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William Shakespeare

New Light and Old Evidence

By

The Countess de Chambrun

Illustrated

G. P. Putnam's Sons
New York and London
Tbe knickerbocker Press

COPYRIGHT, 1913

BY

CLARA LONGWORTH DE CHAMBRUN

Tbe knickerbocker Press, New York

IN REVERENTIAL MEMORY

OF MY

GRANDFATHER

JOSEPH LONG WORTH

BORN IN CINCINNATI

OCTOBER 2ND, 1813

DIED AT ROOKWOOD

DECEMBER 29TH, 1883

THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN

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PREFACE

ANY

NY writer who offers new ideas to the public

on such a well-worn theme as the “Shakespeare problem," so called, is sure to encounter criticism, merely for writing on Shakespeare; because, so runs the stock phrase, “such a number of books have already been made on this subject."

Like many platitudes, this one contains only a half-truth. Though good books on the sonnets exist, the best being probably by Gerald Massey and Professor Tyler, these works have been out of print for twenty years. It is even difficult to obtain a casual reading of either, owing to the scarcity of copies in the public libraries. The earliest published biography of Shakespeare, Rowe's Life, is even more difficult to obtain, and, being the chief source from which we draw our knowledge of the poet and his works, I have appended it, in extenso, to this volume.

Largely owing to the efforts of Mr. Gerald

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