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Biographical Essays

By De Quincey, Thomas

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Title: Biographical Essays  
Author: De Quincey, Thomas
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: SHAKSPEARE. [Endnote: 1] William Shakspeare, the protagonist on the great arena of modern poetry, and the glory of the human intellect, was born at Stratford?upon?Avon, in the county of Warwick, in the year 1564, and upon some day, not precisely ascertained, in the month of April. It is certain that he was baptized on the 25th; and from that fact, combined with some shadow of a tradition, Malone has inferred that he was born on the 23d. There is doubtless, on the one hand, no absolute necessity deducible from law or custom, as either operated in those times, which obliges us to adopt such a conclusion; for children might be baptized, and were baptized, at various distances from their birth: yet, on the other hand, the 23d is as likely to have been the day as any other; and more likely than any earlier day, upon two arguments. First, because there was probably a tradition floating in the seventeenth century, that Shakspeare died upon his birthday: now it is beyond a doubt that he died upon the 23d of April.

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Table of Contents: Biographical Essays, 1 -- Thomas de Quincey, 1 -- SHAKSPEARE, 1 -- NOTES, 30 -- POPE, 36 -- NOTES, 56 -- CHARLES LAMB, 60 -- NOTES, 80 -- GOETHE, 81 -- SCHILLER, 93

 

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