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The Animal-Lore of Shakespeare's Time free pdf Excerpt from The Animal-Lore of Shakespeare's Time The object of the following compilation is to bring together in an accessible form waifs and strays of information, collected from various sources, relating to medieval natural history, so far as animal life is concemed. Descriptions, more or less accurate, of the birds and quadrupeds known in the Middle Ages are to be found in the writings of Gesner, Belon, Aldrovandus, and other naturalists. A knowledge of the state of natural science during the period in which our great dramatist lived may be gained, not only from the writings of naturalists and antiquaries, but from similes, allusions, and anecdotes introduced into the plays, poems, and general literature of England during the latter half of the sixteenth and the beginning of the seventeenth centuries. The chief works already published on this branch of Shakspearian literature are The Insects mentioned in Shakespeare's Plays, by Robert Patterson, 1848, a series of letters on entomology with a sprinkling of quotations from Shakespeare to add to the interest- a Natural History of Shakespeare, by Bessie Mayou, 1877, in which passages relating to flowers, fruits and animals are quoted without comment- and The Ornithology of Shakespeare, by Edmund Harting, 1871, a very valuable work. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Emma Phipson
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1331822645
EAN : 9781331822646
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 496 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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