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Shakespeare: His Life, Art, and Characters, Volume I.

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Author: H. N. Hudson
Published: 1872
Language: English
Wordcount: 166,468 / 477 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 732
Added to site: 2004.11.13
mnybks.net#: 9069
Genres: Biography, Criticism
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Whatsoever of woman's beauty and sweetness and wisdom was expressed in her life and manners could not but be caught and repeated in his susceptive and fertile mind. He must have grown familiar with the noblest parts of womanhood somewhere; and I can scarce conceive how he should have learned them so well, but that the light and glory of them beamed upon him from his mother. At the time of her death, the Poet was in his forty-fifth year, and had already produced those mighty works which were to fill the world with his fame. For some years she must in all likelihood have been more or less under his care and protection; as her age, at the time of her death, could not well have been less than seventy.

And here I am minded to notice a point which, it seems to me, has been somewhat overworked within the last few years. Gervinus, the German critic, thinks--and our Mr. White agrees with him--that Shakespeare acquired all his best ideas of womanhood after he went to London, and conversed with the ladies of the

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