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with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school :

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Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow : Then, a SOLDIER ;

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Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard ;
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel ;
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth :

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In fair round belly, with good capon lined,
With eyes severe, and beard of formal cut,
Fall of wise saws and modern instances,
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper'd PANTALOON ;


With spectacles on nose, and poucb on side ;
His youthful hose well-saved, a world too wide
For bis shrunk sbank; and his big manly voice,
Tarning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in its sound :

Last scene of all,
That ends this strange, eventful history,


and mere oblivion ; Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans every thing.




Vicesimo quinto die Martii, Anno Regni Domini nostri

Jacobi nunc Regis Angliæ, fc. decimo quarto, et Scotia quadragesimo nono. Anno Domini 1616.

In the name of God, Amen. I William Shakspeare of Stratford upon Avon, in the county of Warwick, gent. in perfect health and memory (God be praised !) do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following; that is to say:

First, I commend my soul into the hands of God my creator, hoping, and assuredly believing, through the only merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour, to be made partaker of life everlasting; and my body to the earth whereof it is made.

Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter Judith, one hundred and fifty pounds of lawful English money, to be paid unto her in manner and form following; that is to say, one hundred pounds in discharge of her marriage portion within one year after my decease, with consideration after the rate of two shillings in the pound for so long time as the same shall be unpaid unto her after my decease; and the fifty pounds residue thereof, upon her surrendering of, or giving of such sufficient security as the overseers of this my will shall like of, to surrender or grant, all her estate and right that shall descend or come unto her after my decease, or that she now hath, of, in, or to, one copyhold tenement, with the

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