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A Warwickshire Lad by George Madden Martin

A WARWICKSHIRE LAD

[Illustration: Birthplace of Shakespeare]

A WARWICKSHIRE LAD

THE.STORY.OF.THE.BOYHOOD OF.WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

by GEORGE . MADDEN . MARTIN

Author of "Selina," "Emmy Lou," etc.

[Illustration]

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY NEW YORK LONDON MDCCCCXVI

COPYRIGHT, 1916, BY D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1903, BY P. F. COLLIER & SON, INC

Printed in the United States of America

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Birthplace of Shakespeare _Frontispiece_

PAGE "Will clambered up on the settle to think it all over" 17

"Dad bends to tweak the ear of Will" 23

"'Ay, but those are brave words, Hammie,' says Gammer" 35

"'Save us! What's that!' cried Gammer" _facing page_ 40

"'Ay, boy, you shall see the players'" 45

"'An' I shall be a player, too,' ... says Willy Shakespeare" 53

"His mother stepping now and then to the lattice window" 57

"Bound for Grandfather's at Snitterfield they were" 67

"For instance he knew one Bardolph ... the tapster at the tavern" 73

"Hidden away among the willows ... he spends the morning" 79

"The two have run away ... to wander about the river banks" _facing page_ 86

"He ... trudged up the path and peered in at the open door" 89

"'When the masterful hand, groping, seizes mine, I shall know it'" 93

"This strange thing called Death...." _facing page_ 98

"Dad ... sat staring in moody silence" 101

"Tall, sturdy Will Shakespeare could buy up cattle ... as well as the butcher's son" 109

A WARWICKSHIRE LAD


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