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fairy mythology introduced from the Ita-
dren said to be stolen and changed by
Fairs, how celebrated antiently, i. 214—
Falconer, an important officer in the house-
And in the Merry Wives of Windsor,
Fans, structure and fashion of, in the age
of Shakspeare, ii. 98, 99.
Fare of country squires in the age of
Farmer (Dr.), conclusion of, as to the result
Feasts (ordinary), curious directions for,
i. 80. note.
Felton's portrait of Shakspeare, authenticity
Fenner (Dudley), a minor poet of the age
Fenton's (Geffray), account of his "Certain
"Ferrex and Porrex," the first regular tra-
gedy ever performed in England, i. 227.
Ferriar (Dr.), theory of apparitions of, ii.
Festivals, account of those observed in Shak-
Fete, magnificent, at Kenelworth Castle,
Fire Spirits, machinery of, introduced in
itzgeffrey (Charles), Biographical notice
Fitzherbert (Sir Anthony), notice of his
Fleming (Abraham), a miscellaneous writer,
style, 505. Poems of, 682.
tical observations on his "Purple Island,”
Floralia (Roman), perpetuated in May-
Florio (John), pedantry of, satyrised by
Shakspeare, i. 445. Appointed reader
Flowers, antiently scattered on streams at
Fools of Shakspeare's plays, &c. remarks on,
Ford, merits of, as a dramatic poet, consi-
Forks, when introduced into England, ii. 126.
ryes," a popular collection of novels,
"Fortune my Foe," a popular song, quoted
Fowling, how pursued in the sixteenth cen-
Fox's "Acts and Monuments," character
Fraunce (Abraham), notice of his "Arca-
dian Rhetoricke," i. 464. List of his
"Friar of Orders Grey," a beautiful ballad,
notice of, i. 579, 580. Quoted by Shak-
speare, 589, 590.
Fuller (Thomas), character of Shakspeare,
Fullwell (Ulpian), aminor poet of the age
Furniture, splendid, of Queen Elizabeth's palaces, ii. 111, 112. Of the inhabitants. of London, 112-120. Of the halls of country gentlemen, i. 77-79. Fuseli's picture of the night-mare, description of, i. 348. note.
Gale (Dunstan), a minor poet of the age of Shakspeare, i. 683.
Gamage (William), a minor poet of the age of Shakspeare, i. 684, and note. + Games (Cotswold), account of, i. 252–254. Gaming, prevalence of, in the age of Shakspeare, ii. 157, 158.
"Gammer Gurton's Needle," illustration of,
i. 106. The earliest comedy ever written or performed in England, ii. 227. Critical remarks on, 233.
Garlands, anciently used at funerals, and buried with the deceased, i. 240-242. Garnier's Henriade probably seen by Shakspeare, i. 54, 55.
Garter (Barnard), a minor poet of the age of Shakspeare, i. 684.
Garter (Thomas), a dramatic poet in the reign of Elizabeth, character of, ii. 235. Gascoigne (George), notice of the "Posies" of, i. 461. Biographical sketch of, 623, 624. Remarks on his poetry, 624, 625. Character of, as a dramatic poet, ii. 233,
Gastrell (Rev. Francis), purchases Shakspeare's house at Stratford, ii. 584. note. Cuts down his mulberry tree, ibid. And destroys the house itself, 585.
Gay's Trivia, quotation from, on the influence of particular days, i. 323. note. Poetical description of spells, 332. Genius of Shakspeare's drama considered, ii. 536-541. Gentlemen, different sorts of, in the age of Shakspeare, i. 69. Their virtues and vices, ibid. 70. Description of the mansion houses of country gentlemen, 72— 74, Their usual fare, 79, 80-$2. Em
ployments and dress of their daughters, 83, 84. Character of country gentlemen towards the commencement of the 17th century, 84, 85. When they began to desert their halls for the metropolis, 85. Portraits of, in the close of the 17th, and at the beginning of the 18th century, 86, 87. notes. Dress of gentlemen in the metropolis, ii. 87, 88, 89. 101-109.
Gerbelius (Nicholas), rapturous declamation of, on the restoration of some Greek authors, i. 435.
Gerguntum, a fabulous Briton, notice of, i. 192. note.
Germans, fairy mythology of, ii. 312. Gesta Romanorum, a popular romance in Shakspeare's time, i. 534. Different translations of the continental Gesta, ibid. 535. Critical account of the English Gesta, 535, 536. ii. 386. Notice of its different editions, i. 537, 538. Long continuance of its popularity, 538. Ghosts, superstitious notions concerning, prevalent in the age of Shakspeare, i. 318, 319. Remarks on the supposed agency of ghosts, as received at that time, ii. 399-405. Considerations on the introduction of the ghost in Hamlet, and its strict consonance to the popular superstitions shewn, 411-417. Its supe riority over all other ghostly representations, ancient or modern, 417, 418. Gifford (Humphrey), a minor poet of the age of Shakspeare, i. 684. Gifford (Mr.), conjecture of, on the date of Shakspeare's Henry VIII. ii. 442, 443. Observations on the excellent plan of his notes on Massinger, 561. note. His estimate of the merits of Ben Jonson, as a dramatic poet, 575, 576. Vindicates Jonson from the cavils of Mr. Malone, 578. note.
Gilchrist (Mr.) on the character of Putten
ham's Arte of English Poesie," i. 466. Gleek, a fashionable game at cards, notice of, ii. 170.
Glen Banchar, anecdote of a peasant of, i. 233, 234.
Globe Theatre, license to Shakspeare for, ii. 207, 208. Account of it, 208, 209 Description of its interior, 210-214. Gloves, costly, presented to Elizabeth, ii, 99.
Goblins and spectres, superstitious notions concerning, i. 316, 317. Machinery of goblins or spirits of earth, introduced into the Tempest, ii. 523, 524. Goder Norner, or beneficent elves of the Goths, notice of, ii. 308. Godwin (Mr.), remarks of, on Shakspeare's
Troilus and Cressida, ii. 440, 441. His . estimate of the merits of Ben Jonson, as a dramatic poet, 571-579. Golding (Arthur), a minor poct of the of Shakspeare, i. 684.
"Gorgeous Gallery of Gallant Inventions,' a collection of poems, critical account of, i. 715-717.
Gorges (Sir Arthur), a minor poet of the
age of Shakspeare, i. 684, 685. and notes. Gossipping, prevalence of, in the age of Shakspeare, ii. 159, 160. Gosson (Stephen), a Puritannical wit, in Shakspeare's time, account of, i. 500, 501. Notice of his "Speculum humanum," 685. and note §. Gowns, materials and fashions of, in the age of Shakspeare, ii. 97, 98. Grammars and dictionaries, list of, in use in Shakspeare's time, i. 25. note. Henry VIII.'s grammar learned by Shakspeare, 26. The English grammar but little cultivated, previous to the time of Ascham, 439. Improved by him, ibid.; and by Wilson, 440. Notice of eminent Latin grammarians, 454, 455. English graminar of Ben Jonson, 456.
Grange (John), a minor poet of the age of Shakspeare, i. 685.
Grant (Edward), an eminent Latin philologer, notice of, i. 454.
Graves, why planted with flowers, i. 242— 244. and note. Allusions to this custom by Shakspeare, 243.
Grave-digger in Hamilet, songs mis-quoted by, probably by design, i, 591. Greek literature, cultivated and encouraged at the court of Queen Elizabeth, i. 429431, 432. Promoted essentially by the
labours of Sir Thomas Smith, Sir Henry Savile, and Dr. Boys, 453, 454. List of Greek authors, translated into English in the time of Shakspeare, 483. Greene (Thomas), the barrister, an intimate friend of Shakspeare's, ii. 600. Greene (Thomas), the player, notice of, i. 417. Character of, ibid. Whether a townsman and relation of Shakspeare, 420.
Greene (Thomas), a minor poet of the age of Shakspeare, i. 685.
Greene (Robert), a miscellaneous writer in the time of Shakspeare, biographical account of, i. 486. Studies and dissipations of his early years, 486, 487. His marriage, 487. Pleasing sketch of his domestic life, 488. Returns to the dissipations. of the metropolis, 489. Affectionate demeanour of his wife, 490. His beautiful address," By a Mother to her Infant,” 492, 493. Becomes a writer for bread, 494. Character of Greene as a prose writer, 494. List of his principal pieces, 495.
Poetical extract from his "Never Too Late," 496. Extract entitled "The Farewell of a Friend," 497. His death, ibid. Miserable state of his latter days, Satirical sonnet addressed to him, 499. Critical notice of his poetry, 627. List of his dramatic productions, with remarks, ii. 249–251.
"Green Sleeves," a popular song, quoted by Shakspeare, i. 477.
Greepe (Thomas), a minor poet of the age of Shakspeare, i. 686. Greville (Sir Fulke), list of the poems of,
Griffin (B.), a minor poet of the age of Shakspeare, i. 686.
Griffith (William), a minor poet of the age of Shakspeare, i. 686.
Grove (Matthew), a minor poet of the age of Shakspeare, i. 686.
Grymeston (Elizabeth), a minor poetess of the age of Shakspeare, i. 686. Guardian angels, superstitious notions concerning, i. 336-339. Observations on, by Dr. Horsley, 339, 340. Guests, ranks of, how distinguished at table, i. 74.
Guteli, or benevolent fairies of the Germans, notice of, ii, 312.
Guy of Warwick, allusions by Shakspeare to the legend of, i. 566.
Haggard-Hawk, notice of, i. 270. Hair, fashion of, in the age of Shakspeare, ii. 92. The dead frequently plundered for, ibid. 93. The hair thus obtained, dyed of a sandy colour, 93. Hair of unmarried women, how worn, ibid. Various coverings for, 94. The fashions for dressing hair, imported from Venice and Paris, ibid. 95.
Hake (Edward), notice of his "Touchstone of Wittes," i. 464, 465. List of his poetical pieces, 686, 687. Hakluyt's Collection of Voyages and Travels, critical notice of, i. 477. Hall (Arthur and John), minor poets of the age of Shakspeare, i. 687. Hall (Bishop), portraits by, of a domestic chaplain and tutor, i. 95. Of an extravagant farmer's heir, 119. Of a poor copyholder, 120. Of horse-racing, 298. List of his poems, 627. Critical remarks on his satires, ii. 6. Hall (Dr.), marries Shakspeare's daughter Susanna, ii. 598, 599. Birth of his daughter Elizabeth, 599. Notice of her, 629. note. The executorship of Shakspeare's will, why intrusted to Dr. Hall, 613. Epitaph on him, 631, 632. notes. Halls of country squires and gentlemen, in Shakspeare's age, i. 73, 74. Of the nobility, how illuminated, ii. 116. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, date of, ii. 391. Analysis of the character of Hamlet, 392-398. Remarks on the agency of spirits, as connected with the Ghost in this play, 399-405. On the nature of Hamlet's lunacy, 406-409. The introduction of the Ghost critically considered, 411. Its strict consistency with the superstition of the times, 412-417. Superiority of Shakspeare's introduction of spirits over ancient and modern dramatists, 417, 418.
Passages of this drama illustrated in
Act i. scene 1., i. 352. ii. 414.
scene 4., i. 129. ii. 412, 413.
Harbert (Sir William), a minor poet of the age of Shakspeare, i. 687. Harbert (William), a minor poet of the age of Shakspeare, i. 687. Harington (Sir John), critical notice of his Apologie of Poetry," i. 466, 467. His "New Discourse of a stale Subject," 515. And of his "Metamorphosis, Remarks on his poetry, 629, 630. Ludicrous account of a carousal given to the King of Denmark, ii. 124, 125. The inventor of water-closets, 135. note. His "Orders for Household Servantes," 139, 140.
Harmony of the spheres, doctrine of, a fa
vourite source of embellishment, i. 381. Allusions to, by Shakspeare, 381, 382. And Milton, 382.
Harrison (Rev. William), character of his "Description of England," i. 475. Picture of rural mansions in the time of Elizabeth, 73. Delineation of country-clergymen, 90, 91. Of farmers, 99, 100. And of their cottages and furniture, 101 -103. Of country-inns and ale-houses, 216-218. Of the fashionable mode of dress in the age of Shakspeare, ii. 8789. Of the hospitality and style of eating and drinking in the higher classes,
Hart (Joan), Shakspeare's sister, bequest to, ii. 629.
Harte (William), Shakspeare's nephew, not