

Revived by Dover, 253. Similar sports in other places, 255.

Cottages of farmers or yeomen, in the time of Elisabeth, described, i. 99, 100. Their furniture and household accommodations, 102, 103.

Cottesford, (Thomas) a minor poet of the age of Shakspeare, i. 679.

Cotton (Sir Robert), an eminent book coilector, i. 438.

Cotton (Roger), a minor poet, of the age of Shakspeare, i. 680.

Country inns, picture of, i. 216–218. Country life, manners and customs during the age of Shakspeare, i. 68–122. Description of its holidays and festivais, amusements, 123-313. Superstitions. 314-400. Literature but little cultvated, 430, 431.

Country squires, rank of, in Shakspeare's age, i 68. Description of their man

sion houses, 72, 73. And hails, 74779. Distinctions observed at their tabies, 74, 75. Their diet, 75.76. But little skilled in literature, 430, 431. Pɔrtrait of a country squire in the reign of Queen Anne, $8. note.

Courtiers of Elizabeth, sometimes wrote lyrics, for music, & 731. Instances of her rough treatment of them, ii. 150.


Courring chair of Shakspeare, notice of i 61.

Courtship, how anciently conducted. i. 20.

Copirights of plays, how disposed of in Car Captain', an eminent book ccilector. Shakspeare's time, u. 225.

Coriciu, vesutiful character of ii. 465. Coriolanus, date of the ragedy of, ii. 493. Critical remarks on its conduct and the characters introduced, 494.

Passages of this drama iilustrated in the present work.

Act i scene b. i 397. Actii. scene 1. ì 354. Cornouil, May-day how ceieorated in, i. 153. Observance of Musummer-eve there, 381.

Cornse-Canules, superstitious notions concerning, i. 368–360.

Commate's “ Crudities,” critical notice of, i. 175

Castuni games, account of, i. 252–254.

i b3b List of romances in his ibrary. 518 514 Remarks on it by Mr. Diddin. 520.

Crao-cree, Shakspeare's still remaining at Fidford, i. 49. Roasted crabs and ne s favourite mess, 105, 106. Creunity of the age of Shakspeare, instances of, i. 314—–100. ii. 154 Criticism, state of in the age of Elizabet and James L. i. 456. Severity of contro versial criticism, 457. Lampooning ties, 459. Notice of the crueni adcurs of Gascoigne, 461. Cf James L 0:4. 12. 463. Cf Wende, 163, 464. Of Spenser, 464. Of Fraunes, 164, Cf Husa 2274. 463. Of Puttennam, 465, 466. Ct Sir John Harrington. 466. Of Sir Philip

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Sidney, 467. Of Meres, 468. Of Campion, ibid. and of Bolton, 470. Crocodiles, legendary tales concerning, noticed, i. 389.

Cromek (Mr.), accounts by, of the fairy superstitions in Scotland, ii. 325, 326. Cross-bow, chiefly used for killing game, ii. 182.

Culrose (Elizabeth), a minor poetess of the age of Shakspeare, i. 680.

Curiosity of the age of Shakspeare, illus

trations of, ii. 155.

Cutwode (T.), a minor poet of the age of
Shakspeare, i. 680.

Cymbeline, probable date of, ii. 466. Beauty
of its fable, ibid. Remarks on the cha-

racter of Imogen, 467. And of Cloten,


Daniel's History of England, character of, i. 476, 477.

Darwin's (Dr.), poetical description of the night-mare, i. 348. note.

Davenant (Sir William), anecdote of his attachment to Shakspeare, ii. 589. Davidstone (John), a minor poet of the age of Elizabeth, i. 680.

Davies (Sir John), notice of, i. 613. Critical merits of his poem, entitled "Nosce Teipsum," ibid.

Davies (John), a minor poet of the age of Shakspeare, list of the pieces of, i. 680. and note t

Davison (Francis and Walter), minor poets in the time of Shakspeare, i. 680, 681. Critical notice of their "Poetical Rapsodie," i. 728-730.

Passages of this drama, illustrated in the Davors (John), critical remarks on the

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Dancing, a favourite amusement in the


of Shakspeare, ii. 174. Notice of different kinds of dances, The Brawl, 175. The Pavin, ibid. 176. Canary Dance, 177. Corantoes, ibid. 178.

Dancing Horse, in the time of Shakspeare, notice of, ii. 186.

Danes, massacre of, i. 149, 150.

Danger, supposed omens of, i. 351–354. Daniel (Samuel), critical notice of his "Defence of Ryme," i. 469, 470. And of his poems, 611. Causes of the unpopularity of his poem on the "Civil Wars between the Houses of York and Lancaster," ibid. General observations on his style and versification, 612. Notice of his sonnets, ii. 55. Was the prototype of Shakspeare's amatory verse, 57, 58.


poems of, i. 614.

Days (particular), superstitious notions concerning, i. 323. St. Valentine'sDay, 324. Midsummer-Eve, 329. Michaelmas-Day, 334. All-Hallow-Eve,

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Dead, bodies, frequently rifled of their hair, ii. 92, 93.

Death, account of supposed omens of, i. 351-362. Delineation of, ii. 455, 456 Decker (Thomas), character of as a miscéllaneous writer, i. 486. Notice of his

"Gul's Horn Booke," 487. Of his "Belman in London," ibid. Of his "Lanthern and Candlelight," ibid. His quarrel with Ben Jonson, ibid. Probable time of his death, 488. Estimate of his merits, as a dramatic poet, ii. 566, 567. Extract from his "Gul's Horn Book," on the fashions of that age, ii.

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Dontudo, fashion on he age of Shakmeam i 04. 15.

Lone M., Beautiful version of a Christmas cam 19. 2001). On the source of thak geare's Merchant of Venice, ii. 385,

His vindication of Shakspeare's avne v music, against Mr. Steevens's flippant censures, 390. Conjectures on the probable date of Shakspeare's Tempest, WM. His "Lustrations of Shakspeare" citer, passim.

Domuricke (Anne), a minor poetess of the age of Shakspeare, i. 691. Dragon, introduction of, into the Maygames, i. 166.

Drake (Sir Francis), costly new year's gift of, to Queen Elizabeth, ii. 99. note. Tobacco first introduced into England by him, 135.

Drake (Lady), beautiful sonnet to, i. 621. Drama, patronized by Elizabeth and her

ministers, ii. 202, 205. By private individuals, whose names they bore, 205. And by James I., 206. Dramatic Poets, remuneration of, in the time of Shakspeare, ii. 224, 225.


Dramatic Poetry, sketch of, from the birth of Shakspeare to the period of his commencing a writer for the stage, i. 227. Mysteries, moralities, and interludes, the first performances, ibid. Ferrex and Porrex, the first regular tragedy, ibid. Gammar Gurton's Needle, the first regular comedy, ibid. Dramatic Histories, 228. Composite drama of Tarleton, 229. Account of eminent dramatic poets during this period, 230-251. Conjectures as to the extent of Shakpeare's obligation to his predecessors, 253-255. Brief view of dramatic poetry, and its principal cultivators, during Shakspeare's connection with the stage, ii. 556. Account of the dramatic works of Fletcher, 557. Massinger, 561. Ford, 563. Webster, 564. Middleton, 565. Decker, 566. Marston, 567. Heywood, 568. Chapman, 569. Rowley, 570. Other minor dramatic poets, 570, 571. Ben Jonson, 572–580.


Drant (Thomas), a minor poet of the age of Shakspeare, i. 681. Drayton (Michael), notice of, i. 615. Critical remarks on his historical poetry, 615, 616. On his topographical, epistolary, and pastoral poems, 616, 617. And on his miscellaneous poetry, 617. tical description by him of the dress, &c. of young women, i. 83, 84. Of Robin Hood, 159. Of Tom the Piper, 164. Sheep-shearing, 182. Of the carbuncle, 397. Encomium on Lilly's Euphues, 442. Commendatory verses by, on Shakspeare's Rape of Lucrece, ii. 39. His tragedies, totally lost, 571. Character of his Sonnets, ii. 56. Dreams, considered as prognostics of good or evil, i. 354, 355. Dress of country gentlemen, in Shakspeare's time, i. 82, 83. Of farmers or yeomen, 110. Wedding dress of a rustic, 229. Proper for anglers, 293. note. Of the inhabitants of London, during the age of Shakspeare, ii. 87-89. Of Queen Elizabeth, 89, 91. Of the ladies of that time, 91, 92. 100. Of the gentlemen, 87, 88, 89. 101-109. . Of the citizen, 110, 111. Of servants, 138.

Drinking of healths, origin of, i. 127, 128. Drummond (William), biographical notice

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Earle (Bishop), character of his "Microcosmography," i. 511. His portrait of an upstart country squire or knight, i. 84. Of a country fellow, or clown, 120—122. Earthquake of 1580, alluded to by Shakspeare, i. 52. Account of, ibid. 53. Easter-tide, festival of, i. 146. Early rising on Easter Sunday, ibid. Amusements, Presenting

ibid. Handball, 147, 148. of eggs, 148. Edgar, remarks on the assumed madness of, i. 588. Contrast between his insanity and the madness of Lear, ii. 462.


Education, state of, during Shakspeare's
youth, i. 25-28.
Edwardes (C.), a minor poet of the age of
Shakspeare, i. 681.

Edward (Richard), specimen of the poeti-
cal talents of, i. 713, 714. Character of
his dramatic compositions, ii. 231, 232.
Eggs, custom of giving, at Easter, i. 148.
Elderton (William), a minor poet of the
age of Shakspeare, i. 681.
Elizabeth (Queen), school books command-
ed by, to be used, i. 26. Visit of, to the
Earl of Leicester, at Kenelworth Castle,
37, 38, 39. ii. 191-199. Account of
presents made to her on New-Year's
Day, i. 125, 126. Magnificent recep-
tion of her, at Norwich, 192. note. Her
wisdom in establishing the Flemings in

this country, 192. note. A keen huntress, 285, 286. Touched persons for the evil, 371. Cultivated bibliography, 428. The ladies of her court skilled in Greek equally with herself, 429. Classical literature encouraged at her court, ibid. 431, 432. Notice of her Prayer-book, 432. Influence of her example, 433. Notice of her works, 451. Deeply skilled in Italian literature, ibid. Notice of her poetical pieces, 704. note. Proof that Shakspeare's Sonnets were not, and could not be addressed to her, ii. 61. 73. note. Instances of her vanity and love of dress, 90, 91. Description of her dress, 89, 90. Amount of her wardrobe, 91, 92. Silk stockings first worn by her, 98. Costly New-Year's gifts made to her, 99. Furniture of her palaces, 111, 112. Description of the mode in which her table was served, 122, 123. Her character as a sovereign, 145, 146. Her industry, 146. Instances of her vanity and coquetry, 147. Affectation of youth,


Artfulness, 149. Extreme jealousy, 150. Ill treatment of her courtiers, 150, 151. Excelled in dancing, 172. Delighted with bear-baiting, 176. Account of her progresses, 193–199. Passionately fond of dramatic performOrdered Shakspeare's ances, 202, 205. "As You Like It," 435. And bestowed

many marks of her favour upon him,


Elfland or Fairy Land, description of, ii. 318, 319.

Elves or fairies of the Scandinavians, ii. 308,
Account of the Bright Elves, or benevo-
Of the Swart
lent fairies, 308, 309.
Elves, or malignant fairies, 309, 310.
And of the Scottish Elves, 314-336.
Elviden (Edmond), a minor poet of the age
of Shakspeare, i. 681.

"England's Helicon," a collection of poems,
critical notice of, i. 721-723.
English Language but little cultivated prior
to the time of Ascham, i. 439. Im-
proved by the labours of Wilson, 440.
Corrupted by Lilly, in the reign of Eli-
zabeth, 441.

And by the interlarding of Latin quotations in that of James I., This affectation satyrised by Sir Philip Sidney, 444, 445. And by Shak


speare, 445, 446. The English language improved by Sir Walter Raleigh and his contemporaries, 446, 447. Remarks on the prose writers of the reign of James I., 447, 448. Notice of Mulcaster's labours for improving it, 455. And of Bullokar's, ibid. 456.

English Mercury, the first newspaper ever published, i. 508. Specimen of, ibid. English nation, character of, ii. 154. "Epicedium," a funeral song on the death of Lady Branch, ii. 38. note. Extract from, in commendation of Shakspeare's Rape of Lucrece, 39. note.

Epilogue, concluded with prayer in the time of Shakspeare, ii. 222, 223. Epitaph on Shakspeare, in Stratford church,

ii. 619.

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