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APPENDIX

The Writing and Publication of The Merchant of Venice .
Stories which Shakespeare used in The Merchant of Venice
Time Duration of The Merchant of Venice
Comments upon the Characters.
Glimpses of Life in Shakespeare's Time found in The

Merchant of Venice
Familiar Passages in The Merchant of Venice
What we know about Shakespeare
Shakespeare's Plays and Poems
Shakespeare's. Popularity in His Own Day
Shakespeare's Fame since His Death
The Theatre of Shakespeare's Day
Books of Interest to Students of Shakespeare

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EXPLANATORY NOTES.
SUBJECTS FOR ORAL AND WRITTEN COMPOSITION

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Portia

Frontispiece

FACING PAGE

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Shylock and Jessica .
The Casket Scene

50 The Trial Scene

74 Shakespeare's House at Stratford-on-Avon

130 The Room where Shakespeare was Born .

130 Anne Hathaway's Cottage at Shottery

132 Interior of Anne Hathaway's Cottage

132 Holy Trinity Parish Church, Stratford-on-Avon

138 Inscription on Shakespeare's Tomb .

138 Inscription on Shakespeare's Monument, Trinity Church, Stratford-on-Avon

138 The Globe Theatre.

176 Interior of an Elizabethan Theatre

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SHAKESPEARE

WHAT needs my Shakespeare for his honored bones
The labor of an age in piléd stones ?
Or that his hallowed reliques should be hid
Under a star-ypointing pyramid ?
Dear son of memory, great heir of fame,
What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name?
Thou in our wonder and astonishment
Hast built thyself a live-long monument.
For whilst to the shame of slow-endeavoring art
Thy easy numbers flow, and that each heart
Hath from the leaves of thy unvalued book
Those Delphic lines with deep impression took,
Then thou, our fancy of itself bereaving,
Dost make us marble with too much conceiving;
And, so sepulchred, in such pomp dost lie
That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.

JOHN MILTON.

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