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Goblins and spectres, superstitious notions labours of Sir Thomas Smith, Sir Henry

concerning, i. 316, 317. Machinery of Savile, and Dr. Boys, 453, 454. List of
goblins or spirits of earth, introduced Greek authors, translated into English in
into the Tempest, ii. 523, 524.

the time of Shakspeare, 483.
Goder Norner, or beneficent elves of the Greene (Thomas), the barrister, an intimate
Goths, notice of, ii. 308.

friend of Shakspeare's, ii. 600.
Godwin (Mr.), remarks of, on Shakspeare's Greene (Thomas), the player, notice of, i.

Troilus and Cressida, ii. 440, 441. His 417. Character of, ibid. Whether a
estimate of the merits of Ben Jonson, as townsman and relation of Shakspeare,
a dramatic poet, 571-579.

Golding (Arthur), a minor poet of the age Greene (Thomas), a minor poet of the age
of Shakspeare, i. 68 1.

of Shakspeare, i. 685.
Googe (Barnaby), description of Midsum- Greene (Robert), a miscellaneous writer in

mer-Eve superstitions, i. 328. Notice of the time of Shakspeare, biographical ac-
his poetical works, 684.

count of, i. 485. Studies and dissipations
Gor boduc, critical remarks on Sackville's of his early years, 486, 487. His mar-
tragedy of, ii. 230, 231.

riage, 487. Pleasing sketch of his domes-
Gordon (Patrick), a minor poet of the age tic life, 488. Returns to the dissipations
of Shakspeare, i. 684.

of the metropolis, 489. Affectionate de-
Gorgeous Gallery of Gallant Inventions," meanour of his wife, 490. His beautiful

a collection of poems, critical account of, address, “ By a Mother to her Infant,"
. i. 715–717.

492, 493. Becomes a writer for bread,
Gorges (Sir Arthur), a minor poet of the 494.

Character of Greene as a prose
age of Shakspeare, i. 681, 685. and notes. writer, 494. List of his principal pieces,
Gossipping, prevalence of, in the age of 495. Poetical extract from his “ Never
Shakspeare, ii. 159, 160.

Too Late," 496. Extract entitled “The
Gosson (Stephen), a Puritannical wit, in Farewell of a Friend,” 497. His death,

Shakspeare's time, account of, i. 500, ibid. Miserable state of his latter days,
501. Notice of his “ Speculum huma- 498. Satirical sonnet addressed to him,
num,685. and note g.

499. Critical notice of his poetry, 627.
Goruns, materials and fashions of, in the List of his dramatic productions, with
age of Shakspeare, ii. 97, 98.

remarks, ii. 249-251.
Grammars and dictionaries, list of, in use “ Green Sleeves,” a popular song, quoted by

in Shakspeare's time, i. 25. note. Henry Shakspeare, i. 477.
VIII.'s grammar learned by Shakspeare, Greepe (Thomas), a minor poet of the age
26. The English grammar but little cul- of Shakspeare, i. 686.
tivated, previous to the time of Ascham, Greville (Sir Fulke), list of the poems of,
139. Improved by him, ibid. ; and by i. 686.
Wilson, 440. Notice of eminent Latin Griffin (B.), a minor poet of the age of
grammarians, 454, 455. English gram- Shakspeare, i. 686.
mar of Ben Jonson, 456.

Griffith (William), a minor poet of the age
Grange (John), a minor poet of the age of of Shakspeare, i. 686.
Shakspeare, i. 685.

Grove (Matthew), a minor poet of the age
Grant (Edward), an eminent Latin philo- of Shakspeare, i. 686.
loger, notice of, i. 454.

Grymeston (Elizabeth), a minor poetess of
Graves, why planted with flowers, i. 242- the age of Shakspeare, i. 686.

244. and note. Allusions to this custom Guardian angels, superstitious notions con-
by Shakspeare, 243.

cerning, i. 336—339. Observations on,
Grave-digger in Hamlet, songs mis-quoted by Dr. Horsley, 339, 340.
by, probably by design, i. 591.

Guists, ranks of, how distinguished at
Griek literature, cultivated and encouraged table, i. 74.

at the court of Queen Elizabeth, i. 429- Guteli, or benevolent fairies of the Ger-
431, 432. Promoted essentially by the mans, notice of, ii. 312.

Act v.


Guy of Warwick, allusions by Shakspeare to Act i. scene 5., i. 379, 394. ii. 414.
the legend of, i. 566.


Act ii. scene 2. i. 250, 397. 582. ii.


Act iii. scene 1., i. 571. ii. 392, 395.
Haggard-Hawk, notice of, i. 270.

scene 2., i. 171. 583. ii. 106.
Hair, fashion of, in the age of Shakspeare,

ii. 92. The dead frequently plundered

scene 3., ii, 114.
for, ibid. 93. The hair thus obtained,

scene 4., i. 424. ii. 409.
dyed of a sandy colour, 93. Hair of Act iv, scene 5., i. 224. 240. 326. 590,
unmarried women, how worn, ibid. Va-

rious coverings for, 94. The fashions for

scene 1., i. 242, 243. ii. 395.
dressing hair, imported from Venice and

scene 2., i. 35, 36.
Paris, ibid. 95.

Hand-ball, playing at, a favourite sport at
Hake (Edward), notice of his “ Touchstone Easter, i. 146, 147. Tansy cakes the

of Wittes," i. 464, 465. List of his constant prize, 147.
poetical pieces, 686, 687.

Handfull of Pleasant Delites," a collection
Hakluyt's Collection of Voyages and Tra.

of poems, critical notice of, i. 717, 718.
vels, critical notice of, i. 477.

Hands, why always washed before dinner,
Hall (Arthur and John), minor poets of ii. 145.
the age of Shakspeare, i. 687.


Harbert (Sir William), a minor poet of the
Hall (Bishop), portraits by, of a domestic age of Shakspeare, i. 687.

chaplain and tutor, i. 95. Of an extra- Harbert (William), a minor poet of the age
yagant farmer's heir, 119. Of a poor of Shakspeare, i. 687.
copyholder, 120. Of horse-racing, 298. Harington (Sir John), critical notice of his
List of his poems, 627. Critical remarks Apologie of Poetry,” i. 466, 467. His
on his satires, ii. 6.

6 New Discourse of a stale Subject,"
Hall (Dr.), marries Shakspeare's daughter 515. And of his “ Metamorphosis,"

Susanna, ii. 598, 599. Birth of his 516. Remarks on his poetry, 629, 630.
daughter Elizabeth, 599. Notice of her, Lụdicrous account of a carousal given to
629. note. The executorship of Shak- the King of Denmark, ii. 124, 125. The
speare's will, why intrusted to Dr. Hall, inventor of water-closets, 135. note. His
613. Epitaph on him, 631, 632. notes.

« Orders for Household Servantes," 139,
Halls of country squires and gentlemen, in 140.

Shakspeare's age, i. 73, 74. Of the no- Harmony of the spheres, doctrine of, a fa-
bility, how illuminated, ii. 116.

vourite source of embellishment, i. 381.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, date of, ii. 391. Allusions to, by Shakspeare, 381, 382.

Analysis of the character of Hamlet, And Milton, 382.
392-398. Remarks on the agency of Harrison (Rev. William), character of his
spirits, as connected with the Ghost in “Description of England," i. 475.
this play, 399—405. On the nature of ture of rural mansions in the time of Eli-
Hamlet's lunacy, 406 --409. The intro- zabeth, 73. Delineation of country-cler-
duction of the Ghost critically consi- gymen, 90, 91. Of farmers, 99, 100.
dered, 411. Its strict consistency with And of their cottages and furniture, 10r
the superstition of the times, 412—417. --103. Of country-inns and ale-houses,
Superiority of Shakspeare's introduction 216–218. Of the fashionable mode of
of spirits over ancient and modern dra- dress in the age of Shakspeare, ii. 87-
matists, 417, 418.

Of the hospitality and style of eat-
Passages of this drama illustrated in ing and drinking in the higher classes,
this work.

Act i. scene 1., i. 352. ii. 414. Hart (Joan), Shakspeare's sister, bequest
scene 2., i. 238.

to, ii. 629.
scene 4., i. 129. ii. 412, 413. Harte (William), Shakspeare's nephew, not

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the person to whom his sonnets were ad- of the 66 World's Folly," a collection of
dressed, ii. 60.

ballads, 574—576. Bibliographical no-
Harvest-Home, festival of, how celebrated, tice of " Polimanteia,” ii. 39. note to

i. 185. Distinctions of society then abo- Account of Brokes' “ Tragicall Historie
lished, 186. The last load of corn ac- of Romeus and Juliet,” 359. and note.
companied home with music and dancing, Hayward (Sir John), character of his His-
187. Alluded to by Shakspeare, ibid. tories, i. 476.
Poetical description of, by Herricke, 188, Healths, origin of drinking, i. 128.
189. Thanksgivings offered in Scotland Helen, analysis of the character of, in
for the safe in-gathering of the harvest, All's Well that Ends Well, ii. 423-

Harvey (Gabriel), notice of, i. 457. His Hell, legendary punishments of, i. 378—

quarrel with Nash, 458. Rarity of his 381. The lower part of the stage so
works, ibid. His account of Greene's called in Shakspeare's time, ii. 214.
last days, 498. Satirical sonnet, ad- Heminge, the player, notice of, and of his
dressed by him to Greene, 499. Notice family, i. 417. Probably a countryman
of his sonnets, 687. and note g.

of Shakspeare's, ibid.
Hastings (Henry), account of, i. 86, 87. Hemp-seed, why sown on Midsummer

Eve, i. 332.
Hathaway family, account of, i. 60. Their

Their Henry IV., Parts I. and II., probable date
cottage still standing at Shottery, 61. of, ii. 379. Critical analysis of its prin-
Hathaway (Anne), the mistress of Shak- cipal characters, 380. Contrast between
speare, spurious sonnet ascribed to, i. 58.

Hotspur and Prince Henry, 380. Ana-
note. Married to Shakspeare with her lysis of the character of Falstaff, 381–
parents' consent, 62, 63. His bequest 384. And of the general construction
to her, ii. 631. Remarks thereon, 613. of the fable of these plays, 384, 385.
Her epitaph, 631. note. i. 60. note.

Illustrations of King Henry IV. Part I.
Hats, fashion of, in the age of Shakspeare,

in the present work.
ii. 102.

Act i. scene 2., i. 570.
Hatton (Sir Christopher), promoted for his Act ii. scene 3., i. 329. 556.
skill in dancing, ii. 172.

scene 4., ii. 105. 114. 131.
Haunted houses, superstitious notions con- Act iii. scene 1., i. 354. ii. 117.

cerning, in the sixteenth century, i. 320, Act iv. scene l., i. 298.

Act v. scene 3., i. 581.
Hawking, when introduced into England,

scene 4., i. 406.
i. 255. Universal among the nobility Illustrations of King Henry IV.
and gentry, 255, 256. Notice of book's

Part II.
on Hawks and Hawking, 257. and note. Act i. scene 1., i. 232.
Expense attending this pursuit, 257–

scene 2., i. 338.
259. Forbidden to the clergy, 259. note. Act ii, scene 2., i. 193.
Observations on this sport, 260—262.

scene 4., i. 308. 338. 585. i.
Poetical description of, 262, 263. Land

and water hawking, 264. A favourite Act iii. scene 2., i. 254. 562.
pursuit of the ladies, 265. Allusions to Act v. scene 1.; i. 156. 201. 554.
hawking by Shakspeare, 270, 271.

scene 2., i. 74.
Hawks, different sorts of, i. 263, 264. Pe-

scene 3., i. 585, 586.
nalties for destroying their eggs, 264. .

The epilogue,

ii. 222, 223.
Account of their training, 265—270. Henry V. Prince of Wales, character of,
Hazlewood (Mr.), character of, i. 71. note. ii. 380. Probable date of the play of,

Notice of his edition of Puttenham's 425. Analysis of the admirable charac-
“ Arte of English Poesie,” 465. His ter of the King, 426—428. Remarks on
character of that work, 466. And of the minor characters and general conduct
Wright's Essays, 511-513. Account of the play, 429.


Passages of Henry V. illustrated in the of Queen Elizabeth, ii. 89, 90. Of the

present work,

manner in which her table was served,
Act ii. scene 2., ii. 426, 427.

122, 123. And of the dress of servants,
scene 3., i. 231.

138. Character of the English nation,
scene 4., i. 175.

154. Description of an English bull-
Act iii. scene 1., ii. 428.

baiting and bear-whipping, 177.
scene 3., ii. 428.

Herbert (Mary), a minor poetess of the age
Act iv. scene 1., ii. 427.

of Shakspeare, i. 687.
scene 2., ii. 116.

Herrick, verses of, on Twelfth Night, i.
Act v. scene 1., i. 567.

133, 134. On Rock or St. Distaff's Day,
scene 2., i. 308.

135, 136. On Candlemas Eve, 139
Henry VI., Parts I., II., and III. - The 141. And on Candlemas Day, 140.
· First Part of Henry VI., usually ascribed On May Day, 156, 157. On Harvest-

to Shakspeare, spurious, ii. 292. Alter- home, 188, 189. On Christmas, 195-
ations probably made in it by him, 293. 206.
Date of these two Parts, 294, 295. Ex. Hesiod, beautiful passage of, on the minis-
quisite contrast between the characters of try of spirits, ii. 400.
Henry VI. and Richard of Gloucester, Heywood (Jasper), a minor poet of the age
296. "The spurious play fit only for an of Shakspeare, i. 687.
appendix to Shakspeare's works, 297. Heywood (Thomas), complaint of, against
Illustrations of Henry VI. Part I. act i. the critics of his day, i. 456. Notice of

, .
scene 4., ii. 259.

his Troia Britannica, a poem, 688. ii. 4-1.
Illustrations of Henry VI, Part II. Vindicates Shakspeare from the charge
Act i. scene 2., ii. 183.

of plagiarism, 44, 45. Notice of his
Act ii. scene 1., i. 389.

apology for actors, 44. Estimate of his
scene 3., i. 565.

merits as a dramatic poet, ii. 568, 569.
Act iïi. scene 1., i. 164.

Illustration of his « Woman killed with
scene 2., i. 374.

Kindness," i. 213. 269.
Act iv, scene 2., i. 406.

Higgins (John), a minor poet of the age of
Act v. scene 3., i. 583. note.

Shakspeare, i. 688, and note f. Addi-
Illustrations of Henry VI. Part III. tions made by him to the “ Mirrour for
Act i. scene 1., ii. 374.

Magistrates,” 709.
scene 2., i. 372.

Historical Writers of the age of Shak-
Act ii. scene 5., i. 423.

speare, notice of, i. 475, 476.
Act v. scene 3., i. 363.

Hobby horse, when introduced into the
scene 6., i. 354. ii. 372. note. May games, i. 166. 170. note.

Hock Cart, poem on, i. 188, 189.
scene 7., ii. 372. note.

Hock Day, or Hoke Day, origin of, i. 149.
Henry VIII.'s Latin Grammar, exclusively Amusements of this festival, ibid. De-
taught in schools, i. 26.

rivation of the term Hock, ibid. 150.
Henry VIII., probable date of the play of, Diversions of, continued at Coventry,
ji. 442-445. Remarks on its characters,

till the end of the 17th century, 150,
445, 446.

151. and note.
Illustrations of this drama in the present Holinshed's description of the earthquake of

1580, i. 52, 53. Proof that Shakspeare
Act i. scene 1., i. 289.

was conversant with his history, 56.
scene 3., ii. 99.

Character of his “ Chronicle”, 475.
Act ii. scene 3., i. 397.

Holland (Robert), a minor poet of the age
Act iv. scene 1., i. 156.

of Shakspeare, i. 688.
Act v. scene 1., ii. 169.

Holme (Randal), list of sports by, i. 246.
scene 2., i. 74.

Homer, as translated by Chapman, critical
Hentzner's (Paul), description of the dress

observations on, i. 607, 608.

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Hooding of Hawks, i. 267, 268.

scription of hunting in inclosures, 2764-
Hoppings, or country dances at wakes, 276. Stag-hunting, 278, 279. Frequently
i. 213, 214.

attended with danger, 280. Explanation
Horse, beautiful poetical description of, of hunting-terms, 278. note, 279. note.
ii. 24.

Frequently practised after dinner, 285.
Horsemanship, directions for, i, 299, 300. Huntsman, character and qualifications of,
Horse-racing, a fashionable sport in the age in the 16th century, i. 281, 282.
of Shakspeare, i. 297, 298.

Huon of Bourdeaur, allusions by Shak-
Horsley (Bishop), remarks of, on the minis- speare to the romance of, i. 564.

try of angels, i. 339, 340. ii. 399. And Hurling, a rural sport, account of, i. 305.
on the resurrection, 403.

Husbands, supposed visionary appearance
Hospitality of the English in the age of of future, on Midsummer Eve, i. 331
Elizabeth, ii. 120-122.

-333. And on All Hallow Eve, 344
Hotspur, contrast between the character of, -347. Advice to them, 513.

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.

lago, remarks on the character of, ïr. 531.
House, where Shakspeare was born, de- Illar Norner, or malignant elves of the
scribed, i. 21, 22.

Goths, ii. 308.
Household Servants, economy of, in the age Imagination, brilliant, displayed in Shak-
of Shakspeare, ii. 138-140.

speare's dramas, ii. 551.
Housewife, portrait and qualifications of a Imogen, analysis of the character of, ii. 467.

good English one, i. 110, 111. Precepts Incubus, or night-mare, poetical description
for the regulation of her conduct, 112, of, i. 348. note. Supposed influence of
113. 116. note, 117. note.

Saint Withold against, 347-349.
Howard (Lady), rude treatment of, by Indians, exhibited in England as monsters,
Queen Elizabeth, ii. 91.

i. 387.
Horvel (Mr.), marvellous cure of, by sym- Inns (country), picture of, in Shakspeare's
pathetic powder, i. 375, 376.

time, i. 216–218.
Howell (Thomas), a minor poet of the age

Inns of Court, account of a splendid masque
of Shakspeare, i. 688.

given by the gentlemen of, ii. 190.
Hubbard (William), a minor poet of the Interest, exorbitant, given for money in the
age of Shakspeare, i. 688.

age of Shakspeare, ii. 156.
Hudson (Thomas), a minor poet of the age Ireland (Mr. Samuel), his description of
of Shakspeare, i. 689.

the birth-place of Shakspeare, i. 21, 22.
Hughes (Thomas), a dramatic writer of the Anecdote of Shakspeare's toping, pre-

Elizabethan age, notice of, ii. 242, 243. served by him, 48—50.
Hughes (William), not the person to whom Isabella, remarks on the character of, in

Shakspeare's sonnets were addressed, Measure for Measure, ii. 454, 455.
ii. 60.

Italian language and literature, considera-
Hume, (Alexander), a minor poet of the tions on Shakspeare's knowledge of, i. 53,
age of Shakspeare, j. 689.

54. List of Italian grammars and dic-
Hundred Merry Tales, a popular collection tionaries, which he might have read, 57.

of Italian novels, translated in the reign Greatly encouraged in the age of Eliza-
of Elizabeth, i. 539. Alluded to by beth and James I., 451–453. Account
Shakspeare, 540.

of Italian Romances, 538–544. The
Hunnis (William), a minor poet of the age

Italian Sonnet, the parent of English
of Sbakspeare, i. 689. Specimen of his Sonnets, ii. 53.
contribution to the “ Paradise of Daintie Itinerant Stage, and players, account of,
Devises,” 714, 715.

i. 247-252.
Hunting, account of, in the time of Eliza Ivory Coffers, an article of furniture, in the

beth and James I., i. 272, 273. De- age of Shakspeare, ii. 118.

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