Shakespeare the Boy
With Sketches of the Home and School Life, Games and Sports, Manners, Customs and Folk-lore of the Time
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Shakespeare the Boy With Sketches of the Home and School Life, Games and Sports, Manners, Customs and Folk-lore of the Time

By W. J. Rolfe
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  • SHAKESPEARE THE BOY
    • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS
    • ILLUSTRATIONS
    • Part I HIS NATIVE TOWN AND NEIGHBORHOOD
      • WARWICKSHIRE
      • WARWICK CASTLE AND SAINT MARY'S CHURCH.
      • WARWICK IN HISTORY.
      • GUY OF WARWICK.
      • KENILWORTH CASTLE.
      • COVENTRY.
      • CHARLECOTE HALL.
      • STRATFORD-ON-AVON.
      • THE EARLY HISTORY OF STRATFORD.
      • THE STRATFORD GUILD.
      • THE STRATFORD CORPORATION.
      • THE TOPOGRAPHY OF STRATFORD.
    • Part II. HIS HOME LIFE
      • THE DWELLING-HOUSES OF THE TIME
      • THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE.
      • FOOD AND DRINK.
      • THE TRAINING OF CHILDREN.
      • INDOOR AMUSEMENTS.
      • POPULAR BOOKS.
      • STORY-TELLING.
      • CHRISTENINGS.
      • SUPERSTITIONS CONNECTED WITH BIRTH AND BAPTISM.
      • CHARMS AND AMULETS.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • Part III. AT SCHOOL
      • THE STRATFORD GRAMMAR SCHOOL
      • WHAT SHAKESPEARE LEARNT AT SCHOOL.
      • THE NEGLECT OF ENGLISH.
      • SCHOOL LIFE IN SHAKESPEARE'S DAY.
      • SCHOOL MORALS.
      • SCHOOL DISCIPLINE.
      • WHEN WILLIAM LEFT SCHOOL.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • Part IV. GAMES AND SPORTS
      • BOYISH GAMES
      • SWIMMING AND FISHING.
      • BEAR-BAITING.
      • COCK-FIGHTING AND COCK-THROWING.
      • OTHER CRUEL SPORTS.
      • ARCHERY.
      • HUNTING
      • FOWLING.
      • HAWKING.
      • THEATRICAL ENTERTAINMENTS.
    • Part V. HOLIDAYS, FESTIVALS, FAIRS, ETC
      • SAINT GEORGE'S DAY.
      • EASTER.
      • THE PERAMBULATION OF THE PARISH.
      • MAY-DAY AND THE MORRIS-DANCE.
      • WHITSUNTIDE.
      • MIDSUMMER EVE.
      • CHRISTMAS.
      • SHEEP-SHEARING.
      • HARVEST-HOME.
      • MARKETS AND FAIRS.
      • RURAL OUTINGS.
    • NOTES
    • ADDENDA
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • INDEX
    • SCHOOL COURSES IN SHAKESPEARE
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