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Dramatic Poetry, sketch of, from the birth of, i. 617. His merits as a poet, consi
of Shakspeare to the period of his com dered, 618.
speare, ii. 158. ton, 229.
Account of eminent dramatic Dunlop (Mr.), opinion of on the source of
cosmography,” i. 511.
His portrait of Drant (Thomas), a minor poet of the age an upstart country squire or knight, i. 84. of Shakspeare, i. 681.
Of a country fellow, or clown, 120-122. Drayton (Michael), notice of, i. 615. Cri- Earthquake of 1580, alluded to by Shaktical remarks on his historical poetry,
speare, i. 52.
Account of, ibid. 53. 615, 616. On his topographical, episto- Easter-tide, festival of, i. 146. Early rising lary, and pastoral poems, 616, 617. And on Easter Sunday, ibid. Amusements, on his miscellaneous poetry, 617.
ibid. Handball, 147, 148. Presenting tical description by him of the dress, &c. of eggs, 148. of young women, i. 83, 84. Of Robin Edgar, remarks on the assumed madness Hood, 159. Of Tom the Piper, 164. of, i. 588. Contrast between his insaSheep-shearing, 182. Of the carbuncle, nity and the madness of Lear, ii. 462. 397. Encomium on Lilly's Euphues, 464. 442. Commendatory verses by, on Education, state of, during Shakspeare's Shakspeare's Rape of Lucrece, ii. 39. youth, i. 25-28. His tragedies, totally lost, 571. Charac- Edwardes (C.), a minor poet of the age of ter of his Sonnets, ii. 56.
Shakspeare, i. 681. Dreams, considered as prognostics of good Edward (Richard), specimen of the poetior evil, i. 354, 355.
cal talents of, i. 713, 714. Character of Dress of country gentlemen, in Shakspeare's his dramatic compositions, ii. 231, 232.
time, i. 82, 83. Of farmers or yeomen, Eggs, custom of giving, at Easter, i. 148. 110. Wedding dress of a rustic, 229. Elderton (William), a minor poet of the Proper for anglers, 293. note. Of the
age of Shakspeare, i. 681. inhabitants of London, during the age of Elizabeth (Queen), school books commandShakspeare, ii. 87-89. Of Queen Eliza *ed by, to be used, i. 26. Visit of, to the beth, 89, 91. Of the ladies of that time, Earl of Leicester, at Kenelworth Castle, 91, 92, 100. Of the gentlemen, 87, 88,
37, 38, 39. ii. 191-199. Account of 89. 101-109. . Of the citizen, 110, 111. presents made to her on New-Year's Of servants, 138.
Day, i. 125, 126. Magnificent recepDrinking of healths, origin of, i. 127, 128. tion of her, at Norwich, 192. note. Her Drummond (William), biographical notice wisdom in establishing the Flemings in
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this country, 192. note. A keen hunt
speare, 445, 446. The English lanress, 285, 286. Touched persons for the guage improved by Sir Walter Raleigh evil, 371. Cultivated bibliography, 428. and his contemporaries, 446, 447. ReThe ladies of her court skilled in Greek marks on the prose writers of the reign of equally with herself, 429. Classical lite James I., 447, 418. Notice of Mulcaster's rature encouraged at her court, ibid. 431, labours for improving it, 455. And of 432. Notice of her Prayer-book, 432. Bullokar's, ibid. 456. Influence of her example, 433. Notice English Mercury, the first newspaper ever of her works, 451. Deeply skilled in
published, i. 508. Specimen of, ibid. Italian literature, ibid. Notice of her English nation, character of, ii. 154. poetical pieces, 704. note. Proof that
" Epicedium," a funeral song on the death of Shakspeare's Sonnets
Lady Branch, ii. 38. note. Extract from, could not be addressed to her, ii. 61. 73. in commendation of Shakspeare's Rape note. Instances of her vanity and love of Lucrece, 39. note. of dress, 90, 91. Description of her Epilogue, concluded with prayer in the dress, 89, 90. Amount of her wardrobe, time of Shakspeare, ii. 222, 223. 91, 92. Silk stockings first worn by her, Epitaph on Shakspeare, in Stratford shurch, 98. Costly New-Year's gifts made to ii. 619. her, 99. Furniture of her palaces, 11), Epitaphs by Shakspeare:-a satirical one on 112. Description of the mode in which Mr. Combe, ii. 605. On Sir Thomas her table was served, 122, 123. Her Stanley, 607. . And on Elias James, character as a sovereign, 145, 146. Her 607. note. industry, 146. Instances of her vanity Erskine (Mr.) exquisite poetical allusions and coquetry, 147. Affectation of youth, of, to fairy mythology, ii. 327, 328. 148. Artfulness, 149. Extreme jea
336. lousy, 150. Ill treatment of her cour Espousals, ceremony of, i. 220—223. tiers, 150, 151. Excelled in dancing, Essays, critical account of the writers of, in 172. Delighted with bear-baiting, 176. the age of Elizabeth, i. 511-517. Account of her progresses, 193–199. Evans (Lewes and William), minor poets Passionately fond of dramatic perform of the age of Shakspeare, i. 682. ances, 202. 205. Ordered Shakspeare's Evergreens, why carried at funerals, i. “ As You Like It,” 435. And bestowed 239. many marks of her favour upon him, Evil spirits, supposed to be driven away by 590.
the sound of the passing-bell, i. 232, Elfland or Fairy Land, description of, 233.
ii. 318, 319. Elves or fairies of the Scandinavians, ii. 308,
F Account of the Bright Elves, or benevolent fairies, 308, 309. of the Swart Facetiæ, notice of writers of, during the Elves, or malignant fairies, 309, 310. age of Shakspeare, i.515-517.
And of the Scottish Elves, 314-336. “ Faerie Queene” of Spenser, critical reElviden (Edmond), a minor poet of the age
marks on, i. 646-649. of Shakspeare, i. 681.
Fairefax (Edward), biographical notice of, “ England's Helicon,” a collection of poems,
i. 619. Examination of his version of critical notice of, i. 721-723.
Tasso, ibid. His original poetry lost, English Language but little cultivated prior 620.
to the time of Ascham, i. 439. 'Im- Fairies, superstitious traditions concerning, proved by the labours of Wilson, 440. i. 320. Their supposed influence on Corrupted by Lilly, in the reign of Eli All-Hallow-Eve, 333. Supposed to zabeth, 441. And by the interlarding
haunt fountains and wells, 392. Critical of Latin quotations in that of James I., account of the fairy mythology of Shak442. This affectation satyrised by Sir
speare, ii. 302.
Oriental fairies, 302, Philip Sidney, 444, 445. And by Shak 303. The knowledge of the oriental
fairy mythology introduced from the Ita And in the Merry Wives of Windsor,
315. Lowland fairies, 316. Al- Farmers, character of, in the time of Ed-
by Chaucer, ward VI., i. 100, 101. In Queen Eliza-
niture and household accommodations,
Fairies in Scotland 101. 103. Their ordinary diet, 103—
Chil wife, 111, 112. Occupations, &c. of their
Fenner (Dudley), a minor poet of the age
Fenton's (Geffray), account of his “ Certain
His tion of Italian novels, i. 542.
Fern-seed, supposed to be visible on Mid-
i. 255. Universal among the nobility “ Ferrex and Porrex,” the first regular tra-
favourite diversion of the ladies, 265. merits of Massinger as a dramatic poet
count of their training, 266-271. Festivals, account of those observed in Shak-
troduced in Shakspeare's plays of Henry 123–126. Twelfth Day, 127-134.
136-138. Candlemas Day, 138-140. Shakspeare, i. 445. Appointed reader
219229. in Wales still decorated with flowers, 242
given to Queen Elizabeth, i. 37–39. i. 587. ii. 550. Description of their ap-
or monkies kept as companions for them,
origin, i. 328, 329; and on All-Hallow. Ford, merits of, as a dramatic poet, consi-
dered, ii. 563, 564.
Fortescue's (Thomas), “ Forest of Histo-
century, i. 289. Account of books on notice of, i, 543.
Forintains and wells, why superstitiously
grimages made to them, 393.
agricultural treatises, i. 115. note. His tury, i. 287–289.
of, i. 482.
account of, i. 504. Character of his dian Rhetoricke," i. 464. List of his
poetical works, 682, 683.
of Shakspeare, i. 683.
of, when acquired, i. 53, 54. Proofs
tical observations on his “ Purple Island,” 55, 56. List of French grammars which
623.; and on his “Piscatory Eclogues,” ib. he might have read, 57.
plays extant under his name, ii. 557. notice of, i. 579, 580. Quoted by Shak-
deer-stealing, i. 402, 403.
i. 29.; and of Dr. Dee, and his asssistant
Fullwell (Ulpian), aminor poet of the age ployments and dress of their daughters, of Shakspeare, i. 683.
83, 84. Character of country gentleFuneral ceremonies described, i. 232-237. men towards the commencement of the
Entertainments given on those occasions, 17th century, 84, 85. When they be238.
gan to desert their halls for the metroFurniture, splendid, of Queen Elizabeth's polis, 85. Portraits of, in the close of
palaces, ii. 111, 112. Of the inhabitants the 17th, and at the beginning of the of London, 112-120. Of the halls of 18th century, 86, 87. notes. Dress of country gentlemen, i. 77-79.
gentlemen in the metropolis, ii. 87, 88, Fuseli's picture of the night-mare, descrip 89. 101-109. tion of, i. 348. note.
Gerbelius (Nicholas), rapturous declamation
of, on the restoration of some Greek auG
thors, i. 435.
Gerguntum, a fabulous Briton, notice of, Gale (Dunstan), a minor poet of the age of i. 192. note. Shakspeare, i. 683.
Germans, fairy mythology of, ii. 312. Gamage (William), a minor poet of the age Gesta Romanorum, a popular romance in of Shakspeare, i. 684, and note. +
Shakspeare's time, i. 534. Different Games (Cotswold), account of, i. 252-254. translations of the continental Gesta, ibid. Gaming, prevalence of, in the age of Shak 535. Critical account of the English speare, ij. 157, 158.
Gesta, 535, 536. ï. 386. Notice of its " Gammer Gurton's Needle,” illustration of, different editions, i. 537, 538. Long
i. 106. The earliest comedy ever written continuance of its popularity, 538. or performed in England, ii. 227. Cri- Ghosts, superstitious notions concerning, tical remarks on, 233.
prevalent in the age of Shakspeare, i. Garlands, anciently used at funerals, and 318, 319.
Remarks on the supposed buried with the deceased, i, 240—242. agency of ghosts, as received at that Garnier's Henriade probably seen by Shak time, ii. 399_405. Considerations on speare, i. 54, 55.
the introduction of the ghost in Hamlet, Garter (Barnard), a minor poet of the age and its strict consonance to the popular of Shakspeare, i. 684.
superstitions shewn, 411–417. Its supeGarter (Thomas), a dramatic poet in the riority over all other ghostly representa
reign of Elizabeth, character of, ii. 235. tions, ancient or modern, 417, 418. Gascoigne (George), notice of the “Posies” Gifford (Humphrey), a minor poet of the
of, i. 461. Biographical sketch of, 623, age of Shakspeare, i. 684. 624. Remarks on his poetry, 624, 625. Gifford (Mr.), conjecture of, on the date of Character of, as a dramatic poet, ii. 233, Shakspeare's Henry VIII. ii. 442, 443. 234.
Observations on the excellent plan of his Gastrell (Rev. Francis), purchases Shak notes on Massinger, 561. note. His esti
speare's house at Stratford, ii. 584. mate of the merits of Ben Jonson, as a note. Cuts down his mulberry tree, dramatic poet, 575, 576. Vindicates Jonibid. And destroys the house itself, 585. son from the cavils of Mr. Malone, 578. note.
note. Gay's Trivia, quotation from, on the influ Gilchrist (Mr.) on the character of Putten
ence of particular days, i. 323. note. ham's “ Arte of English Poesie,” i. 466.
Poetical description of spells, 332. Gleek, a fashionable game at cards, notice Genius of Shakspeare's drama considered, of, ii. 170. ii. 536–541.
Glen Banchar, anecdote of a peasant of, i. Gentlemen, different sorts of, in the age of 233, 234.
Shakspeare, i. 69. Their virtues and Globe Theatre, license to Shakspeare for, vices, ibid. 70. Description of the man ii. 207, 208. Account of it, 208, 209 sion houses of country gentlemen, 72 Description of its interior, 210-214. 74, Their usual fare, 79, 80-$2. Em- Gloves, costly, presented to Elizabeth, ii, 99.