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Here resteth the body of THOMAS Nashe, Esquier.
He mar: ELIZABETH, the daug: of John HALL, Gentleman: He dyed April 4, anno 1647, aged 53.
Fata manent oinnes hunc non virtute carentem,
Abstulit, at referet lux ultima, siste viator,
On a mural monument in the north wall of the
Chancel are the following inscriptions.
Judicio Pylium, genio Socratem, arte Maronem,
Terra tegit, populus maret *, Olympus habet. Stay, Passenger, why goest thou soe fast? Read, if thou canst, whom envious death hath plac't Within this monument; Shakspere, with whome Quick nature dyed, whose name doth deck the tombe Far more than cost; sith all that he hath writ, Leaues living art but page to serue his witt.
Obijt Anno Domini 1616,
* Maret on the monument should unquestionably have been maret.
Extracts from the Rev. Mr. GRANGER'S
Biographical History of England. The PORTRAITS of SHAKSPERE.
Vol. I. p. 259. 8vo. Edition.
« William SHAKSPERE, ad orig. tab. penes D. Harley; Vertue sc. 1721. 4to*."
" WILLIAM SHAKSPERE, &c. Vertue sc. 1719. Done from the original, now in the possession of Robert Keck of the Inner Temple, Esq. † large h. sh.”
* “ The portrait palmed upon Mr. Pope (I use the words of the late Mr. Oldys in a MS, note to his edition of Langbaine) for an original of Shakspere, from which he had his fine plate engraven, is evidently a juvenile portrait of K. James 1.” I am no judge in these matters, but only deliver an opinion, which, if ill-grounded, may be easily overthrown. The portrait, to me, at least, has no traits of Shakspere. The following observations are from the printed work of Mr. Granger, STIEVENS.
† " It has been said that there never was an original portrait of Shakspere ; but that Sir Thomas Clarges, after
William SHAKSPERE. In the possession of John Nicoll, of Southgate, Esq. Houbraken sc. 1747. Illust. Heads."
“WILLIAM SHAKspere; Zoust. p. From a capital picture in the colle&tion of T. Wright, painter in CoventGarden. 7. Simon f. h. sh. mezz.”
“ This was painted in the reign of Charles II.”
« WILLIAM SHAKSPERE, W. Marshall, sc. Frontispiece to his poems, 1640. 12m0*." under which are the following lines :
his death, caused a portrait to be drawn for him, from a person who nearly resembled him. Mr. Walpole informs me, that the only original picture of Shakspere is that which belonged to Mr. Keck, from whom it passed to Mr. Nicoll, whose only daughter married the marquis of Caernarvon. This agrees with what is said in the Critical Review for December 1970, in relation to the same portrait, which is there also said to have been " painted cither by Richard Burbage, or John Taylor the player, the latter of whom left it by will to Sir William Davenant. After his death, Betterton the actor bought it; and when he died, Mr. Keck of the Temple gave forty guineas for it to Mrs. Barry the actress.” Mr. Walpole adds, that Marshall's print is genuine too, and probably drawn from the life.”
* The reader will find a faithful copy of his head prefixed to the will of Shakspere. There is a small head of Shakspere in an oval, before his Rape of Lucréce, repub
“ This shadowe is renowned Shakspere's, soule of
th' age, “ The applause, delight, the wonder of the stage. “ Nature herself was proud of his designes, “ And joy'd to weare the dressing of his lines; “ he learned will confess, his works are such, “ As neither man, nor muse, can prayse to much.
“ For ever live thy fame, the world to tell, “ Thy like, no age, shall ever paralell.”
" William SHAKSPERE; Arlaud del. Duchange sc.
“ WILLIAM SHAKSPERE; 7. Payne sc. He is re. presented with a laurel branch in his left hand.”
“ WILLIAM SHAKSPERE; L. du Guernier sc.”
“ WILLIAM SHAKSPERE ; small; with scveral other heads, before Jacob's “ Lives of the Dramatick Poets,” 1719. 8vo."
“ WILLIAM SHAKSPERE, with the heads of Jonson, &c. h. sh. mezz.”
VOL. II. p. 6. “ WILLIAM SHAKspere. Frontispiece to his plays, Folio 1623, Martin Droeshout, sc."
lished in 12mo. 1655, with the banishment of Tarquin, by John [the son of Philip] Quarles: but it is apparently copicd from the first folio. STEEVENS.