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Hathaway family, account of, i. 60.
cottage still standing at Shottery, 61.
Hathaway (Anne), the mistress of Shak-
speare, spurious sonnet ascribed to, i. 58.
note. Married to Shakspeare with her
parents' consent, 62, 63. His bequest
to her, ii. 631. Remarks thereon, 613.
Her epitaph, 631. note. i. 60. note.
Hats, fashion of, in the age of Shakspeare,
ii. 102.

Hatton (Sir Christopher), promoted for his
skill in dancing, ii. 172.

Haunted houses, superstitious notions con-
cerning, in the sixteenth century, i. 320,


Hawking, when introduced into England,
i. 255. Universal among the nobility
and gentry, 255, 256. Notice of books
on Hawks and Hawking, 257. and note.
Expense attending this pursuit, 257-
259. Forbidden to the clergy, 259. note.
Observations on this sport, 260–262.
Poetical description of, 262, 263. Land
and water hawking, 264. A favourite
pursuit of the ladies, 265. Allusions to
hawking by Shakspeare, 270, 271.
Hawks, different sorts of, i. 263, 264. Pe-
nalties for destroying their eggs, 264.
Account of their training, 265-270.
Hazlewood (Mr.), character of, i. 71. note.
Notice of his edition of Puttenham's
"Arte of English Poesie," 465. His
character of that work, 466. And of
Wright's Essays, 511-513. Account

of the World's Folly," a collection of
ballads, 574–576. Bibliographical no-
tice of Polimanteia," ii. 39. note †.
Account of Brokes' "Tragicall Historie
of Romeus and Juliet," 359. and note.
Hayward (Sir John), character of his His-
tories, i. 476.

Healths, origin of drinking, i. 128.
Helen, analysis of the character of, in
All's Well that Ends Well, ii. 423-


Hell, legendary punishments of, i. 378—
381. The lower part of the stage so
called in Shakspeare's time, ii. 214.
Heminge, the player, notice of, and of his
family, i. 417. Probably a countryman
of Shakspeare's, ibid.
Hemp-seed, why sown on Midsummer
Eve, i. 332.

Henry IV., Parts I. and II., probable date
of, ii. 379. Critical analysis of its prin-
cipal characters, 380. Contrast between
Hotspur and Prince Henry, 380. Ana-
lysis of the character of Falstaff, 381-
384. And of the general construction
of the fable of these plays, 384, 385.
Illustrations of King Henry IV. Part I.
in the present work.
scene 2., i. 570.
scene 3., i. 329. 556.

Act i.
Act ii.

scene 4., ii. 105. 114. 131.
Act iii. scene 1., i. 354. ii. 117.
Act iv. scene 1., i. 298.
Act v. scene 3., i. 581.
scene 4., i. 406.
Illustrations of King Henry IV.
Part II.

Act i. scene 1., i. 232.
scene 2., i. 338.

Act ii. scene 2., i. 193.

scene 4., i. 308. 338. 585. ii.

Act iii. scene 2., i. 254. 562.

Act v.

scene 1., i. 156. 201. 554.
scene 2., i. 74.

scene 3., i. 585, 586.
The epilogue, ii. 222, 223.
Henry V. Prince of Wales, character of,
ii. 380. Probable date of the play of,
425. Analysis of the admirable charac-
ter of the King, 426-428. Remarks on
the minor characters and general conduct
of the play, 429.

Passages of Henry V. illustrated in the
present work.

Act ii. scene 2., ii. 426, 427.

scene 3., i. 231.

scene 4., i. 175.

Act iii. scene 1., ii. 428.
scene 3., ii. 428.

Act iv. scene 1., ii. 427.
scene 2., ii. 116.

Act v. scene 1., i. 567.

scene 2., i. 308.

Henry VI., Parts I., II., and III. - The
First Part of Henry VI., usually ascribed
to Shakspeare, spurious, ii. 292. Alter-
ations probably made in it by him, 293.
Date of these two Parts, 294, 295. Ex-
quisite contrast between the characters of
Henry VI. and Richard of Gloucester,
296. The spurious play fit only for an
appendix to Shakspeare's works, 297.
Illustrations of Henry VI. Part 1. act i.
scene 4., ii. 259.

Illustrations of Henry VI. Part II.
Act i. scene 2., ii. 183.
Act ii. scene 1., i. 389.
scene 3., i. 565.

Act iii. scene 1., i. 164.
scene 2., i. 374.

Act iv. scene 2., i. 406.

Act v. scene 3., i. 583. note.
Illustrations of Henry VI. Part III.
Act i. scene 1., ii. 374.

scene 2., i. 372.

Act iii. scene 5., i. 423.
Act v. scene 3., i. 363.

scene 6., i. 354. ii. 372. note.

scene 7., ii. 372. note.
Henry VIII.'s Latin Grammar, exclusively
taught in schools, i. 26.
Henry VIII., probable date of the play of,
ii. 442-445. Remarks on its characters,
445, 446.

of Queen Elizabeth, ii. 89, 90. Of the
manner in which her table was served,
122, 123. And of the dress of servants,
138. Character of the English nation,
154. Description of an English bull-
baiting and bear-whipping, 177.
Herbert (Mary), a minor poetess of the age
of Shakspeare, i. 687.

Herrick, verses of, on Twelfth Night, i.
133, 134. On Rock or St. Distaff's Day,
135, 136. On Candlemas Eve, 139-
141. And on Candlemas Day, 140.
On May Day, 156, 157. On Harvest-
home, 188, 189. On Christmas, 195-

Hesiod, beautiful passage of, on the minis-
try of spirits, ii. 400.
Heywood (Jasper), a minor poet of the age
of Shakspeare, i. 687.
Heywood (Thomas), complaint of, against
the critics of his day, i. 456. Notice of
his Troia Britannica, a poem, 688. ii. 44.
Vindicates Shakspeare from the charge
of plagiarism, 44, 45.
apology for actors, 44.

Notice of his
Estimate of his

merits as a dramatic poet, ii. 568, 569.
Illustration of his "Woman killed with
Kindness," i. 213. 269.

Higgins (John), a minor poet of the age of
Shakspeare, i. 688, and note ‡. Addi-
tions made by him to the " Mirrour for
Magistrates," 709.

Historical Writers of the age of Shak-
speare, notice of, i. 475, 476.
Hobby horse, when introduced into the
May games, i. 166. 170. note.
Hock Cart, poem on, i. 188, 189.
Hock Day, or Hoke Day, origin of, i. 149.
Amusements of this festival, ibid. De-
rivation of the term Hock, ibid. 150.
Diversions of, continued at Coventry,
till the end of the 17th century, 150,
151. and note.

Illustrations of this drama in the present Holinshed's description of the earthquake of


Act i. scene 1., i. 289.

scene 3., ii. 99.

Act ii. scene 3., i. 397.

Act iv. scene 1., i. 156.

Act v. scene 1., ii. 169.

scene 2., i. 74.

Hentzner's (Paul), description of the dress

1580, i. 52, 53. Proof that Shakspeare
was conversant with his history, 56.
Character of his "Chronicle", 475.
Holland (Robert), a minor poet of the age
of Shakspeare, i. 688.

Holme (Randal), list of sports by, i. 246.
Homer, as translated by Chapman, critical
observations on, i. 607, 608.

Hooding of Hawks, i. 267, 268.
Hoppings, or country dances at wakes,
i. 213, 214.

Horse, beautiful poetical description of,
ii. 24.

Horsemanship, directions for, i. 299, 300.
Horse-racing, a fashionable sport in the age
of Shakspeare, i. 297, 298.
Horsley (Bishop), remarks of, on the minis-
try of angels, i. 339, 340. ii. 399. And
on the resurrection, 403.

Hospitality of the English in the age of
Elizabeth, ii. 120-122.
Hotspur, contrast between the character of,
and that of Henry V., ii. 380.
Hounds, different kinds of, in the 16th cen-
tury, i. 283, 284. Beautiful allusions to,
by Shakspeare, 284.

House, where Shakspeare was born, de-
scribed, i. 21, 22.

Household Servants, economy of, in the age
of Shakspeare, ii. 138-140.
Housewife, portrait and qualifications of a
good English one, i. 110, 111. Precepts
for the regulation of her conduct, 112,
113. 116. note, 117. note.

Howard (Lady), rude treatment of, by
Queen Elizabeth, ii. 91.
Howel (Mr.), marvellous cure of, by sym-
pathetic powder, i. 375, 376.
Howell (Thomas), a minor poet of the age
of Shakspeare, i. 688.
Hubbard (William), a minor poet of the
age of Shakspeare, i. 688.
Hudson (Thomas), a minor poet of the age
of Shakspeare, i. 689.
Hughes (Thomas), a dramatic writer of the
Elizabethan age, notice of, ii. 242, 243.
Hughes (William), not the person to whom
Shakspeare's sonnets were addressed,
ii. 60.

Hume, (Alexander), a minor poet of the
age of Shakspeare, i. 689.
Hundred Merry Tales, a popular collection

of Italian novels, translated in the reign
of Elizabeth, i. 539. Alluded to by
Shakspeare, 540.

Hunnis (William), a minor poet of the age
of Shakspeare, i. 689. Specimen of his
contribution to the "Paradise of Daintie
Devises," 714, 715.
Hunting, account of, in the time of Eliza-
beth and James I., i. 272, 273. De-

scription of hunting in inclosures, 274-
276. Stag-hunting, 278, 279. Frequently
attended with danger, 280. Explanation
of hunting-terms, 278. note, 279. note.
Frequently practised after dinner, 285.
Huntsman, character and qualifications of,
in the 16th century, i. 281, 282.
Huon of Bourdeaux, allusions by Shak-
speare to the romance of, i. 564.
Hurling, a rural sport, account of, i. 305.
Husbands, supposed visionary appearance
of future, on Midsummer Eve, i. 331
-333. And on All Hallow Eve, 344
-347. Advice to them, 513.


Iago, remarks on the character of, ii. 531.
Illar Norner, or malignant elves of the
Goths, ii. 308.

Imagination, brilliant, displayed in Shak-
speare's dramas, ii. 551.

Imogen, analysis of the character of, ii. 467.
Incubus, or night-mare, poetical description
of, i. 348. note. Supposed influence of
Saint Withold against, 347-349.
Indians, exhibited in England as monsters,
i. 387.

Inns (country), picture of, in Shakspeare's
time, i. 216-218.

Inns of Court, account of a splendid masque
given by the gentlemen of, ii. 190.
Interest, exorbitant, given for money in the
age of Shakspeare, ii. 156.
Ireland (Mr. Samuel), his description of
the birth-place of Shakspeare, i. 21, 22.
Anecdote of Shakspeare's toping, pre-
served by him, 48-50.
Isabella, remarks on the character of, in
Measure for Measure, ii. 454, 455.
Italian language and literature, considera-
tions on Shakspeare's knowledge of, i. 53,
54. List of Italian grammars and dic-
tionaries, which he might have read, 57.
Greatly encouraged in the age of Eliza-
beth and James I., 451-453. Account
of Italian Romances, 538-544. The
Italian Sonnet, the parent of English
Sonnets, ii. 53.

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Itinerant Stage, and players, account of,
i. 247-252.

Ivory Coffers, an article of furniture, in the
age of Shakspeare, ii. 118.


Jack o' Lantern, superstitious notions con-
cerning, i. 399. Probable causes of,


Jackson (Richard), notice of his battle of
Flodden, i. 689. and note +.
Jaggard's editions of the "Passionate Pil-
grim," published without Shakspeare's
privity or consent, ii. 43. 45. Vindica-
tion of the poet from the charge of im-
posing on the public in these editions,


James I., book of sports, issued by, i. 173.

Partiality of, for hunting, 287. Excla-
mation of, on quitting the Bodleian li-
brary, 434. Account of his treatise on
"Scottish Poesie," 461, 462. Notice of
his Poetical Works, i. 702. and notes ‡, §.
Expense in dress, encouraged by him,
though niggardly in his own, ii. 101,
102. Drunken excesses of the King,
and his courtiers, 124, 125. His philip-
pic against tobacco, 135. 137. Sketch of
his character, 151, 152. Cruel act passed
by him against witchcraft, 477. His de-
scription of the feats of supposed witches,
483. 485. Wrote a letter of acknow-
ledgement to Shakspeare, 595.

James (Dr.), an eminent bibliographer, no-
tice of, i. 433, 434.

James (Elias), epitaph on, by Shakspeare,
ii. 607. note.

Jaques, analysis of the character of, in As
You Like It, ii. 433, 434.

Jeney (Thomas), a minor poet of the age of
Shakspeare, i. 689.

Jenynges (Edward), a minor poet of the age
of Shakspeare, i. 689.

Jerome (St., doctrine of, concerning an-
gels, i. 336.

Jestours, or minstrels, in the age of Eliza-

beth, account of, i. 556-560. Deemed
rogues and vagabonds by act of parlia-
ment, 561.

Jewels, fashions of, in the age of Shak-
speare, ii. 103.

Job, beautiful passage from, on the agency
and ministry of spirits, ii. 400.
John (King), probable date of, ii. 419. Its
general character, ibid. Analysis of the
particular characters of Faulconbridge,

420. Of Arthur, 420. 422. Of. Con-
stance, 421. Exquisitely pathetic scene
of Hubert and the executioners, 422.
Passages of this drama illustrated in
the present work.

Act i. scene 1., i. 566. ii. 161.
Act ii. scene 2., i. 222.

Act iii. scene 1., i. 351. ii. 420.
scene 2., ii. 421.

Act iv. scene 1., ii. 114.

scene 2., i. 384.

John's Eve (St.), superstitious observances
on, i. 328. Fires lighted then, of Pagan
origin, 328, 329. Fern seed supposed to
be visible only on that eve, 329. Spirits
visible, of persons who are to die in the
following year, 330, 331. Visionary ap-
pearances of future husbands and wives
on that eve, 332.

Johnson (Richard), a minor poet of the
age of Shakspeare, i. 689.
Johnson (Dr.), his unjust censure of Cym-
beline, ii. 466.

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Jonson (Ben), notice of the Latin Grammar
of, i. 456. Critical remarks on his minor
poems, 631.
His account of a splendid
masque, ii. 188. Began to write for the
stage in conjunction with other dramatic
poets, 572. Enumeration of his pieces,
573. Critical estimate of his merits as a
dramatic poet, by Mr. Godwin, 574. By
Mr. Gifford, 575, 576. Causes of Jon-
son's failure in tragedy, 577. Unrivalled
excellence of his masques, 578. Jonson,
the favourite model, studied by Milton,
579, 580. Repartees ascribed to Jonson
and Shakspeare, 593, 594. notes.
story of their quarrel, disproved, 595-
598. Verses of Jonson on Shakspeare's
engraved portrait, 623.


Passages of Ben Jonson's works illus-
trated or explained.

Bartholomew Fayre, i. 173. 252.

Christmas, a masque, i. 130. 203.

Cynthia's Revells, Act i. sc. 2., i. 75.
Act ii. sc. 5., ii. 120.

Devil is an Ass, ii. 126.

Entertainment of the Queen and Prince
at Althorpe, i. 172.
Epigrammes, i. 130. ii. 186.

Illustrations of Ben Jonson's works con-
Every Man in his Humour, Act i. sc. 1.,
i. 82. 256. 308.

Every Man out of his Humour, Act v.
sc. 10., i. 441.

Act ii. sc. 3., ii. 156.

Masque of Queens, i. 179.
New Inn, i. 329.

Poetaster, i. 250.

Sad Shepherd, i. 281.

Staple of Newes, i. 96. 508, 509.
Sejanus, i. 366.

Silent Woman, ii. 126.

Tale of a Tub, i. 229.

Julia, remarks on the character of, in the
Two Gentlemen of Verona, ii. 368, 369.
Julio Romano, Shakspeare's eulogium on,
ii. 617.

Julius Caesar, date of, ii. 491. Remarks on
the character of Cæsar, 491. And of
General conduct of this

Brutus, 492.

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Kelly, the magical associate of Dr. Dee, ac-
count of, ii. 512, 513. His death, 513.
And character, 514, and note.
Kellye (Edmund), a minor poet of the
of Shakspeare, i. 689.


Kempe (William), a minor poet of the age
of Shakspeare, i. 689.

Kendal (Timothy), a minor poet of the age
of Shakspeare, i. 690, and note.
Kenelworth Castle, visit of Queen Elizabeth
to, i. 37. Account of her magnificent
reception there, 38, 39. ii. 195-197.
Quaint description of the castle and
grounds, i. 40-42, notes. Observation
of Bishop Hurd on, ii. 200.
King and Queen, origin of chusing, on
Twelfth Night, i. 127. Still retained, 134,
note. Anciently chosen at sheep-shear-
ing, 184, note.

Kings, supposed omens of the death or fall
of, i. 353, 354.

King's Evil, supposed to be cured by royal
touch, i. 370, 371.

Kirk (Mr.), notice of his "Nature, &c. of
fairies," ii. 314. and note. Extracts from
it, relative to the fairy superstitions of
Scotland, 315, 316. 322. 324.
Kirke White (Henry), poetical description
of a Winter's Evening Conversation,
i. 322.

Kiss, beautiful sonnet on one, ii. 54, 55.
Knell (Thomas), a minor poet of the age of
Shakspeare, i. 690.

Knights, tonrnaments of, in the 16th century,
i. 553. Their vows how made, 554.
Tilting at the ring, 555.

Knights of Prince Arthur's Round Table, a
society of archers, account of, ii. 178-

Knives, when introduced into England, ii.

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