The Stratford-upon-Avon guide

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الصفحة 21 - On the upper border of the plinth are these words— " Take him for all in all We shall not look upon his like again." On the plinth is the following inscription:— " The corporation and inhabitants of Stratford, assisted by the munificent contributions of the nobility and gentlemen of the neighbourhood, rebuilt this edifice in the year 1768. The statue of Shakspeare was given by David Garriok, Esq.
الصفحة 24 - The celebrated mulberry-tree, planted by Shakspeare's hand, became first an object of his dislike, because it subjected him to answer the frequent importunities of travellers, whose zeal might prompt them to visit it. In an evil hour the sacrilegious priest ordered the tree, then remarkably large and at its full growth, to be cut down ; which was no sooner done, than it was cleft to pieces for fire-wood...
الصفحة 34 - Stranger, to whom this monument is shown, Invoke the poet's curse upon Malone ; Whose meddling zeal his barbarous taste betrays, And daubs his tombstone, as he mars his plays.
الصفحة 35 - Olympvs habet. Stay, passenger, why goest thov by so fast ? Read, if thov canst, whom enviovs Death hath plast Within this monvment : SHAKSPEARE : with whome Qvick Natvre dide ; whose name doth deck y» tombe Far more than cost ; sieth all yt he hath writt Leaves living art bvt page to serve his witt. Obiit Ano. Doi. 1616. ^Etatis 53. Die. 23. Ap.
الصفحة 33 - Good frend for Jesvs sake forbeare, To digg the dvst encloased heare ; Blese be ye. man yt. spares thes stones, And cvrst be he yt. moves my bones. About five feet from the floor, on the north wall, is a monument, raised by the grateful tenderness of those who did not venture to apprehend that the works of such a man must embalm his memory through every succeeding age.
الصفحة 34 - The eyes were of a light hazel, and the hair and beard auburn. The dress consisted of a scarlet doublet, over which was a loose black gown without sleeves. The lower part of the cushion before him was of a crimson colour, and the upper part green, with gilt tassels.
الصفحة 21 - High-street, the attention is attracted by the Town Hall, a handsome stone building, erected in 1768 by the Corporation and Inhabitants of Stratford, assisted by the Nobility and Gentry of the neighbourhood. On the West front are the arms of the Corporation; and in a niche at the North end is placed a statue of Shakspeare, presented by Garrick. The poet is represented in the same attitude as on his monument in Westminster Abbey, resting on some volumes placed on a pedestal which is ornamented with...
الصفحة 41 - Shakespeare, which was termed the JUBILEE. This interesting celebration commenced on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 6, 1769, and terminated with the evening of the following Friday. An octagonal amphitheatre was erected on the Bankcroft, close to the river Avon, which was capable of holding more than 1,000 persons.
الصفحة 34 - ... of Shakspeare, a cushion before him, a pen in the right hand, and the left resting on a scroll. Above the entablature are his armorial bearings,* (the tilting spear, point upwards, and the falcon supporting a spear for the crest.) Over the arms, at the pinnacle of the monument, is a death's head; and, on each side, is...
الصفحة 31 - Club, in 1834, and the remains of the Great Bard of Nature now repose in a •" solemn temple" that none can tread without awful and exciting sensations, free from that disgust and vexation attendant upon the view of a neglected and dingy edifice. At the east end of the north aisle was a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The altar has an ascent of three steps, which is all that can now be discovered, the chapel being wholly occupied by monuments of the Clopton family, who derive their sirname...

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