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Edmund Spenser, and its allusion to

Shakespeare in 1594, 105
Combe, John, Shakespeare's supposed

epitaph upon, 171
Combe, William and John, Shake-

speare's purchase of 107 acres of

land from, 171
“ Comedy of Errors" quoted respect-

ing a jealous wife, 67
Confession of Faith by John Shake-

speare, its want of authenticity, 112
Confirmation and Exemplification of

arms to the Shakespeares, 53. 55
Cooke, Clarencieux from 1566 to 1592,

and his grants of arms, 52
Cooke, James, his translation of Dr.

Hall's medical work, 216
Cunningham, Mr. P., his Handbook of

London regarding the Mermaid, 227
Curtain and Theatre in Shoreditch or-

dered to be pulled down, 137

Drayton, Michael, and Henry Willoby,
their mention of Shakespeare's “ Lu-

in 1594, 90; a Warwickshire
man, 95. 217; his relinquishment of
dramatic poetry, 173; cured of a

tertian ague by Dr. Hall, 217
Droeshout, Martin, his engraving of

Shakespeare in the folio of 1623,

and its resemblance, 223
Drummond of Hawthornden, his speech

for a lion, 151
Dutton, Lawrence, one of the leaders

of the Queen's Players in 1592, 99
Dyce, the Rev. Alexander, his incorrect

edition of “ Salmacis and Herma-
phroditus,” 89

Daborne, Robert, his patent, with

Shakespeare, Field, and Kirkham,
for the Children of the Queen's

Revels, 197, 198
Daniel, Samuel, his appointment con-

nected with the Children of the

Queen's Revels, 173
Davies, Rev. R., his additions to Ful-

man's MSS. regarding the deer-
stealing question, 69; his statement
that Shakespeare died a Roman

Catholic, 216
Day, John, his “Humour out of

Breath," 1608, 134
Dearth of corn in England in 1596

and 1597, 130
Declaration of good conduct from the

Players at Blackfriars in 1589, 82
Deer-stealing, whether Shakespeare

were guilty of it, 68; a common

and venial offence, 71
Dethick, Sir William, called to account

for granting arms, especially to John

Shakespeare, 54
Dorset, the Earl of, and Aurelian

Townshend's daughter, 72
Dramatic Authors, when also usually

Actors, 87

“Eastward Ho!” a comedy, the Au-

thors of it imprisoned, 179
Egerton Papers," published by the

Camden Society in 1840, 73
Egerton, Sir Thomas, present to, of a

buck by Sir Thomas Lucy, 73; en.

tertains Q. Elizabeth in 1602, 157
Elizabeth, Queen, and the passage in

“ Midsummer Night's Dream,” 78;
her various companies of Players,
75; ber public and personal patron-
age of the stage, 157 ; her death,

and ballad upon it, 159
Ellesmere, Baron, Lord Chancellor,

and the Players in Blackfriars, 189
Ellesmere, the Earl of, his Translation

of Von Raumer, 178
“ Encomion of Lady Pecunia," by

Richard Barnfield, the two editions
in 1598 and 1605, 143
'England's Mourning Garment,”1603,

by Henry Chettle, 105
English Actors, royal rewards to, in

Scotland, 164
Essex, Earl of, his rebellion, 153;

letter of Sir R. Cecill and others,
introducing two headsmen, 155; bis

trial and execution, 153
Essex, Lady (widow of Walter Deve-

reux), her Players, 75
“Every Man in his Humour,” by Ben

Jonson, where first acted, 133

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ib.; his attack upon Shakespeare,
under the name of Shake-scene,"
102; quoted on the value of a thea-

trical wardrobe in 1592, 190
Greene, Thomas, a popular comedian,

77; a reconciled Roman Catholic in
1592, 110; “ Tu Quoque,” a co-
medy in which Thomas Greene acted

with great success, 77
Greene, Thomas, solicitor and cousin

to Shakespeare, his letter regarding

him, 210, 211
Gunpowder plot of 1605, John Mars-

ton's letter regarding, 179

66

Hall, Dr. John, married to W. Shake-

speare's daughter Susanna, 184; at-
tended his father-in-law in his last
illness, 216; his “Select Observa-
tions on English Bodies,” translated
by James Cooke, ib.; inscription

commemorating him, 219
Hall, Edmund and Emma, sale by, to

John Shakespeare in 1574, of two

freehold houses in Henley Street, 56
Hall, Elizabeth, born in 1607-8, 206

Hamlet,” the old play of, mentioned
by Thomas Nash in 1587, 61; the
Ghost in, performed by Shakespeare,
85 ; the earliest editions of, in 1603

Falstaff, originally called Oldcastle, 153
Field, Henry, of Stratford, tanner, in-

ventory of his goods in 1592, 112
Field, Richard, the printer, his origin

and history, 113
Fletcher, Bishop, the father of the

dramatist, his objectionable marriage

with Lady Baker, 169
Fletcher, Laurence, the actor, made

free of Aberdeen, 164; the first name
in the Patent of James I. in 1603,
168: or Lazarus, his interest in the

Blackfriars Theatre, 190
Florio, John, the Earl of Southamp-

ton's bounty to, 116
Fluellen, Bardolph, and Audrey, names

in Stratford, 109
Fortune Theatre in Cripplegate, the

building and opening of, 149; re-
moval of Henslowe and Alleyn to,
148; and Globe, dramatic perform.
ances limited to, 150; pulled down

in 1649, 208
Free-school of Stratford-upon-Avon,

and its masters, during the youth of
Shakespeare, 59

Gascoigne, George, his “ Princely Plea-

sures of Kenilworth," 1576, 78
Gentle, an epithet especially applied to

Shakespeare, 106. 226
“ Ghost of Richard III.," a poem by

Christopher Brooke, 212
Globe Theatre, the building of, 116 ;

and Fortune, dramatic representa-
tions limited to, 150; opening of in
1594, 118. 121; and Rose Theatres
allowed to be kept open, 139; the
burning and rebuilding of the Globe
in 1613, 118. 207; what became of
Shakespeare's property in it, 202;

pulled down in 1644, 208
Gowry's Conspiracy, a play upon, for-

bidden, 175
Greene, Robert, George Peele, and

Christopher Marlowe, their claims

to Spenser's Eulogy in 1591, 97
Greene, Robert, his “Groatsworth of

Wit,” 1592, published by Henry
Chettle, 101 ; his death in 1592,

and 1604, 183
Hall, Mrs. Susanna, the inscription

upon her, 219
Hallam, Henry, quoted on the surpass-

ing merits and character of Shake-

speare, 229, 230
Hart, Charles, the actor, whether he

came from Stratford, 206
Hart, William, an infant, born and

baptized in 1600, 205
Hathaway, Anne, reasons for her speedy

marriage with Shakespeare, 63; not
beautiful, 65; from whence she came,

probably from Shottery, 67
Hathaway, Richard, the father of Anne,

his residence, 67; a Dramatist of

that name, ib.
Heminge, John, a party with Shake-
speare

to a deed in 1613, 204
Henley Street, William Shakespeare

66

probably born in, 48; two freehold
houses in, bought by John Shake-

speare in 1574, 56
Henry VII. did not reward the ances.

tors of John Shakespeare, 39
Henry VIII.” or “ All is True,” the
name of the play when the Globe

Theatre was burnt down, 208
Henslowe and Alleyn, their removal

from the Rose Theatre to the For-

tune, in Cripplegate, 148
Henslowe, Philip, his Diary quoted

respecting W. Kempe, 100; re-
specting Ben Jonson's “Every Man
in his Humour," 133; Church.

warden, and rated to the poor, 187
Heywood, Thomas, his Apology for

Actors, 1612, 82; his “Rape of
Lucrece," 1608, perhaps the worst
printed play in English, 142; trans-
lations by him from Ovid imputed

to Shakespeare, 144
“ Horseload of Fools,” Richard Tarl-

ton's Jig of the, 80
Huband, Raphe, his sale of a lease of

Tithes to W. Shakespeare, 182
“ Humorous Day's Mirth,” 1599, by

George Chapman, 134
Hunsdon, Lord, his letter regarding

the Blackfriars Theatre, 122

Joan, a favourite name with the Shake-

speares, and why, 50
Johnson, Gerard, the sculptor of Shake-

speare's bust af Stratford, 222
Jonson, Ben, his notice of a passage

in “ Julius Cæsar,” 62; his Folio of
1616, and why certain plays were
excluded, 93; new particulars re-
garding his Mother, 132 ; his duel
with Gabriel Spenser in 1598, 135 ;
his “Every Man in his Humour"first
acted in 1598, 133; his “ Sejanus,”
174; his connexion with the Gun-
powder Plot, 179; his letter to Sir
R. Cecill on the Gunpowder Plot,
180; his engagement to write the
play of Richard Crookback, 213 ;
his lines on Shakespeare as engraved

by Martin Droeshout, 224
“ Julius Cæsar," by Shakespeare, a

passage in, noticed by Ben Jonson

in his “Discoveries,” 62
Juvenile Companies, their great success

about the year 1600, 196

Ingon, or Ington, meadow rented by

John Shakespeare, 55
“Isle of Dogs," a play by Thomas Nash,

forbidden, 136
Italy, France, and Spain, poets, &c.,

who visited those countries, 100

Kempe, William, the comic actor, and

successor of Tarlton in 1589, 82 ; his
challenge to E. Alleyn at the Globe,
149; his abandonment of the Lord
Chamberlain's Players, 100; his
supposed death in 1603, ib.; and
Robert Armyn, complained of for

personality, 176
Kenilworth Castle, was Shakespeare

there in 1575 ? 77; G. Gascoigne's
“Princely Pleasures” of, 1576, 78;

R. Laneham's letter from, ib.
Kimbolton, Lord, John Marston's

letter to, revealing the Gunpowder

Plot, 179
“ Kind-heart's Dream,” by Henry

Chettle, and his subsequent apology

to Shakespeare, 103
Kingsbury, Warwickshire, Edmund

Spenser there resident, 95
King's Players, Patent by James I. to

Fletcher, Shakespeare, Burbadge,
&c., 68; complaints against, for
personalities in plays, 175

Jaggard, William, and “The Passionate

Pilgrim,” 1599 and 1612, 143
James I., his Patent to the Players of

the Lord Chamberlain in May, 1603,
168; brought on the stage deroga-
torily, 177 ; his supposed letter to
Shakespeare in return for

" Mac-
beth," 183
James, Elias, Shakespeare's imputed

epitaph upon, 229

Lambert, Edmund, married to the

sister of Mary Shakespeare, 57
Lambert, John, his mortgage of 401.

upon Asbyes, and Chancery-suit, 128
Laneham, John, the actor, 78
Laneham, Robert, his Letter from

Kenilworth, 1575, 78
Large, his protestant sermon at Strat-

ford, on a marriage in 1537, 111
Leicester, Earl of, royal licence to the

Players of, in 1574, 83
Lintot, B., his edit. of Shakespeare's

Poems in 1710, 183
Lodge, Thomas, his allusion to“ Venus

and Adonis,” in 1589, 117
London, the Corporation of, and their

hostility to theatres, 80 ; their com-
plaint against Kempe and Armyn,
176 ; their wish to buy out the

Players in the Blackfriars, 189
Lord Mayor of London, the Players

of the Lord Admiral and Lord

Strange summoned before, 81
“ Lucrece," 1594, when it was pro-

bably written by Shakespeare, 90
“ Lucrece, the Rape of,” a play, by

Thomas Heywood, 1608, 142
Lucy, Sir Thomas, of Charlcote, his

animosity to W. Shakespeare, 68;
Shakespeare's Ballad on, 70; his
death in 1600, 72; ridicule of, in
" The Merry Wives of Windsor,''
ib.; his son presents a buck to Sir
Thomas Egerton in 1602, 73; Ma-
lone's argument that he had no
park, ib. ; a Commissioner against

Recusants in 1592, 108
Lucy, William, his discord with the

inhabitants of Stratford on reli-

gious points, in 1537, 111
Lyly, John, the dramatist, not entitled

to Spenser's eulogy of 1591, 97

Archer in 1593, 86; ballad upon his
death, ib. ; his lameness, and that
of Shakespeare, 226; H. Chettle's

allusion to, 104
Marston, John, his letter to Lord

Kimbolton on the Gunpowder Plot

of 1605, 179
Martin Mar-prelate introduced on the

stage by the choir-boys, or Children

of St. Paul's, 81. 98
Meres, Francis, his Palladis Tamia,

1598, and Shakespeare's plays there
enumerated, 140; his residence near

the theatres in Southwark, 141
Mermaid Club established by Sir W.

Raleigh in 1603, and the wit-com-

bats at it, 227
Merry Wives of Windsor" and the

ridicule of Sir Thomas Lucy in A.

i. sc. 1, 72
Meyrick, (or Merrick,) Sir Gilly, his

examination regarding a play at the

Globe, 154
Middleton, Thomas, his epigram on

the death of R. Burbadge, 192
“Midsummer Night's Dream," and

the passage relating to Queen Eliza.

beth, 78
More, Sir Thomas, a play upon the

Life of,
Mulberry-tree in the garden of New

Place, and its fate, 147

Nash, Thomas, his allusion to Attorneys'

Clerks, 61 ; praise of Kempe in his
“ Almond for a Parrot," 1589, 82 ;
imprisonment for his play“ The

Isle of Dogs," 136
Nashe, Thomas, who married Shake-

speare's granddaughter, inscription

on his monument, 219
New Place, or the Great House, Strat-

ford upon Avon, bought by W.
Shakespeare in or before 1598, 146;
the mulberry-tree in the garden and
its fate, 147; by whom inhabited

about the year 1612, 206
Newington Butts Theatre, by what

players occupied, 119
Niccols, Richard, his poem on the death
of Queen Elizabeth, 161

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Mainwaring, Arthur, his promotion of

inclosures near Stratford, 211
Manningham's Diary quoted respecting

Spenser and his Epigram, 96; re-
garding “Twelfth Night," 156;
an anecdote of Shakespeare and

Burbadge, 157
Marlowe, Christopher, killed by Francis

VOL. I.

Norfolk, John Duke of, his Household-

book printed in 1844, 75

Oldcastle, the first part of the Life

of,” a play falsely imputed to Shake-

speare, 152
Oldcastle, Sir John, Falstaff originally

so named, 153
Oldys's MS. notes to Langbaine, 65
“Othello," played before Queen Eliza-

beth at Harefield in 1602, 157

Palladis Tamia, Wits Treasury," by

Avon when John Shakespeare was

Bailiff, 74
Plays, &c. forbidden by the Corporation

of Stratford in 1602, 76; with titles
like those of Shakespeare, but older

than his time, 120
Poets careless about the beauty of their

wives, and why, 65
Pope, Thomas, the actor, his will and

death, 119. 169
Privy Council, letter from the, respect-

ing Thomas Nash and his play

of the “ Isle of Dogs," 137
Pullyson, Thomas, Lord Mayor of

London in 1585, his letter on the
consumption of venison, 71

Quyney, or Quiney, Adrian, fined in

1558 for not keeping a gutter near

his house clean, 46
Quyney, Richard, his letter to Shake-

speare for a loan of 301., 147
Quyney, Thomas, married to Shake-

speare's daughter, Judith, 147; and
their children, 215

Francis Meres, published in 1598,

the list of plays in, 140
“Passionate Pilgrim,” by W. Shake-

speare, 1599 and 1612, and that R.

Barnfield had no share in it, 143
Paul's, St., the Children of, silenced for

introducing Martin Mar-prelate on

the stage, 81. 98
Payments to Players at various early

dates in Stratford-upon-Avon, 74
Peele, George, his employment and

share in the Blackfriars Theatre in
1589, 83; his works edited by the
Rev. A. Dyce, ib.; not one of the
Lord Chamberlain's Players in 1590,
84; his “Honour of the Garter,”
1593, 86; bis abandonment of the

Lord Chamberlain's Players, 103
Petrarch's Seven Penitential Psalms

translated by George Chapman, 177
Philip, Earl of Pembroke and Mont-

gomery, on deer-stealing, 72
Phillips, Augustine, the actor, bis

death in 1605, 126 ; his original ex-
amination before Popham, C.J., and

others regarding a play, 153
Phillips, Sir Thomas, Bart., his dis-

covery of Shakespeare's Marriage-
bond, 62; his discovery of Tho.

Whittington's will, 165
Phoenix Theatre, in Drury-lane, pulled

down in 1649, 208
Plague, prevalent in Stratford in 1564,

49; in London in 1592-3, 99. 114
Players at the Blackfriars Theatre, their

Certificate, 123; first rewarded by
the Corporation of Stratford-upon-

Rainolds, Dr. John, upon stealing deer,

robbing orchards, &c. in 1599, 71
Recusancy, supposed, of John Sbake-

speare in 1592, 109
Remonstrance of the actors at the

Blackfriars Theatre in 1596, 123
Replingham, William, and the tithes of

Stratford, 207
“ Return from Parnassus," 1606, the

praise of Shakespeare in it, 145
Revels, Children of the Queen's, list of

plays proposed to be acted by, 198
“ Richard II.," or “ Henry IV.," a

play not by Shakespeare, acted at

the Globe in Feb. 1601, 154
“Richard Crookback," a play which Ben

Jonson engaged to write for Hens-

lowe, 213
“Romeo and Juliet” never assigned to

its author in the 4tos, 141
Rowe, Nicholas, his assertion that

John Shakespeare was a dealer in
wool, 41; his statement respecting
William Shakespeare's education,
60; on the deer-stealing question,

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