420. Of Arthur, 420. 422. · Of Con-

stance, 421. Exquisitely pathetic scene

of Hubert and the executioners, 422.
Jack o'Lantern, superstitious notions con Passages of this drama illustrated in
cerning, i. 399.
Probable causes of,

the present work.

Act i. scene 1., i. 566. ii. 161.
Jackson (Richard), notice of his battle of Act ii. scene 2., i. 222.
Flodden, i. 689. and note t.

Act iii. scene 1., i. 351. ii. 420.
Jaggard's editions of the “ Passionate Pil-

scene 2., ii. 421.'
grim," published without Shakspeare's Act iv. scene 1., ii. 114.
privity or consent, ii. 43. 45. Vindica-

scene 2., i. 384.
tion of the poet from the charge of im John's Eve (St.), superstitious observances
posing on the public in these editions, on, i. 328. Fires lighted then, of Pagan

origin, 328, 329. Fern seed supposed to
James I., book of sports, issued by, i. 173. be visible only on that eve, 329. Spirits

Partiality of, for hunting, 287. Excla visible, of persons who are to die in the
mation of, on quitting the Bodleian li following year, 330, 331. Visionary ap-
brary, 134. Account of his treatise on pearances of future husbands and wives
- Scottish Poesie,” 461, 462. Notice of on that eve, 332.
his Poetical Works, i. 702. and notes 1, g. Johnson (Richard), a minor poet of the
Expense in dress, encouraged by him, age of Shakspeare, i. 689.
though niggardly in his own, ii. 101, Johnson (Dr.), his unjust censure of Cym-
102. Drunken excesses of the King, beline, ii. 466.
and his courtiers, 124, 125. His philip Jones (Rev. William), sermon of, on the
pic against tobacco, 135. 137. Sketch of death of the Earl of Southampton, i. 19.
his character, 151, 152. Cruel act passed note.
by him against witchcraft, 477. His de Jonson (Ben), notice of the Latin Grammar
scription of the feats of supposed witches, of, i. 456. Critical remarks on his minor
483. 485. Wrote a letter of acknow-

poems, 631.

His account of a splendid
ledgement to Shakspeare, 595.

masque, ii. 188.' Began to write for the
James (Dr.), an eminent bibliographer, no stage in conjunction with other dramatic
tice of, i. 433, 434.

poets, 572. Enumeration of his pieces,
James (Elias), epitaph on, by Shakspeare, 573. Critical estimate of his merits as a
ii. 607. note.

dramatic poet, by Mr. Godwin, 574. By
Jaques, analysis of the character of, in As Mr. Gifford, 575, 576. Causes of Jon-
You Like It, ii. 433, 434.

son's failure in tragedy, 577. Unrivalled
Jeney (Thomas), a minor poet of the age of excellence of his masques, 578. Jonson,
Shakspeare, i. 689.

the favourite model, studied by Milton,
Jenynges (Edward), a minor poet of the age 579, 580. Repartees ascribed to Jonson
of Shakspeare, i. 689.

and Shakspeare, 593, 594. notes. The
Jerome (St.', doctrine of, concerning an story of their quarrel, disproved, 595–
gels, i. 336.

598. Verses of Jonson on Shakspeare's
Jestours, or minstrels, in the age of Eliza engraved portrait, 623.

beth, account of, i. 5564560. Deemed Passages of Ben Jonson's works illus-
rogues and vagabonds by act of parlia-

trated or explained.
ment, 561.

Bartholomew Fayre, i. 173. 252.
Jewels, fashions of, in the age of Shak Christmas, a masque, i. 130. 203.

Cynthia's Revells, Act i. sc. 2., i. 75.
Job, beautiful passage from, on the agency

Act ii. sc. 5., ji. 120.
and ministry of spirits, ii. 400.

Devil is an Ass, ii. 126.
John (King), probable date of, ii. 419. Its Entertainment of the Queen and Prince

general character, ibid. Analysis of the at Althorpe, i. 172.
particular characters of Faulconbridge, Epigrammes, i. 130. ii. 186.

speare, ii. 103.

Illustrations of Ben Jonson's works con Kings, supposed omens of the death or fall tinued.

of, i. 353, 354. Every Man in his Humour, Act i. sc. 1., King's Evil, supposed to be cured by royal i. 82, 256, 308.

touch, i. 370, 371. Every Man out of his Humour, Act v. Kirk (Mr.), notice of his “ Nature, &c. of sc. 10., i. 441.

fairies,” ii. 314. and note. Extracts from Actii. sc. 3., ii. 156.

it, relative to the fairy superstitions of Masque of Queens, i. 179.

Scotland, 315, 316. 322. 324. New Inn, i. 329.

Kirke White (Henry), poetical description Poetaster, i. 250.

of a Winter's Evening Conversation, Sad Shepherd, i. 281.

i. 322. Staple of Newes, i. 96. 508, 509.

Kiss, beautiful sonnet on one, ii. 54, 55. Sejanus, i. 366.

Knell (Thomas), a minor poet of the age of Silent Woman, ii. 126.

Shakspeare, i. 690. Tale of a Tub, i. 229.

Knights, tonrnaments of, in the 16th century, Julia, remarks on the character of, in the i. 553. Their vows how made, 554.

Two Gentlemen of Verona, ii. 368, 369. Tilting at the ring, 555. Julio Romano, Shakspeare's eulogium on, Knights of Prince Arthur's Round Table, a ii. 617.

society of archers, account of, ii. 178– Julius Cæsar, date of, ii. 491. Remarks on 180.

the character of Cæsar, 191. And of Knives, when introduced into England, ii. Brutus, 492. General conduct of this 126. drama, 492.

Knolles's History of the Turks, character of, Passages of this drama illustrated in

i. 476. the present work.

Kyd (Thomas), a dramatic writer, in the Act ii. scene 2., i. 352.

reign of Elizabeth, notice of, i. 243, Act v. scene 2., i. 230.

244. scene 3., i. 230.

Kyffin (Maurice), a minor poet of the age scene 5., ii. 492.

of Shakspeare, i. 690. Justices of the peace, venality of, in the time of Elizabeth, ii. 166.



Ladies, dress of, in the time of Queen
Elizabeth, ii. 92-100.

Their accomKelly, the magical associate of Dr. Dee, ac plishments, 153. Manually corrected

count of, ii. 512, 513. His death, 513. their servants, ibid. And character, 514, and note.

Lake Wakes, derivation of, i. 234. DeKellye (Edmund), a minor poet of the age scription of, 235, 236. Vestiges of, in of Shakspeare, i. 689.

the North of England, 237. Kempe (William), a minor poet of the age Lamb Ale, account of, i. 181. Poetical deof Shakspeare, i. 689.

cription of, by Tusser, ibid. By DrayKendal (Timothy), a minor poet of the age ton, ibid. Allusions to it by Shakspeare, of Shakspeare, i. 690, and note.

183-185. Kenelworth Castle, visit of Queen Elizabeth Lambarde's “ Archaionomia,” critical noto, i. 37.

Account of her magnificent tice of, i. 480. reception there, 38, 39. ii. 195–197. Lane (John), a poet of the Elizabethan age, Quaint description of the castle and critical notice of, i. 673. grounds, i. 40-12, notes. Observation Laneham's description of Kenelworth castle of Bishop Hurd on, ii. 200.

and grounds, i. 40–42. notes. Cited, King and Queen, origin of chusing, on 371. Description of the shews exhibited

Twelfth Night, i. 127. Still retained, 134, to Queen Elizabeth, 518, 519. ii, 195, note. Anciently chosen at sheep-shear 196. Account of his made of spending ing, 184, note.

his time, 198, 199.

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Latin literature, promoted in the age


romances, 518, 519, 520. And of Dr. Elizabeth, by the labours of Ascham and Dee's library of magical and other books, others, i. 454, 455. List of Latin writers ii. 511, 512. notes. translated into English in the time of Lights, burning blue, a supposed indication Shakspeare, 483.

of the presence of spirits, i. 358. Lavaterus, remarks of, on the absurdity of Lilly (John), notice of his “ Euphues," a

terrifying children, i. 317, 318. On the romance, i. 441, 442. Encomiums on it, ministry of angels, 336, 337. On corpse 442. Estimate of its real character, 443. candles, 358. And sudden noises, as His style corrupted the English language, forerunners of death, 361.

ibid. Satirised by Shakspeare, 445, 416. Law terms, collection of, found in Shak Character of his dramatic pieces, ii. 240 speare's plays, 43, 44. notes.

-242. Lear (King), probable date of, ii. 457 – Lilye, a dextrous repairer of old books, 459. And

sources, 459. Observations i. 433. on the general conduct of the play, 460, Linche (Richard), a minor poet of the age 461. Analysis of the character of Lear, of Shakspeare, i. 691. Specimen of his 461–463. Of Edgar, 462. 464. And verses, ibid. note. of Cordelia, 465.

Lisle (William), a minor poet of the age

of Passages of this drama illustrated in the

Shakspeare, i. 691. present work.

Literature (polite), outline of, during the Act i. scene 2., i. 384.

age of Shakspeare, i. 428. Encouraged scene 5., ii. 462.

by Queen Elizabeth, 428-432. InfiuAct ii. scene 4., ii. 462.

ence of her example, 433--437. State Act iii. scene 1., ii. 464.

of philological or grammatical literature, scene 2., ii. 464.

439. Innovations in the English lanscene 4., i. 347. 566. 588. ii.

guage by Lilly, 442—445. Improve. 463, 464.

ments in the language, by the great scene 6., i. 588, 589.

writers in the reigns of Elizabeth and Act iv. scene 3., i. 592.

James, 446–448. Classical literature scene 6., i. 308.

greatly encouraged, 449. 453—455. scene 7., ii. 465, 466.

Modern languages then cultivated, 451, Leet Ale, account of, i. 176.

452. State of criticism, 456–460. Of Legge (Thomas), a dramatic writer in the history, 475. Voyages and travels, 477—

Elizabethan age, character of, ii. 251, 479. Topography and antiquities, 479— Leicester (Robert Dudley, Earl of), his 481. Biography, 481, 482. Transla

magnificent reception of Queen Eliza tions of classical authors extant in this beth, i. 37-39. ii. 195— 199.

period, 483. Natural history, 484, 485. Leighton (Sir William), a minor poet of the Miscellaneous literature: - of the wits of age of Shakspeare, i. 691.

that age, 485—499. Of the Puritans, Lever (Christopher), a minor poet of the 500 - 502. Sober writers, 503-507. age of Shakspeare, i. 691.

Origin of newspapers, 508. Writers of Lexicographers, but little rewarded, i. 27. characters, 509–511. Essayists, 511note.

514. Writers of facetiæ, 515-517. Leyden (Dr.), beautiful poetical allusions of, State of romantic literature, 518-593.

to Scottish traditions concerning fairies, Of poetry in general, 461-474. 594ii. 320, 321. 323.

Fine apostrophe to 675. Table of miscellaneous minor poets Mr. Scott, 321. note.

during the age of Shakspeare, 676—707. Lhuyd (Humphry), notice of his topogra Collections of poetry and poetical miscelphical labours, i. 479, 480.

lanies, 708—731. State of literature in Libel of Shakspeare on Sir Thomas Lucy, the Elizabethan age highly favourable to i. 405, 406.

the culture of poetic genius, 596. Library, hints for the best situation of, i. Literature (juvenile), state of, during Shak

437. Notice of Captain Cox's library of speare's youth, i. 25--28.

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Lithgow (William), critical notice of his Lovelocks worn by gentlemen in the age of
« Travels," i. 478.

Shakspeare, ii. 103.
Littlecote House, description of, and of its Lover's Complaint," a minor poem of
ancient furniture, i. 77–79.

Shakspeare, critical analysis of, 'ij. 82—
Little John, the companion of Robin Hood, 84.
account of, i. 163.

Love's Labour's Lost, date of this drama of
Lloyd (Lodowick), a minor poet of the age Shakspeare's, ii. 289. Proofs that it is
of Shakspeare, i. 691.

one of Shakspeare's earliest compositions,
Lobeira (Vasco), the author of “ Amadis of 290, 291. The first edition of it lost,

Gaul," i. 545. Popularity of his romance, 290. Critical remarks on it, 291, 292.
545, 546.

Passages of this drama illustrated in the
Lodge (Dr. Thomas), a miscellaneous and

present work.
dramatic writer, account of, i. 503. His Act i. scene 2., ii. 186.
principal works, ibid. Defects in his Act iii, scene I., i. 171. 580. ji. 173.
literary character, ibid. 504. Remarks of,

on the quarrelsome temper of Nash, 459, Act iv. scene I., i. 580. ii. 182.
460. Remarks on his poetry, 632–635.

scene 2., i. 27. note. 445, 446.
Character of his dramatic productions, Act v.

scene 1., i. 96. 308.
ii. 249.

scene 2., i. 105. 130.515.556,
Loff (Mr. Capel), opinion of, on the sources

ii. 171.
of Shakspeare's wisdom, i. 32. note. On Lucrece, beautiful picture of, ij. 36, 37. See
the extent of his knowledge of Italian Rape of Lucrece.
literature, 54. note. Notice of his edition Lucy (Sir Thomas), biographical notice of,

of Shakspeare's “ Aphorisms,” 517. i. 402. His deer stolen by Shakspeare,
Lok (Henry), a minor poet of the age of 403. Whom he reprimands and exposes,

Shakspeare, i. 691, 692, and note t. 404. Is libelled by Shakspeare, 404–
London, when first resorted to by country 407. Prosecutes him, 407, 408. Ridi-

gentlemen, i. 85, 86. Dress of the inha culous portrait of Sir Thomas, 409.
bitants of the metropolis, ii. 87–111. Luders (Mr.), notice of his essay on the cha-
Their houses, how furnished, 111-120. racter of Henry V., ii. 381,
Food and drinking, 120-137. Ser Luigi da Porta, the Giuletta of, the source
vants, 138-142. Miscellaneous house of Shakspeare's Romeo and Juliet, ii. 360
hold arrangements, 143—145. Pecu-

liarities in their manners,

145-162. Lunacy (latent), philosophical and medical
Police of London during the age of Shak remarks on, ii. 406, 107. Application
speare, 162-167. Their manners, 153. of them to the character of Hamlet, 407,
Credulity and superstition, 154. Curi 408.
osity for seeing strange sights, 155. Pas- Lupton (Thomas), a dramatic writer in the
sion for travelling, 156. Love of gaming, time of Elizabeth, notice of, ii. 237.
157. Duelling, 158. Love of quarrel- Luring of Hawks, i. 266, 267. note.
ling, ibid. 159. Lying, 159. Gossip-
ping, ibid.
Swearing, 160. Compli-

mentary language, 160, 161. Ceremo-
nies of inaugurating the Lord Mayor, Mab, queen of the fairies, exquisite picture
162—164. Regulation of the police of of, ii. 341, 342.
the city, 164–166. Diversions of the Macbeth, date of, ii. 469. Analysis of the
court and city, 168—200. Account of character of Macbeth, 469-471. Re-
a splendid masque given by the citizens, marks on the management of the fable,
189, 190.

471. Its striking affinity to the tragedy of
Lord Mayor, ceremony of inaugurating Æschylus, 472–474. Critical remarks
described, ii. 162–164.

on the supernatural machinery of this
Lovell (Thomas), a minor poet of the age of play, 474. Account of the popular su-
Shakspeare, i. 692,

perstitions concerning witchcraft, current

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in Shakspeare's time, 475–486. In of Romeo and Juliet, 357, 358. Of the
stances of his admirable adaptation of Taming of the Shrew, 364. Of Rich-
them to dramatic representation in Mac-

ard III. 370. Of Henry IV. Parts I.
beth, 487, 488.

and II., 379. Of Hamlet, 391. Of
Passages of this drama, illustrated in the

King John, 419. Of All's Well That
present work.

Ends Well, 422, 423. On the date of
Act i. scene 3., ii. 299. 488.

Troilus and Cressida, 438. Of Henry
scene 7., i. 129.

VIII. 442-445. Of Timon of Athens,
Act ii. scene l., i. 82.

446, 447. Of Measure for Measure,
scene 2., ii. 470.

452. Of King Lear, 457–459. Of The
scene 3., i. 354.

Tempest, 500—503. Of Othello, 527,
Act iji. scene 1., i. 388.

528. Of Twelfth Night, 535. Stric-
scene 5., i. 386.

tures on his splenetic censure of Ben
Act iv. scene 3., i. 371.

Jonson, 578. note. Remarks of, on the
Machin (Lewis), “ The Dumb Kinhgt” of, epitaphs ascribed to Shakspeare, 607. and
illustrated, ii. 31. note.

note. Character and expression of the
Madmen, in Shakspeare's plays, remarks on, poet's bust injured through his interfe-
i. 587. Characteristic madness of Edgar,

rence, 621.

His illustrations of Shak-
in the play of Lear, 588. Affecting mad speare cited, passim.
ness of Ophelia in Hamlet, 589—591. Malory (Sir Thomas), account of his trans-
Contrast between the madness of Lear lation of the romance of « La Morte
and Ophelia, ii. 396. The madness of D’Arthur,” i. 524.

Edgar and Lear considered, 462–164. Mandrake, fable concerning, i. 374.
Madrigals, collections of, in the time of Manners of the metropolis during the age
Shakspeare, i. 730–733.

of Shakspeare, ii. 149. Influence of Eli-
Magic, state of the art of, in the time of zabeth and James I. upon them, 153,

Queen Elizabeth, ii. 509, 510. Notice 154. Credulity and superstition, 154.
of eminent magicians at that time, 511 Love of strange sights, 155. Passion for
514. Different classes of magicians, 515. travelling, 156. Love of Gaming, 157.
Prospero, one of the higher class, ibid. Duelling and quarrelling, 158, 159. Ly-
Description of his dress and spells, 515— ing and gossipping, 159, 160. Compli-
517. Mode of conjuring up the spirits mentary language, 160-162.
of the dead, 518—520. Different orders

Different orders Manning of hawks, i. 266, 267. note.
of spirits under magical power, 521–52. Manningtree, celebrated for its fairs and
Maid Marian, origin of, i. 161. One of stage plays, i. 251.

Robin Hood's associates in the May- Mansions of country squires and gentlemen,
games, ibid. 162.

in Shukspeare's age, description of, i. 72
Malone (Mr.), opinion of, on the authen -74.

ticity of John Shakspeare's will, i. 15. Mantuanus, Eclogues of, probably one of
On the probability of William Shak Shakspeare's school books, i. 27. note.
speare's being placed with an attorney, Quoted and praised by him, ibid. Trans-
43-45. His conjecture as to the per lations of them noticed, 28. note.
son to whom Shakspeare's sonnets were Marbeck (John), a minor poet of the age

addressed, ii. 61. Refuted, 62-73. Shakspeare, i. 692.
Strictures on his inadequate defence of Marlow (Christopher), character of, asa poet,
Shakspeare's sonnets, against Mr. Stee i. 635,636. And as a dramatic writer, with
vens's censure, 74, 75. Conjecture of, as specimens, ii. 245-248. His wretched
to the amount of Shakspeare's income, death, 249, and note. His “ Passionate
225, Ascribes Pericles to hin, 265. Shepherd,” cited by Shakspeare, i. 578.
His opinion on the date of Love's La Marston (John), biographical notice of, i.
bour's Lost, 289. On the spuriousness 636. Character of his satires, 637. Es-
of Henry VI. Part I., 293. His able timate of his merits as a dramatic poet,
diserimination of genuine from the spuri ii. 567, 568. His “ Scourge of Villa-
ouis passages, 295. On the probable date nie," cited and illustrated, ii. 160.

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