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English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616).  Synonyms: Bard of Avon, Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, William Shakspere.

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"Shakspere" Quotes from Famous Books

... an interesting event occurred in connection with the memory of the great national poet. In pursuance of the will of the deceased owner, the house at Stratford-upon-Avon, popularly known as the birthplace of Shakspere, was sold by public auction. When the writer of these lines visited the place, the house had nothing very remarkable in its appearance. It was old, of course, but did not look so venerable as might be expected. It was situated ...
— The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. - From George III. to Victoria • E. Farr and E. H. Nolan

... of Schumann's is mentioned which it is to be very much regretted he never carried out. "I am at present [1840] preparing an essay on Shakspere's relations to music, his utterances and views, the manner in which he introduces music in his dramas, etc., etc.—an exceedingly fertile and attractive theme, the execution of which would, it is true, require some time, as I should have to read the whole ...
— Chopin and Other Musical Essays • Henry T. Finck

... not give to be able to relate a half-dozen good anecdotes about Shakspere? It is true there are traditions, the best known of which is the story that he poached deer in the park of Sir Thomas Lucy. Men have discussed the pros and cons of this deer-stealing tradition with a gravity and fulness worthy ...
— Stories of Authors, British and American • Edwin Watts Chubb

Words linked to "Shakspere" :   dramatist, playwright, poet, William Shakspere

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