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BY THE AUTHOR OF
“ SHAKSPEARE AND HIS FRIENDS,”
“ THE YOUTH OF SHAKSPEARE,” &c.
Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage
Thy merit hath my duty strongly knit,
I loved the man, and do honour his memory on this side idolatry
IN THREE VOLUMES.
GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.
“ Wonie-Tong'd Shakspeare,”
AND OF THE OTHER ILLUSTRIOUS SPIRITS OF
THE GOLDEN AGE OF ENGLAND,
WITH TRUE HUMBLENESS,
AND ENTIRE DEVOTEDNESS TO THE SUBJECT,
ARE RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,
AND VERY OBEDIENT SERVANT,
Here beginneth the Story of
THE SECRET PASSION.
What sport do I make with these fools! what pleasure
Hang it, give me mirth,
The Wild Goose Chase. He that will not, now and then, be a Calabingo, is worse than a Calamoothe.
The Virgin MARTYR.
The Mad Lover.
If laughter may be taken as a sign of happiness, then right happy were the boisterous, free-hearted merry-makers that were causing the goodly rafters