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otes on Shakespeare,

AND

MEMORIALS

OF

THE GRBAN OLUB.

COMPRISING

A Succinct Account

OF

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE GREAT DRAMATIST;

ALSO A

History of the Urban Club,

AND

AY ACCOUNT OF THE BOAR'S HEAD FEAST AND CEREMONIES

FORMERLY OBSERVED AT ST. JOHN'S GATE.

BY

JOHN JEREMIAH,
HONORARY SECRETARY OF THE URBAN CLUB, ST. JOHN'S GATE, CLERKENWELL;
MEMBER OF THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND;

AUTHOR OF "A TREATISE ON EISTEDDVODAU; OR, WELSH MUSICAL FESTIVALS."

LONDON:

H. SOTHERAN & CO.,
77 & 78, QUEEN ST., E.C.; 36, PICCADILLY, W.; & 136, STRAND, W.C.

1877.

Entered at Stationers' Hall.]

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932 J55 1897 Case

TO

J. O. HALLIWELL-PHILLIPPS, Esq., F.R.S.,

WHOSE GREAT ARCHÆOLOGICAL AND CLASSICAL

LEARNING, EVINCED IN HIS PATIENT INVESTIGATION AND

ACCURATE ELUCIDATION

OF THE LIFE AND 'TIMES OF THE

GREAT DRAMATIST,

HAS WON FOR HIM THE ADMIRATION OF ALL MEN,

This Book,

IN FULL CONFIDENCE OF HIS SYMPATHY WITH ITS OBJECT,

AND IN HUMBLE RECOGNITION OF HIS KIND

ASSISTANCE IN ITS COMPILATION,

IS DEDICATED

(WITII PERMISSION)

BY

JOHN JEREMIAH.

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“But call it worship, call it what you will, is it riot a right glorious thing, and set of things, this that Shakspeare has brought us ? For myself, I feel that there is actually a kind of sacredness in the fact of such a man being sent into this earth. Is he not an eye to us all; a bleffed heaven-sent Bringer of Light ?” « He lasts for-ever with us; we cannot give-up our Shakspeare."

Thomas Carlyle, On Heroes,” pp. 103, 105.

Hearing you praised, I say'tis so, 'tis true,

And to the most of praise add something more; But that is in my thought, whose love to you,

Though words come hindmost, holds his rank before. Then others for the breath of words respect Me for my dumb thoughts, speaking in effect.”

Shakespeare's Sonnet iXXXV.

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